Post # 1
Just joined WW last night. I don’t think I’ll be starting until next week (after we go grocery shopping). I was hoping to get some tips concerning breakfast.
I’m alotted 26 points per day. Going based off an example on the website, I decided that I would get about 5 points for breakfast each morning. The actual example was for 29 points, so I removed the 3 points alloted to a second snack because I could always eat fresh fruit or veggies instead (this was just to give myself a general guideline to try and follow most days).
I don’t have much time during the work week to prepare food. I’m hoping someone can give me suggestions that would comply with my points and not take more than 5 minutes (at most) to make. For the record, I always drink Green Tea (no sugar or milk) with breakfast so accounting for coffee or black tea isn’t necessary.
Post # 3
@LoggerHead91207: I usually do a greek yogurt for breakfast, sometimes with an apple if I’m hungry. I generally get the Chobani or Fage 0%fat yogurts with fruit… most are around 3 or 4 points. The protein makes them filling enough to get me to lunch. If my tummy growls, I’ll eat my apple.
Good Luck! WW has helped me lose over 30 pounds!
Post # 4
Lots of great recipes and several of them are great for making in advance and eating throughout the week.
Post # 5
@jasonkatie2014: I’m going to look at the Yoplait offerings because they have the points listed right on the container (seriously, I need idiot proof right now, lol!), but I’ll see about looking into their Greek yogurt offerings to help boost the amount of protein. I already eat Yoplait light yogurt for a mid-morning snack (2 points per container), so it might be a bit too much yogurt – I can always see about cutting the yogurt as a snack and looking on their website for low point snack ideas instead.
Congratulations on your weight loss! You should be really proud of yourself! 🙂
(FWIW, I’m not looking to lose a lot of weight, maybe 10 or 15 lbs. at the most – I joined because I wasn’t happy with my food choices recently and wanted some guidance).
@Vsmart: Thanks! Once I get the hang out counting points I’ll check it out!
Post # 6
@LoggerHead91207: FYI she lists all NI and points for each recipe on the site
Post # 7
thanks 🙂 Progresso soup also has some WW points on the labels, and so does SkinnyCow! You’ll get the hang of it quickly- especially if you have the phone app!
For lunches I like to make a big pot of their chilli and portion it out (I think one serving is 5 points?) It’s really good!
Post # 8
Also, try emilybites.com. Her recipes are great. I think she is a poster on WB too.
Post # 9
I second the skinny taste website! i use a lot of her recipes and even treats (black bean brownies!)
i would def download the scanner app, you can scan food while you are at the store and it will tell you how many points per serving it is. I also have a chobani greek yogurt for breakfast with fruit, and a banana for a snack, for lunch, i make my self a salad (i would pick up a food scale, i’ve done ww before with out it but its helped me so much this time around! 2 oz of turkey is A LOT of turkey and only 1 point!) also i love cheese so i have to be good with weighing out 1 oz… once you start getting used to calculating points it will be easy to know what you can eat with out going for your phone. Just last night i was making dinner and i really wanted to snack on something, i picked up sweet cherry tomatos and seriously i can pop them like candy! and they are no points! for a salad before dinner i put all veggies and then a really good balsamic vineger (no oil) and no points! then i can eat my dinner and not be starving
also the ww icecream bars are pretty good too!
*i’ve lost 16 lbs on ww since november
Post # 10
@Vsmart: Awesome! Thanks for pointing that out!
@jasonkatie2014: I don’t have a smart phone at the moment, so I can’t use the mobile app at the moment. I’ll definitely check the Progresso soups out (it can be really nice have warm soup on a not so nice day) and I’ll see about Skinny Cow too.
@chipsnsalsa: Will do!
@CTbride2010: Thanks! I can’t do the App at the moment because I don’t have a smart phone. I’m thinking that I’ll poke around online and see what I can find out about different brands and go from there.
P.S. I second you about the Cherry Tomatoes – those things are SO good!
Post # 11
Weight Watchers has a chicken and broccoli meal that is totally my absolute favorite meal, diet or no diet! Delicious! You will feel like you are cheating! Do you have the phone app? It’s called Garlicky Chicken and Broccoli. It’s on the app if you do a search.
Also, Snackios brand pita chips are good and low in points. Look for them in the bread aisle.
Post # 12
I am not sure if this would fit your 5 point allotment, but what about pre-cooking on a weekend and freezing baked egg ‘cups’ in a muffin tray? You can just do eggwhites or whole eggs, mix some veggies in, maybe a bit of cheese. Then pop the individual egg cups into freezer bags and microwave one in the morning and eat with a side of fruit and your green tea/water.
Or smoothies! That shouldn’t take more than 5 min to throw a bunch of fruit and some yogurt into a blender.
EDIT: http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=66711&sc=3022 just found this too. Some of these would take a bit of prep, but not too much!
Post # 13
I just made my lifetime after over two years. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and I don’t have a lot of time in the morning. Sometimes the recipes they suggest can get costly. I usually alloted around 5-7 points for breakfast. Usually a greek yogurt and a cup of multigrain cheerios or a high fibre cereal with some milk, and a coffee. Hard boiled eggs are another possibility. A great zero points lunch option is the garden vegetable soup.
Post # 14
Commenting to follow, as I’ll be joining in a couple of weeks!
I bought a package of Chobani 100’s and I believe they are just 2 points per container? Someone please verify this… Had one and a banana for breakfast then some hummus (1 point for 2 tbsp) and carrots as a snack and seriously was a little hungry, but not starving by lunch (and I get hungry so easily!)