Eating Clean Meal Plan: Summer Menu
Thank you, thank you, thank you! If I disagree with blogs, I just close the browser and move on. Retrieved 24 April Please send me a copy to me email sunshine yahoo. I have some questions, though.
If you still have this, could you please send me photos or PDF file. Either is fine and would be much appreciated. I would greatly appreciate it.
It is a wonderful plan. Would appreciate a copy if the old Weight Watcher plan which I originally followed in the mid 90's.. Have not been so successful with the pro points. Kristina, If this is the plan that has about 2 weeks of menus to go by I would love a copy. My mom had a copy of an old WW plan like that and I went by it to a tee and lost 75 pounds. I haven't been able to find it again and would love a copy of this plan. My mom had a copy of an old WW plan like that and I went by it to a tee in and lost 75 pounds.
Hi I am looking for a copy of weight watchers week 1 from ? My email is sandejaime yahoo. Unfortunately, I have lost mine and I really liked that plan.
Would you be able to provide me with just week1 from ? I had one and loaned it out and I don't remember to who! Lost 70lbs on it!! Do not like the points system! Thank You Soooo Much!!!! Have A Wonderful Day!! Hi Kristina, is there anyway you could send me a copy of the quick start diet?
Thankyou so so much for posting the original Weight Watcher's diet plan I lost over 20 lbs. If anyone out there happens to have their little yellow booklet with this information in it, I will pay you your asking price!!: Thankyou so much again!! How did you get the old Weight Watchers diet plan. Did you find it on E bay. Will someone please tell me how to get on this comment page? I signed in days ago, but every time I sign in to get the free food list red letters come up that say "Email is already subscribed" But no further instructions of how to even submit comments.
Thankyou all so very much for the original WW diet plan This diet worked for me in Diane would it be possible to get the plan and tracker that u have. Thank you and Happy New Year. Where did you get the original plan and tracker? Do you have all of the weeks? I always lost weight on the old plan, points never work for me. I think it's cute that the old plan is from the 90s.
I am looking for the plan and recipes from the early 70s Hi all I did WW with the booklets and calorie counting back in the 80's. I am a personal trainer now and do not recommend the point system. I put my email in and it said I'm already in the plan, but I'm not. I don't know how to get this information and I really need it!!!! Hate points, cannot lose weight, cannot stay on. I always have to look up every point for every food.
I got to goal years ago and lost lbs. So glad I found this website and friends who feel like me. I want the old plan and meetings in church basements brought back. Keep the old plan in those new centers for those who can use it and please give us back the old way. Those basements were jammed with people and all of us had good weight losses, too. There were not any maintenance meetings and I think there should be even if only once a month. Please do this for us!!! Hi I have been trying to locate the wwatchers program and the 6 week booklets.
If you or anyone you know has them, can I have copies of them! Thank you so much Lynne. Have various WW publications Would send copies but am technically challenged. I lost 80 Ins on original WW, I was about 20 yrs old and found it easy to follow.
I couldn't work with the changes WW, for me, has to be a lifestyle, not a temporary fix Members who had reached goal were to attend a meeting at least once a month. The old plan was the best. These days too easy to eat too many carbs on plan. Did you get a copy of the original plan? I would love to have a copy. Could you send me a copy? I can't seem to find info anywhere. Had these books for years but now I can't locate. We have loaned them out so many times but now that I have a need for them I can't find any info from the first version.
I have searched the internet but they keep you going round and round. If you can help I would appreciate it. I would love to have a copy of the plan. This was the best plan ever. I had my original book up until a few months ago: The allowed fruits listed here actually are only the Vitamin C fruit required. Other fruits are allowed like strawberries, blueberries and others.
French stye green beans are unlimited. Thanks so much for the clarification, Carol! Are the allowed berries allowed in unlimited amounts, too? I'd never heard about the french style green beans - do you know why they're unlimited but normal green beans aren't?
The French cut beans have the seeds falling out. I am so sorry I gave my book away form the mid 's last year. French style green beans were unlimited because they had immature beans in them. They are also sliced lengthwise. Do U remember the weekly menu plans they gave us?
I've been trying 2 find a few because as a clinical type, I do better following a script. I lost 8 Pds in a 7 day week, 4 being water weight , but still. Where did they go? U could mix any breakfast with another mid morning snack? Anyone can get any year WW cook book they want on Amazon and 3rd party on Amazon. I just mailed back a NEW unopened book because I am allergic to old print and paper.
But, all the books are there. I have a new WW cook book and menu I also got from 3rd party on Amazon and kept it as that is the year I went and later gave my book away! Dust mites still bother me, but I am going to put my face mask on, outside and take the pages of the menu and program out and print them and toss the old pages Why does the daily menus differ from the exchange list in a nutshell.. There was a difference in menus depending on gender and youth.
If I recall, women were allowed less bread and fruit than were men and children. You may be looking at the women's chart and comparing that to the men's program. Men got 5 fruits a day and 8 oz of meat. They also got two more servings of bread a day. Flour could be exchanged for bread, but I don't remember the quantities or rules of using flour or corn meal. I have done both the original and the point system diets. They both work very well however I am more partial to the original because it promotes more healthy eating habits.
