How to Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

We want to help you be able to calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points easily so all of your favorite recipes are still on your menu plan.  The recent introduction of the Weight Watchers Beyond The Scale program is a wonderful change to their formula.  While in the past we have been able to share with you how to do Weight Watchers for free, this program is something you’ll need to sign up for to get all of the vital information you need to succeed.  However, once you’ve signed up with the program you will still need some help converting old recipes.  We have some simple tips to make this easier.

How To Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points:

First off, you want to make some simple changes in your diet to reflect the goal of the Beyond The Scale Smart Points system. The Smart Points system now calculates points differently than before.  Instead of just looking at a few things, they are now focusing on things like saturated fats and sugars.  This means that while previously you were able to eat a small honeybun for only 2 Points Plus, you would now be calculating that same item for 6 points instead.  The difference is to bring awareness to your food choices.

With Smart Points you will receive a more personalized weekly flex point balance, and a larger than normal daily balance.  The minimum daily points allowance is now 30 points instead of 26.  So the changes are reflected accordingly, but are still enough to make you rethink reaching for that donut instead of the fresh fruit.

How to calculate Weight Watchers points: 

We have been using this same online calculator for several years.  It is simple, easy and now reflects Classic, Points Plus and Smart Points for any recipe.  You will need specific nutrition information to figure each type of point.  Most noted on Smart Points is the addition of calories, saturated fats and sugars.
Weight Watchers Smart Points Calculator

How to calculate recipe nutrition:  Not all recipe calculators include the information you need.  The best thorough calorie and nutrition calculator is found at Calorie Count.  You can input almost any ingredient into the recipe analyzer and it comes back with your full nutrition information for the entire recipe.  You can then put those numbers into the Calculator Cat tool above and find out the total points per recipe.  Divide that number by servings and you have your Smart Points value for literally any recipe you create or use.
Recipe Analysis – Nutrition Finder

These two tools are the key to easily being able to calculate your recipes and nutrition information for snack foods or even your favorite meals from restaurants.  Remember to choose the best foods for your body so you can enjoy more healthy foods with lower Weight Watchers Smart Points.


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