Thursday, January 12, 2006

How many points do I need?

1. Sex:
  • Female: 7
  • Male: 9

2. Age:

  • 18-20: 5
  • 21-35: 4
  • 36-50: 3
  • 51-65: 2
  • 65+: 1

3. Weight

  • 2 digit weights: use the first 1 digit of your weight (eg: 84 = 8)
  • 3 digit weight: use the first 2 digits of your weight (eg: 112 = 11)

4. Height:

  • Under 160cm: 1
  • Over 160cm: 2

5. Activity at work:

  • Sitting most of the time: 0
  • Somethimes sitting, mostly standing: 1
  • Sometimes standing, mostly walking: 2
  • Physically hard work most of the time: 3

6. Do you want to:

  • Lose weight: 0
  • Maintain weight: 4

Tally up your score.


  • If your total is less than 18, round up to 18
  • If your total is more than 26, round down to 26


  • If your total is less than 20, round up to 20
  • If your total is more than 30, round down to 30


At Tuesday, 21 March, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can this be right? A 3-digit-weight person weighing 220 pounds would add TWENTY-TWO points?

At Wednesday, 22 March, 2006, Blogger del said...

It's in kilograms, as this blog is about the australian version of weight watchers. a 220 pound person = 99.8 kilograms

At Sunday, 11 June, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my score came to 19, does this mean I round down to 18 or leave at 19?

At Friday, 03 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is your WW points calculator? I can't see it anywhere on the page...

At Friday, 24 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many points extra do I give myself when breast feeding???

At Wednesday, 20 December, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for breastfeeding I think you add an extra 10 points per day. It depends on how much you are breastfeeding. If you are your childs only source of nutrition, the points are higher. If you are only feeding part of the time, the points are lower. 10 is in the middle...that is what I use. regards

At Wednesday, 17 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to use the points plan whilst pregnant - NOT to loose weight but to maintain it and make sure I am sticking to a healthy eating plan.. my biggest weakness is portion size... should I be sticking to my normal points + 5? At the moment it is not really relevant.. I am so nauseous that I eat very little

At Sunday, 25 March, 2007, Anonymous theresa said...

Hi there, my points quiz says 6 points for physical exercise all day long... as a work type.. you only have 3? Why is this?? Thanks

At Saturday, 12 May, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has not been updated since the Changes in Jan 2007. This quiz is not up to date.

At Sunday, 17 June, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you this is very helpfull

At Friday, 21 September, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am immobile. I walk very slowly with the aid of a walking frame and very minimal distances and spend a lot of my time bedridden. My points calculate 22 but surely I need to take points off for not moving normally. Can anyone help me with this please??

At Saturday, 29 September, 2007, Blogger Shrimp's Girl said...

I have a friend who did very little exercise on this program, and still lost weight. I'm sure it can be done. I'm no expert, but I believe that if you carefully stuck to the points (and didn't cheat yourself!) then you would definitely lose weight. It may be slower than others, but it would still happen. Then you reduce your points intake as your weight reduces. It works - I've lost 13kg so far :)

At Saturday, 13 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey great table, thanks

At Monday, 23 February, 2009, Blogger Matilda said...

This also does not allow for women who are breastfeeding, as they burn off extra calories with their milk going to baby.

At Monday, 05 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just wondering if this calculation is still applicable? I know that weight watchers points have gone though some changes over the years?


At Monday, 26 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is still applicable as it is the same quiz they use in the meetings

At Saturday, 02 April, 2011, Anonymous Maqui Berry scam said...

How excactly does this work? Can someone please explain!

At Monday, 10 October, 2011, Blogger roxy said...

Some people think that the quick and easy way to lose weight is a crash diet. ... About 120 Answer I Think a good weight will be 120 pounds. Answer ... One answer Weight watchers are a type of weight loss program that charts progress weekly. ... It's called "quick fixes" and most people (especially teens) want to see results .

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At Friday, 14 October, 2011, Blogger fusionanil said...

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At Thursday, 26 January, 2012, Blogger wtfsignmeup said...

so glad to find this. it's hard to get hold of the old points calculators these days and it works great for me. thanks

At Monday, 28 May, 2012, Anonymous Peter Can said...

I have come back to trying the points plan after 4 years away from weight watchers. According to my old books I should be on 36 points per day after answering the quiz but this site says 28. Which one should I go by?

At Thursday, 27 September, 2012, Blogger Rebecca Nicholson said...

I'm not sure how accurate this is, my weight watchers app says 32 points, but this said 21! Maybe it's calculated with the old points system?

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At Thursday, 26 January, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like weight watcher old point system . Can any one tell me where I can purchase the old point calculator . Have tried weight watchers on line only have new points calculator .

At Friday, 12 May, 2017, Blogger ChrisD said...

I'm really pleased to find your explanation & points calculator of the plan that worked for me so many years ago. Thank you.


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