The point system allows for too much junk food. You can eat a huge piece of fudge cake a day as long as you count the points which means there's less points for sfoods that have good nutritional value. I agree with you completely, JoAnna. The points system gives people freedom but that freedom means they may never understand the importance of getting calories that provide minerals and vitamins. Me, I ate all sorts of treats at first and weight loss was slow and I was always hungry. Once I gave up on that and started eating better food, I lost weight more quickly but I don't really think I needed to lose all of the time in the learning curve.
Also, current research is showing that having 1 sweet per day with breakfast correlates with higher weight loss over time and that weight stays off better. So don't feel like you have to completely deprive yourself of sweets.
I am so glad I kept my papers as well and have taken photos and put them into a PDF file that can be attached in an email to anyone. Please feel free to use email me and I can forward the file on. Very low in calories, and carbs in general. The diet to be followed by diabetics is very similar to the WW program that I was on then.
Also, doctors treating my diabetes have stated that if someone eats more veggies, and fruit, and less meat, it will be good for the diabetes, as well as shedding weight. For anyone who is a bit or a lot obsessive compulsive, any program that encourages one to count points is likely to make for an obsessive attitude about food in general, and also encourages the person trying to lose weight to focus on food more and more.
I have tried all of the programs, and find myself now, once again quite overweight, and trying to focus on healthy servings, and healthy choices, not the light at the non-existent end of the tunnel. Because there is no end to the need to eat healthy. Once those adipose tissues get small, they are simply waiting to get filled up again. Hence the yo-yo effect. Thanks for your comment, Kathie!
I agree with you that it isn't very helpful to have to obsess over points and to focus on food in an unhealthy way. That is one reason i think this particular diet is one that can actually help you re-think how you eat, adjust it, and move forward in a healthy way.
I'm sorry the weight came back; I absolutely hate that! Good luck to you in your newest move to improving your health and lifestyle. You can do it! Please keep me posted!
Hello, Katie I totally agree the original the 70's version of WW was the best because that is when I lost at least 50 lbs. I have tried Medifast for 4 years now I am seriously thinking about going back to the 70's WW plan, except with some wine I still have my WW cook book and program.
Going to print out the food program and menu and ADD wine My book is new, never cooked with it, but dust mites on the old paper and old print give me allergies. I am going to put my face mask on tomorrow, go outside and tear the menu pages out and print them on my printer. Maybe in place of a fruit. About the same calories.
The menu most of these people are printing are from later WW programs. I have the and WW books and the menu is correct for what you want and you are right. Only very starchy vegetable are limited and we counted them as bread. They will eat all your meat! I think we counted a serving of meat as 1 0z. The food list on this site is a newer food list not the 's or the original that started in Amazon or 3rd party on Amazon has ALL the different years of cook books.
But the original is I went in Thelma does your copy have the daily menu plan -7 day plan and a list of exchanges? If so can you share this I would love a copy. I started today but really want to do this accurately. I thank you for confirming what I remembered of the original plan.
When my doctor said my blood sugar was getting too high and if I didn't lose weight I would definitely be diabetic I immediately went on my remembered weight watchers plan from the 's. I dropped weight and my blood sugar dropped too. This gives me the confidence to go back on the plan and lose those extra pounds.
Happy to be there for you, Suzanne! I think part of life's adventure is to keep trying while knowing everyone is rooting for us. The beauty of this particular diet is it's structure, don't you think? Do U have any copies of the weekly menus? It's the only way it works for me. Being a clinical type, doing points simply doesn't work for me??
So glad to find this site Thank you for the "original" WW.. We're glad you found us, too! So many people seemed to succeed at losing the weight with the original plan. It's surprising WW moved on and left this plan behind. Tonight I was chatting with a friend and she mentioned she was dying to get some ice cream tomorrow as she is going on a liquid diet starting on Saturday.
You might want to check out the Satan Diet on our website to kickstart your diet plans. It's very short term - but you see results that push you more quickly toward your weight loss goals. Good luck to you!! Please feel free to contact me with email address if you want it. Sometime between and , I joined WW. At that time, the program consisted of weely meny plans. De you have copies of these weekly plans? If so, could you please send them to me..
I lost weight using this plan and would like to try it again. Please send me any info you might have. I would love a copy, Kristina. I like parts of the Points Plus, but it is pretty complicated, so I've been wanting to try the old method instead. If you have the original ww diet plan and menus, would you be kind enough to send it to me.
I would be so appreciative. I want to start this year off on the right foot. Can you please send me the original WW info. I lost 45 lbs. Other diets just don't work! Please send me your PDF As I recall,the daily limits were 6 protein,2 bread,3 fat,3 fruit,2 skim milk,unlimited veggies from the list.
Starchy veggies had to be exchanged for bread. Thanks for your comment, Mary! I really don't understand how the Exchange Plan worked, except that it was rumored to be based on the diabetic diet put out by the American Diabetic Association. Can you tell me a little bit about how it worked? My recollection is similar to Mary's. You were allowed to trade a couple of slices of bread for a starchy vegetable up to two or three times a week.
Potatoes or rice could be a simple trade off with bead once in a while. Just watch out for the butter, sour cream etc. Always lost weight on this exchange diet. Snd sometimes if going out to eat eould save my exchanges for one meal. The more options everyone has, the greater chances for success. Thanks so much for the offer! Please post the program exchanges, this is the only diet that ever really worked for me.
