Sunday, May 17, 2009
Weight Watchers uses a formula that takes into account total calories, grams of fat, and grams of fiber to assign point values to foods. According to the Weight Watchers formula, a McDonald's hamburger is worth 5 points, a McDonald's cheeseburger is worth 7 points, and a McDonald's double cheeseburger is worth 10 points. According to McDonald's, the hamburger has 250 calories, 9 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber; the cheeseburger has 300 calories, 12 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber; and the double cheeseburger has 440 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber.
What is the Weight Watchers formula?
The photo above, of the McDonald's double cheeseburger, comes from bloggingstocks.com.