How many points on the new point plus weight watchers program can a woman have?
I'm 28, 5' 8", 167lbs and I am allowed 29 points on the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program. This is the minimun number of points.
Weight Watchers points are actually spent, rather than earned. Weight Watchers uses a formula based partly on your starting weight in order to assign you a "point limit" which is the number of points you should spend in one day in order to have stayed within your calorie requirements. When you eat in a restaurant, you are actually spending some of your points. Weight Watchers has resources and books available which tell you the point…
Persons following the Weight Watchers diet and lifestyle system have many tools at their disposal. One of these is the Weight Watchers Points Calculator, which helps people determine the 'point' cost of a particular food item or meal. The point-based system is at the foundation of how WW members keep track of their caloric and nutrient intake.
Weight Watchers Points are assigned based on the serving size of food and how much fiber, fat and calories are in that food. Once you become a member, you and your counselor will determine the healthy target point range based on gender, height, weight, activity level, nursing women, etc. Points may range from 18-37 per day, but this can only be determined by your counselor, or after subscribing to the online program.
points(calories,fat,fiber)=round( (calories/50) + (fat/12) - (min(fiber,4)/5) ) The Weight Watchers points means every 50 calories is a single weight watcher point, 12 fat grams is a single weight watchers point, and for each fiber gram you take away 1/5th of a weight watcher point, up to a maximum of 4 fiber grams. The final points value will be the total points rounded to the nearest whole number.
The Weight Watchers points values were extended to popular fast food items so you can stay within your daily points while satisfying fast food cravings. They provide information on their menu's for the lowest point value items, so you can stay on track. McDonald's, Burger King, A&W, and KFC currently have Weight Watchers programs.