I followed it in the early 80s. I've recently been contact by a friend who did this with me and she was looking for it also. So we are gonna try to do it again almost 30 years later. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. Especially allowed vegetables, fruits, seasoning. I don't see the posted entire program. If memory serves, additional floaters were allotted according to exercise Does anyone recall that? Kelly, I would really like to get a copy of the entire program Thant would be great as I have been looking everywhere for it.
Please let me know. Thanks My email is storandt centurylink. I would to have a copy of this since everyone rates it so highly. Kelly, I did the original program. Swore I still had the materials, but I don't. Could you please e mail the old WW program to me. I tried the new points program and have gained weight. Thank you very muchJanette.
Did you ever post the entire program exchanges? I did very well with WW, but haven't done well with any of the newer WW programs 's - on. I would think I'm not the only one. So far I've lost 4 lbs.. I'm also trying to be more aware of my cravings, and look at my college picture as motivation it was my lowest weight of my adult life. Hello Kelly, I was hoping beyond hope that you might have the Weight Watchers original diet booklet from the 80's: Does anyone in the world have this booklet?
My cherished one is MIA!! Thankyou and name your price! I have only found a couple in boxes but if you have all I would love to have them. Would you please send me the old WW program. I have tried the new points plan. I have gained weight. I would really appreciate your help. I know this is an old post. Hello everyone, could someone please send me the old quick start weight watchers program? I recently bought on eBay the original WW book, as well as the revised plan WW came out with in I'm not sure which one I'm going to attempt.
To tell the truth, what's holding me back is the incredible amount of fish you're supposed to eat each week! Any suggestions on that? Does anyone know how important it is that I stick to that part of it?
Seems to me that I could substitute some of that fish with lean meat, don't you think? I'm totally new to WW but from what I've read, those early plans were definitely easier to follow and quicker weight loss. Plus, I like the clarity and checking off little boxes throughout the day: But what about all that fish??
Hey Elizabeth I've got to say I'm with you there! I have always hated fish, like every type of fish including shrimp and lobster.
I've started trying to eat fish for weight loss and also because it's just supposed to be so good for you. Mostly I have been just trying to suck it up and eat fish like I eat brussel sprouts, just suck it up and hurry through. I have found two ways of eating seafood that are acceptable though. I swear it makes almost any fish at least edible. As to switching out to other lean meats, it may work but I would try cilantro salmon first.
If you look at past posts in the fitness tab on this website they talk about chelation and how cilantro helps your body detox. Your answer wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear yes, you do have to eat all that fish but at least you made me laugh as I read your reply: Oddly enough, brussel sprouts are the only vegetable that I absolutely can't stand and will not eat. Funny that you brought that up. I copied the Cilantro Salmon recipe down and plan to try it soon.
And yes, I've become aware in the past couple of years of the differences between wild-caught and farm-raised fish and try to always buy wild only.
Oh well, I guess I have to suck it up and eat fish, dang it. I found that tuna with salad fixings made a terrific lunch and an easy way to fill the weekly fish quotas. Is there any way I could get from you a copy of the revised ww plan?
Either you could scan it to me, or make a copy and I could paper your the materials and postage. It was called the Original Plan when I ran across it. However, I remember sort of - I was really young and just listening to old people talking hearing about some plan that required you to eat about a gazillion bananas. If you want one where you eat gazillion bananas that is very effective at helping you lose weight - check out the Satan Diet and the Cupcake Time Diet on this website.
I'm sorry, but I don't. I know a lot of people felt that program was superior to the Points Plus but I never did see the old points system in action. Good luck to you! On this blog opening page, go to the right hand column and scroll down to Archives. Pick the April and hit it. The original points description shows on that page if you scroll down to it. Points allowed were determined for each person as they chose the rate and number for their goal. But in fact it almost always turned out to be points unless you were very obese then it went up to points per day.
Also it differed for men and youth. Also, you could earn 2 points or more per day depending on how much exercise you got over the basic 20 mins required per day. The food exchanges plan was the very bestest!
I joined WW in , lost weight, kept it off and became a WW leader. I sure wish I had all my program booklets. I went back to WW in ish and all they talked about was how many chocolate kisses they could eat for all their daily points.
Does anyone have the extra booklets that spoke to out to eat??? Thanks for your comment. The chocolate kisses thing is why I really prefer the Original plan over the Points Plan.
I tried both and I am really just too irresponsible to be told I can eat my points in cake and candy. That just really didn't work for me.
I know the exchange plan is based on a diabetic diet. If that was your favorite and you can't find it, you may want to google diabetic exchanges and use that to guide you. I used the older plans as well for weight watchers and became a life time member in the 's. The point plans did not interest me and I still dig out my exchanges when I need to make a correction to return to my goal weight.
Remember; as we age our goal weight has to be adjusted as well, check with your doctor or dietitian. Tops plan still offers the exchange system identical to the old WW ones. Richard Simmons old Deal a Meal also was an exchange plan mostly the same. On the tops web site and at their meetings you can find the old WW type journal sheets for keeping track of your exchanges and substitutions allowed as optional calories and personal choice fruits or milk or bread or protein extras.
Richard simmons web site also has a journal for keeping track of exchanges. He still uses the exchange basics only he began to close windows on food groups in a handy hand held counter. WW allowed various levels which changed according to how fast or slow you wanted to loose. Levels were different too for men and youth.
