Changes To The Weight Watchers Program: Some Feedback On Momentum and New Points System
Another great email from a subscriber to our Tip Of The Day coaching program. We have been writing about Weight Watchers Momentum, and encouraging people to get restarted on the program if WW has been a fit for them in the past. We have also been blogging about how people can get motivated to go to Weight Watchers if they have signed up but are having a hard time showing up to the meetings.
I have asked specifically for people to tell me their successes with the new plan. The idea here is that this can motivate others to join or to make similar changes on their own.
I have done Weight Watchers in the past, more times than I care to admit. :-) Some
of the reasons I am feeling like it is a better fit for me now, are
actually changes in me, not their program. Specifically; I'm not
looking for the 'perfect program', just a tool to help me find what
works for me, I am eating a LOT more fruit and veg, which makes points
go much further, and I view the program as my choice rather than
something I 'have to do' which tends to makes me rebel.
More specific to the Momentum program: I like not having to choose
between the Flex and the Core programs - I always felt like the grass
must be greener on the other plan! Also, the new formula for points
gives me a few more points per day, which seems to be just enough that
I don't feel deprived."
This is great to hear, and very interesting. One thing we talk a lot about on this blog, in the Tip of The Day emails, in our coaching programs is "Diet Fusion"- the idea that there is no magic bullet and you need to incorporate the proven elements of different diets together and discover what works for you. And this subscriber has successfully adopted that idea.
It is also interesting to hear that the emphasis on fruits and vegetables "makes points go much further." This is something we emphasize and is at the core of our relationship with Dr. Fuhrman. He shows us why we need to increase fruits and vegetables, not just that we need to. It is a very important distinction. Weight Watchers has moved in this direction, and their new Set Points System helps to provide some structure around this.
Dr. Fuhrman talks a lot about the relationship between fruits and vegetables and hunger- that when your body is getting the nutrients it needs, that helps to curb the hunger cravings. The micronutrients in plant based food are key to getting your body what it needs. Weight Watchers has made fruits and vegetables a greater focus of their program and it appears to be working. If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between food and hunger, and how to learn what "true hunger" really is, please get a copy of Eat For Health. You can learn more about the book by clicking here, and we also have a link to a PEERtrainer discount.