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doxielover
01-02-2005, 02:40 PM
:thanks: Hi, all! I am new here to 3FC and going to start WW this week - If I register online they have a great deal so once I register online I need to wait for the materials to be sent to me before I go to a meeting.

My problem is this...

I need to see sample menus/journals of what people eat while on WW so I can plan ahead and go to the grocery store. I am a better person when given direction on what to eat. I am also a quick breakfast eater - are there any foods that are good to eat for WW that are quick and easy?

One of my friends did ediets and liked the way their whole week was planned out -along with given a sheet to take to the grocery store so they knew what to buy. Is there an aspect on either of the WW online registrations that will do that?

Can anyone help me? If you have them electronically, I can give you my email address if that would be better.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


mauvaisroux
01-02-2005, 08:45 PM
Well it depends on how many points you are allowed each day.

I am currently allowed 22 points per day so here is a week of menus that I use for myself.

I do eat salad almost everyday because I really enjoy it and I am also not in the habit of eating sweets so most of my snacks are fruit or veggies with hummous.

Hope this helps! :D

Monday

Breakfast:
3/4 bran flakes 1pt
1 small banana 2 pts
1/2 cup 2% milk 1.5 pts
1 coffee with cream and sugar 1 pt

Snack:
1 cup fat free, sugar free yogurt 2 pts
1 cup herbal tea 0 pts

Lunch:
2 cups romaine lettuce 0pts
1 can tuna packed in water 3 pts
1 small tomato, sliced 0 pts
1 tbsp Renee's dressing 1 pt
1 apple 1 pt
1 oz cheese 2 pts

Snack:
1 ww "just 2 points" bar 2 pts
1 cup herbal tea 0 pts

Dinner:
This is my WW night so I have to eat at the mall on the way there.
1 Subway 6inch veggie sub with plain mustard instead of dressing.
1 bag Lay's baked potato chips and a diet coke.
Not sure about the point total off the top of my head :shrug:

Snack:
2 small tangerines 1 pt

Tuesday

Breakfast:
6 oz tomato juice 1 pt
1/2egg 1 pt
2 slices Canadian bacon 2 pts
1 cup coffee with 2 tbs cream and 1 tsp sugar 1 pt

Snack:
1 stalk of celery 0 pts
1 wedge Laughing Cow light cheese 1 pt

Lunch:
2 cups romaine lettuce 0pts
1 oz lean ham 2 pts
1 small tomato, sliced 0 pts
1 tbsp Renee's dressing 1 pt
1 apple 1 pt
1 tbsps low- sugar dressing 1 pts
sugar free jello 0 pts

Snack:
2 turkey rollups 2 pts

Dinner:
3oz grilled chicken with lemon pepper 3 pts
1 cup steamed green beans 0pts
1 tsp butter on beans 1 pt
Tossed salad (greens, peppers, tomatoes) 0 pts
2 tbs low sugar dressing 2 pts

Dessert or snack:
baby carrots and 1/4 cup hummus 2 pts


Wednesday

Breakfast:
3/4 bran flakes 1pt
1 small banana 2 pts
1/2 cup 2% milk 1.5 pts
1 coffee with cream and sugar 1 pt

Snack:
1 stalk of celery 0 pts
1 wedge Laughing Cow light cheese 1 pt

Lunch:
Chef’s salad- mixed greens with 1 oz each 4 pts
Ham or turkey and low fat cheese, tomato wedges
2 tbsps low- sugar dressing 2 pts
sugar free jello 0 pts

Snack:
2 turkey rollups 2 pts

Dinner:
Broiled steak (4 oz) 4 pts
broccoli
tossed salad (greens, peppers, tomatoes) 0 pts
2 tbsp balsamic vinagraitte dressing 2 pts

Dessert or snack:
14 cashews 2 pts
1- 8oz glass of Crystal light, diet soda or water 0 pts


Thursday

Breakfast:
6 oz tomato juice 1 pt
2 slices Canadian bacon 2 pts
1 cup coffee with 2 tbs cream and 1 tsp sugar 1 pt

Snack:
celery 0 pts
1 wedge laughing cow cheese 1 pts

Lunch:
chicken ceasar salad bacon bits - no croutons 4 pts
2tbsp low sugar ceasar dressing 2 pts
sugar free jello 0 pts

Snack:
2 turkey rollups 2 pts

Dinner:
filet of sole, baked in tinfoil with lemon juice 4 pts
snow peas, steamed 0 pts
red cabbage sauteed in tsp olive oil 1 pts

Dessert or snack:
baby carrots and 1/4 cup hummus 2 pts

Friday

Breakfast:
3/4 bran flakes 1pt
1 small banana 2 pts
1/2 cup 2% milk 1.5 pts
1 coffee with cream and sugar 1 pt

Snack:
2 turkey rollups 2 pts
1- 8 oz glass of Crystal Light, diet soda or water 0 pt

Lunch:
broiled steak (4oz) 4 pts
romaine, tomato, cabbage salad 0 pts
2 tbs low sugar dressing 2 pts

Snack:
cucumber coins with balsamic vinegar 0 pts

Dinner:
Balsamic chicken 4 pts
1 cup steamed broccoli 0 pts
1 tsp butter 1 pt
Tossed salad (greens, peppers, tomatoes) 0 pts
2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette dressing 2 pts

