# Working out pro points

#### annieb_101

##### Anna here :D xxx
S: 10st7lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 26 Loss: 0st5lb(3.4%)
divide the calories by 40 its worked everytime i've tried it whoop whoop xxx

#### dreamings

##### Full Member
Yeah dividing calories by 40 works pretty well for me too, always round up though just in case, and try and check properly if you can. I use it as a simple assessment of whether to buy something or not.

#### azwethinkweiz

##### Gold Member
S: 14st2lb C: 10st13.5lb G: 10st2lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 3st2.5lb(22.47%)
If its something fatty or carby then up by one after dividing (and after rounding). If its protein-filled then the division should be right after rounding... This is what I've found so far using this technique anyways lol x

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#### M and M

##### Full Member
Pardon a dumb question, I hadn't seen that way of 'guesstimating' PP before, do you just divide the cals in the portion by 40 to give the points or is it really that simple? !

#### azwethinkweiz

##### Gold Member
S: 14st2lb C: 10st13.5lb G: 10st2lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 3st2.5lb(22.47%)
M and M said:
Pardon a dumb question, I hadn't seen that way of 'guesstimating' PP before, do you just divide the cals in the portion by 40 to give the points or is it really that simple? !
That's exactly it! And round up or down depending on whether remainder is above or below 20. It _usually_ works. Every so often things are 1pp above that estimate (say really carby things or fatty things for instance) but its worked for me almost every time hon!

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#### annieb_101

##### Anna here :D xxx
S: 10st7lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 26 Loss: 0st5lb(3.4%)
i gave up using the wheel thingy after one day :/ lmaooo it does work so i'm sticking to it xxx

#### M and M

##### Full Member
Thanks so much! Shame they don't tell you that at WW, I would never have known if I hadn't found this great site! Time to retire my tedious cardboard wheel ;>)

#### graciebabes

##### will hit target this time
S: 13st2lb C: 13st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
M and M said:
Thanks so much! Shame they don't tell you that at WW, I would never have known if I hadn't found this great site! Time to retire my tedious cardboard wheel ;>)
They don't tell you cuz they want you to buy the expensive products lol