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Old 10-20-2010, 04:02 PM   #16  
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Veggies in the morning are a no-no???? I thought we could spread them out throughout the day....just as long as we were getting in our 4 C.
I just met with my coach (2nd week) and she said veggies are okay with the omelet, or any time, as long as I don't exceed the 4 cup total. Onion, bellpepper and mushrooms make the omelet taste much better and keep me filled longer. I hope that's correct.
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If you want to keep to the lowest carb, stick to the drinks, puddings, and soups. All the restricted stuff has a lot more carbs (relatively - 15 vs 3-5). There is a bunch I haven't tried, due to wanting to keep carbs as low as possible. Below is my review of the ones I've tried.

Best drinks:
1) Wildberry Yogurt Drink - 100 cal, 5 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - I really like this. You have to let it sit in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes, to let it really get chill and let the little berry-bits rehydrate. One of my favorite breakfast drinks!
2) Blueberry, Cranberry, Pomegranate - 90 cal, 2 carb, 18 protein
3) Pina Colada Smoothie - 80 cal, 3 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - good if really chilled

OK drinks:
4) Orange Drink Mix - 100 cal, 0.3 fat, 4 carb, 18 protein - kind of like a sweet Orange Julius, maybe *too* sweet
5) Pink Lemonade - 90 cal, 4 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - taste isn't bad, but the frothy texture isn't appealing

Icky drinks:
1) Pineapple Banana Drink - 90 cal, 4 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - just chemically yuck.
2) Peach Mango Drink - 100 cal, 5 carb, 20 protein - don't remember why I didn't like this, just won't buy it again.
3) Cappuccino drink - 100 cal, 5 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - kind of... textured. And overheats fast in the microwave. OK for variety, but...

Best Puddings (realize, I don't like chocolate):
1) Strawberry - 100 cal, 1 carb, 1 fat, 18 protein - makes about 15% more than the other mixes, and I like it a little frosty after it's been in the freezer about 45 minutes. My absolute favorite!
2) Butterscotch - 90 cal, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - truly yummy! A close second to strawberry.
3) Banana - 90 cal, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 1 fat, 18 protein - very good

OK puddings:
4) Lemon - 100 cal, 1 fat, 1 carb, 20 protein - lower on my list, but still okay. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon over it, it's good.
5) Vanilla - 90 cal, 1 fat, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - OK, a bit... boring

Good Soups:
1) Chicken Soup - 100 cal, 1 fat, 3 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - great if you add your 2 c veggies in - I like broccoli, asparagus, & cauliflower. Steamer bags make it all fast, then just add it in!

OK Soup:
2) Mushroom - 90 cal, 1 fat, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - a distant second, but OK with veggies added.

DO NOT GET THE LEEK - icky! At least, in my opinion. Even with veggies.

Other:
1) Vegetable Chili Mix - 120 cal, 3 fat, 13 carb, 4 fiber, 12 protein - this is DIVINE!!! I mean, seriously good, especially if you cook it on the stove, it thickens up nicely, and tastes like it has meat in it! Serve it over a bed of greens, with some celery on the size, and use it as a dip/dressing - you won't be disappointed!
2) Fine Herb & Cheese Omelet Mix - 100 cal, 0.5 fat, 3 carb, 1 fiber, 20 protein - this is actually a good egg substitute. Friends say to try it with some of the veggies, makes it divine.

Icky:
Crispy Cereal - 90 cal, 0.5 fat, 7 carb, 18 protein - hard little pebbles in a weak, thin liquid purporting to be milk-like. One of the worst.

I have had small tastes of the Lemon Poppyseed Bar - 140 cal, 4 fat, 15 carb, 2 fiber, 15 protein - it was good!

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Old 10-26-2010, 03:05 PM   #18  
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If you want to keep to the lowest carb, stick to the drinks, puddings, and soups. All the restricted stuff has a lot more carbs (relatively - 15 vs 3-5). There is a bunch I haven't tried, due to wanting to keep carbs as low as possible. Below is my review of the ones I've tried.

