I am really glad that I found your blog! I relate so much to your story. Convenience and time-management often dictate what we can eat. Thanks for sharing your story and keep me motivated! I know i will be on the program for a few months but, I really feel like I need the structure of this program right now. I also belong to a FB page that is amazing for low carb living. The secret is to eat better and often once you lose it.
What you should know: I believe in balancing health and happiness.
It works great, if you stick to it! I too lost 60lbs in on WW, I had all the supplies and I knew someone that went to the meetings, so she bought me the calculator, however, that was for the regular pts.
WW is such a great program!! So, when figuring out how many Points Plus you are allowed daily, do you put in your current weight or do you put in your target weight? You enter your current weight. With each 10 pounds you lose, reconfigure your daily Points Plus allowance: I have a couple of questions though! Now if you work out then do you get extra points for working off so many calories? Now the only way to caculate the food is with the points calculator right?
For instance if I had small spinch salad and turkey burger for lunch how do i know how many points that was all together?
Once again thanks so much: Yes, you do get activity points for working out. Also, for calculating points in recipes, I would always calculate the point value of each ingredient, then tally them up. Hi Ashley, How do you calculate homemade items. I just made some vegetable beef soup? Also how do you go about figuring out points on earned and what type of things does that include.
I calculate home made foods by first calculating the individual ingredients, then totaling them all up at the end: I have a question on the points calculator do I put in my current weight or my goal weight? Thank you sooo much for posting! I am super excited! I am confused on one thing though. I used the calculator above and it says I need 39 points a day. I used a calculator from another website WW calculator claim and It says I need 32 a day.
I would like to do it the right way. I was on WW in and my daily points allowance for my same weight was 24points according to your calculations I should be eating 27points??
Why is their a major difference now? When the plan changed to Points Plus, the daily targets went up, so did many points values especially higher carb foods. The new plan gently pushes you in the direction of making more healthy and satisfying choices. Mine went from 21 to There is an actual calculator that you could buy through Weight Watchers, or possibly eBay or Amazon.
Just gotta search around: You can find a location close to you on weightwatchers. As a life time member of weight watchers there are some things that you need to know before embarking on this journey without the help of the weight watcher staff.
The daily point value that you are supposed to eat is not acurate. The minimum daily point value for everyone regardless of the amount of weight to loose is No one should be eating less than 26 points per day. You need to make sure you have 2 tsp of healthy oils as well and eat from the 4 food groups every day plus lots of water. Weight Watchers is an awesome program that helps you loose weight the healthy, safe way.
I recommend it for everyone and you can eat everything you want just calculate the point values. Its not a diet but a life style. Good luck on your journey! Thank you so much for posting these tools! I lost 30lbs on weight watchers a couple of years ago and am excited to get started again! Do you happen to know of a recipe builder like tool so that you can put in a recipe and find the point value?
Calorie count will let you build a recipe and give you the nutritional info, which you can then enter into the points calculator. Some that do have points are potatoes, corn, peas…. Comment if you have other questions.
Without that , how would you know how much to eat a day? Happy to find your site. A few years back I lost with the old Points system by just following through online resources and some friends. I wanted to find out about Points Plus and you gave me the info.
I am currently doing WW online and have lost 40 lbs in 6 months. Was worried about not having access to the restaraunts, calculater, etc. YOU are a lifesaver. You do get 49 extra points each week to use as you see fit. And exercise, exercise, exercise! Thanks so very much for posting this. I usually follow the meal plan fairly closely, but I was concerned I would miss the tools when I went out to eat and when I occasionally choose a different meal.
These tools will fill in that gap nicely. I will also say that, based on what I have seen with online tools over the past year, these tools suggested in this article are accurate for the most part. Any ideas for how I can follow this successfully? Just do your best to make fresh choices. Stock up on those steam-in-bag single serve frozen veggies if you have a freezer. Keep fruit in your room.