Dessert or snack:
½ cup of 2% milk 2 pts


Saturday

Breakfast:
6 oz tomato juice 1 pt
½ a cheese, mushroom & herb omelet 3 pts
(split with DH or use one egg only)
1 cup coffee with 2 tbs cream and 1 tsp sugar 1 pt

Snack:
1 stalk celery 0 pts
1 wedge laughing cow cheese 1 pt
1- 8 oz glass of Crystal Light, diet soda or water 0 pts

Lunch:
grilled chicken breast (4.5 oz) 3 pts
2 cups romaine lettuce 0 pts
2tbs low sugar dressing 2 pts
½ cup sugar free jello 0 pts

Snack:
14 cashews 2 pts

Dinner:
6 oz grilled fish with herbs 3 pts
steamed green beans 0 pts
1 tsp butter 1 pt
tossed salad(greens, gr. pepper, tomatoes) 0 pts
2 tbs low sugar dressing 2 pts

Dessert or snack:
Ricotta crème (3pts)


Sunday

Breakfast:
½ egg, scrambled 1 pt
2 slices Canadian bacon 2 pts
1 cup of coffee with 2 tbsp cream and 1 tsp sugar 1 pt

Snack:
1 wedge laughing cow cheese 1 pt
1 stalk of celery 0 pts
1- 8oz glass of Crystal light, diet soda or water 0 pts

Lunch:
crab cobb salad 6 pts

Snack:
14 cashews 2 pts

Dinner:
Marinated London Broil 4pts
Green beans 0 pts
1 tsp butter 1 pts
Tossed salad (greens, peppers, tomatoes) 0 pts
2 tbs low sugar dressing 2 pts

Snack or Dessert
½ cup 2% milk 2 pts

Kelly_S
01-03-2005, 01:17 PM
Meal Planning Help!

Arizona Daily Star Wednesday 19 July 2000 Edition
Meal plan helps busy parents

Initially, it will take time to create your notebook, but it will be worth the effort. You will have easy, quick, nutritious meals available each day or week.

By Diana Koenig


Q: Every night I am faced with the dilemma of what to fix for dinner.

It is hard to plan meals and prepare them while driving children from one activity to another.

I need an easy solution.

A: Our busy lives make it difficult to plan and prepare the evening meal every day.

When you are taxi service from school to sporting events and then you have an evening meeting to attend, it is easy to rely on fast food as an alternative to home cooking.

A written plan you have prepared ahead of time is a great tool to help you serve nutritious meals to your family.

Use a three-ring notebook with a plastic insert on the front cover.

Type or write "Simple Meals Planned by (insert your name)."

Put your personalized paper in the plastic insert of your notebook. Add paper to your notebook.

At the top of the first page write "Meal 1."

On the top of the second piece of paper write "Meal 2" and continue until you have completed 10 meals.

Start with Meal 1 and write down the name of each food item that you plan to prepare.

If it includes a recipe, make a notation next to the item and include the name of the cookbook with the page number.

Continue with the other meal plans until you have completed 10.

If you would like more variety, you can add other meal plans at a later date.

Your notebook can continue to grow as you have time to create new plans.

You could purchase cookbooks that already have meal plans, but your customized plan will please your family's taste buds.

Choose meals that are easy to prepare and foods your family will enjoy.

Plan balanced meals, including an item from each major food group.

One problem with fast foods is that the fruit and vegetable food group is ignored.

If you need to include a green vegetable and if broccoli is not popular, choose another vegetable, such as green beans.

Initially, it will take time to create your notebook, but it will be worth the effort.

You will have easy, quick, nutritious meals available each day.

Your meal plan is designed primarily for use on the days you do not have time to play the roll of gourmet cook.

Do not let your meal plan notebook be a substitute for the days you choose to put on your gourmet hat and prepare a new food dish.

It is important to introduce your family to new foods.

When you have completed your meal plan notebook, look at your weekly schedule and write the meal number on your calendar or daytimer.

Before you go to the grocery store, look at which meal plans you will be using during the week, so you can purchase the necessary ingredients.

Some meals can be prepared ahead of time and frozen, such as lasagna.

You will need to make a notation on your calendar to thaw the lasagna in the refrigerator ahead of time.

The author stated, “We have a couple of popular meal plans at our house:

Meal 1

Sloppy Joes

Brown 2 pounds of hamburger, drain and add ketchup and barbecue sauce. Serve on hamburger buns.


French fries

Baked in the oven.


Green beans

Frozen or canned. Cook on the stove or microwave.


Watermelon slices

(This is a fast meal to prepare, and everyone in the family enjoys it.)

Meal 2

Upside-down pizza

1 pound hamburger

1 medium onion

1 (15 2/3-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

2/3 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)

6-ounce can black olives sliced and drained (optional)

1 (6-ounce) package shredded mozzarella

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Brown hamburger and add onion. Drain juice and add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and olives.

Heat until it bubbles, then pour into ungreased 9-by-13-inch pan.

Sprinkle mozzarella on top.

In blender, whirl eggs, milk, oil, flour, and salt until smooth.

Evenly pour over mozzarella, then sprinkle Parmesan. Bake 25 minutes, uncovered at 400 degrees until crust is puffed and brown.


Lettuce salad

You can buy a bag of your favorite prepared salad.


Kelly_S
01-03-2005, 01:18 PM
Actually if you do the online version you get absolutely nothing sent to you at all. It is all available online. If you order the at-home version you get everything you get at meetings sent to you in one package.

So if you are truly doing online program they have meal planning help there.