What is Weight Watchers Simply Filling?

Weight Watchers Simply Filling is a  technique that’s an alternative to counting points. It appeals to people that want to lose weight and gain a healthy mindset without going crazy trying to remember to write down what you’re putting in your mouth. I usually use it when I have a super busy week and I know I’m going to be too busy to track my Smart Points.

what is weight watchers simply filling

I’ve attempted to summarize the Weight Watchers Simply Filling technique in this post, but the best place to get the most up to date information is from the horse’s mouth, Weight Watchers that is. To get the best rate on any Weight Watcher’s plan, click here to register for Ebates using our referral link. Ebates is a free program that gives you a cash rebate when you shop online, and I use it all the time.

No Counting on Simply Filling

Simply filling requires you to choose from a list of power foods such as veggies, fruits, non-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean proteins. You may eat them in any quantity throughout the day. You may use your weekly Smart Points allowance to indulge in foods, not in the simply filling plan. But once they’re gone…they’re gone. So use your weekly allotment of Smart Points wisely.

Eat Real carbs

You also get to fill your tummy with real carb- carbs that come from whole grains rather than foods that are overly processed and stripped of their nutrients. Some of the carbs on the Weight Watchers Simply Filling plan include:

Whole grain cereals with1 gram of sugar or less and 3 grams or more of fiber in each serving

    Cooked hot cereals

    Wild and brown rice

    Whole grain pasta and wheat    


Eat what you want in portions that you like

Weight watchers have included a huge list of foods that you can take without obvious restrictions found in many plans. Many people find it hard to fight cravings since they already tained their minds to believe that they need certain food to stay thin and feel healthy. Thus, they starve the bodies.

With the Simple Filling plan, you never go hungry. You can eat different foods until you feel satisfied. You do not underfeed or overeat. There are no predefined eating frequencies, and portion controls that mess with your day.

Weight Watchers Simply Filling Plan

The Weight Watcher’s Simply Filling plan is an easy to follow the plan with amazing results. It debunks the myth that you have to restrict what you eat to lose weight and stay healthy. In fact, your body stays healthy if you eat what you need and when you need it. Forget about calories, portions and restricted food. Eat what is healthy and live happily.

Most of us have tried every weight management and healthy eating fad that comes around, from counting calories to crash diets. We end up getting frustrated if the method doesn’t work or it becomes impossible to follow over time. Sometimes we just want to throw in the towel. The Simply Filling technique allows you to reduce the headache and just focus on you.

In my next post, I’ll share the simply filling food list as well as my favorites.


How Many Weight Watchers Smart Points in Beer?

How Many Weight Watchers Smart Points in Beer?smart points in beer

If you’re headed to the pub for St. Patrick’s day, date night, or to meet a few friends for the game, you can enjoy your favorite beverage as long as you allocate points for it.
Although I’m not much of a beer fanatic, I do enjoy a diet root beer every now and again. It’s my zero point beer alternative. For everyone else. Here’s the Weight Watchers smart points in beer to help you stay in your budget.

Beer Type Fluid Ounces Smart Points
Becks Premier Light Beer 12 2
Bud Ice Beer 12 4
Bud Light Beer 12 4
Bud Light Lime Beer 12 4
Bud Light Platinum Beer 12 5
Budweiser Beer 12 5
Busch Beer 12 5
Busch Light Beer 12 4
Coors Light Beer 12 3
Coors Light Citrus Beer 12 4
Corona Extra Beer 12 5
Corona Light Beer 12 3
Coronita Extra Beer 12 3
Dos Equis XX Lager Beer 12 5
Fat Tire Draft Beer 14 6
Foster’s Beer 12 5
Guinness Beer, Draught 12 4
Heineken Lager  Premium Light Beer 12 3
Heineken Lager Beer 12 5
Heineken Light Imported Lager Beer 12 3
Keystone Light Beer 12 4
Labatt Blue Canadian Pilsner Light Beer 12 4
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat Beer 12 5
Lone Star Light Beer 12 4
Michelob Light Beer 12 3
Michelob Ultra Light Cider Beer 12 5
Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Light Beer 12 4
Michelob Ultra Superior LIght Beer 12 3
Miller Light Lemonade Beer 12 5
Miller Lite Beer 12 3
Miller Lite Pilsner beer 12 3
Milwaukee’s Best Light Beer 12 3
Modelo Especial Imported Beer 12 5
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 12 4
Pilsner Urquell Beer 12 5
RedBridge Beer 12 4
Sam Adams Light Beer 12 4
Sapporo Premium Light Beer 12 3
Select 55 Premium Light Beer 12 3
Shiner Blonde Light Beer 12 3
Shiner Bock Beer 12 5
Stella Artois Premium Lager Imported Beer 12 5
Yuengling Draft beer 14 6

