Weight Watchers

How to do Weight Watchers Without Joining

Updated September 7, 2018

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Weight Watchers has been around for over 50 years and is one of the most successful weight-loss programs to follow.  I don’t really consider it a diet, I consider it as a way to learn how to eat what you want in moderation. There are several Weight Watchers programs you can follow. You can choose Points Plus or Smart Points. Or you can start off with Weight Watchers Simple Smart which will help you get a feel of the program before you decided which one to choose.

The program price can be quite costly with the weekly meetings, cookbooks, points tracker, etc. But I can tell you How to do Weight Watchers for Free with these simple steps.

Figure out your daily points allowance.
You can get you daily points allowance by using this free daily allowance calculator.  This calculator is for points plus, smart points and previous Weight Watchers programs. If you are are following the Freestyle program you can use this free calculator. The new Smart Points program does start at a minimum of 30 points. Each week everyone gets a total of 49 bonus points to use throughout the week if needed.

Keep track of your points daily using a notebook.
Using a notebook log every bit of food you eat and deduct from you daily allowance points. If you do any exercise for the day make sure you add those points to your total rather than subtracting.

Calculate food points.
Food will have different points. Be sure to check serving size on the contents of the package so you know how many points are per serving. You can find out how many points are in foods by using this free points calculator.

Calculate your exercise.
You will receive points for any exercise that you do. This means you will add the activity points to your daily allowance rather than subtracting. So if you gained 2 points from activities, you will be able to eat something worth 2 points if you desire. You can track your activities with this free activity points tracker calculator.

After a while of doing the Weight Watchers program you will get a feel of the points system and know what you can eat and what to stay away from.

There are so many resources online for Weight Watchers recipes, success stories, and support that are free.  You can find them on Pinterest, Facebook Groups, or just by searching the web.


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  • Wanda
    October 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you for this post. I wanted to do WW again but can’t afford it. I will follow your page!!!?

    • Rob
      June 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Weight watchers is successful but way too expensive. Im on a fixed income and your system looks great

    • mskeh
      December 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      How & where do I enter my food that I eat? I was just wondering since you have been doing this. I used to do WW but quit it today

      • Alison
        September 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

        I use a notebook to keep track.

  • Becky
    October 31, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Remember….your bonus points are not quite right. Im still going to ww. My bonus points started out at 42. Now that my daily points have dropped to 30 ( due to weight loss) my bonus points will drop next. Some of the members closer to goal have only 21 bonus points. Just be careful in that area.

  • Angeletta
    December 5, 2016 at 9:02 am

    The chart says “Smart Points” do you have a chart for the old weight watchers or are the points the same? Please help

    • Nicole
      January 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      If you are looking for information for WW Points, I suggest the app MyScorePlus. You can get your daily points allowance, track food, and calculate food points on this app- under “More” section, “Settings,” “Preferred System,” then click “Classic.” From what I have seen/used, this tracking app is pretty accurate.

  • Lynne Young
    March 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I am a new widow and can’t spend money on meetings at this time. I was very successful on WW. Unfortunately having to start over. Thanks again.

    • Alison
      March 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      You’re Welcome!

  • Marlene
    March 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Can I do the points plus without tracking?

    • Alison
      March 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      In order to lose weight you need to track the points to stay on track otherwise the program will not work.

  • Misty
    April 24, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Are there any apps that i can purchase that can calculate points/ keep track of points?

    • Katie
      April 26, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      You can do online plus at WW for much cheaper, this gives you access to their app

    • Jackie
      May 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      iTrackBites works the same as the WW app.

    • Alison
      October 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Yes, I use Value Diary app and I think it’s $1.99 or around that price.

    • nutty baker
      May 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm Lots of folks use this. There is a free version and a pay option. I am told its like $35 a year. That has a couple of different WW plans on it. I have never used it myself so I can not tell you anymore than I have just told you. I go to WW and since I am lifetime, I don’t pay. I do know that online or digital as they call it now is $19.95 per month. I hope this helps. I have seen people from WW switch to itrackbites and love it.

  • Kristy
    July 1, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Hi I am a new mum and trying to lose the baby weight without losing my milk supply for my new born. Is there a way I can lose the pounds with out losing my milk on ww? Thankyou in advance

    • Alison
      October 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      You would need to make your points higher if you’re nursing.

  • Nancy
    July 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I have one of this weight watchers hand held calculators. Can I still use it successfully without joining weight watchers?

    • Alison
      October 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm


  • wilma
    August 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    can you use the weight watchers special calculator even if you are no longer a member?

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  • Shelly Wirtz
    July 23, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Hi Alison…
    Was wondering if you have a food guide with the points and also any recipies? I am also widowed and can not afford to join the classes. I am a liver and kidney transplant and am going thru a kidney rejection. The prednisone you have to take gives you an appetite and have put on 10 lbs already. Can you please help me? I would so much appreciate it!! Thank you, Shelly.

  • cmtexas
    September 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Just downloaded this app but it appears I can’t use the on line food database without subscribing and paying for the Pro upgrade. I’m currently paying for Weightwatchers and want to compare the two to see if this might be a more cost effective alternative — is there a free trial ? Even a 10 day ??

  • carmela barosso
    January 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    how many points should you eat a day.

  • Tanya
    October 25, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Love your sight! The link you have to calculate the activity points doesn’t work anymore. Do you know of another one online that I could use?

    • Alison
      October 25, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Tanya,

      I just checked all of the links and they are working for me. Maybe there was a glitch. Try again and if it doesn’t work let me know which link it is.

  • Carmen Aguila Westberg
    January 5, 2020 at 11:04 am

    i have the app right now but it’s getting very expensive, and since i’ve lost about 15 pounds and know the program, i wanted to quit paying as it is getting expensive. i found your website! that smart points calculator is amazing! thank you so much, you are going to not only help me continue being successful on my weight loss journey, but also make it just as easy to get the smart points right for each day. you are a life saver! :))

    • Alison
      February 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm

      You are so welcome. Glad I could help you out.

  • Kathy A Milano
    May 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for the free information. I am following the points plan but I don’t know how many points a day I should allow. How can I get that information?


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