The Weight Watchers Program has simplified healthy eating and has motivated a lot of people to live a healthier and active life. The lifestyle changes are connected to their diet. Weight Watchers uses SmartPoints as a parameter for users to track their food consumption habits. SmartPoints is basically a concept developed by Weight Watchers themselves. However, it is backed by scientific facts and methods. Smart Points uses the latest nutritional science and uses it to simplify healthy eating for people. It makes you choose healthier food and eat better and eventually lose weight in the process.
Let’s understand this deeply.
The food that we eat every day has a SmartPoints value. This is typically a number that is based on the food’s nutritional components like protein, calories, sugar and saturated fat.
The Weight Watchers program for you a SmartPoints budget. You get to spend this budget daily on consuming any food item you want. The SmartPoints budget depends on factors like your age, weight, height and gender.
One interesting thing about SmartPoints system is that you only have to track the foods that have a SmartPoints value. This means that you do not have to keep track of the zero point food items.
Another interesting thing worth mentioning is that on a Weight Watcher Program, you are also given a Weekly SmartPoints budget that you can use over the week. You get to use these points when you go over your daily SmartPoints limit.
You also get the option to roll over four unused daily SmartPoints into your weekly Smart Points limit.