And yes you could always substitute for the many fish meals if you could not stand fish, but you had to have less volume of the alternate protein in order to keep the calories the same. Exchange plans are really a fancy way to keep track of calories to make it easier to plan and keep to a set caloric total for your age, height and goal. Originally exercise was optional and now as WW includes more calories under their point systems exercise is required to loose at the same rate as of old.
PS I am still pretty healthy for an old gal too and WW old system works. Back when i did this originally i hated fish.. Glad you are a fellow fish hater! The tuna idea is a great way to get the benefit of fish without having to actually eat fish. You should check out our Salmon Patty recipe on this site - it is another painless way to get fish if you couple it with the Corn Fritters! Your weight loss on this plan "back in the day" was fabulous!
And I do think this diet actually gets us thinking about how to eat healthy so we can keep the weight off. Let me know if your 10 lbs slide off as easily this time! To my knowledge, there was never a WW plan called the original plan; if there was it was from the mids and it definitely did not contain "floater" exchanges and optional calories: Just like there have been multiple versions of the points plans, there were multiple versions of the exchange plans.
I do not recall a plan that ever allowed that much protein PLUS 7 floaters and optional calories. I do not have time right now to drag out all my old materials from the 70s and 80s, but will try to do so later if you have specific questions or are otherwise interested. I remember the plan that had the 7 floaters and optional calories. I think it might have been called Quick Start. I wish I had all my original materials from back then!
I agree that it was a better plan for teaching the concepts of healthy eating and portion control. We firmly believe that everyone is different and that is why we try to cover a variety of diet options that have worked for someone we know no rumors of success; only true success.
So glad you found what you needed! Does anyone if mustard is allowed I also lost lbs 25 yrs ago and kept it off until this year said 25 combo of menopause n quitting smoking I have gained on the new WW program to much fruit or something.
I want to go back to the old program from the 80's. Can you help me please. I loved the old revised original WW plan of I lost 50 lbs. Have never done well on points.. This is a fabulous idea, Phyllis! Anyone who would like to participate in an online support group - drop us an email at forwardmotion outlook.
Talk to you soon!! If anyone has the program from could they send it me please bendell. I too lost a lot of wt. Now i once again need to shed wt. Do you have a copy of the ww plan from the 80,s? Esther, go online to Amazon or any book ordering web site and search for the older versions of the Weight Watchers Program books.
Some are used, ebay may have them too. In this they give the plan summary, some exchange lists and include recipes that all work with the plan. Be sure to order a book prior to their points system, so to not include those newer analysis on the recipes and plan. I'm sorry, We don't have any other WW plans other than the 2 posted on this website. Good luck in both your search and your future weight loss! Starting on the old plan Monday and looking forward to losing weight.
Patty, where did you find the information? Was it the old WW program from the 80's. The new point program is not for me I have gained weight.
I am starting my Old Weight Watchers. I lost 77lbs once. It only took me about 5 months to do it. I was amazed at how fast I lost the weight.
I walked 3 to 5 miles 6 days a week. I worked out everyday. And I didnt eat after 7: I was really committed. I gained the weight back because of cortisone and steroid injections due to back surgery. I do know that it works. I love the old way much better. I got confused with the new system. Too much to do. I never had to change anything that I ate. Brenda, how did you get the old WW program? I've been looking for it for quite a while. I do not like the new point system.
How many calorie bread do you eat? What kind of cereal do you eat? Can you have oikos vanilla greek yogurt? I have gained weight on the new points program. So glad to find this. I did WW in and was so surprised at how easy it was. I did not like vegies I lost 15 lbs on it. The new plans have never worked as well. As others here have said, it seems like people are trying to figure out ways to keep eating junk.
This planned helped me become a healthier eater. I need to take off again. I think I will give this a try. From what remember the original plan allowed ounces of meat for lunch and ounces for dinner. Points system was too complex I became too obsessed with the points and exchanges. Never had a lot of success with it. Last year when I moved I had aloof weight to lose. I started The original plan again and of this year and have lost 63 pounds.
Kelly you stated you were going to post the Exchange Program but I dont see it???? I would really like it if you posted it please. Thank you for this! Back in the s my parents and my aunt went on the original plan and lost so much weight among them that it added up to an entire other person, and they all kept it off. In fact my aunt, now 98, is still keeping it off, even though she is the best cook in Texas.
Naturally I had great hopes for WW, but the points system never worked for me. I can't even remember how many times I started WW with high hopes and failed after initially losing a few pounds and finding that I was always hungry--probably because I was using my points for the wrong foods.
It didn't help that they were always trying to sell me tasty carb-laden 2-point treats and giving me free samples. The new WW gives me more freedom than this compulsive over-eater can handle.
I absolutely cannot eat sweets and lose, and I don't know anybody who can. But this approach give me some real hope. It's too bad WW didn't stay with it. Does anyone have a copy of the tracker from the Freedom Plan?
Or even a homemade version? I like having the little boxes to check off for each exchange. Liz, the older versions of Weight Watchers many plans had lots of journals with the check off boxes for the exchanges count for each day.
If you go on Richard Simmons web site you can get a similar print out of an exchange system journal sheet and it has boxes too. I just take the old WW plans system tracker with box check off sheet and copy many more days and sheets for me to keep track from my old Weight Watchers material. Does anyone use the TurnAround plan from several seasons back? That worked great for me, but I don't have it and want to go back to that. Every year weight watchers seems to revise their plan. Wonder if they plan to do that.
