A typical day of food on 26 DP - getting those GHG's!
6/7/2012 6:59 AM
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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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