weight loss


Question by  Kari (48)

Can you explain the Weight Watchers points system?

I think I will try it.


Answer by  jaymay (71)

The Weight Watchers point system gives every food a point. This point is based on calories, fiber and fat content. Dieters keep track of their daily points and are only 'allowed' a certain amount of points per day. There is a book that tells you the points of each food.


Answer by  Jaquelynne (594)

Weight Watchers has a formula (that they do not disclose to you) to calculate point values for the foods you eat. You take a small test that asks about your size and gender and daily activities and such that determines the amount of points you're allowed to eat daily. It's a GREAT system. I lost 30 pounds in 3-4 months.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Weight-Watchers "Momentum" program; for-example U.S. patent 6,878,885: Food "POINTS" formula-calculation is based on calories, grams fat, & grams fiber; p = calories/(50, or 70) + (fat_grams/12) - min(fiber_grams,4)/5 Based on your weight-loss goals & progress, you have a daily or weekly "POINTS" budget. You "earn" Activity-Points; PA = activity_weighting( 0.05=low-intensity, 0.07=moderate-intensity; 0.18 to 0.20=high-intensity) x Kilograms_body_weight x activity_minutes / 100


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

You are given an allotted number of points per day based on various individual factors such as current weight, age, etc. Each food is assigned a point value based on its nutritional profile. Then you track your food and points each day to make sure you stay under the limit.


Answer by  HelpfulMal (539)

Food items are assigned a point value, based on nutritional value. As a participant, you're allowed so many points per day to maintain or lose weight.


Answer by  jaime24 (744)

When you first start the Weight Watchers program, you will be allowed so many points a day, and as you lose weight you take points away. It is very gradual.

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