Shirley, yes weight watchers changed or modified plans every year and likely still does. It is meant to keep up with science as new info becomes available from the weight loss studies. It also helps then sign up new members to keep recent and members wanting the latest plans. I think the turnaround was an early points system I recall. You can go online to eBay and amazon and search for people selling their old material.
There are plenty of older packages there. I love this diet. I actually lost weight on it. Weightwatchers wouldn't give it to me. Lynn hi and welcome. You can get all or most info on the Weight Watchers older version diet from the book: It comes in hardcover and three ring binder form. It can be ordered used, from Ebay or Amazon or online book site or a book store maybe could get you one used.
It was published in by Macmillan Inc and was written by Weight Watchers international. It has a description of the plan, menus, and some exchanges. They published it prior to the introduction of their points plans so it has the older information.
You will have to draw your own food journal sheets and copy them, to check off squares if you want to track exchanges, though one similar is on TOPS websites and Richard Simmons web sites.
Be sure to get the exact title, and year as they wrote others that look similar. Tops still uses a similar plan as one of its options. Any chance of getting a copy of the exchange program posted by Kelly on 8th August We have been looking for you.
The bad news is we had no luck in locating that BUT we did take everything we learned while looking for and wrote a few articles just for you! The exchange lists are located here: Let us know if it helps! I too lost a lot of weight in after first baby on the Original non-points WW version and have been searching for the old red booklet and the weekly food diary. Does anyone please have the booklet scanned and the food diary? It was the only diet that has ever worked for me.
You might want to check ebay and see if anyone has a copy for sale. Hi, I have been looking forever to find the old Weight Watchers plan to no avail. I came upon your site and I see the menu at the beginning, but the one I did I had 19 points a day and when I typed in the food it told me how many points.
Do you have a list of foods with points? Hi Donna, Here is a food-to-points converter that we ran across http: Where you had 19 points available, I'm betting you were not using the PointsPlus system.
This post is about an older WW system where you just had to eat different foods. If you scroll to the top of this page, you will see a box that contains reviews of a few different diets. We hope this helps! I have wanted to start the old WW diet for years, as it is the only diet that worked for me.
I enjoy food that is fresh, not from a box. The old plan was very easy to follow. I do not have any of the instruction books only the Daily Tracker sheets. Thank you for this site.
If you are able to email me one, I'd be very grateful! There is a food tracker sheet here: If not, say the word and we'll scout out another for you! Is there anyway I could get a copy of the things you have found. I suffered a stroke due to an injury and not able to exercise like I was able to before. This program worked wonderful for me to loose my weight before and had hit my goal. Now I feel this is the only thing I can count on to help me in this time.
Have a broken hip joint and it is making me fall farther behind. Please help if you can. Hi fellow weight watchers! I was so glad to find this site and spent the last week working SO hard at trying to follow the old program which worked great so many decades ago. Now it's the weekend and I completely blew it, so of course, I'm so disappointed in myself. Here's hoping I can get back on track tomorrow! You can get back on track - we're sure of it. Be proud of your self for starting on the road to your success.
All roads have a bump or two - no worries. Here's hoping this week is a good one for you! Thank you so much for providing the planner and menu outline. I used it successfully when I was in high school and now my high school aged son and I will be using it together to shed some extra pounds. Well this is just awesome! My college-age daughter and I are doing the very same thing right this minute. I lost 6 stone 40 years ago with the old weight watcher plan.
I have rejoined weight watchers and hate the new points plan. There is no discipline. When I see ''free foods'' I just eat them all day, that's no good to me.
I am going to use the old way. This is the WW plan that I prefer and I'm glad they have a variety of plans so we can all pick and choose. If you get a chance, check out the Satan Diet that we've posted here. It's a healthy way to jump start your weight loss. I started with the Satan Diet and moved nicely into this WW plan with 7 lbs already gone. It felt good and I was able to continue losing weight. I tried the points system twice.. I have been thinking about the original plan for a while now and could remember some of it but not all.
Thank you all for posting what you recall. Going to set it in motion! Would you please send me the old WW program, like you I lost weight years ago. I've tried the new program and do not like it.
Really appreciate your help. It is here on this same site. There are actually 2 articles which were written just last month. Thank you for resurrecting the old WW plan. In , I was a chubby year-old when my dear mother sent me to my first WW meeting. We sat in a hotel conference room and I recall that most of the ladies always had a can of Tab or Fresca. I am not a fish eater, so eating fish every other meal was daunting.
I won't even mention the liver. It was very hard, at that age, but I lost 35 lbs. My mother was very supportive, even though she was an exceptional cook.
She often fixed my special meals while cooking the "regular" meals for herself and my sister. Undone by what I felt was a monotonous diet, I gave up and regained most of the weight over the next two years. I ended up going back and trying the different "improved" versions every other year since. I will soon be 60 years old. I am now facing a do or die health situation and do not need the freedom of these everything-goes plans that are out today.
I have been encouraged to have surgery by a couple of doctors who clearly do not understand the psyche of career dieters. Cut-and-fix solutions only work if the individual understands what and how to eat The old WW is spot on. Thanks again and pray for me. You are quite welcome! Hopefully this diet plan will help you make positive life choices to move you in the right direction. There are a few other articles on my website that you might want to peruse to get some other ideas regarding how to lose the weight and keep it off.
