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Old 05-03-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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Question Share a days menu Red/Purple plan users..

Hi everyone.. Being the new kid .. I am still finding mny footing in this new program.. would any of you red or purple plans share a day in your life what a menu looks like for you.. one maybe you like or could be it is easy or whatever.. just a sample of Your day's menu.. and state if you are on red plan or purple.. I hope this will really help others out too maybe discover some neat meals or quick fixes.. thanks Kim
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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Hi Kim --

I'm new to this website too, just lurking here and there, but what a great way to have others give you advise / thoughts on your meals. I started 1/1/06 and down about 26.4 lbs. Its been slow going, and I havnt been that pleased with my center. My first visit was the Monday after new years and the counselor fell asleep during my session; I nearly died and just coughed loudly.


Anyways, I am on Red plus -- no lites -- here is my day

Breakfast: light bread with one ounce cheese / 4 ounces OJ (1 S, 1/2 P, 1 FR)

snack: yogurt (1 D), 6 reduce fat wheat thins

lunch - salad (lettuce, tomatoes & cucumbers) with 4 ounces of thin & trim turkey breast (3 V, 1P)

snack - 6 reduce fat wheat thins (1 S)

dinner - shrimp 7 ounces stirfried with broccolli (1 P, 2 V, 1 FA)

snack - 2 ounces light cheese (1 DA)

late snack - 1 slice bread (1 S), 1 large apple (2 FR)

I might add I work night shift --

I've started to drink more lemon water to try and flush out my system

I tend to use my dairy with 1 yogurt and 2 ounces of RF cheese, and try not to have my breads with my meals at dinner; I cant remember the last time I had rice or a baked potatoe; my center said not to mix them together ..

I've also been doing weights at least 3x a week (well not true weights, I met with a PT from my gym and she put me on a very mini program, but I do weights for my legs and arms, and then ball squats -- its about a 20 minute routine) -- and then the days I do that, I try and do at least 30 minutes of cardio -- the days I dont do weights, I try for at least 20 minutes of cardio -- I know I have to increase it to at least 30, but I was excited tonite when I got my heart rate to 140 for the first time since I started to work out

Very anxious to watch others and please feel free to comment on my day
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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My favorite red day looks like this: I do red with no lites

Breakfast
1 mini bagel (S)
1 TBS RF peanut butter (1/2 P)
4 oz OJ or other fruit juice (F)

Mid AM - Large granny smith apple (2F)

Lunch
7 oz grilled chicken (P)
1 pita pocket (S)
1 C steamed veggies (2V) or a salad with lettuce, tomato and cuke

Mid PM -

Dinner
5 oz grilled beef (P)
1/3 C wild rice (S)
1 C steamed veggies (2V)

Evening - 8 oz FF milk and 7 raw almonds

This is what I would call a "heavy" day - bagels and beef are pretty solid foods and seem to take a little longer to go through my system.... I do a day like this once or twice a week.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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Yesterday's Diary - Red Plus - no lites
Breakfast - 3 TBS reduced fat peanut butter (crunchy) on 1 english muffin, toasted, with 1 banana sliced across the top of both halves of muffin.
Lunch - salad (spinach and romaine - 2V) 4 oz roasted chicken breast
Okay - wait... do you want an actual or what is recorded on the journal? LOL So far I am posting actual
Dinner - scallops, butter, spinach salad, fettucine with asparagus and parmesan(posted on recipe thread)
liquid fruit - quite a few (not recorded)
Recorded - strawberries, cheese, apple
recorded 8 glasses of water, drank - @ 130 oz of water

Malibu Kelly, who I dearly love now and help every day in her COD progression, said it was all about exchanges. I never cheat if I exchange. 1 extra protein (excess steak) might equal a dairy and a fat if I need it to. HOWEVER... I must add this disclaimer. I do not recommend any newbie to do this. I tried MK's thoughts at the beginning but I didn't know how my body worked or what it needed to lose weight. I was not as successful. I have been doing LAWL since Jan 24 and have dieted off and on for 19 years. I have taken the best of WW and the best of LAWL and made it work for me. I can travel and I can drink and can still be above the guaranteed 2lbs per week loss without doing ANY of their supplements or products.

I know that starches are not my friends.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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Sounds great! and yo uall are doing so well.. I can't wait to post my favorite weightloss days menu..

