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can anyone start me off?

ermy

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S: 17st2lb G: 12st0lb
#1
hiya all,

about to go shopping with the new pro points plan in mind and i haven't a clue what to buy. can anyone give me any starter tips? i work full time and take a lunch box in to work every day and cook a relatively easy family meal each night for four? despite being 17 stone i don't eat huge amounts either, just make the wrong choices and probably too much wine. any ideas peeps?

thanks in advance :)
 
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S: 12st12.5lb C: 10st11.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.7 Loss: 2st1lb(16.07%)
#2
I'm just into my 3rd week on ProPoints but I find lean proteins are the best value, chicken, low fat cheese, low fat philly, crisps quite high in propoints so for snacks I've had skinny cow ice-cream or small bars like tesco value choc sandwich bars only 3pp, stock up on fruit it's free!!
Try to have a piece of fruit with every meal or between every meal to keep you fuller for longer.
 
S: 13st7.0lb
#3
I'm in the fruit club too. To be honest i just tend to take a portion of whatever last nights' dinner was or if it's not something that holds i'll whip up a stir fry or some pasta with peppers / philly etc to take in with me. Snacks wise, special k bars are 2pp, quavers are 2pp, depends what your fancy is really. Curly wurlys' are 3pp but i find that chocolate starts my cravings bad x
 
#4
Shopping g list copied from a prev thread I posted on:

RhiBro said:
Ooof...

Big question!!

Total depends on you I suppose!! Mine has been:

Loads of fruit and veg (extra veg if you plan on making zero point soup)
skimmed milk
some brown bread (WW own is one of the lowest)
Low fat ready meals (a god-send)
Fat free/Low fat yogurts (can also be frozen to make 'ice cream')
low fat cottage cheese
Reduced fat cheese
LF soft cheese (tesco's extra light have flavours, whereas Philly extra light is just plain)
Lean cooked meat (Ham etc)
Lean raw meat (always have some in freezer - just in case)
Low fat sausages (Tesco Light choices - 2pp per sausage)
Quorn products (lower than most meat)
Low point treats (WW bars, curly wurlies etc)
Some sort of savoury snack (WW crisps, quavers, walkers baked)
Some tinned soups (WW ones are really low)
VLF spread
Sweetener (if you use sugar)
A low pp cereal (weetabix, shreddies, shredded wheat)
SF squash (loving Mozzers Sherbet Lemon flavour at the mo)
SF/Diet Pop (Tesco do a lovely diet cola with almond - tastes like amaretto and coke!!)
Frozen Veggies
Frozen ready meals (for emergencies)
Brown pasta and rice
Lots of tinned toms etc - can bulk out a meal without adding points
Herbs and spices, picallili marmite, mustard, lea and perrins, tobasco, stock cubes - diet food often needs an extra kick!!

That's all I can think of now, hope it helps a bit. It's just about finding what you like to eat, and what you want to 'spend' your points on!!

Good luck

:)
 
#5
The lovely loopeylou's reply to the same question:

Loopeylou said:
My typical list is:

Wholemeal Bread
Bagels
Cucumber
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Garlic
Green Beans
Mushrooms
New Potatoes
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Red Onions
Swede
Sweet Potato
Apples
Bananas
Grapes
Pears
Pineapple
Activia or Shape Longlasting
Babybell Lights
EL Laughing Cow
ELF Fromage Frais
Cheddar
Skimmed Milk
Ham
Chicken
Bacon
Beef
Chicken
Cod
Prawns
Salmon
Tuna
Eggs
Jam
Splenda
Plum Tomatoes
Kidney Beans
Mushy Peas
Olives
Sweetcorn
Rice
Pasta
Balsamic Vinegar
Bisto
ELF Hellmans
HP
Marmite
Mint Sauce
Passatta
Worcestershire Sauce
Options Belgian Choc
Porridge
Chocolate Weetabix
Weetabix Crunchy Bran
French Fries
Quavers
Smarties
Mikado
Squash

Sorry for long list but hope it gives you some ideas
xx

Hope these have helped!

:)
 


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