Everything you need to know about SmartPoints

Besides the fact that the system is based in science.

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) SmartPoints®  is a system where every food and drink is assigned a point value, and you receive a certain number of SmartPoints to allocate however you'd like every day and week. SmartPoints is designed to help guide you to a healthier pattern of eating every day Read on to learn more!

How many weekly SmartPoints do you get on WW? 

On WW Freestyle, you’ll get a personalized SmartPoints Budget that guides you to healthy choices so you can meet your goals without banning any foods. Using your WW App, you'll keep track of your SmartPoints as you use them. 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? Download the WW app (available in the Apple Store or Google Play) or visit a WW Studio to get your personalized SmartPoints Budget.  

How do calories relate to SmartPoints? 

Our science-based SmartPoints system assigns every food a number based on four components: calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein. The higher the number, the more sugar and saturated fat the food will have. The lower the number, the less it will have. The reason for this is that numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of eating less sugar and saturated fat, and more protein—not just for weight loss, but all sorts of other healthy reasons too. 

Can you save SmartPoints that you don't use? 

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.

What happens if you go over your daily SmartPoints Budget? 

No worries. You get weekly SmartPoints, too; they're an extra cushion to use any way you want. 

Do you get any freebies? 


Best news of all: WW Freestyle recognizes more than 200 ZeroPoint™ foods including eggs, skinless chicken breast, salmon, and beans that you don't have to track or measure. That's because they form the foundation of a healthy pattern of eating; including these foods in meals and snacks makes life easier and more delicious.


How do you track SmartPoints in the WW app? 

The simplest, fastest way to track SmartPoints is on the WW app. It's easy! Click here for tracking 101. 


How many SmartPoints are in a hard-boiled egg?

Hard-boiled eggs have 0 SmartPoints on WW Freestyle; that's because they're considered a ZeroPoint food on this program. To find out how many SmartPoints are in any food you feel like eating, search using the WW app. Click here to learn more about the cool things our app can do!  


*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.