Frozen Meals Anyone???

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lorik

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Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 10:01
So, I was wondering if anyone used any of the varities of frozen meals? I've seen all kinds, Lean Cuisine, South Beach, etc....

I'd like to know if these actually aid in helping you to drop some pounds? I'd like to start trying different ones, although.. since I just came off Atkin's.. I wondered if the South Beach meals would be a good choice, since I still don't want to go buck wild w/ my carb intake.

I'm also teaching myself portion control and thought that the meals would be a good way to teach me that.

I'd love to hear from anyone on this...

I was wondering to about the Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, etc... they are basically teaching you portions, right??
Diets are like a jar of jalapenos.... the choices you make today might just burn your butt tomorrow!!!

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pohare33

Joined: Nov 07
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Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 10:09
hi! i have been having either Lean Cuisine or SmartOnes paninis or pizzas for lunch at work, and they have been surprisingly good! They definitely help with calorie and portion control and they're also filling.
the actual frozen meals, pretty much taste like a frozen meal, but those paninis are delicious! one brand or the other seems to always be on sale, i have never paid full price once.
i guess it just takes some taste testing... good luck!
lorik

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 10:30
Thanks for the info!!! I will try those. It seems like it would be so much easier for me if the my food portions were already laid out there for me and I can just grab and go! Very Happy
Diets are like a jar of jalapenos.... the choices you make today might just burn your butt tomorrow!!!

"I can lose weight and be healthy, exercise to the best of my ability, and get stronger and better at it every time I do it."
cdm749

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 08:04
I have tried several of the SB frozen dinners only to be very dissappointed. It's much better to learn portion size and cook from scratch. Prep ahead everything you can. Protien- size of a deck of cards, 2 cups vegetables with lunch and dinner. Fresh food will always be better and you're worth the time invested!!
bevmacd

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Posted: 16 Apr 2008, 16:53
I just wanted to say that I lost my weight with Jenny Craig foods. They were great and really helped with portion control. I loved them...it was great. I have tried others out there as well and they seem to be just as good!
Mind you, be careful of the amount of salt that each contains....
harmony

Joined: Apr 08
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Posted: 16 Apr 2008, 17:20
Twice a month I have a Healthy Choice Smoked apple chicken panini.
Boy frozen foods have sure come a long way baby. That panini is delicious.

I'm trying to cut down on processed foods - so I don't want to do it too often.
Beauty comes in all sizes.
CindyBear

Joined: Mar 08
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Posted: 12 May 2008, 09:38
I have lost 46 lbs on Jenny Craig (I can't adjust my start date in my stats for some reason.) I've been on the program for 28 weeks and although it is pricey, the program has premium food and a great service for acc##tability and counseling.

if you're doing it on your own, depending your start weight (I was just about 200 lbs.) a diet of 1200 calories per day is good for me. I aim for 200-250 calories for breakfast, 300 calories for lunch and 300 calories for dinner. I add two servings of skim milk or yogurt, 2 servings of fruit and 100-150 caloories for a snack each day.

good luck!



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