A big thing is portion sizing, as well. Protein the size of a deck of cards, tons of veggies, etc. Whole wheat, whole grain, low fat dressing. Do you have a way to figure out excersize points? Thanks for this awesome post! Fruits and veggies are FREE! But I eat one every day. It definitely helps with the afternoon munchies…. Fruits are not FREE, they are 0 points plus values. Fruit is 0 points. You should get the recommended fruits and vegetables in a day which is servings a day I believe.
Be smart…measure out one portion and then evaluate whether you are still hungry. Is there a pre-existing list of basic foods anywhere? I would also recommend this points plus calculator at http: I also lost a lot of weight with WW a few years ago, then after a long year with two foot surgeries, etc.
WW is a great program, when you follow it: There is another free program that is just as good, with added options for your whole health, etc. How many points do you add if you are nursing mom on the Points Plus? OK… was starting to type and see you found it. I have been looking for something like this I am a new nursing mom: She said it was too expensive to join. In 15 weeks I have lost 30 pounds. I lost about 6 pounds the first week and then after that I averaged pounds.
When i exercised I didnt add in any points. I just stuck to my point allowance and the weight came off. Is the points calculator on this site accurate or not?
Thank you so much!!! Now I can hopefully start!!! So you lost Thanks to whoever it was who told me about Shrinking On A Budget. Thanks to Freckleberry Finds for this post too! If I am allowed 26 daily points on points plus, how do I fill out the log?
You are such a star for this! All I wonder is if you have a preference for a friendly weight loss forum? Like a nice community of people helping each other out? Your blog is amazing! Thank you so much. I would suggest checking out http: It gives free points values for foods weight watchers plus as well as restaurant dishes and their point values.
Does anyone know it there is a points plus food companion floating around anywhere? Thanks for the links! I wanted to add that if you go to foodfacts. At the bottom of each product page they tell you how many WW point are in that product.
Not sure of to follow please help….. What a great article. You can also add single items to the grocery list. I was looking into WW myself yesterday and thought the same thing. I was gonna do more research today but you just saved my time. This is a good site to let people know they can do on their own without paying the amount they charge. Keep up the support! Here is my problem. If PointsPlus is now saying that fruit is 0 points, then why when you put the info into the calculator, do they not come up at 0 but more like 2?
Works out better for me. Ty ty ty ty!!! I am a lifetime member to Ww. I made a huge move away from my family and gained 50 s. So its back on Ww. This has been ablessing. Ty so much for all the great info. I lost and maintained for 7 yrs. I just started and I have a long way to go but I will get it done before my vacation in Oct.
Thanks heaps for this. The computer tells me I am severely obese, and i weigh lbs 85kg and am cm tall. I will give your ideas a go and see how I go. How bout where is a list of foods grouped by pyramid categories and measured amounts?
I am so glad I found this! I exercise 6 days out of the week so I hope weight watchers will help! Hi any suggestions on how to figure points for the meals you cook at home with your own recipes? Is there a calculator that will allow you to enter the ingredients? Use this recipe calculator: I am trying to loose about 50lbs by May if possible. I have only lost 4lbs in 2 weeks. Does anyone have any tips for me on what I should eat on a daily basis??
I was thinking about just doing the frozen Weight Watchers dinners is that okay? Can I ask your opinion? I am a nursing mom; however, my nursling is 15 months old and only nurses once in the morning and once before bed with the occasional daytime feeding. Im not producing enough milk to feel engorged in the slightest, nor enough to make them even a tiny bit firm, even if he skips a session.
Would you even count that as nursing at all? I would count that as part time. I bet someone at La Leche League or another nursing program could give you calorie recommendations for that amount of nursing. Thak you so much!! D you have saved my life really. Not knowing the difference i went with the old points program. I was allowed 39 points. I found your site, wish I would have found it at the beginning, and it is a great help.
I put my numbers in the points plus calculator and I get 56 points. I had to quit when I got pregnant and circumstances do not allow me to rejoin when the baby is born.
