With the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program, how many points are there in a cluster of crab legs?


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Meg Hayes answered
The only way to find out how many Weight Watchers points are in certain foods is to be a Pro member yourself. Anyone who has not paid their membership or has not registered on the website will not be able to view the points system.

However, it is possible to calculate the value points of foot or meals according to Weight Watchers if you know the formula. Below are some steps on how to do this.

  • Step one. The first thing to do is read the back of your food's packaging or label and locate its nutritional values. Find the calories and divide the number by 50.
  • Step two. Find the fat value in grams of the food and divide that number by 12.
  • Step three. Add the two values together and these will give you 'X'.
  • Step four. Two find the value of 'Y', find the dietary fiber value in grams and divide it by 5.
  • Step five. Use the equation 'X minus Y' and you will find the value in Weight Watchers points of that food item. If the number you get is a decimal then round it up to the nearest whole number if the decimal is higher than .5. Round the value down if it is lower than .5.
You can also work out how many points you have eaten by using the Weight Watchers website. Below are some instructions on how to do this if you are a first time user.

The first thing you will need to do is log onto the Weight Watchers website and buy their points calculator. Once you have bought it, find and click on the button that says 'compute food'. You will then be asked to enter the calories, fat content and fiber content (both in grams) for your food items. Each time you enter a value, press 'enter'. Once you have filled in all the information the calculator will give you the overall point value.
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Anonymous answered
I just looked it up and it is 2pts for a 5 leg cluster or 4 pts. For 1lb of crab meat.  This of course is without the butter :-)

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