Whether it’s burgers, bakes or milkshakes, we find out how much you’ll have to budget
How many SmartPoints are there in some of these tasty treats? Now we’re in 2017, the chances are that we’re all thinking of trying to shed a few excess pounds. But the good news is that doesn’t mean going without all our favourite foods completely – whether that’s a burger, bake or a delicious milkshake. If you’re a member of Weight Watchers, you will know that it allocates every food a SmartPoints value based on calories, saturated fat, sugar and protein. Calories set the baseline for how many SmartPoints a food is worth, while sugar and saturated fat increase SmartPoints and protein lowers the number of SmartPoints that something “costs.” Each member receives a SmartPoints budget based on their gender, age, height and weight, and which is split into a daily allowance and a weekly allowance, and you can ‘spend’ it on whatever you like. The minimum daily allowance is 30, and the maximum is 93. Whatever you don’t use, you lose. The weekly allowance starts at 14 and goes up to 42, and is ideal if you want to add a treat or two to your regular diet. But what can you actually afford on your budget? Here are how many SmartPoints there are in some of those favourite treats.
How many SmartPoints are in a McDonald’s Big Mac? Big Mac – 17SP Double Cheeseburger – 15SP Chicken Caesar Salad with and without dressing – we only have the grilled chicken salad with no dressing for 2SP Grilled Chicken Salad (no dressing) 2SP Crispy Chicken Salad (no dressing) 7SP Fajita Style Dressing (30g) 1SP Balsamic Dressing (30g) 1SP Chocolate Milkshake – Small 9SP, Medium 18SP, Large 23SP
Bacon double cheeseburger – 12SP Big King sandwich – 19SP Whopper sandwich – 20SP
1/2 chicken – 12SP Veggie burger – 13SP Caesar salad with and without dressing – 9SP with dressing Grilled chicken burger – 9SP
Meat Feast Sharing Stuffed Crust Pizza (14in) per Slice – 10SP The Virtuous Veg Feel Good Flatbread is 2SP per slice Mac and Cheese pasta – 28SP Salted Caramel Milkshake – 30SP
The Fillet Burger – 12SP Bargain bucket: 14 piece bucket per person – 30SP 6 piece bucket per person – 18SP BBQ Wrap -7SP Maltesers Krushems – 16SP
Regular flat white – Full fat 5SP Regular Americano – 0SP Tall cappuccino – full fat 5SP, skimmed 3SP