Everything you need to know about SmartPoints®

What are SmartPoints?


Food is one of life’s greatest joys. It nourishes us and keeps us strong. We don’t believe in ever going hungry and we don’t believe any food should be forbidden.  

Eating healthier makes life better. And it tastes amazing - check out all the fantastic recipes you can try on WW Freestyle™. 


Hello SmartPoints


SmartPoints is a simple counting system and it’s really easy to use. All you have to do is track your food and drink, and our 4.8* rated app (available on Apple and Android) sorts out the rest. 


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SmartPoints nudge you towards nutritious, healthier foods so that you eat better, feel better, have more energy and lose weight. Now that’s what we call smart!

With SmartPoints, foods that are higher in sugar and/or saturated fat are higher in SmartPoints values - and foods that are higher in lean protein are lower in SmartPoints values. Find out more here (and why SmartPoints are more accurate than counting calories). 

When you join WW, you’re naturally steered towards healthier choices.

  • Every food is assigned its own SmartPoints value — an easy-to-use number based on four components: calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein
  • Protein lowers the amount of SmartPoints values that something “costs”. 
  • Sugar and saturated fat increase the SmartPoints values. 


How does it work?


When you join WW, you’ll be given a personalised SmartPoints Budget which takes into consideration your current weight, height, gender, and age. It’s made up of a daily allowance, plus a weekly allowance to spend on splurges, bigger portions or going out.

SmartPoints values are easy to track as they’re always whole numbers and we’ll supply you with the tools to work them out, so it’ll be easier than ever to keep track and make healthier and more satisfying choices.