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Does anyone use WW frozen meals?

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hello, I am thinking of going back to WW. Lost about 40 pounds a few years ago but have gained it all back plus a few. Really need to loose around 70 pounds and have found it so hard getting started again! I have thought about Jenny Craig or Nurti System but it's so expensive and I've heard the food isn't that great. I guess my question is, do any of you use WW or Lean Cuisine type meals as the bulk of your WW program? I know I would have to add in other foods, especially fruits and veggies, but thought if I didn't have to obsess about "what to cook" I might do better? Any suggestions?
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I've never been on weight watchers before but I do buy some of the WW brand stuff. I really like their blueberry muffins for when I am craving something sweet, and sometimes I use their shredded cheese for when I'm cooking.

As for lean cuisines that is everyday lunch! Right now my fridge has lean cuisine pastas, lasagna, and whole grain lean pockets with stuff like brocolli and cheddar, mushroom and spinach, and chicken pizza.

The lean cuisines are way cheaper than something like nutri or jenny. They are like . . .1.15 at walmart and it is almost a whole meal in and of itself.

Whenever I buy a new cuisine I use fit day to enter the nutrition facts in and just work it into my day by balancing it out. I hate to cook, so most of my food is in the freezer.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:19 AM   #3
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I'm about to start on WW next week, and although I don't use them as the bulk of my meals, (I like to cook) I stockpile a few at work for lunch or at home for when I don't feel like cooking. They're really yummy too, I would just be concerned about the levels of sodium in them if i ate them more than once in a while.
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When I first started last year I ate them daily. I do not do WW per se, but just found them easier. I switched to eating mostly whole foods in late summer because they keep me more filled up. The one thing you have to watch is sodium. Just drink rec. daily water and you should be fine.
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I prefer the Lean Cusines to the WW and I find that most of the time they go on sale more, that is when I buy in bulk. What I like to do is if I am bringing to work for lunch I will make a big salad and micro a chicken and rice at home in the morning and at lunch time I put over the salad cold the sauce serves as dressing so I save points there and it can be as big or small as I like it depending on the amount of veggies. There are tons of ways to do this program and cut down the amount of cooking you have to do. Another good one is the progresso soups 0 Points you can add veggies to the veg soup and Shrimp and change it from a soup to a gumbo for a small amount of daily points. The key is to find what suits your lifestyle, and go from there. Good Luck
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I like the lean pockets for a quick and easy breakfast. There are lots of frozen meals available. You might check out the healthy choice and there is another by Michelena's (Or close to it I think) Take your points counter and spend some time in the frozen food aisle and see what lloks good and point friendly.
I cook a lot so I don't use them much, but I say take advantage of anything and everything that helps you along your weight loss path. Losing weight is hard enough in itself, if anything makes it easier go for it!
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I do use Frozen meals but I use them less and less as my time on WW continues. I think they help alot when you don't want to have to weigh, measurre and cook. The new Healthy choice meals are especially good!
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I started WW today. Wegmans had the WW products on sale so I loaded up. I had the breakfast sandwich this morning that has a muffin, egg, cheese, and canadian bacon in it. It was very good.
For lunch, I had the beef strogonoff. That was also very good.
I bought them to start my week on WW. I won't eat them that much once I get going because of all the sodium in them.
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This is my sixth week on WW. Generally I have a frozen meal and fruit for lunch but some days I have other things. I've used all of the brands. Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice have the WW points on the boxes which is great. So I usually stock up on them and so far there's only been one that I really didn't care for at all. This week I bought some of the Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers to have for dinner on nights when I'm home alone with my Dad (he's not on WW but my mom and I are) so he can have his not good for you foods and I'll just pop mine in the microwave and have some fruit or a salad with it. It's definitely easy and convenient.
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I generally keep 2-4 in the freezer.. different brands. I normally do my own cooking. But on those days when I just don't know what to cook, or don't want to, I pop those babies in the micro. One for me and one for DH.
We generally have them once a month or so. I really am not a huge fan of the different things they put in the dinners to make them look and taste the same as the day they froze them. Healthy, lean, WW, or whatever, they all add extra's to make them taste good.
I personally don't recommend doing them as a daily thing, its really not as healthy as making yourself a quick bowl of oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, etc. for breakfast, a sandwich and salad for lunch, and soup or such for dinner. Those are all just as quick, if not quicker if preplanned and premade (i.e. Egg salad lasts for about a week in the fridge, boil up 8 eggs instead of 2 and make a whole bunch at once) than micro meals. And they are way healthier choices and much more flexible to your needs and wants.
That's just my perspective on the fact that we are trying to make our bodies healthier, not just weigh less.
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That WW stuff is way too freaking expensive. I cook my own meals and freeze them in meal portions.

I hate those meals because it's never enough food for me and I think the points are so high! If I am eating 7 points, I better be full and not need another meal along side it. For how small those meals are, they should be 2-3 points.

I can do better cooking for myself.
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i eat the WW Smartone meals and i like them alot.. i basically only buy the pasta ones and i think they taste great... while the lean cusines look really yummy they are more expensive than WWmeals. I have also purchased the WW creamcheese which i love!
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:07 PM   #13
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I use them occasionally,usually for lunch when I'm hungry and no time to fix something else. I use LC as well. I stay away from all the meals that have pasta/potatoes/and stick w/the ones that have just the veggies and meat..
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:11 PM   #14
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I buy some weight watchers meals to have in for when I have been to busy to cook.

They do the temptations meals that are a little more expensive, steak in peppercorn sauce with potatoe, chicken breast in a spicy tom sauce with potato wedges etc, theyre lovely.

I will be having a look at their range but I think calorie counting and getting off my backside is more productive for me than joining a club. xx
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I agree with FatGirlTale - make your own! I do have a few of those frozen meals in my freezer but I like to know what is in my food and have control over flavors, sodium, etc. So this past week I made up my own spaghetti and meatballs and froze them in individual portions. I pop them in the microwave just the same and I get more, get the ease of a frozen meal, get flavors I like better, and spend WAY less money. Even when those meals are on sale they are still expensive. Shoot, if you leave the meat of of it you could make like 7 frozen spaghetti meals for about $3 (for all of them - $1 for the pasta, $2 for a jar of sauce!) rather than spend anywhere from $2-4 per meal at the store. I think the key is to have fun with it and find things that you really enjoy eating so you can better stick to the plan.
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