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Before I begin, I wanna ask: If you use corn removers from the Vitamin Shoppe will they cause scaring?.

My next question is: I have no problem with the breakfast or dinner but I am not a big fan of any of the lunch entrees. The only thing I can still stomach is the cheesy mashed potatoes... Any suggestions?..

Comments (53)

Your question was: If you use corn removers from the Vitamin Shoppe will they cause scaring?.

You could start looking at alternative that match up calorie / nutritional information-wise. Like Boca burgers...there are also some other prepackaged frozen lunches that may fit the bill (e.g. South Beach, Weight Watchers)...I'm giving these as suggestions - YOU MUST check the nutritional information and compare. Do you like protein bars? That could be another option.

The lunches and breakfasts are fine for me...it's the dinners that I'm about caput on! I have practically the same thing every night lately (either the NS Lasagna, Pizza, or the meatball one)...

Comment #1

I usually have the cheesy potatoes for dinner with chicken or fish and a veggie and salad. It makes a filling dinner. Then I have the burger for lunch.

Last time I did autoship I ordered 20 cheesy potatoes...

Comment #2

LOL Yeah, that'll be me. I've been getting creative with my dinners and have ventured out on my own a little. I'm still losing so I must be learning - my wallet thanks me...

Comment #3

LOL I did 20 the last time too... the time before that it was 28. I love those cheesy potatoes..

Comment #4

I rotate between the pizza, tacos, mac and cheese, and burgers for dinner. I will look into some of these suggestions for lunch. I figure that I am paying for the lunches so I might as well eat them, but I am so burned out....

Comment #5

1 NS Dinner = 1 NS Lunch + 1 Protein.

Just have an NS dinner at lunch time without the extra protein. You'll just be eating 2 dinners a day...

Comment #6

I have a hard time doing dinners on my own. I tried for about 3 weeks and went back to NS dinners and will stick with them until maintenance. I didn't gain doing dinners on my own but I didn't lose either.

It's almost impossible to find a frozen dinner that matches the stats exactly. Either they aren't low GI carbs or the fat is too high. Most are too high in calories and have too many carbs.

The potatoes for dinner work for me. I add my extra protein and have a little bigger serving of fish or chicken.

For lunch it's easy to find things that fit the stats. I usually have a sandwich or the Sloppy Joe mix from Fantastic Foods. Sometimes I make the WW soup...

Comment #7

Just googled Fantastic Foods and it says a local grocery store carries it. Does the Sloppy Joe Mix taste the same as NS?..

Comment #8

Pretty much. You have to make 5 servings but I put them in plastic bags and put them in the freezer. When you want to eat it, pop it in the microwave or in boiling water.

I sometimes use it to put on a hot dog to make a chili dog...

Comment #9

Hi Swedishfish, could you post the stats for NS breakfasts, dinners, and deserts please..I see the lunch here on this thread already...

Thank you so much!..

Comment #10

Check out the trade posts....you may be able to sell them if you don't want them or trade them for any of the lunches that you do like (or maybe even some more dinners?) Just a thought...

Comment #11

This I copied from Lynn-.

From posts of info received directly from NS counselors:.

1 Vegetable Serving = 5 g. carbohydrates, 2 g. protein, 25 calories.

1 Fruit Serving = 15 g. carbohydrates, 60 calories.

1 Low-GI Carb Serving = 15 g. carbohydrates, 3 g. protein, trace of fat, 80 calories.

1 Fat Serving = 5 g. fat, 45 calories.

1 Protein (lean) = 7 Grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 55 calories.

1 Dairy (or Dairy/Protein) Serving = 12 g. carbohydrates, 8 g. protein, a trace of fat, 100 calories.

NOTE: I have also seen 7+ gr protein & no more than 3 gr fat, and the occassional yogurt at 120 cal - for a dairy/protein serving in the E-Classes with Mary Gregg, NS dietitian.

Free Foods = A food that is 20 calories or less... You can add 2-3 free foods to your meal plan.

And if you are preparing your own food here are the average values:.

NS Breakfast Entree averages = 150 cal, 2.75 g fat, 23 g carb, 10 g protein.

NS Lunch Entree averages = 170 cal, 3.25 g fat, 26 g carb, 10 g protein.

NS Dinner Entree averages = 240 cal, 5.25 g fat, 28 g carb, 20 g protein.

NS Dessert Entree averages = 110 cal, 3.25 g fat, 12 g carb, 10 g protein.

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...........................NS Entree.

Breakfast:.. about 120 cals = 1 protein & 1 carb.

