I saw this question of Weight Watcher SETPoints in the PEERtrainer community this morning. This is the first I have heard of it, but at first glance it seems to confirm what I have started to think- that the new Weight Watchers Momentum Program is a different and much better overall offering than before.
In the example the person gave in the community salmon was a certain points value with the regular Weight Watchers Point System and a lower value with the new SETPoint system. One is to conclude that this new system is incentivizing you to eat healthier foods.
If you are thinking about joining or rejoining Weight Watchers, you want to make sure you are really ready to follow through on their program. PEERtrainer has put together this weight loss readiness quiz that will help you ballpark how willing you are to lose weight and if is a true priority. This in turn helps you understand your "odds" of losing weight. Take a look at the quiz and really answer those questions as honestly as you can.
I checked out the Weight Watchers message boards and there was some discussion about this. Someone pointed out that if you are doing Weight Watchers Online you have the option of counting your points in either the old or new SETPoint system. If you go to meetings, the book you get will have these two different values as well.
In addition to this being a great overall move for them to make the best diet possible, they also make it harder to count points on your own. We have heard that the Weight Watchers recipes are great and that you have to sign up to get them. With this new SETPoint system, it makes doing Weight Watchers on your own pretty much impossible. They are forcing you to join. They do offer a great new free tool, the weight loss readiness assessment. There are options to save money when you join, and you have to go to their website to find exact pricing and details.
But overall we keep hearing good stuff from these guys. As we say in our coaching programs, you have to be open to the best tools out there and realize that you might be at a very different stage in your life then you once were.
So what is the WW Momentum Program?
Posted by: Amy | November 09, 2010 at 09:19 PM
Basically, you didn't answer the question at all - what setpoints are. Thanks for NOTHING!
Posted by: Cynthia | December 30, 2009 at 10:51 PM