Here are 2 tips that I think are the most helpful: When you make dinner start with fresh ingredients to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy and craving free; 2 Only allow yourself to eat during an hour window each day.
The clock starts with the first item you put in your mouth in the morning. This will help you cut down on the nighttime snacking that destroys so many of us! On those nights that you absolutely MUST have something to eat after your time limit has expired, limit your choices to vegetables only. Check in every once in awhile and let us know how you're doing So glad I found this site.
Been doing WW Points Plus and not losing. Thank you for this great info! I also recently went to a Natural Health Food Store opening and found them stocking Atkins products among other pre packaged food products it is all about money. I just got done yummy ideas for recipes. This is awesome and very practical. Melissa I love this!!! I am going to look into this more as it is something I really want to do and I love that you have a meal plan figured out with the recipes — awesome!
I just stumbled upon your blog and will definitely follow you. Look forward to reading more! Your comment made my day! You are exactly what I have been looking for! Someone who gets how I feel about artificial and processed foods. Thanks so much for the love! I am really enjoying your menu so far! I needed help incorporating more vegetables and whole grains into our meals, and your recipes do just that! Thank you so much for the recipes!!
Thanks for being real and using real ingredients! I have three young daughters. I never knew there were so many chemicals in foods. My mind set is the same as yours and now that I found your blog I have motivation to stick with clean eating. We are on a very tight budget and its crappy that the foods I want to feed my family tend to be more expensive. We do have our own garden but this is the first year and we are still learning! So anyway thanks for your blog and for being real about life!!!
Any particular brand you would recommend? Thanks again for the post! Thanks for the post! I really appreciate this idea of clean eating. I have thought others are just too time consuming, costly, and not practical for my family. But thinking old fashion the way grandma used to cook I can do!
Thank you for all your hard work and vulnerability in putting this together and making it available to strangers on the web out of the goodness of your heart!!
Thanks also for bringing grace and a budget friendly perspective to clean eating. Got here from your first post, via pinterest. This post is amazing. We are a family of six with 2 picky eaters in the family.
I just have one question for you. What is the average food bill for the two weeks? So I think in the end it all comes out in the wash. What do you think? Thank you and congratulations on the pregnancy. Melissa, is there an easy grocery list or do you just go off the recipes as far as what you need?
As a full time working mom I try to do the best i can. Some time the ratio is higher on the not so good end but that is okay. I would like to start grinding my own flour and making bread at home. Is this the recipe you always use? Do you have a link? Thanks so much for pointing that out! Found it on Pinterest when looking for clean eating recipes. I also have a lot of game meat in my freezer and plan on trying your chili recipe.
Im super excited I found your site. Woohoo for game meat! So there should be some other recipes for you too. It takes dedication, planning and home cooking.
I really like your approach to eating healthy with kids. My dad decided I needed to lose weight when I was a kid and he refused to buy peanut butter. So thank you for sharing how you balance and shape healthy eating habits. It is absolutely impossible to have a child and not allow for junk. Thank you soooo much for your post!!! Thank you for this post! I am almost 8 months pregnant and I never cook! Your recipes are nice and easy to follow!
I cannot wait to begin trying these and sharing with my husband! I do try to buy organic especially with the recommended produce, meat and dairy. Thank you thank you thank you for these meal plans! Thank you for these meal ideas and encouraging posts! We are so in the same boat!
You just have to do the best you can where you are and it sounds like you are doing just that! Thanks so much for the kind comment, it made my morning! What is your weekly or biweekly budget? I love this blog. Aksi did you ever get the grocery list done? A woman after my own heart! I feel like those things make me destined for failure or feeling bad about myself. I am excited to try your plan AND eat real cake on my birthday!
For my family this is something that can be totally attainable. I just know that this will work for my family much better than trying to go cold turkey. I need backup meals and snacks ready. I appreciate all the effort that you shared with us. Hard to imagine people wasting time leaving rude comments. If I disagree with blogs, I just close the browser and move on. Keep on doing your good work and know many are thankful for your gift.
I am looking for something other than sugar to cook with. I have tried Agave and Coconut sugar. Hey, I just found your blog via Pinterest and it really intreages me. My son was diagnosed with type one diabetes last year and I am always looking for a better way to feed my family.
I am so happy I found this! Easy and budget friendly recipes that my whole family can enjoy. I feel like people get so wrapped up in what they believe about food that reading posts like this is often unpleasant but yours is realistic and welcoming. Its nice to find blogs like this. Thank you so much for sharing all this information!
There is no way eating clean involves eating any form of product that comes from an animal!!!!!!! This is the very first clean eating menu that I will actually eat most of the meals! So excited I found your page!! We live in western KS so not many health stores and what we do have is very expensive!! Just popping in to say how much I love your blog.
I have tried some of your receipes and they are great. Your comment totally made my day… I called my husband just to tell him about it! Just came across your blog and wanting to get into eating clean and would love also to have the grocery list emailed. Thank you for putting this all out there! Thank you so much for taking the time to type this out for other mommies who want to feed their families whole, natural, and yummy meals.
I know I really appreciate it!! Take Care and God Bless! Thanks for all of your hard work of putting together these recipes for all to consume and enjoy! You might want to read the Wheat Belly Cookbook, it seems that whole wheat is not as good as we all thought. Will try some of your recipes that are wheat free though.
