How to calculate weight watchers activity points

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How to calculate weight watchers activity points
Activity points help you track the intensity and extent of your workouts. (exercise image by Inger Anne Hulbækdal from

When you're on the Weight Watchers' weight loss program, your food intake is limited to a specified points allotment. If you want to eat more than your designated point allotment allows, you can earn extra points by exercising. But knowing how many points you earn based on your activity isn't a guessing game, Weight Watchers offers a formula for calculating your activity points.

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Things you need

  • Points Booster
  • Scale & your weight
  • Number of minutes exercise
  • Level of exercise intensity

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  1. 1

    Calibrate your scale before you weigh yourself. Do this by placing a known weight such as a 2.27kg. bag of flour, directly on the scale. After you make sure the scale is correct, step on the scale and weigh yourself. Write down your exact weight. If you do not have a scale at home you can also obtain your current weight at your regular Weight Watchers meeting.

  2. 2

    Exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes. During your workout take note of the intensity of your activity. To do this follow Weight Watchers intensity level specifications: Low intensity means you aren't sweating at all during your activity; Moderate intensity means you begin sweating after 10 minutes; High intensity means you begin sweating three to five minutes after starting your activity.

  3. 3

    Using your Weight Watchers' Points Booster tool calculate your activity points by aligning your intensity level with the number of minutes you exercised. Without moving the slide, marking your intensity level, locate your body weight. Now, look in the window next to your body weight and the Points Booster will display your activity points value.

Tips and warnings

  • Activity points earned must be consumed the day you earn them, they cannot be saved for another day.
  • You may choose not to consume the earned points, instead using them to increase the number of calories you burn that day.

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