Weight Watchers is an excellent program that has proven to provide weight loss results for those who sign up. But in today’s economic climate it can be a little tough to afford. The pricing can differ depending on what plan you buy but most of the packages are over $150. You do have the option of paying $13 weekly with a $40 registration fee if you don’t want to pay up front.
If you simply can’t afford to join right now you can learn how to calculate the points that you would get if you did sign up. Here’s how you find out:
I get a lot of emails asking me, “how many points should I eat on weight watchers?” So I thought I should go ahead and create a page explaining it so all of you who want to know how many points do I get on weight watchers can know for sure without shelling out the hundreds of dollars it costs for the membership. Before I start I will say one thing, if you can afford the Weight Watchers plan I recommend that you do so. The tools and support that you get are really worth it and the program itself is very effective.
Making The Point Calculations
Now, the first thing you want to do is set a baseline for points. This is going to depend on whether you are a man or a woman and whether or not you are nursing. If you are female then you want to start out with 2 points. If you are a man you want to start out with 8 points. If you are nursing a child you want to start with 12 points.
The next step is to calculate your number based on your age. You begin by taking the number you originally started with (2 for women, 8 for men, 12 for nursing) and if you are between the ages of 17-26 you want to add 4 points. If you are between the ages of 27-37 you want to add 3 points to your points total. Ages 38-47 you want to add 2 points, ages 48-57 add 1 point. If you are over the age of 58 you add 0 points. The reason you don’t add any additional points to your total when you are over the age of 58 is because as you age your metabolism slows down. If I was calculating my points I would have 5 points (I’m a female and I’m 36 years old).
Now you want to take the new number and adjust it for how much you weight and how tall you are. Take the first two numbers of your total weight (if you weigh 160 pounds it would be 16) and then calculate your number based on your height. The number based on your height goes like this: If you are under 5′ then you don’t add any points – if you are between 5’0 and 5’9 then you add 1 point – if you are over 5’10 then you want to add 2 points.
So, for example, if you were a male who was 35, weighed 175 pounds, and was 5’10 then the total number would be: 30 (I think I did the math right:).
The calculation so far looks like this:
Age 35=3 points
Weight 175 pounds=17 points
8+3+17+2=30 total points so far.
Finally you want to adjust your number based on your activity level. If you spend most of the day sitting in a chair in your office you want to add zero points. If you sit occasionally but spend most of your time standing you want to add two points. If you walk most of the time add 4 points. If you are very physically active during the day then you want to add 6 points.
Now add that to your overall total!
How To Calculate Weight Watchers Points