Question: How many Weight Watchers points are there in a medium baked potato?

July 3, 2010


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For a 4-ounce baked potato, which is a reasonable size, it will cost someone using the points program one point. An 8-ounce potato comes to three points, which is odd, considering that the carbohydrate count for the 8-ouncer is only twice that of the four-ouncer. In any event, the carbohydrate count for the 8-ounce potato is 40 grams of carbs, and that is at the high end of the amount of carbs recommended for a woman at one meal. This would preclude having other food items such as fruit along with the meal.