Edit: Just so you know, this page uses calculations from an old Weight Watcher program. When I say old I mean super old, like three or four programs ago! If you have the old books, and slider, for the old program then you can still use this math to figure out your daily points but this will not calculate the points needed for the current program…
Original post below:
It involves some fairly simple math so have a piece of paper and a pen handy!
(1) Are you:
Female? = 2 Points
Male? = 8 Points
A Nursing Mom? = 12 Points
(2) How old are you?
17 – 26? = 4 Points
27 – 37? = 3 Points
38 – 47? = 2 Points
48 – 58? = 1 Point
Over 58? = 0 Points
(3) What do you weigh?
Enter the first 2 digits of your weight in pounds.
Example, if you weigh 183 pounds, use 18. If you weigh less then 100 pounds enter the first digit of your weight in pounds; example, if you weigh 98 pounds, enter 9.
(4) How tall are you?
Under 1.55 m (5’1″) = o Points
1.55m to 1.78m (5’1″ – 5’10”) = 1 Point
Over 1.78m (5’10”) = 2 Points
(5) On most days of the week, how do you spend most of your day?
Sitting down (ex. receptionist, bus driver, office worker) = 0 Points
Occasionally sitting, but mainly standing (ex. sales person, housewife, cook, teacher) = 2 Points
Walking most of the time (ex. waiter, mailman) = 4 Points
Doing physically hard word most of the time (ex. nurse, gardener, construction worker) = 6 Points
The total is your Daily Points Target!
Quick note, if your total is less than 18 your daily points targer is 18. If your total is more than 44 your daily points target is 44.
Make sure to retake the quiz as your weight goes down, as you age or if your activity level changes!