Post # 1
I have just started incorporating working out with WW- but I don’t know how to compute the working out points. For example yesterday I ate 22 points of food and burned 740 calories doing high intensity cardio at the gym. Anyone know how to compute this?
Post # 3
Found this a long time ago on Yahoo Answers:
To find your daily points allowance, give yourself the number of points listed next to the option that fits your situation best:
If you are female- score 2 points
If you are male- score 8
If you are nursing- score 12
17 to 26- score 4
27 to 37- score 3
38 to 47- score 2
48 to 58- score 1
Over 58- score 0
Your current weight:
Enter the first 2 digits of your weight in pounds. If you are 175 lbs for example, you would enter “17”.
under 5’1″- score 0
5’1″ to 5’10”- score 1
Over 5’10”- score 2
Your activity level on most days of the week, how do you spend your day?:
sitting down- score 0
occassionally sitting, but mostly standing- score 2
walking most of the time- score 4
doing physically hard work most of the time- score 6
Add up all your scored points- that is your daily points target.
As you celebrate your birthday, increase your daily activity, or as you lose weight, you will need to keep retaking this quiz to most accurately figure your points allowance.
Hope it’s what you need.
Post # 4
It’s based on 3 things (I just started WW this week and have the sliding scale for activity points on hand!). The first is the length of exercsie, second is the intensity (low – not sweating, moderate – sweat after 10 mins, and high – sweating after 3-5 minutes). The last is your body weight.
If you give me the info I could tell you, but I don’t know exactly how to calculate it 🙁
Post # 5
100 calories burned= 1 Activity Point
There’s the short, sweet answer.
Post # 6
@R.Elliot: Does that mean for every 100 cals- you can have an extra point of food?
Thanks guys. This has confused me a bit.
Post # 7
@happyb: Hi! I’m new here but a WW lifer. I’ve been on it for about a year and a half (maintanence now).
To answer your question: Yes, you can eat your activity points… and I recommend it. The worst thing you can do is deprive yourself too much, especially when you’re adding exercise… it just leads to a binge later. Good luck – it is really a life changing program and I intend to be on it for life. 🙂
Post # 8
@BeeHappy: Welcome to the hive! Thank you for chiming in regarding WW. Would you mind telling me how many points you lost on the program? Also do you always use your extra points? Thanks!
Post # 9
@happyb: Thanks for the welcome! I lost 17 pounds total. It took me about 9 months but I’m happy with that because it helped me relearn how to eat. It might not sound like a lot of weight to some people, but it was such a HUGE accomplishment for me because I had been trying to lose it for so so long. I always use the majority of my extra points. I wasnt willing to become a hermit and stop eating out or getting drinks with my friends so I just made sacrifices in other areas and used the extra points when I needed them. I had other friends who started the program when I did and didnt stick with it because they were being too rigid and treated it more like a diet, not a lifestyle change.
Post # 10
I’m going to ask this question tomorrow. I have a BodyShop and I want to know how many points for what I’m going to be doing. Great question.