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September 2017
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Tasty!

My doctor has told me she wants me to lose five pounds by August 3, so I started eating Lean Cuisine frozen dinners today in hopes that those will help me cut down on food cnsumption.

Wow! I had their Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and it was delicious! What it lacked in thickness of the Alfredo sauce, it more than made up for in taste. I was very impressed! If the rest of the dinners taste this good, going on this Lean Cuisine diet will be a pleasure!

For those of you who have dieted with Lean Cuisine--what are your opinions of it? Does it actually help you lose weight, or is that all just advertising? The meal I ate was 270 calories, 50 of which were from fat.

I'll also start eating yogurt or cereal for breakfast as of tomorrow. The grocery store near me was selling Lucerne 8-ounce containers for 10/$3.00 today.

Current Mood: impressedimpressed
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You'd be surprised how much weight you lose just by drinking water constantly. And I don't mean just replace it with other drinks, but if you're feeling hungry, drink water. It's pretty filling, but by any means, do not starve yourself!

I like Lean Cuisine. If you want, Weight Watchers makes a line of frozen dinners called Smart Ones. You don't have to be on Weight Watchers to enjoy them. I love the pizzas. They are very good and filling :)

For those of you who have dieted with Lean Cuisine--what are your opinions of it? Does it actually help you lose weight, or is that all just advertising?

What it is...is portion control. You could eat 270 calories of anything and you'd lose weight...but if it works for you, then go for it! The only thing about frozen meals is that many of them have a pretty high sodium content. I'd check on this if blood pressure is an issue for you, because I think Lean Cuisine might be sort of high. Actually most frozen meals are notorious for that. I read recently that Amy's Kitchen (can usually be found in health food stores) is coming out with a low-sodium line. Other mainstream makers of frozen meals may also have low-sodium products.

I found when i dieted that the 'brand' of the food was largely irrelevant. I very quickly found out that just because something calls itself 'Diet' or 'Good for You' doesn't mean that it is.

Good guideline? Buy products with the lowest Saturated Fat levels that you can. It actually really easy to do this. Things like swapping you margerine for a lower fat one, full milk for semi, cut out mayo and salad cream, no more crisps and chocolate, eat less fried food. I lost 2 and a half stone doing that.

Theo--You lost two and a half stone?! *is impressed* That's 35 pounds, isn't it?

Chantal

14lb per stone...28...add 7...yep! 35lbs *beams proudly*

Took about 4-5 months

I do like Lean Cuisine over all, though I've only tried meals occasionally. Not bad, not bad :D