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Before I ask my question, I want to ask: Is there an age restriction for purchasing Creatine at a Vitamin Shoppe?.

My main question is: I have been on the program for two days now, and I think I can actually do this ! I would not say the food is great tasting, but with a little "doctoring" it's not bad.

Last night I had the spinach and cheese ravioli for dinner. I cooked almost a whole bag of spinach with some garlic and about 1 tsp Parmesan cheese ( I counted it as dairy) and put it on the bottom of the plate, with the ravoli on top. Pretty good!.

I've noticed lots of people talking about Hebrew National hot dogs.I couldn't find any in my store, but did find the Ball Park white meat turkey dogs. They have 45 cals each, 6 g protein and 0 grams fat. Does that count as a protein serving ? I think it does, even though it is a little short on the protein. Am I right ? .

Thanks !..

Comments (33)

Your question was: Is there an age restriction for purchasing Creatine at a Vitamin Shoppe?.

Per mary gregg the ns dietician a protein serving is anything under 100/120 calories (try staying closer to the 100 calorie mark), no more than 3g of fat and at least 7g of protein, so 2 ff hot dogs fit right in..

*joely*..

Comment #1

Sorry, you guys are right..I misread what I was looking at ! Yea ! Hot dogs for Me !.

Let's see how I do this weekend..those are usually my really bad times since I am home all day with the kids and they are eating junk...

Comment #2

Do you have a Walmart near you? That's where I got my Hebrew National franks..

Laurie..

Comment #3

Keep your water bottle near by and grab a bag of celery!..

Comment #4

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 100 calories with 7+ gr protein & no more than 3 gr fat, and the occasional 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..

Comment #5

Graylady, 55 calories for a protein is a lot different than 100-120 calories for a protein. So I'm wondering which it is...

Comment #6

I've gotten the Hebrew National at Traders Joes. I've always just had one for my protein serving...

Comment #7

NSEater: It depends completely on what your plan calls for. On some of the Sr. programs and the QVC plans, the menu calls for PROTEIN, then the protein stats above are the proper stats. However, if the plan calls for DAIRY/PROTEIN, you use the dairy/protein stats above...

Comment #8

Ok, I think I got it now.

Yes, we do have a Wallyworld..that's where I usually do my "big" shopping once a week or so. I was just in Bi-Lo ( a regional type store here) last night and did not see them. I will check Wal mart when I go.

Today is day 2, and I have been kinda hungry..I was not hungry at all yesterday, so it was a little disheartening. I'm sticking to it though.

Thanks for all the help...

Comment #9

What pam said if the plan says Dairy or Dairy/Protein - then use the Dairy guidelines some plans have Protein (without the "or dairy") and when doing NS with your own foods, use the Lean Protein.

These are ADA guidelines that NS uses.

Lynn..

Comment #10

WOW this seems hard Is it as hard as it seems or do we just learn and know it by heart ? Looking forward to the weight loss....

Angela..

Comment #11

I'm excited now. I didn't know this and now I want to go get some hotdogs! LOL!..

Comment #12

It's only hard if you make it that way initially, I suggest you stick with the NS list of recommended grocery additions then as you get the plan clear in your head (it really IS simple), then start branching out if you try to learn it all in your first week, you can get bogged down in "rules" and that is not only stressful but can make you lose sight of the basics...

Lynn..

Comment #13

I am new to the program. Can I have a Latte at Starbucks? How is that counted? Can I have a glass of wine? How is that counted? Is there a part of the site that has a calculator to figure out what kind of weight loss I can expect in relation to the number of calories I am taking in? Thank you...

Comment #14

Hi, I'm not sure how to use this correctly, but I have a few questions:.

Can I get a Cafe Latte at Starbucks - how is that counted?.

Does the program allow drinking wine - how is that counted?.

Is there a place on the site to calculate calorie intake as it relates to weight loss?.

Thank you so much...

Comment #15

You can have a Latte if you use NF milk and sugar-free flavoring (if you use it). If you get the kind without caffeine you can count it as one of your water allotments. Caffeinated beverages do not count. Alcohol is just extra calories and doesn't count for any items on the list. It also slows down your weight loss. It is an individual choice but I suggest you abstain at least for the first month until you see what kind of weight loss you have. The only calculator is the food diary on the site...

Comment #16

Sorry to be so dense.. I would get 2 hot dogs as one protein serving ? Wouldn't that be over the calories ? My book said that a protein is 7 g protein, 3 g fat and 55 cals. If I ate two, that would not be any more fat, but would be 90 calories.

Sorry if I am missing something !..

Comment #17

Per mary gregg the ns dietician a protein serving is anything under 100/120 calories (try staying closer to the 100 calorie mark), no more than 3g of fat and at least 7g of protein, so 2 ff hot dogs fit right in..

*joely*..

Comment #18


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