FAQs About WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) SmartPoints® Values on the Hungry Girl Website
All SmartPoints® values are calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe, or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.
For more about the SmartPoints® system and the WW program, visit WeightWatchers.com.
Why do I sometimes get a different value when I plug your recipe’s nutritional info into the WW calculator?
We follow the same method as WW: using the brand's recipe builder as opposed to the food calculator. Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes. Recipe values are determined by adding up the values of the individual ingredients. (Blended beverages are the exception.)
Why do some SmartPoints® values on your website say Freestyle™ while others do not?
In December of 2017, WW launched its Freestyle™ program. Two years prior, WW launched its SmartPoints® system. Freestyle™ features the same great SmartPoints® system, just with more 0-value foods.
When a recipe displays Freestyle™ SmartPoints®, you'll know that the value follows the current program's guidelines. Recipes that simply display SmartPoints® and do not reference Freestyle™ have not yet been updated.
What about SmartPoints® values for the products you write about?
The values of most packaged foods are the same on Freestyle™. As WW says, "The SmartPoints value system remains the same and is based on the same four nutrients: calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein." For this reason, we'll continue to refer to product values as SmartPoints® without referencing Freestyle™.
How can I figure out the Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value for an older HG recipe (or any recipe)?
The best way to determine any recipe's Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the WW website. (Click "Create" and select "Recipe.")
Where can I expect to see recipes with current Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values?
All new Hungry Girl emails will include values that reflect the Freestyle™ SmartPoints® plan. To sign up for the daily emails and receive the latest recipes, click here.
The Popular Recipes section of our website has been updated to include Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values. You can find these recipes here.
Many recipes throughout the website have also been updated. Just look for Freestyle™, and you'll know the SmartPoints® value is current.
We've also updated the values for the recipes in our latest cookbook. Click here to download the Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for the recipes in Clean and Hungry OBSESSED!
Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values are also available for Hungry Girl magazine. Get more info here!