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Old Fri, Apr-06-18, 15:40
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I'm finding it pretty easy to follow and keep it mostly low-carb(ish).
By ish I mean under 80g carbs a day. Usually a lot lower, but I set that as my upper limit.
There is a lot of room to abuse the zero point foods, so I'm very mindful of that.
I do use olive oil, avocados, nuts, beef, etc in addition -so my points support those nicely in moderation
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Old Sat, Apr-07-18, 07:25
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Plan: WW/Low(er)carb
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Saturday menu:

B: coffee w/1/2&1/2 (4 points; 1g carbs)
L: tuna and cannellini bean chopped salad (1 point; 9g carbs)
D: turkey/beef burger patties w/zucchini and whipped butter and salad w/Olive Garden light Italian dressing + 1 teaspoon EVOO (7 points; 9g carbs)
Snacks if needed: hard boiled eggs (0 points); Joseph's pita made into crackers and f/f greek yogurt/ranch dip (2 points; 11g carbs)

I'm probably going to add some feta to the salad (3 points) and some cheddar to the patty (4 points) for the added points and fats

Last edited by Dottie : Sat, Apr-07-18 at 10:06.
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Old Sun, Apr-08-18, 07:13
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Plan: WW/Low(er)carb
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I guess I'm a rebel lol.
I see so many FB posts asking if they can "eat all they want" of the zero point foods.
When someone says they ate zero points, but had 10 apples, a bunch of bananas, 4 pounds of chicken breast and 15 cups of beans then asks why they're gaining weight, then blame the plan - I just cringe inside.

There is way too much room to abuse the plan as it is now, I'm sure WW will have to re-vamp the "rules" to make it more realistic for people that seem to need defined limits.

For me, 1 serving (except chicken and turkey*) is zero points, then I count after that.
In addition to that keeping the calories in check, it also keeps the carbs lower.

*Because I don't think 3oz of protein is adequate, I count 6oz of these very lean proteins as a serving.

Anyway, today is:
B: Coffee w/1/2&1/2
L: chicken bone broth with carrots, green onions, zucchini, a little coconut aminos, tabasco and some eggs beaten in egg-drop style
D: grilled chicken breast topped w/sun dried tomato pesto and a little feta; salad w/Olive garden light dressing

14WW points; 32g carbs
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Old Sun, May-06-18, 15:17
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B: coffee black
Late lunch: chicken calabrese w/about an ounce of angel hair pasta (it was very filling!) and a salad w/ light italian dressing

Dinner will probably just be egg drop soup or something since I'm stuffed

I had to estimate the points on the lunch, but overall within my range and probably less than 40g carbs total
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Old Mon, May-07-18, 07:21
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B: black coffee, out of 1/2&1/2 (thanks son /annoyed lol). I was going to have a couple of hard boiled eggs, but I finished off the 3 chicken breast meatballs I had prepared already;
L: this makes 2 servings ~ about 25g carbs each: 1 WW smart ones fettuccini alfredo, cook according to package directions, then add 1 can of green beans (drained well) and 2 cans of tuna in water, drained well. Microwave to heat through.
D: small lean ribeye w/broccoli and butter and a salad

Total carbs about 40g; WW Points: 22
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Old Tue, May-08-18, 04:59
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Plan: WW/Low(er)carb
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Today's plan:
B: coffee w/1/2&1/2
L: chopped salad w/tuna and olive garden light dressing w/olive oil added
D: pork tenderloin; beets w/vinegar and olive oil; steamed broccoli w/butter

I had planned on breakfast (Alvarado street bakery sprouted flax bread w/Smuckers sugar free orange marmalade and scrambled eggs w/butter) but I am not hungry, so that probably won't happen.
I may add some avocado to my lunch salad to increase the calories and fats.

For WW purposes: whipped butter is 3 freestyle points per tablespoon.

As written w/breakfast: approx 45g carbs total; 19WW points
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Old Wed, May-09-18, 05:46
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Plan: WW/Low(er)carb
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B: coffee w/Califia Farms "Better half" creamer. It's ok, about the same as Nutpods brand, maybe just a little creamier. 1 cup coffee w/2T half and half
L: a Joseph's low-carb pita w/grilled chicken, 2oz avocado, 1/4 cup corn/black bean/rotel mix, lettuce, tomato and a laughing cow cheese wedge; sliced cucumbers
D: crock pot chicken and gravy; mashed cauliflower; salad w/Kens Fat Free Italian dressing
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs w/1T Dukes mayo (full fat); Chocolite Sugar free peanut butter cup patties (1 point per piece/2 pieces per packet)

16 WW Freestyle points
40g net carbs

*The crock pot chicken and gravy is 3 pounds chicken breasts, 2 packets gluten free chicken gravy mix, 1 cup water, 1 medium onion chopped and 1 cup sliced celery, cooked on low for 3 hours, then I add 2 cans drained green beans and cook another hour on low. Shred the chicken before serving.
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Old Thu, May-10-18, 06:38
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Todays plan:

B: coffee w/Califia Farms Better Half creamer
L: snack box type: 4oz turkey breast w/mustard, 2 string cheese, hard boiled egg w/1tsp mayo, pickle spear and sliced cucumbers (and 2 brazil nuts for the selenium)
D: ballpark turkey franks (2) w/Wolf brand hot dog chili(3T) and 1/4 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese w/steamed cauliflower and 1T whipped butter

32g carbs/19WW freestyle points

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Old Thu, May-10-18, 06:54
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Hi Dottie, I stick to DANDR because I know the rules. I recently looked at WW BREIFLY, as in their monthly magazine. The amount of carby food scared me..... and I couldnt see how WW worked as a weight loss plan.....so didnt investigate further. I do know a friend that uses it sucessfully. I just couldnt see how it worked.

DANDR has clear rules and it was the first diet that was a success for me.

Glad WW is working for you!!! Just like my friend.
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Old Thu, May-10-18, 06:55
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I'm enjoying carbier foods in moderation, but I use common sense, too lol.
Just because things like fruit, beans and corn are "zero points" doesn't mean it's a free-for-all
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Old Thu, May-10-18, 07:45
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So true, but in my carb-twisted mind , free-for-all would be the first response. lol
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Old Fri, May-11-18, 06:28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms Arielle
So true, but in my carb-twisted mind , free-for-all would be the first response. lol


yeah that's a mind-set a lot of people (ME!) have to overcome

B: coffee w/1/2&1/2 (I decided I really don't like the califia better half creamer, it just seems like I need a LOT to make it taste right - nutpods are better IMO)
L: chicken and broccoli stir fry over cauliflower rice
D: undecided, maybe just a salad w/tuna and avocado

Approx 34g net carbs; 12WW Freestyle points. I may have some almond butter or cheese to get the points up.
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Old Sat, May-12-18, 06:41
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Plan: WW/Low(er)carb
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B: coffee w/1/2&1/2
L: "snack box" deli turkey wrapped around dill pickles; string cheese; cucumber and yogurt ranch dip; 3 brazil nuts; hard boiled egg w/mayonnaise and sriracha; castelvetrano olives
D: Lil' smokies turkey sausages and cole slaw

20WW Freestyle points / 30g carbs
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Old Sat, May-12-18, 14:53
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Hi, Dottie. Mmmm, I like your menus.

Popping in to say "hello"

Hope you are doing really well.

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Old Sat, May-12-18, 14:55
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Hi Em!
How are things?
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