# How to Calculate Weight Watchers Points

How to Calculate Weight Watchers Points. Whether you need to lose 5 pounds or 100, use points
to eat sensibly and stay on track toward a slimmer you. You will need Calculator Scale
and weight watchers brand food or recipes (optional). Step 1. Start by figuring out
your total points for each day — begin with 2 points if you're a woman, 8 points if you're
a man. Step 2. Factor in your age by adding 4 points if you are between 17 to 26, 3 points
for ages 27 to 37, 2 points for 38 to 47, and 1 point if you're 48 to 58. Step 3. Hop
on the scale and add 1 point per 10 pounds of body weight. Add an additional point if
you're between 5-foot-1 and 5-foot-10; 2 points if you're over 5-foot-10. Step 4. Add 6 points
for a labor-intensive job, add 2 points for a moderate level of activity, and if you're
sedentary don't add any points. Add everything up to see the total number of points you're
allowed to consume each day. Recalculate your total points every 2 to 4 weeks to account
for any weight loss. Step 5. To calculate the number of points in each food, study the
nutritional information. Divide the total calories by 50 and the total grams of fat
by 12. Add these numbers together and write down the answer. Search online for help calculating
the total calories and fiber of non-packaged foods like fruits and vegetables or talk to
a nutritionist for guidance. Step 6. Divide the total amount of dietary fiber by 5 and
subtract this number from the number you got in step 5. This represents the total points
of the food item. Use Weight Watchers' brand meals or recipes to easily calculate the points
instead of using this formula each time. Step 7. Deduct each meal from your total allowance
of daily points. Plan each meal ahead of time as you work toward your weight loss goal.
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