A typical day of food on 26 DP - getting those GHG's!

Written by april485 on 6/7/2012 6:59 AM | COMMENTS (20)

What does a typical day look like on 26 daily points for me? I thought I would share a menu. Some people skip the GHG's and have not a clue as to how to incorporate them into their daily points. I thought that since I am at the lowest allowable daily points, and I always get in those GHG's (good health guidelines) daily, that I would share a typical day's food with you so that you can see that it takes most if not all of these points just to eat my daily allowances of the guidelines.

Without Weekly Points, I would not have any leeway or points left for anything other than the points I am assigned. Getting in the GHG's takes points. Dairy has points. Oils have points. But, I am consistently losing weight with this formula of eating them all daily. I always get in those GHG's!

Breakfast - 1 cup of cooked oatmeal -4PP, 2/3 cup of 1% milk in the oatmeal 2PP, 2 C coffee 1/3 cup of ff half and half 1PP, 1 banana 0PP (2 fruit and 1 dairy) Total - 7PP

Snack - 1 WW string cheese-1PP 1/2 cup pineapple 0PP (1 fruit and 1/2 dairy) Total - 1PP

Lunch - 3 cups of salad (lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber etc) with 1 TBSP of homemade Balsamic dressing made with 1Tsp extra virgin olive oil- 1PP and 1 hard boiled egg for protein or 2 oz of turkey or chicken breast 2PP (3-4 veggies, 1 oil) - Total - 3PP
(NOTE: I am the least hungry at this time of day as breakfast of oatmeal is very filling to me so I keep lunch light. Also, I don't like to eat a lot during the day while I work as it makes me feel sluggish - this lunch energizes me!)

Snack - 1 WW string cheese - (1/2 dairy) Sometimes I have another fruit or some nuts if I am hungry which I rarely am since I make sure to eat protein at lunch and snacks. Total- 1PP

Dinner - Large salad with lots of veggies and 1 TBSP of EVOO/balsamic dressing (the other oil!) 1PP, 3 ounces pre cooked weight Ronzoni Smart taste pasta 7PP, 4 ounces of lean ground beef (93/7 is what I use) -4PP, Canned tomatoes to make the sauce with the ground beef - 0PP, 2 veggies, 1 1/2 TBSP, parmesean cheese - 1PP, side of roasted veggies (spray oil w/misto 0PP) 1.5 cups with two wedges of LC cheese mixed in- 1PP (3-4 veggies,) Total = 14PP for dinner.

*I am hungriest at this time of day so I save most of my daily points for this meal.

Total - 26DP before my popcorn! I also drink at LEAST 8-10 glasses of water a day 64-72 ounces. I love water and I always have so this is never an issue.

Evening Snack 1 100 calorie bag of 94%FF Orville Redenbacher's kettle corn - hits my sweet and my salty and I can eat it slowly one kernel at a time. This is also a POWER FOOD due to the fiber. 3PP

Daily Total - 29PP - 26 Daily Points and 3 Weekly Points

GHGS = All Note*My dairy is light one for the recommended 3 servings if over 50 years old but that is because I take vitamin D supplements twice a day as recommended by my doctor. I do not need a third dairy.

So, there you have it. This was yesterday's menu. The potluck we were going to have was cancelled so it was a typical day for me. I usually make pasta on Tuesday whic h is my weigh in day, but I ate leftover chicken stir fry from Monday night as I did not feel like cooking on Tuesday so Pasta night was moved to Wednesday. Most people eat 2 ounces of pasta for 5PP but I love it and allow myself 3 ounces for the extra 2 points. The pasta I made is a high fiber pasta so it is less PP than a regular type. I weigh and measure all of my food.

I had mostly power foods in my tracker yesterday and all GHG's were accounted for. Fruit and veggies, oils, dairy, multi-vitamin, liquids and activity.

I had a lovely dinner, enjoyed every bite, it was easy to prepare and I was satisfied, not overly full.

Getting in those GHG's is non-negotiable for me. I also eat way more veggies than WW asks for but they are delicious and filling and I love them. This is not what I eat every day, it is just a sample menu that I happened to eat yesterday so I thought I would share.

Eat well, get in those GHG's and lose weight! Works for me!

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  • Post Image moonspirit@light.net

    6/8/2012 10:24 PM
    I must buy string cheese, I love it. I am lactose intolerant, so dairy is limited for me. I do take vitamin D3 per my doctor.

