Understanding your SmartPoints Budget

One number tells you the value of what you're eating.
Published October 3, 2017

On WW Freestyle, you’ll get a personalized SmartPoints® Budget that guides you to healthy choices without banning any foods. And it works. In a study* of WW Freestyle, people lost a clinically significant amount of weight—and had less hunger, fewer cravings, and more happiness. Pretty exciting, right? 

The power of SmartPoints​​

Science-backed and simple to use, our SmartPoints system clearly guides you to a healthier pattern of eating. It works like this: 

Every food and drink is assigned a number.  It's based on the food's calories, sugar, saturated fat, and protein. 

You get a Daily SmartPoints Budget. It's based on your personal goals and you can use it on any food or drink you want. You'll keep track of your SmartPoints as you use them—and the fastest and easiest way is with the WW app. 

If you go a little over your dailies, that's okay. You get Weekly SmartPoints, too; an extra cushion to use any way you want. 

Are your weekends different than the rest of your week? No worries. The system is flexible and livable. Up to 4 daily SmartPoints you don't use automatically roll over into your bank of weeklies. You can use those weeklies whenever you want during the week.

How will you know if you have rollovers? You will get a message on My Day letting you know how many SmartPoints were added to your weekly Budget.  Keep in mind that rollovers will not be triggered on your weight-tracking day since SmartPoints cannot roll over into a new  week. (In other words, your weekly SmartPoints reset on your weight-tracking day—including any rollovers.)

Best news of all: ZeroPoint™ foods. There are more than 200 foods—including eggs, skinless chicken breast, salmon, and beans—that you don't have to track or measure. They form the foundation of a healthy pattern of eating; including these foods in meals and snacks makes life easier and more delicious.

*Six-month pre-post study of 152 participants, conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Weight Research Lab. Study funded by Weight Watchers.