Smart Points in beer vary depending on brand and size of your drink. If you don’t have the smart points in beer list above handy a good rule of thumb is:

  • If it’s a light beer – allocate 3 or 4 smart points
  • If it’s  a regular, larger or premium beer – allocate 5 smart points
  • If its a draft beer and you’re getting the 14 oz size – allocate 6 smart points.

What type of beer do you like? Are you a zero smart points root beer fan like me or do you prefer a cold one? Let me know in the comments below!

Weight Watchers Smartpoints List for Valentine’s Day Candy

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be wondering what special treat would be perfect to spend your smartpoints allowance on. Smartpoints List for Valentine's Day CandyThis Weight Watchers Smartpoints list for Valentine’s Day candy might be just the thing you need to help budget your Smartpoints for the 14th!

Weight Watchers Smartpoints List for Valentine’s Day Candy

Candy Number of Pieces SmartPoints
SweeTarts Mini Gift Exchange Kit, SweeTart Hearts 1 pouch 2
Russell Stover Fine assorted chocolates 2 3
Sweetarts Candy, Hearts 14 3
Sweetarts Cherry lollipops 1 3
See’s Candies Little pops assorted hard candy treats 4 3
Reeses Peanut Butter Hearts, Friendship Exchange Packs, Valentine’s Day 1 4
Trader Joe’s Dark chocolate mini heart cookies 5 4
Russell Stover Marshmallow Heart, Dark Chocolate 1 5
Sweethearts Candies Candy hearts 1 box 6
Weight Watchers by Whitman’s Mint patties 3 6
Wonka SweeTarts Tangy Candy Gummies 14 6
Weight Watchers by Whitman’s English toffee square 3 6
Russell Stover Sugar Free Mint Patties,Chocolate 3 7
Sweetarts Cherry punch candy ropes 3 7
Sweetarts Jellybeans tangy candy 31 7
Whitmans Sampler Assorted sugar free candies 3 7
Wonka SweeTarts Hearts gummies 9 7
Nestle Turtles, Milk Chocolate, Valentine’s Day 2 7
M&M’s Chocolate Candies, Milk Chocolate, Filled Hearts 2 7
Reeses Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Hearts 1 8
Russell Stover Fine Chocolates, All Dark 2 8
Sees Chocolates, Assorted 2 8
Whitman’s Premium assorted chocolates 2 8
Whitmans Sampler Assorted chocolates 3 8
York Peppermint Pattie Hearts, Dark Chocolate Covered 3 8
Elmer Candy Assorted Chocolates, Valentine’s Day 2 9
Necco Sweethearts Large Conversation Hearts 16 9
Snickers Chocolate heart 1 9
Sweethearts Sweethearts candies 40 9
Dove Truffle Hearts, Milk & Dark Chocolate, Valentine’s Day 3 10
Fannie May Solid Milk Chocolate, Hearts 5 10
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, Valentine’s Day 5 10
Russell Stover Caramel, in Fine Milk Chocolate 3 10
See’s Candies Mint krispys 5 10
Butterfinger Chocolates, Heart Shaped 5 10
Dove Dark Chocolate, Hearts 6 11
Dove Promises Milk Chocolate, Hearts 6 11
Ghirardelli Chocolate Solid Chocolate Squares Assortment, Valentine’s Day 4 11
Hersheys Milk Chocolate, Extra Creamy, Hearts 5 11
Pot of Gold Premium Assortment, Valentine’s Day 4 11
CVS Gold Emblem Flavored Hearts, Milk Chocolate 4 12
Russell Stover Chocolates, Assorted, Heart, Happy Valentine’s Day Rose 3 13

I was excited to discover that the Sweethearts candy box is only 6 smart points. The smaller ones are even less, although I’d have to count how many come in these little bags to say for certain.  I think that’s what I’ll be spending my smartpoints allowance on this year. What candy from the Weight Watchers Smartpoints List for Valentine’s Day Candy will make it to your house this year? Will you be brave enough to refrain all together? I’d love to hear in the comments below!