Weight Loss & Diet

14 tips to make the most of your SmartPoints Budget on myWW

These really work.

Let's set the scene: You've got some exciting SmartPoints to spend, you're happy with your plan, you're one with your ZeroPoint list... all is calm, all is bright.

And then the real world steps in.

How do you spend (or save) your SmartPoints at a wedding? Or if you're on a road trip? Or when the boss treats your team to lunch—and it's a freakin' pizza party!? These 14 tips will help you handle everything from dinner prep nibbling to family ice cream night. 

 

How to make the most of your SmartPoints Budget

 

1

Going to a wedding?

Have a bowl of 0-SmartPoint vegetable soup beforehand. Hors d’oeuvres will be much less tempting if you’re not starving. 

2

Bringing food to an office party?

Make fresh fruit kebabs! Eat raw or grill and garnish with fresh mint.

3

Invited to a working lunch?

 

HAVE A SNACK BEFORE YOU GO IN CASE ALL THEY SERVE IS PIZZA.

5

Downsize your dinnerware

 

A CUP OF PASTA SEEMS TINY ON A BIG PLATE BUT HEARTY ON A SALAD PLATE.

6

Try a new spin on dessert

Wash and freeze a bunch of grapes. Enjoy as is, or toss with cinnamon and sugar.

8

Family ice cream night?

Fill your bowl with strawberries and bananas and top it with a small scoop of ice cream.

9

Heading on a plane?

Throw a few juicy oranges and protein bars into your carry on.

10

Going for brunch?

Add fruit in (and on) sweet breakfast foods.

11

Neighborhood block party?

Bring a recipe to share! (Here are 30 of our members’ favorites!)

12

Having trouble eating mindfully?

 

  PUT YOUR FORK DOWN BETWEEN BITES. OR USE CHOPSTICKS! YOU'LL EAT MORE SLOWLY.

13

Be portion-savvy

Measure out snacks and place them in a small bowl so you’re not mindlessly eating them from a big bag.

14

Need quick party snacks?

Use halved bell peppers instead of tortilla chips for nachos!