How to Calculate Your Daily Point Total

As you’ll see in all of the low calorie recipes that I post, there is a “Point Total” given for each serving. And many of you have asked how to calculate your individual daily WW Points, in order to know the total number of points you are allowed to eat in a day. While I cannot tell you how to determine your Weight Watchers Points Target, as I am not affiliated with Weight Watchers, I can share with you the way to calculate your allotted daily point total for LaaLoosh Recipes. :) Simply answer the questions, and add up your score!

How to Calculate Your Daily Point Total

1. Gender:
Female- score 2
Male- score 8
A nursing mom- score 12

2. What is your age?
17-26- score 4
27-37- score 3
38-47- score 2
48-58- score 1
over 58- score 0

3. How much do you weigh?
Enter the first two digits of your weight in pounds.
(for example, if you weight 199, you will add 19 to your score)

4. What is your height?
Under 5’1- score 0
5’1-5’10- score 1
Over 5’10- score 2

5. Do you spend the majority of your day…
Sitting down? score 0
Occasionally sitting? score 2
Walking most of the time? score 4
Doing physically hard work most of the time? score 6

Just total up your score, and that will give your daily point total target!
Additionally, you get an extra 35 flexible points per week, to use if you’d like. These are like Bonus Points to use for a special event or if you just happen to have a day where you go over your daily point total allowance. You do not have to use these additional 35 points, and if you don’t, they DO NOT carry over into the next week. So once they’re gone, they’re gone, people!



  1. greenandgroovy says:

    that works out for me to be 13 points plus – obviously there is some flaw in that formula

  2. greenandgroovy says:

    that allows me 13 points plus – obviously you are missing something LOL

  3. hugandkisses says:

    Your site says that you offer a menu chart but there is none….also where is individual food points such as slice bread etc

  4. I want to know how to calculate the daily target points for the new Points Plus. Not the old one. Is this how to do it on the New program? Thanks!

    • That link currently still reflects how to calculate your daily points allowance on the old points system. I'm working on making some changes to the site over the next few months, and will include how to calculate your daily pointsplus allowance.

  5. Mary Ellen says:

    First, have to say this site is great, Thanks~!!

    Now, when I was pregnant, I was following a different wt loss plan, not WW. I had (and again now) serious wt to lose, so keep that in mind. my ob/gym suggested that if I wanted to follow my plan, i should follow the calories for nursing moms based on my weight, etc. BUT no using sugar free alternatives. saccarin definitely is passed thruy to your baby, equal was not sure, and truvia was not out yet. that was the hard part was no sugar substitutes. ask your dr !

  6. Do you add any points if you are pregnant?

    • Weight Watchers does not advise or endorse following their plan while pregnant. If you want to diet while pregnant, it's best to discuss with your Dr.

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