However, I was wondering if there was a good shopping list for all this? I want to try it, and would be fine with searching through to find all the ingredients needed, but calculations are hard and it would be a ton of tabs. Thank you for sharing. We raise pigs, rabbits, and even had two emu we raised and butchered up. Raising your own meat is great and taste so much better than store bought. Thanks so much for all your suggestions and encouragement, for a beginner at eating clean.
Three months in and I am a little weary. Your blog really gave me a pick up and offered hope. Can I have a copy of the grocery list please??? Thank you soo much.
My husband and I have four children, two boys, two girls. The boys both have autism- one very high functioning and one low functioning. The behaviors are what get us, and I hear just cutting out all the junk really helps with that. Hi I saw your 2 weeks clean eating plan. And I find it interesting. Can I have you a copy of the grocery list pls? I am new to all this and I need some guidance to start cos I am so clueless. I want to start eating clean and staying healthy.
And thank you for your time, hard work and for posting to help people like me eat clean. If you created a grocery list I would love to have a copy. I would love a list of shopping items. New to this, and going to try to get my family into it. I absolutely love your philosophy on food. Thank you for all the fantastic looking recipes that i absolutely cannot wait to try! I have been meaning to try a clean meal plan and you have so kindly laid it out for all.
Would you mind also emailing me your grocery list? I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome ideas, I will be making more then a few of these recipes! Secondly, it is mind blowing that people feel the need to send you nasty comments regarding the clean eating part of your post.
Whoooooooo gives a shit. Your intent I am sure is to help those who need it and give a few of your ideas. What is wrong with that? Keep going girl, thanks for the recipes!
Thanks to Pinterest I stumbled on your blog. I just started a business 2 weeks ago called Clean Bites and like you I promote clean and practical eating.
I make meals for my customers who do not have the time to make clean meals. I make everything from scratch if possible. The meals you share here is a big help in my meal planning. Do u have a grocery list? Thank you so much for sharing! Just tried Paleo and it was next to impossible. Clean eating and this plan specifically seems more of a lifestyle change vs a 30 day crash diet.
Great job and again thank you! What a pleasant surprise! I saw this post on Pinterest and just pulled it up while doing my menu planning. Thank you for sharing! These recipes look great and my new years resolution was to try to eat clean without being crazy about it. Thank you, thank you thank you for posting this! I absolutely loved this post. My interest in eating healthy is a result of my desperation to find an ease to both my crazy digestive system and my bad skin.
I have a love for herbal medicine for preventative measures. I want to teach my children that someday, too. Like you said, everything with a balance. I love your philosophy. Some people go overboard and its just not practical for most families. Sounds like you are doing a great job. Good luck and thanks for sharing.
Just found you through pinterest and I super excited to give this a try. I feel like we are on the same page with our thoughts on eating clean. Thanks for both of your posts. Thanks for letting me know! Thanks so much for all your hard work! I appreciate it greatly. I think anything that is not processed, no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweetners… is clean.
I stumbled upon your blog through pinterest. I would like a grocery list as well if you have one!! Everything in moderation and keep those veggies coming!
Great work, keep it going! Thanks Brooke… I have my own food issues too, so this has been such a happy middle for us. I hope you love it too! I also would like a copy of the grocery list. I make as much of our food as I can myself — no processed or frozen, pre-packaged foods for us except as an occasional treat. Thanks so much for sharing!
I look forward to visiting often. Thank you for sharing your take on cleaning eating. Some things that have been a huge turn off for me are the cost and the idea of all or nothing. The cost is a huge one. I live in a small town with limited options.
I like the idea of we all do what we can in the stage of life we are in. We need to support one another, not tear each other down because we think we are superior because of our eating standards. I love your positive outlook on this. Looking over your recipes, I have decided to re-evaluate mine and keep the ones that fall in line with how I view clean eating for my family, then slowly add new ones to see what they think. My favorite is pecan rolls and baguettes.
All that sugar and white flour. But I agree with you, I would take that stuff homemade with ingredients I trust over processed foods.
Thanks again for this post. It was just what I was looking for when searching cleaning eating!!! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am very impressed with your efforts to be self-sustaining and to eat clean. We are in the market to buy a home soon, and I would love to have a hobby farm as well. Can I have a shopping list for this too plleeeaasseeee? Thank you for making it real!! This was a very good read.
Could you please email me your grocery list as well? Love your blog; thanks for the recipes! I found you via Pinterest…Applause to you for healthy eating and buying local foods. Thank you so much for this post! Like so many others have said, I am encouraged by your plan and life philosophy also. My 19 year old daughter has encouraged me to join her and eat cleaner food.
Thank you for your post, we are off to grocery shop and get started today. After this 2 week plan, we are moving on to your original post. I would also like the grocery list if one is available! I would love to have your grocery list as well: I eat more paleo and try to cut out all grains, but my family is not on board with that.
This looks like a happy medium for all of us! Do you have any tips on sneaking them into some foods? I look forward to your email. Thank you so much! I have a good, better, and best smoothie post you can find it on the sidebar and it is a great place to start. Let me know if you need a link! This is such a great post!! I am definitely wanting to try this out. Do you have a grocery list for your meal plan?? Will let you know how it goes!
