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What are your shopping essentials (and their points) on this plan?

S: 16st7.5lb C: 16st5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.08%)
I'm starting back at WW next week after over a year of not going due to being pregnant, it's time to shift this baby weight! I've bought the books already and have been having a look through them trying to work out a shopping list. I used to eat a lot of jacket potatoes, can't believe they're 8 points now!

What are the things that you buy weekly to eat and how many points are in them? I need to get a shopping list together and get myself ready to start!
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S: 15st9.5lb G: 10st0lb
Hi, I would buy the following every week:

Lots of fruit no pp free
Lots of veg (not parsnip or peas) no pp free
Spices free

Chicken breasts 4pp each
Chicken for Sunday 1pp per slice
Cod fillet 90g 2pp
Bacon 1pp per slice
Turkey steaks 150g 4pp
Mince Steak 125g 6pp
Packs of cold meat for my lunch 1-3pp

WW pitta 3pp each
Tins of fruit in juice 0pp
Porridge 30g 3pp
Potatoes 150g 3pp
Crumpets 2pp
WW sauces look at jar for pp
Pasta 60g dry 4pp
Rice 60g 6pp
Splender Sugar 0pp
Noodles 150g 3pp
Stir fry packet sauces Approx 2pp
Diet Coke 0pp
No Sugar Squash 0pp
Coffee 0pp
Eggs large 3pp
Tins of tomatoes 0pp
Olive Oil 1tsp 1pp

I make a big batch of veg soup and freeze it most weeks.

Week 5 and 10.5lb off.

Hope this helps, good luck with your weight loss let me knoe how you go xx
S: 16st7.5lb C: 16st5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.08%)
Thanks for that, really helpful, there are things on that list I would not have thought of, going to give porridge a try for breakfast for something different and filling, and pittas for a change to bread :)

Just wish I liked more fruit, I only eat apples, pears, bananas, grapes and pineapple!


Extra Easy Apparently...!
S: 14st2.5lb C: 14st2.5lb G: 11st0.0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Just to add my tuppence worth:

Oxo Cubes(vegetable, chicken, beef): 0PP
Reduced fat cheese: 2PP per 30g
Onions: 0PP
Butternut Squash (I use it for soups): 0PP
Light Cheese triangles: 1PP for two triangles
Crackerbread: 2PP for 4 slices
Quorn Mince: 2PP for 100g which is a huge portion
Mini Naan Bread: 4PP each
50/50 Crusts Away: 1PP per slice
Sharwoods Dry Egg Noodles: 6PP per block
Stir fry veg- I buy the ASDA smart price bag at 50p which has carrots, cabbage and beansprouts in it then freeze it.
Weetabix- 3PP for two biscuits
Lentils- 120g dried weight is 11PP but I put this in my soup to make it more filling so works out at 2PP a bowl.


will hit target this time
S: 13st2lb C: 13st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
some of the things i buy:

kelloggs variety pack of cereals (range from 3pp to 5pp, and no measuring needed)
ww bagels (4pp each, lush with some low fat marg on)
selection of ww ready meals, as i eat them probably 5 days out of 7 every week
curly wurlys (3pp each, great for a chocolate fix - they last longer if you keep them in the fridge!)
hartley's sugar free jelly pots (0pp for one, 1pp if you have two - they're great for an easy, low point dessert)
tons of fresh fruit, blueberries, apples, grapes, strawberries, bananas!

don't tend to get all that much as my mum buys alot of the staples like potatoes, veg, chicken breasts, etc. these are just my snacky type things :)
RhiBro said:

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


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Loopeylou said:
My typical list is:

Wholemeal Bread
Green Beans
New Potatoes
Red Onions
Sweet Potato
Activia or Shape Longlasting
Babybell Lights
EL Laughing Cow
ELF Fromage Frais
Skimmed Milk
Plum Tomatoes
Kidney Beans
Mushy Peas
Balsamic Vinegar
ELF Hellmans
Mint Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce
Options Belgian Choc
Chocolate Weetabix
Weetabix Crunchy Bran
French Fries

Sorry for long list but hope it gives you some ideas

Again copied from old thread!

S: 12st7lb C: 10st8lb G: 9st11lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 1st13lb(15.43%)
aldi's reduced fat goats cheese and garlic,,it's 2pp for 30grs i have it everyday:D,,fat free jelly 0pp
just make sure you pp everything yourself as different brands will have different points:)
S: 13st12.0lb C: 12st4.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 1st7.5lb(11.08%)
Also, you can still have your jacket spuds. Yes, they are more points now but you also have a higher points value to play with, plus your weeklies.

Back in the old days I would have considered a 10 point dinner outrageous, but it's fairly typical for me now. It has taken me nearly a month to get my head round this.
S: 14st8lb C: 14st3lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 0st5lb(2.45%)
I buy:-

loads of salad
loads of veg (free soup)
Loads of fruit
fat free yogurts
LF Humous
LF spreads
wholemeal pitta breads
Melba toasts
skimmed milk
WW deserts - choc layer one is gorgeous
quavers / wotsits / french fries
chomps / crunchies

and I also drink loads of water - good luck.
S: 16st7.5lb C: 16st5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.08%)
Back in the old days I would have considered a 10 point dinner outrageous, but it's fairly typical for me now. It has taken me nearly a month to get my head round this.
I think this is what I'm going to have problems with too, I start on Thursday so we will see!

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