I have points sliders and such but for the older plan. Before fruits were free and points values changed. This was a fantastic find. Thank you so much for putting this together. It told me my points should be I played around with the numbers and by adding weight it gave me higher points. I would think the more you had to lose the lower your points would be, not the opposite. Does 26 points for my info sound right? So I just used the formula to calculate my points and I come up with 20 points.
I need all the help I can get…. Thank you for this: However I just wanted to make sure, is the point allowance calculator up to date? Because on other calculators online I am only getting 26 points as opposed to 33? I did weight watchers before and it was great just need to get motivated to do so again Ifind as you get older harder to loose thanks for posting this you are an angel.
I have a question. I am allowed 29 points a day, plus I work out intensely for an hour every day. Is it vital that I use all of my points? Whats your thoughts on this? I have been doing points plus for three weeks now and lost 4 pounds.
I really need to have something on my phone because I will not track if I have to sit down at a computer every day. You are an inspiration!! I have been roaming your blog all morning and have printed out your food log! So excited to get back on track! A year ago I was right where I wanted to be, I also have Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and it helped me get where I wanted to be but somewhere between summer and holidays I let everything slide and gain everything back!
I was so angry at myself and also determined to get back in shape! So thank you for your bravery in letting us see your journey and to follow along in your footsteps!! Is there a point system for prepared food i. I am so very happy that you posted this!
My aunt is in the weight watchers program, and she looks fabulous after doing it for a year. Thank you so very much for posting this. No need to keep paying out for a service, and with WW you can maintain your healthy weight because you know how to make the right choices.
I was on WW back in I lost 40 pounds on it. I maintained that weight until when we became unemployed. Stress certainly does contribute to weight gain!! I was able to get back to my goal weight in by using the myfitnesspal app. But over the last 3 years I have gain about another 20 pounds My goal weight through ww was I actually got down to So when I went up to I used the fitnesspal to get back down to my goal.
I actually gained about 3 pounds on it. Now, to be fair, I have not be able to exercise for the last 3 years. We changed jobs, had to sell our house and move.
All contributed to the stress of weight gain. I dispise exercising but I would force myself on our treadmil. Since we moved in May of I have put on another 15 pounds bringing my weight up to or so.
I refuse to get on the scale. The program that I used in was fantastic. I would love to find that plan again. The points plus just did not work for me. The surger was a failure and I am looking at another surgery in a week to repair a severed ligament and hopefully remove the stump neuroma.
I am looking into doing water areobics but cant do that until I get the knee high cast off in weeks. My thyroid is fine, no other health problems except some major acid reflux that I had back before I originally started WW.
It went away after I lost weight. Help me find that please. I swear I saw it on your page, but now can not find it. Sorry about the novel here. I really like your site but I think you are mistaken about the old Weight Watchers plan and how to calculate the daily points. I believe there was a at the very least, a minimum amount for everyone which was 21 point s a day. Actually you are entitled to 21 points- anything less is very difficult to maintain.
I would check with some past members about the old plan to verify your data. Thanks for all the info! Once you do your homework and create a list of frequently eaten items, this is way too easy.
I love your sight and use the activity points link and pt plus calculator link a ton. Today the pt plus calculator does not have the calculator on it!! Did WW get rid of it — argh! Is there another link to it? I have a quick question about how to calculate activity points in a different kind of situation. We were there for 8 hours, and my pedometer says I walked 5. But if it IS there, let me know!
Here is a web site that gives you the points you are supposed to have per day by your age, weight and height, http: I did the old plan before and it worked but im curious about others results with the new program.
Thanks Ashley — you are so beautiful and wonderful! I just found your awesomely-helpful site and am sure I can lose this pesky 20 pounds without skipping any mortgage payments: This keeps me Dave Ramsey-intense! How do I go about getting a points plus calculator? Always wanted to try the weight watchers program just never could afford the program and meeting prices ty for making it where everyone has the chace to get healthy!!!!!! Make sure you bookmark this blog post to refer back!
