What Were "Floaters" in the 1990s Weight Watchers Plan?

I walked into a second hand store and among the books I found a plastic folder with the 1990 Weight Watchers diet in it. It is a 3-level diet plan, complete with food lists, an unused diary, etc.


I have never been on Weight Watchers before, so my question is, on each level, you are allowed a certain amount of "floaters" per week, but I read through all the literature in the folder and I can't find an explanation of what a floater is.

I searched the web and ThriftyFun and can't find an explanation, although I did learn that Weight Watchers hasn't used floaters in their diet plans in quite a while. If anyone has been on the 1990 diet and knows what a floater is, I would appreciate it if you would share that information with me.

By Fortunately

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

August 21, 20100 found this helpful

I'm not exactly sure either, but if I were to take a guess, I would say they are similar to the flex points in the more modern Weight Watchers program. These are extra points for each week that you can use or not, it's up to the dieter.


They can be used all at once for a splurge or spread out through the week. I believe it's 35 flex points per week for the current plan. Good luck to you!


Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 190 Feedbacks
August 22, 20100 found this helpful

The above is correct. A floater is an extra fruit, protein, etc. You are allowed so many per week and the extras (however that maybe) is a floater, but you have to be careful not to over do it.

October 25, 20101 found this helpful

I was on the Weight Watchers program in 1986-87. We had floaters back then. They were extra foods that could be eaten if we were still hungry and needed a little extra. We had 21 floaters at our option, that was 3 per day if we needed them.


we could have fruit, bread, protein, and milk. One serving counted as one floater. I hope this helps.

April 9, 20170 found this helpful

Hello, on that same program did we not get calorie options? 750?? a week??

March 17, 20170 found this helpful

Hi I'm happy to see that someone has the menus from 1991. Would you be so keep no to provide me with a copy of week 1. I have looked everywhere and I can't find it. I remember it worked very well.

April 3, 20210 found this helpful

I was wondering if anyone has the PDF file which has the entire weight watcher diet from 1991 / 1992, that had menus you followed

March 17, 20171 found this helpful

So happy to see you have the 3 wk meal plan. Would you be so kind to provide me with a copy of wks 1. I have looked everywhere for it.


I would love to have a copy of wk1. This was a great diet that worked for me yrs ago.

April 1, 20170 found this helpful

I would love a copy of 3 week meal plan, have not been able to find anything, is quick start there too - have stones to lose and need to start soon, many thanks

April 1, 20171 found this helpful


Would you be able to send me a copy of this please

April 12, 20171 found this helpful

If I remember correctly floaters were extra points and I believe you could have 100/day or 700 for the week

May 6, 20230 found this helpful

No , it was only 0-7 weekly , 7-14 on level 2 and 14 -21 on level 3.
Optional calories were 0-350 a week Level 1 going up to 700 at level 3 ....

April 12, 20220 found this helpful

Its been a long time since I did this version. Im pretty sure that Floaters were an extra bread, protein or milk, but I cant remember how many could be had over the week. Floaters were optional in addition to the optional extra calories to be counted each week as well.


Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Food and Recipes Food Tips DietingAugust 20, 2010
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Birthday Ideas!
Valentine's Ideas!
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2024-01-24 16:13:13 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2024 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.