Momentum is no longer available from Weight Watchers, as of November 2010. All Weight Watchers members now follow the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program, the biggest update to the plan in 13 years reflecting current research.
Using the trademarked Weight Watchers Points System, Momentum centers around fueling your body with fiber-rich foods, lean proteins and good fats. Certain foods like those high in fiber keep us feeling full longer because it takes longer for the body to digest them. We fall into problems when we’re dieting when we starve ourselves and let our blood sugar drop. Our knee-jerk reaction then becomes to reach for a quick fix like foods that contain white sugar or refined flours or even the fast-food drive-thru.
The Momentum program prevents this trap by teaching us how to consume meals and snacks that are full of fiber and high in water content. Combined with lean proteins and small amounts of fat, the foods on the Momentum program make us feel full longer and give our body the sustained energy it needs to function without experiencing crashes in energy.
The Momentum program operates just like any other Weight Watchers program from support groups to exercise to weigh-ins. You’ll have the option to follow it online or via meetings. Recipes for certain Momentum dishes like the Italian Turkey Burgers shown here are available online.