I am so grateful for you right now! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I was going to head out to WW today but, I found you instead. I need that weekly check-in to stay conscious and on track. I also the support of other people. I have lost weight in the past doing WW, but now can not attend meetings and would love to follow the program. I used both the online calculator and the old WW Plan to figure my points and got 43 with the online calculator and 34 with the old WW plan.
Which should I use? I am so happy that I found your website. I am finally facing up to how bad I look and feel about myself because of it. I started at the top and have read down all the comments and everything, and have written down quite a few recommended websites. I find people asking the same questions over and over again, and you are very patient about that. Your website is awesome, and has really inspired me to get going with this. Going to start this on Sunday! Food has always been an issue for me.
There is a way to calculate your weight watchers points ON myfitnesspal! You go to your food diary, click settings, and under nutrients tracked, you put in THIS order: Carbs — Fat — Fiber — Protein — None. Then you just download the plugin http: Then you click the plug in, click edit, change line 10 and 11 to true where it says false. Thank you for your site… You are right I have not joined weight watchers because of the cost.
I participated about 6 years ago and lost weight. I wanted to join again but the prices are kind of high. If you miss a meeting you still have to pay for that meeting you missed. I want to lose 30 lbs. I just want to start off by saying thank you for making this page: Ive gained a total of 50 pounds between my two pregnancys and am having a lot of trouble loosing the weight. Ive started the WW diet, this will be day 4. So you said all fruits and veg are 0pp with the exception of avocado, but what about potatoes?
I am greatful for your information. Stumbled across your web page, briefly read the information and am really impressed. He travels a lot, hence the restaurant food is putting on the pounds. Connie T — Lititz PA. I have browsed your site several times in the last year and finally decided to take the plunge. It was very easy to follow the plan that you have posted here. I did go to attend weight watchers years ago and was somewhat successful — but you are right, the money is definitely a deterrent.
We are going to Hawaii, for our 30th Anniversary, in about 6 weeks and find that is a big incentive for me to stick to this plan. The fact that I can eat fruit or veggies at 0 points when I am feeling hungry really helps. So after week 1 I am down 4 pounds. Thankyou for posting this. I agree with one of the comments above. Where can I look that up for free?
Do you have an app that keeps all the calculators together? I have a board with them if you want to check it out or just seaech for Weight Watchers Tips or Recipes. My weekly points target is 26, based on the calculator age, weight, height. But when I recalculate at 10lbs less the weekly points target is still I wish to loose 20lbs, not maintain my current weight.
How do I calculate the number of points per week to reach my weight loss goal? I am a little late in sharing but thanks so much for this! I have shared it with my Facebook friends and on Pinterest too! I have been doing the free Weight Watchers now for a little over a month and have lost 11 pounds woot-woot. Thank you again for this post.
Weight Watchers is the only way I can lose weight and free is even better — After all, I am the one working to lose it — why pay them. Thanks for helping me along the way — you ROCK! First, I want to say thank you so much for this information. Is there a way to get this calculator through an app on my phone? I agree that it is probably best to try it with Weight Watchers first then do this free version for maintenance.
But it was helpful to me in the initial phases to have the actual weight watchers services. Are the meals any good? Sounds almost too good to be true. But if it is I might try it. It is shrinking on a budget meal plans. It gives snacks, breakfast, lunch, dessert and dinners. Thanks for all this information. My new years resolution is to lose weight. And huge thanks to Jill for sharing the shrinking on a budget meal plan tip. OMG it is awesome. Meals are really good and so far my kids are eating them too.
Oh and forgot to say thanks for pointing out the slender kitchen points calculator. I like that one better.
Weight Watchers is such an amazing program, but it can be expensive to stay on long term. I totally recommend trying it first with them, but this is a great idea for the maintenance phase. How to get Weight Watchers for free.
Found this via Pinterest…thought others would get some use out of it as well! Lena, wife to […]. I always wondered about Weight Watchers but never had the money to join. Another very similar […]. You can read all about it here. Here's how the points are calculated and there are free calculators out there How to get Weight Watchers for free.
