Understanding SmartPoints

Here's how to enjoy delicious, satisfying foods and still lose weight.

On WW Freestyle™, all foods are yours for the eating and enjoying; you choose based on their SmartPoints® value, your SmartPoints Budget (the amount of SmartPoints you have to spend)—and what you’re in the mood for. 
 

The SmartPoints system focuses on health, not just calories
 

When you join, you'll answer a few questions to determine your personalized  SmartPoints Budget. It’s up to you what you spend them on. Here’s how it works:

 

  • Every food and drink has been assigned a SmartPoints value, based on the latest nutritional science

  • Calories form the baseline

  • Sugar and saturated fat drive the number up

  • Protein brings the number down
     

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The SmartPoints system takes complex nutritional information and distills it down to one simple-to-use number, gently guiding you toward a healthier pattern of eating with more fruits and vegetables, more lean protein, and less unhealthy fat and sugar.