  • Post Image *celt*

    6/8/2012 4:53 PM
    You are brilliant! I am so strange that I like to have all my GHG's in by the time I finish lunch! That is my thing! I drink a LOT more water over 100 ozs each day. That is mostly because we do not get a DROP of water from our air down here! Thanks Yoda! ♥xoxoxoxo

  • Post Image jr2080 (jennifer)

    6/8/2012 3:34 PM
    This is great! And I didnt know that string cheese was half a dairy! I thought that you had to have an 8 ounce serving of dairy, therefore, I never got to check off my dairy ghgs! This is terrific news, I eat a cheese stick everyday, I may mirror your idea for 2 sticks to that will be one serving...Thanks :)

  • Post Image judy phillips

    6/7/2012 9:30 PM
    Thanks for sharing this!It was very helpful to me!

  • Post Image suerae1

    6/7/2012 9:23 PM
    I get my calcium and "D" through supplements. I do eat dairy, but I have issues with it, milk in particular, cheese and yogurt are not as bad, as a result I only have dairy products a few times a week.

  • Post Image lmalexan1

    6/7/2012 9:12 PM
    cont. I really like string cheese, so I'll be using your idea of 2 sticks of light string cheese as 1 milk! Thanks for the idea and the help.

  • Post Image lmalexan1

    6/7/2012 9:12 PM
    When I looked at your post title, I was so excited! I have struggled and struggled and struggled to get my GHGs in for 18 months on the program! Because I didn't do that in the beginning, I still fight off the "I have to go into my WPA for a treat" attitude problem that I get. My Mini goal on Carole's challenge is to get my GHGs in every day this week! So far, so good but my WPA is low.

  • Post Image adw0work (ashley)

    6/7/2012 8:59 PM
    I enjoy reading sample menus as it helps me prepare for less points. Thank you for sharing.

  • Post Image pat crooks

    6/7/2012 8:08 PM
    I love this! It's good to see other people's menus and how they are doing it - would also like to see a typical day when you incorporate some of your WP's. This gives me ideas for my own meals. Thanks a lot!

  • Post Image sb1558 (susan)

    6/7/2012 7:54 PM
    Thanks for sharing your daily plan. It always helps to see how others are fitting in their GHGs and using DPs.

  • Post Image pnevers (polly)

    6/7/2012 7:48 PM
    I love lowfat string cheese! It is such a great snack.

  • Post Image luchini1989

    6/7/2012 7:21 PM
    Thank you for this valuable information. WW doesn't give us enough info on how to budget our points. I've been in sort of a free fall. Seeing how you budget your daily points has given me something to go on.

  • Post Image lesleyls (lesley)

    6/7/2012 7:01 PM
    I'm the hungriest at lunch, so I make that my biggest meal whenever I can, but, like you, put Power Foods first in line, always.

  • Post Image swidema4491 (sue)

    6/7/2012 4:59 PM
    Very true!!! Interesting blog!!

  • Post Image dory150 (kimberly)

    6/7/2012 4:52 PM
    I decided when I joined that I would prioritize the GHGs and make certain I ate all that I was supposed to eat. after 5 months I have only missed a few days. I agree they are very important. My WW leader said the oil is what keeps things moving through (and out of) the body. I am all for that!!

  • Post Image jgeorge69 (janet)

    6/7/2012 4:36 PM
    Sounds really good! I do the same thing, save most of my points for my evening meal!

  • Post Image oversixty1

    6/7/2012 3:32 PM
    I always enjoy seeing how my friends use their points. Thanks, Joyce...

  • Post Image gypsie5

    6/7/2012 2:41 PM
    thanks for letting see your daily menu Joyce -it helps to compare -just to make sure! So you pretty much have the popcorn every night (3 pt) ? And I know you eat most of /all your weeklies,could you show a menu when you are dipping into more of your wkl's? One more -do you try to eat less salt towards weigh -in and less points?

  • Post Image mrschrisbarnes

    6/7/2012 2:35 PM
    Love the menu and that you are sure to get in your GHG's. I plan my menu around my GHG's daily LOL I get a lot more pts than you do though, Happy Thursday!

  • Post Image hope0864 (dawn)

    6/7/2012 1:57 PM
    I eat instant Apples & Cinnamon oatmeal every morning during the week. 1 package is only 3PP. You could save 1 point a day by switching to instant. Just a suggestion, but I love it!!


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