Food & Nutrition

How to use your Points at McDonald’s

Our handy guide on how to make the best choices at McDonald’s when you're using your Points.
Published 27 June 2022

Ask around, and you’ll probably find that most people have a favourite menu item from McDonald’s. Maybe it’s their fries that remind you of road trips, chicken McNuggets that remind you of your childhood, or the classic cheeseburger that may remind you of hangovers! No matter where you are, chances are there’s a McDonald’s nearby—and at WeightWatchers, McDonald’s is still on the menu.

From breakfast to dinner, there are plenty of options on the McDonald’s menu that you can fit into your Points Budget.

Use our guide next time you stop under the golden arches to help you make the healthiest or the best choices based on sticking yo your Points Budget:


Sweet and savoury breakfasts


Egg muffin McDonalsBacon and Egg McMuffin from McDonald’s is between 7 and 9 Points.


Australia:

  • Bacon and Egg McMuffin: 7-9 Points
  • Sausage McMuffin: 11 Points
  • Hash Brown: 4 Points
  • Plain Hotcakes: 11 Points

New Zealand:

  • Bacon and Egg McMuffin - 8-10 Points
  • Sausage and Egg McMuffin - 10-12 Points
  • Hash Brown: 4 Points
  • Plain Hotcakes: 11 Points


Classic menu items


Chicken NuggetsChicken nuggets from McDonald’s is 8 Points


Australia:

  • Hamburger: 8 Points
  • Filet-o-Fish Burger: 9 Points
  • Cheeseburger: 11 Points
  • Chicken ‘n’ Cheese Burger: 14 Points
  • 6-piece Chicken McNuggets: 8 Points
  • McChicken Burger: 13 Points

New Zealand:

  • Hamburger: 8 Points
  • Filet-o-Fish Burger: 10 Points
  • Cheeseburger: 11 Points
  • McChicken Burger: 12 Points
  • 6-piece Chicken McNuggets: 7 Points


Lighter options


Australia:

  • Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap: 5-6 Points
  • Classic Grilled Chicken Salad: 5 Points

New Zealand:

  • Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap: 5-6 Points


Sides and desserts


McDonalds friesMcDonald’s fries are 6 Points


Australia:

  • French Fries (small): 6 Points
  • Apple slices: 0-1 Points
  • Apple pie: 8 Points
  • Soft serve cone: 8 Points

New Zealand:

  • French Fries (small) 7 Points
  • Apple slices: 0-1 Points
  • Apple pie: 10 Points
  • Soft serve cone: 7 Points



Drinks and coffee*


McCafe coffee from McDonaldsSkim cappuccino from McDonald’s is 2 Points


Australia:

  • Black coffee: 0 Points
  • Cappuccino on skim, soy or almond milk (small): 2 Points
  • Hot chocolate on skim, soy or almond milk (small): 6 Points
  • Black tea : 0 Points
  • Iced latte with skim milk (small): 6 Points
  • Frozen coke no sugar (small): 0 Points

New Zealand:

  • Black coffee: 0 Points
  • Cappuccino on skim, soy or almond milk (small): 2 Points
  • Hot Chocolate with mini marshmallows on skim, soy or almond milk (small): 7 Points
  • Black tea: 0 Points
  • Frozen coke no sugar (small): 0 Points
  • Chai latte on skim, soy or almond milk: 6 Points

*Points values are based on small-size beverages

Top Maccas FAQs

A Maccas Big Mac is 19 Points per serve.

Big Mac

A Maccas cheeseburger is 11 Points per serve.

cheeseburger

Australia:

Bacon and Egg McMuffin: 7-9 Points

Sausage McMuffin: 11 Points


New Zealand:

Bacon and Egg McMuffin - 8-10 Points

Sausage and Egg McMuffin - 10-12 Points

Bacon Egg McMuffin