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How many points should a WW recipe contain?

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There is no precise limit on how many points a Weight Watcher's recipe should contain; however, most recipes available on the Weight Watchers' website contain between one and seven points. A Weight Watcher's participant is given a specific allotment of points per week depending on his weight.

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Weight Watchers' points are calculated based on various nutritional aspects of a food, such as the amount of fat, carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Foods that are low in calories and high in fiber, such as non-starchy vegetables and fruit, are generally of null value meaning a dieter may consume as much of that food as desired.

While individual point allotments vary, the goal of the program is to stay below the points allotment by eating foods that are low in points. Recipes that contain plenty of vegetables, complex carbohydrates and lean protein are reasonably low in points.

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