# PointsPlus Formula for Calculating Points

If you don’t have a WW calculator for figuring out point values on the PointsPlus plan, you can do it yourself with the formula that is used by the calculator.

I have two versions: the actual formula, which requires a regulator math calculator, and one that is simplified so that you can do it in your head.  In fact, I have found the simple one helpful to remember because I can easily use it to figure out points when I’m shopping.

Actual formula:

1. Divide protein by 10.79
2. Divide carbohydrates by 9.12
3. Divide fat by 3.9
4. Divide fibre by 12.2
5. Add together the protein, carb, and fat numbers.
6. Now subtract the fiber number.
7. You now have the point value.
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Simplified formula:

2. Divide by 10.
3. Divide fat by 4.
4. Add fat number to protein and carb number.
5. Divide fibre by 12.
6. Subtract fibre number from the added numbers from the protein, carb, and fat.
7. You now have the point value.

## 5 thoughts on “PointsPlus Formula for Calculating Points”

1. Jamie says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH Food Refashionista for explaining the formula!

• foodrefashionista says:

You’re welcome. I used it to come up with fruit values, should anyone like to see what those would be in Points+ if we had to add them. Not pretty numbers, I must admit.

2. Anonymous says:

Hello

You did help me very much. Thanks

Greatings Yvonn

3. Anonymous says:

very helpful! I don’t want to have to carry a book around with me, I always have a phone with a calculator 🙂

• foodrefashionista says:

Great! I’m glad it will be convenient for you. That was the idea. 🙂