Daily Points Range
The Weight Watchers Points Plan works by calculating a daily points Range for each participant. The Daily Points Plan depends on a person’s height and weight and BMI (body mass index) and the desired amount of weight to lose. The Weight Watchers program advises trying to lose 5 to 10 percent of body weight at a time ;. Once that goal is accomplished a new Daily Points Range is calculated and a new target set
Points Awarded to Food
Each food has a certain number of points awarded. Weight Watchers produces reference books that list many common basic foods snacks restaurant food and bought foods so that participants can quickly determine how many points a food is worth. Weight Watchers also teach participants how to calculate points using information on the nutritional label of a food product.
A Weight Watchers participant can eat food equivalent to the size of their Daily Points Range everyday. Thus no food off-limits but if a participant user” all the points early in the day so there are no points left to spend on dinner or a snack later in the day. Alternatively a participant take careful decisions all day and “save” points to enjoy a special treat or dessert.
Free Day and earn points
Weight Watchers participants take a day off every week where they do not need to track points. This gives them a chance to enjoy the food they want without worrying points so that they do not feel constantly deprived. By limiting this opportunity to once a week however the fat and calories taken of such meals limited too.
Weight Watchers participants can also “earn” more points for their Daily Points Range by doing regular exercise. How many points they get depends on their total Daily Points Range in weight loss goals and the type of training and time spent on training.”