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Weight Watchers Momentum Program

I am curious if any long time WW members have had a chance to get started on the momentum program. Seems to be a good step in the right direction, and am very interested to hear what you all think.



Tue. Dec 23, 10:45am

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cool - I will check this out :)


Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 10:58 AM

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this is something I found on the new weight watchers momentum plan:

"The new aspect of this plan is the Filling Foods List. The concept is that if you choose foods that are higher in fiber and water content, they will keep you fuller for longer than if you eat other foods. There are studies that have found that people will eat the same volume of food every day. The actual SPACE that the food takes in your stomach might have more to do with how full you feel than the calories, fat, or protein."

Joel Fuhrman has talked about this exact concept for years- that volume of food in your stomach helps you feel full. The other interesting thing is that high water content is in foods that grow- meaning plants. My guess is that beans are high on this list.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 5:50 AM

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Weight Watchers Advocating A Near Vegetarian Diet?

seems like this new momentum program is basically a fruit, vegetables, greens and beans diet. The concept of filling foods does mean a whole lot of stuff that comes out of the ground.

I look forward to their "SUPERCHARGE" program next year where they TOTALLY copy what McDougall and others have been preaching for years. Maybe they build in a little of the Joel Fuhrman nutrient density points system.

Is is pretty cool, I don't mean to be cynical. It just does appear that someone has figured out how to successfully market a plant based diet.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 3:55 PM

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Copying The Beck Diet Solution

In addition to taking some great ideas from Fuhrman, they also are incorporating many ideas from the Beck Diet Solution. They call this "helpful habits"

Here is what I found googling helpful habits:

"The Helpful Habits section is another new aspect of the Momentum Plan. They have tracked down the eight things that successful Weight Watcher members do:

* Ask for help
* Learn from experience
* Manage your environment
* Manage your feelings
* Manage your thoughts
* Monitor yourself
* Prepare yourself
* Take care of yourself

There is a training segment for each of these that will help you learn these habits for yourself. These aren’t a simple replacement for the Tools For Living. They are habits that you can teach yourself to keep on track."

Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:04 AM

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From what I've heard, it's making core and flex one plan. The core foods are now filling foods. Basically, it's teaching you more of the basics of what foods are good for you but if you slip, you still have your points as a backup. I guess it's also to make things easier, you now only have one choice. Unless I'm wrong, it's not like there are three choices now, when you sign up for weight watchers, you're signing up for the one program, the momentum program.

I have two friends that swear by weight watchers, say it's the only thing that has worked.

Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:14 AM

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Weight Watchers Momentum Program

I have been on the WW program since April, and am now doing the Momentum Program. I have just completed my Team Profile for Bootcamp and intend to jump-start my diet to get me out of this plateau!


Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:57 AM

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karen- what is bootcamp? what do you learn?

Friday, December 26, 2008, 5:22 PM

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I am sort of confused. On their web site they seem to be promoting new foods, but when you go to the weight watchers boards it seems like everyone thinks that this new program is just like core, no real difference.

Do you see any new foods on the filling foods list?

Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:45 AM

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Were Vegetables Always 0 Points?

I noticed on the weight watchers website a recipe with olive oil that was 0 points. Was this always the case? Does fruit still count as a point or are they now 0 points as well?

Monday, December 29, 2008, 2:28 PM

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This is a link to some other discussions of Weight Watchers on the site. As we learn more about Momentum we can update it.



Monday, December 29, 2008, 3:17 PM

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