Points Plus — Weight Watchers And here's a good description of the program: A Look at Weight […]. My favorite posts are How to get Weight Watchers for free, my post about all of my before and after measurements, and my recap of The Color […]. I want to continue doing Weight Watchers while focusing on eating a lower fat diet and some more real foods in. I use this blog. We are only in competition with ourselves.
Freckleberry Fit provides a great, simplistic approach to following WW and has provide several resources that you can […]. One of the criticisms of the Weight Watchers program that I have heard is […]. Sounds like you just have a list of foods to eat […]. Frecklberry Finds Weight Watchers Free: Your email address will not be published. Comments you are awesome! Keep up the great work, Virginia! That gives me hope! Again, thank you from my whole family.
Your own weight loss story is very motivating! How do I get this free application for weight watchers. Thank you for the shrinking on a budget meal information! Starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn, Lima beans all have points.
I love their new system — it make so much more sense for me! You actually need more calories breastfeeding than you do while pregnant. There are free WW calculators apps too. Whats the name of the app?? I cant find it: I know you can do it, Portia!
Best of luck on your journey: I appreciate it so much!! And best of luck on TTC: Convenience and time-management often dictate what we can eat. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine:. Patients considering the use of commercial weight loss programs should realize that these programs have not been carefully studied and that they vary greatly in cost.
So, without doubt Weight Watchers is the most studied diet, and with the most successful outcome. After researching more about nutrition and health, I began following a vegan type diet.
I have never looked back. I am in an obese stage and big stomack and i like eating too much so i am developing some joint problems, how can i loose weight beside exercising. That is cheating your way out and you will never see long run results that is the most important.
You need to burn more calories than you take in. I can say without a doubt that the Zone definitely works. I lost pounds over two years time with the Zone and my blood labs, blood pressure and more took a huge turn for the bettter.
Some are toxic and some are alright. What do you mean by that? All boxed cereal is toxic for you, and you should completely avoid it…. Weight Watchers does work I have done it , and just like I saw on other comments the only thing that sucks Is you really have to make a life change or else You will gain it all back and then some!! I have done it.. I wish there was a mental diet that would keep me on the diet then I could stay on my eating diet then maybe I would never gain it back LOL!!!
Hi Natasha, I was wondering if you are still on this diet. Did you have a lot to lose? I am on my 3rd day today and I have already lost 2 lbs.
I have a total goal of 45 lbs. I am excited about it. I thought that I would be starving but I am not. My fruit day was a breeze. Please give me any feedback. It you have a chunk of fat on your stomach then concentrate on abs, and eating better. Never compare how much you weigh with oher people.
Everyone has a different body type and build. Just concentrate on eating better and doing as much physical work as possible. You need calories a day and what you are describing is starving yourself. Of course you lose weight, you are depriving your muscles of what they need, and your body of basic nutrients.
Also you need water but it does not burn calories like you say. You need to do more research before you ask other people to follow you. I am a teenager and I was wondering what is the best way for me 2 lose weight without going anerexic in the process? My dauhter is in her late teen years. Shes overweight and i cant seem to find a diet that is both healthy and has great results. Bypass is something i dont have in mind and would rather stay with healthy eating.
Is there anyhting else we could do? All i can do to stay as skinnyish as i am is to work out. Eventually you get used to it and it becomes fun i just turn up my music and ha im working out for about an hour and more.
Hahaa, but i need to lose more weight and not eating is just tooooooooo hard espically when my friends are eating around me. So help me lose weight.!! I am very upset. I have been looking through different websites to loose weight. I found a story that is verbatim word for word the same as on another website http: Only her name is Grace Connell. It even uses the same ages and names for the kids.
I think this is a scam to get people to by your products…. The key to lossing weight is just simply working out. Screw you Jenny…you may seem luscious…but your diet blows-no not like that! I gained 12 pounds below the waist. That really cracks me up! You need to eat right for life. Find out how your body works.