Best drinks:
1) Wildberry Yogurt Drink - 5 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - I really like this. You have to let it sit in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes, to let it really get chill and let the little berry-bits rehydrate. One of my favorite breakfast drinks!
2) Blueberry, Cranberry, Pomegranate - 2 carb, 18 protein
3) Pina Colada Smoothie - 3 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - good if really chilled

OK drinks:
4) Orange Drink Mix - 0.3 fat, 4 carb, 18 protein - kind of like a sweet Orange Julius, maybe *too* sweet
5) Pink Lemonade - 4 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - taste isn't bad, but the frothy texture isn't appealing

Icky drinks:
1) Pineapple Banana Drink - 4 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - just chemically yuck.
2) Peach Mango Drink - 5 carb, 20 protein - don't remember why I didn't like this, just won't buy it again.
3) Cappuccino drink - kind of... textured. And overheats fast in the microwave. OK for variety, but...

Best Puddings (realize, I don't like chocolate):
1) Strawberry - 1 carb, 1 fat, 18 protein - makes about 15% more than the other mixes, and I like it a little frosty after it's been in the freezer about 45 minutes. My absolute favorite!
2) Butterscotch - 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - truly yummy! A close second to strawberry.
3) Banana - 2 carb, 1 fiber, 1 fat, 18 protein - very good

OK puddings:
4) Lemon - 1 fat, 1 carb, 20 protein - lower on my list, but still okay. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon over it, it's good.
5) Vanilla - 1 fat, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - OK, a bit... boring

Good Soups:
1) Chicken Soup - 1 fat, 3 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - great if you add your 2 c veggies in - I like broccoli, asparagus, & cauliflower. Steamer bags make it all fast, then just add it in!

OK Soup:
2) Mushroom - 1 fat, 2 carb, 1 fiber, 18 protein - a distant second, but OK with veggies added.

DO NOT GET THE LEEK - icky! At least, in my opinion. Even with veggies.

Other:
1) Vegetable Chili Mix - 3 fat, 13 carb, 4 fiber, 12 protein - this is DIVINE!!! I mean, seriously good, especially if you cook it on the stove, it thickens up nicely, and tastes like it has meat in it! Serve it over a bed of greens, with some celery on the size, and use it as a dip/dressing - you won't be disappointed!
2) Fine Herb & Cheese Omelet Mix - 0.5 fat, 3 carb, 1 fiber, 20 protein - this is actually a good egg substitute. Friends say to try it with some of the veggies, makes it divine.

Icky:
Crispy Cereal - hard little pebbles in a weak, thin liquid purporting to be milk-like. One of the worst.

I have had small tastes of the Lemon Poppyseed Bar - 140 cal, 4 fat, 15 carb, 2 fiber, 15 protein - it was good!


Great review (the cereal description is exactly how I felt)! Of course, different tastes appeal to everyone.

I'm a boring vanilla/chocolate person, so I like the vanilla pudding. I add or blend WF chocolate or caramel sometimes. I'm not a hot coffee drinker, but I like the cappuccino drink iced. I often put crushed ice in it and have used the WF chocolate for a "mocha frap" taste. I think it would be good blended with ice, but haven't tried it yet.

My order (today, 3rd week) includes the butterscotch pudding. Glad to hear a positive note from you as I was afraid when I ordered the box I might not enjoy.

I like the wildberry yogurt drink, but the dehydrated berry bits are not appealing. Need to do you as suggest and give them time to absorb a little moisture.

Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:04 PM   #19  
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I love the crispy cereal ~ don't really care for the omelet. Love love love the butterscotch pudding!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:18 PM   #20  
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Your tastes definitely change over time. When I started the Pina Colada drink was my favourite. Nine weeks later, I don't like it at all. Vanilla pudding is a safe choice as you can alter it to suit your tastes. You can add spices to it, like pumpkin, or syrups like WF chocolate. I was not allowed restricted items until my 4th week, but plain crepes are now one of my favourite. I make them for lunch and use 1 (out of 3) as a wrap, either for salmon salad or a fajita(cheeseless), then have the same with the other 2 for supper. They make a great tortilla substitute.
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If you want to keep to the lowest carb, stick to the drinks, puddings, and soups. All the restricted stuff has a lot more carbs (relatively - 15 vs 3-5). There is a bunch I haven't tried, due to wanting to keep carbs as low as possible. Below is my review of the ones I've tried.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this. I am going to add it to my Evernotes so I can reference at any time!
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