What Is the Weight Watchers Points Formula?


The Weight Watchers points formula is the calculation used to determine how many food points an individual should consume each day to meet his or her weight loss goals. This program, called the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program, assigns all foods a special value based upon their nutritional content. Weight Watchers participants can choose any foods that they would like to eat, but they must stay within their daily point allowance. For instance, all fruit and most vegetables are assigned a 0 PointsPlus value, which means that these foods can be eaten without contributing to an individual's daily PointsPlus allowance.