When it comes to how food impacts your body, calories tell part of the story—but not all. For example, 100 calories-worth of cookies won’t provide the same nutrients that 100 calories of turkey, tofu, or vegetables would.
Calorie counting without looking at other nutrients may not result in a healthy eating pattern, which is crucial for both weight loss and reducing the risk of disease.
SmartPoints vs calories
SmartPoints give you what a calorie calculator can’t.
For example, three meals might contain the same number of calories, but have a very different SmartPoints® value.
(These SmartPoints values are correct for the Blue plan on myWW™. SmartPoints values may differ on Green and Purple.)
Healthy eating made simple
We want to help you reach your weight-loss goals, but we also want you to eat what you love. Along the way you'll build a positive, healthy relationship with that food; one that can last a lifetime.
Our SmartPoints system takes complex nutritional science, and distills it down to one easy-to-use number: the SmartPoints value. It's based on four components:
Calories form the baseline.
Sugar and saturated fat drive the number up.
Protein brings the number down.
It's all backed by the latest nutritional science, and gently guides you towards a healthier pattern of eating with more lean protein, fruits and veggies, and less unhealthy sugar and fats.
Your SmartPoints Budget
In addition to your daily Budget, you also have a weekly Budget for added flexibility. You can use this as a cushion if you’re going out for a meal, or just want a special treat.
You also have the option to save up to 4 SmartPoints per day. They'll automatically roll over into your weeklies.
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By staying within your Budget, you’ll enjoy delicious, nutritious foods and still create the energy deficit you need for a healthy weight loss of up to 2lb per week.
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