Lunch:....... about 160-180 cals = 1-2 proteins & 1 carb.

Dinner:....... about 300 cals = 3-4 proteins & 1 carb.

Dessert:..... about 100 cals = 1 dairy & 1 fruit..

Comment #12

Potato hogs!.

That's why I never get the ones I order. I'm teasing, but dang I wish they would produce more, I want my cheesy potatoes!..

Comment #13

How is a maintenance plan different? Just curious. I'm still figuring this out. Thanks!..

Comment #14

TofuDame...maintenance is what you'll go on after you get to your goal weight/when you're done losing. You'll add more calories so you aren't losing weight anymore but, rather, maintaining the weight that you're at...

Comment #15

After you've lost a certain amount and are close to your goal you can order the maintenance packages. I'm not sure of the specifics.

I now order just dinner and dessert. There are lots of combos available- lunch & dinner, breakfast & snacks, etc. You still get your discount and free shipping. It's cheaper than ordering ala carte.

Although I still want to lose more this works out well for me. I have no problems doing breakfast and lunch on my own...

Comment #16

Hi swedishfish.....I would like to not order the breakfasts(if I could be guareenteed that I would get 28 pancakes I would tho order), nor the deserts......Could I still have auto delivery and a % off if I did this type of order every month?...

I have written NS but get different responses.

To me the breakfast is a waste of money, as I can buy Quaker Oatmeal, even cold dereals much much much cheaper....I know NOW what a serving size is.

And I do not really like any of the deserts, much too sweet for me, and again if they would send me 28 of the soy chips I would order, but they don't, they send me other sweet things..

Comment #17

Oh, so is there a lunch and dinner combo?..

Comment #18

Try this site for doing NS on your own. It has some great recipes..

Http://amysmithr.blogspot.com/2005/0...-own-food.html..

Comment #19

I would give them a call. There are lots of different combos. Get them to send you the info and the price list. Yes, you still get the discounts...

Comment #20

Everyone is different. I honest wouldn't suggest any one that is too new to stray too far from the NS food in the beginning.

There must be 10 posts a day here from people who decided to stop using NS food and went off the program and gained the weight back even before they got to their goal.

My suggestion- and this is just my suggestion is to stick with the NS food at least the first month or two. Once your almost there or have lost the weight try adding some of your own meals.

If you have great willpower and think you can stick to the plan exactly and weigh all of your foods you might be OK. But NS makes a great deal of money from people going off plan and rejoining to re-lose the weight..

Just my 2 cents...

Comment #21

I agree with your 2 cents...so let's make it 4 cents...

Comment #22

The Quaker Oatmeal isn't the same nutritionally as the NS oatmeal. Same for the cold cereals. The only cold cereal I've found that comes close is Muslix, which isn't any cheaper than the NS cereals. You really do have to look at the nutritional info before making choices. I've found them to be very surprising...

Comment #23

Kashi Go Lean is a VERY close sub for NutriflakesI think even the dietitians have mentioned it to people running out of breakfasts. Special K Protein Plus is not bad less carbs, a teeny bit more fat. For some people who want a few less carbs anyway, that one works out well...

Comment #24

I just did Swedishfish, thanx...I don't like the deserts and hate paying for them just to stay on auto delivery and the nice %'s off, dd coupons etc..If I could get the free shipping, and still have the dd 10$ I would be very happy.....

Comment #25

When you get the info you'll have to figure it all out and see which way comes out better for you. You could always order a popular dessert and sell them unless you don't want to deal with the hassle of mailing stuff out.

Sometimes I use the lower cal desserts as my protein serving...

Comment #26

I'm not a fan of the lunches either. I do lunch on my own.

You can have bars, sandwich on Low cal bread with LF LS luncheon meat, a hot dog on a low cal roll, tuna on low cal bread or low cal soup..

Make sure your lunch meets the stats though and you measure and weigh everything and watch the sodium.

Lunch Entree = 170 cal, 3.25 g fat, 26 g carb, 10 g protein..

Comment #27

You could start looking at alternative that match up calorie / nutritional information-wise. Like Boca burgers...there are also some other prepackaged frozen lunches that may fit the bill (e.g. South Beach, Weight Watchers)...I'm giving these as suggestions - YOU MUST check the nutritional information and compare. Do you like protein bars? That could be another option.

The lunches and breakfasts are fine for me...it's the dinners that I'm about caput on! I have practically the same thing every night lately (either the NS Lasagna, Pizza, or the meatball one)...

Comment #28


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