Everything You Need to Know About SmartPoints

Besides the fact that the system is based in science.

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 had less hunger, fewer cravings, and more happiness—and lost a clinically significant amount of weight. 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

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.