Karen... your menu sounds so good!!! but like you starches mostly processed ones.. = weight gain or no losses;; I really want to be able to incoporate going out and having a drink(what kind of exchange is that?) like the other night DH and I went out..belated anniversary dinner.... 15 years... woo hoo.. anyways.. I had 1/2 a delmonico steak..about 4 oz.. and 1/2 broiled salmon steak.. 3 oz.. and green beans.. no bread... oooh hubby ate those rolls smothered in butter.. but I knew my drink was a trade off adn that margarita was well worth it!! and the scales still showed a loss next day.. yeah!!

Lori.. I tend to do the same thing when a meal seems to work and I like it, just use it a few times a week.. makes it so much easier than wondering, okay now what can I eat..

Sue.. welcome and glad to meet you.. thanks for helping me see everyday peoples eating habits it helps me kind of get an idea..

would love to hear more.. thanks all..Have a great POP day.. Kim
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:19 AM   #6
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I am on red plus with out the lites so I get 2 1/2 p, 4v, 4f, 4s, 2d, 1fat

Breakfast - mini bagel w/ff cream cheese (1s, .3 C i don't use very much)
1/2 banana OR orange juice 4 oz or fruit leather 1 (f)
either yogurt or milk (d)

Snack
nuts (1/2P) (natural no salt or anything)
celery and cream cheese (v .3 c)
raisins or fruit leather (f)

Lunch (usually eaten over a 2-3 hour period)
if working subway turkey sand w/ light mayo vinegar lettuce tomato onion mustard (2s, p, 2v)
or cottage cheese (p)
LS V8 juice 8oz (2V)
and rf wheat thins 12 (2s)
1c mixed frozed berries with splenda (f)S

Snack
fruit orange, fruit leather, raisins, sometimes prunes (f)

Dinner
Steak, shrimp or chicken (p)
salad (however much I need to get all my veggies for the day)
sometimes if I have a starch left I put homemade crutons on my salad

snack
milk

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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Here's a pretty typical day for me.

Red, no lites (2-1/2 P, 4V, 3 F, 3 S, 1 D, 1 Fa)

Breakfast:
4 oz n/f yogurt (1/2 D)
3/8 cup cottage cheese (1/2 P)
1 apple (1 F)
1/2 cup oatmeal (1 S)

No snack

Lunch:
2 cups lettuce (2 V)
7 oz turkey breast or 8 oz chicken breast (1 P)

Snack:
rice cake w/ 1 Tbsp R/F cream cheese (1 S, 1 Fa)
plum (1 F)

Dinner:
1 pc lite bread (or pita pocket) (1 S)
1-1/2 cups lettuce with 1/2 tomato (2 V)
1 oz lite cheese (1/2 D)
7 oz turkey breast or 8 oz chicken breast (1 P)

Snack:
2 cups hot lemon water (1 F)


I know you aren't supposed to "split" dairies, but I have been losing an average of 4 lbs a week this way, so I'm not changing unless it starts to be a problem.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:24 PM   #8
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My favorite Red with no lites day looks like this:

B- 1 egg, 1 wedge laughing cow lite cheese, 1 mini bagel

S- Braeburn apple

L- 7 oz 99% lean turkey breast with 1 chopped tomato, seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin to make awesome taco meat, 1 oz RF sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. I pour this over lettuce, and squirt it with Minute Maid lime juice and top with FF sour cream. Best taco salad ever.

S- 1 cup frozen rasberries, nuked till hot and juicey. Add a packet or two of splenda, and tear up a toasted pita. Stir it all together, let sit for 5 minutes, top with FF cool whip, viola! Cobbler.

D- 8 oz Grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup fried red potatoes and onions (fried in Pam), 1 cup cooked broccoli and cauliflower with mortons and garlic powder.

S- 1 orange

Water all day, coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and sleepytime tea before bed.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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Sue. you are shorting yourself on your breakfast. 1 oz rf cheese is 1/4 protein on red, not half. Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I am all about getting what you are due
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Lori, you did it too, I think. I think on red 1 tbsp pb= 1/3 protein, not 1/2
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2 oz RF cheese = 1 dairy on Red

But, 3T RF p-nut butter = 1P.

Dairy, you were 1/2 right
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:00 PM   #12
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She said 1 oz cheese was half a PROTEIN, not half dairy. I think red has 4 oz cheese as 1 protein, therefore wouldn't 1 oz be 1/4 protein?
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:14 PM   #13
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Dairy- You are right about the cheese, wrong about the PB. One red 4 0z of cheese= 1 protein.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:17 PM   #14
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No, she's right about the PB 3tbl=1P

Can't chime in on the cheese as a protein since my center still won't let me do it . . .
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My center says that 3 T of PB= 1 protein, but a half a protein of PB is only 1 T. Doesn't makes sense, though.
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