LA Weight Loss - Old color coded plans - can anyone tell me what the exchanges were for each?

09-15-2007, 02:54 AM
I need to know what the servings/exchanges were for the old color coded plans. Surely there is someone on this board who remembers the breakdown of each?

I would appreciate someone posting the plan specifics, with and without the lites so much. I searched the forums but could not find it, even though i am sure it is there somewhere.

Thanks so much

09-15-2007, 04:25 PM
I am on Red w/lites and here is the breakdown:

2.5 Proteins
4 Veggies
3 Fruits
3 Starches
1 Dairy
1 Fat
2 LA Lites
3 Condiments
1/4 Tsp. Morton Lite Salt
64 oz Water

09-15-2007, 05:11 PM
Purple w/ lites
2 Protein
4 Veg
3 Fruit
2 Starches
1 Dairy
1 Fat
2 Lites
3 condiments

09-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Gold w/lites (this is where you lose 2 oz. of protein, and some off the vegetarian proteins)

2 Protein
3 Vegetables
3 Fruits
2 Starches
1 Dairy
1 Fat
2 LA Lites
3 condiments

09-16-2007, 06:05 PM
Thanks so much, Britt and Stephanie, I copied the information you sent into a word document and as soon as someone posts the blue, I think I will have them all.

I really appreciate this. With the turnover rate at the COD, I don't want to count on getting a counsellor who will not remember the color coded plans as I continue "down" the weight loss path.


09-16-2007, 08:56 PM
Blue w Lites

2.5 proteins (1 protein = 3 oz cooked beef; 5 oz cooked chicken; 1/2C egg beaters; 4 oz cooked fish; 4 oz cooked turkey; 4 oz canned tuna; 1 veggie burger, 2T RF peanut butter
3 veggies
3 fruits
3 starches
1 dairy
1 fat
2 la lites

09-17-2007, 12:43 PM
Thanks Joni. I just realized that the portion sizes changed with the Blue Plan, do they change with any of the others that were posted? I am on Red 1 w/o Lites and the portions are different than the ones you listed.

Britt and Stephanie, you were so kind to post the breakdown on the Purple, Gold and Red, if you see this could you post the protein sizes like Joni did?

Thanks again everyone

09-17-2007, 12:55 PM

From what I have in my notes, you add 2 oz of protein per serving on the Purple and Red Plans to what is posted. So, the 5 oz of chicken would be 7, 3 oz of Beef would be 5, etc. I don't have anyting on the Blue. Sorry.

09-17-2007, 01:08 PM

From what I have in my notes, you add 2 oz of protein per serving on the Purple and Red Plans to what is posted. So, the 5 oz of chicken would be 7, 3 oz of Beef would be 5, etc. I don't have anyting on the Blue. Sorry.

OK- I adjusted my notes to include this information and it does make total sense.
Since Joni posted the adjustment for the Blue Plan, lookes like the Purple and Red, Red 1 too, protein sizes are bigger than the Blue, Gold and Green.

You guys are awesome. Thanks a million.

09-18-2007, 12:37 PM
What comes after Gold? I think it's Green. Anyone care to share the details on that one. I am plan 1 and would like to see how it compares. I much prefer the old color plans....


09-18-2007, 02:22 PM
Green is horrible. I would think you would starve on it.

Here is the information:

2 P, 1 D, 2 S, 2 V, 2 F, 1 Fat

09-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Thank you, looks pretty much like plan 1 and YES it is horrible. I am having a really hard time!

09-18-2007, 08:05 PM
How do you know what plan you are on?

I just joined and I am not losing as fast as I had hoped.

This is what I get:
3 1/2 P
4 V
4 F
5 S
3 D
2 F
0 LA Lites

09-19-2007, 12:40 AM
Hi everyone,

I was just reading thru this thread and I am confused as to what color my plan used to be. I am on plan 3 and I have

Thank you

09-19-2007, 12:08 PM

I am not sure what color plan that the new plan 3 used to be, but the portions have changed, so don't just match the number of servings. The protein portions are now based on cooked, not raw, weight and some of the fruits are different. I know the starches have changed too. The basic number of calories are the same when translating the color coded to the newer numbered plans (Free to Live to Feel Full plans) but the nutritional breakdown is totally different. My body did not respond to the newer breakdown and my doctor recommended I stay on the older plan.

Hope that helps. Probably clear as mud, right?

bradleys mom
09-19-2007, 12:46 PM
Pumkinisalnd. It looks to me like you are on Plan 4, the same as I am on. Check on the front of your diary.

Be patient! I didn't lose, but gained the first two weeks after I started. Then after my body got used to my new lifestyle, I started dropping big numbers, sometimes up to 5 lbs a week. It really is a "work in progress". You may have to look at some of the foods you are eating that may not be agreeing with you! For instance I was eating a lot of carrots, and bananas. My counselor told me to stop eating those altogether, or if I had to have them just eat them once a week. Also instead of me counting 2 slices of light wheat as 1 starch, I only get 1 slice of light wheat for 1 starch.

You really must trust your counselors at your center. Talk to them and make sure they are critiquing every single day, every single meal in your diary. They will guide you in the right direction.

Mama Nicole
05-02-2008, 02:30 PM
bumping up for catseye :)

05-02-2008, 02:58 PM
My number is 4.

3 1/2 proteins
4 vegatables
4 fruits
5 starches
3 dairy
2 fat
2 lites
3 condiments
and water water water!

05-02-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm on the same plan as you cotton, hopefully going down to plan 3 today. I think that plan 4 is too much starch and food for me, I seem to not be losing any weight. :(

05-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks all!!! Does anyone know what order they go in?

Is it:

1. RED
is that right?

05-02-2008, 06:20 PM
I think blue is between gold and purple and for people that work different hours like shift work?? Don't quote me on that. There is also green after gold.

05-02-2008, 08:38 PM
I'm not familiar with the color coded plans, but my new meal plan is #3 and the book is green??

05-02-2008, 10:31 PM
I went from purple to gold and would have gone to green if I had gone low enough, I dont know where blue fits in! LOL

Mama Nicole
05-08-2008, 12:26 PM
bumping up for Heidz