I just had to brag on you.. I have been meaning to try the pizza recipe but keep forgetting that I have to prepare the dough 24 hrs in advance.. But I finally remembered to do so yesterday. I made two pizzas out of it.. One cheese thin pizza — baked on an upside down cookie sheet and the other I made in my cast iron skillet thick crust— rolled out on foil then turned over in the skillet and folded down excess and tapped with a fork..
Loaded with tons of veggies.. I cooked it at for 20 mins.. The kids loved theirs and we loved ours!! We will never buy another pizza — I even used your recipe for the pizza sauce..
I love your definition of clean eating and agree with it percent! I am looking forward to making some if these awesome recipes. Thank you so much for doing this! I wrote a lot about it in the comments so if you scroll down you will find the details on what I spend. Hi, This all sounds wonderful. I would love to receive the shopping list as well. I would love an email of this please and a grocery list. Thank you for posting!! Love new healthy food ideas for me and my family.
The chicken salad looks so delicious. This blog and recipe list is awesome! My husband and I are using Advocare products, and this will be a great addition. Also, will you please send me a recipe list? Will any of these recipes freeze well? I too would love an ebook recipe book. Thank you, Melissa-what a super caring person you are! PS — I would also love an email of the recipes as well as the shopping list if possible.
So hard to get my family to eat healthily. I would also love an email with a shopping list. I was just searching for a quick link for a friend about how I make lunches and whatnot for the family.
I love this meal plan, my kids 3 and 6 will definitely eat this kind of clean dinners. Thanks so much for posting. I can i get a grocery list for this. Love your blog and the yummy recipes! My family is much like yours, we love to eat clean but we are also realistic and enjoy unfortunately sugary treats. We also live in the middle of no where and are on a budget, but we found a great website called greenpolkadotbox. Just thought I would share! Thanks again for the recipes! That site is great, it was new to me, but the prices seem really great, especially on the nuts.
Looking forward to looking more into it! Thank you for making it look so simple!!! Thank you, Pinterest for leading me to this blog! Thank you for being budget and family friendly! Thanks so much Amanda. You just made my day and helped me to remember that not everyone wants to give up everything but kale in the name of health.
I cannot imagine some of the comments. Unnecessary, in my thoughts. People need to appreciate your help more than bash it. Have a great rest of the day, Melissa! Melissa, thank you for this, I adapt it to Scottish seasonal food but my 1 yr old eats everything I give him from this and my husband too and soldiers are hard to please when it comes to healthy food!
I want my son to know the joy that is great cake as well as the excitement of in season strawberries and peas — and so far he loves all of those! How would you edit some of these meals for a single person? So if you are cooking sweet potatoes make enough to mash for a veggie burger for the next day.
It will stand you in good stead for family life as well when prepreparing is the only thing between you and a takeaway sometimes! Could you send me the grocery list as well! Trying to get organized before the school year begins! Thanks for the blot post!! Great for my family— trying to be clean without being neurotic about it; enjoying healthy food without fearing the other stuff; being healthy and budget friendly at the same time- all the good stuff!!
Can I I bother you for a grocery list please. Maybe to both plans. I appreciate this more than you know. It is such s blessing that you share all of this. I would buy your book in a heart beat. Thank you so much. I want affirm you!!! I avoid any artificial sweeteners and rather have real butter or coconut oil instead melted plastic. Can you please send me the grocery list. Do you have an email that I can send or can you see mine?
And yep, I can see emails from my end without anyone else being able to see it! I would also love a copy of the shopping list! We are not all city folk or health nuts. I love your way of thinking and am so grateful that you put this out for all to enjoy……thanks love.
I am so enjoying reading your clean eating methods. So excited to try some new recipes! Hey Melissa — we are going to try your plan — I love that it is more realistic than most. Can you please email me the shopping list as well? Just also subscribed to your fb page! Love your food philosophy!
This is the first clean-eating meal plan I think I can realistically use with my family. Thank you, thank you! When you get a chance, could you please send me a copy of your shopping list as well?
Is there anyway you could email me the grocery list for this as well, please? Would you please send me the shopping list for these recipes?
I love this idea but become very overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what I need. I have trying, unsuccessfully, to get my kids on board with healthy eating.
This will be a great way to start! Thanks so much for this! ALS o could I have a copy of the grocery list, too? Check back in a few weeks and it should be available! Thank you so much for a down-to-earth, basic plan that a regular mom like me can truly attain…without a degree in nutrition or a health food store. You have made clean eating a real possibility for me, rather than a pie-in-the-sky dream!
Hello Melissa I would love a shopping list and have you done an Ebola yet? All the best Catherine near Stonehenge UK.
If you are emailing a grocery list please add me to your list. Could I have the grocery list too?? Hi, I am really looking into trying to cook clean meals my whole family might enjoy and would love to try this plan. Will you please send me the grocery list. Thanks for putting this together. How much on average do you spend a week on food for your family using this meal plan?
I also keep a well stocked pantry though. I buy grains and things in bulk and store them in 5 gallon buckets with lids. Her post on it was really interesting. You might want to check it out too. Let me know what you think! Could you please send the grocery list to me as well? May I please have copy of your grocery list when you get a chance? I would love a grocery list as well. May I please have a copy of your grocery list?
I just got back from vacation, and am in desperate need of some clean eating!!! Could you please send me your grocery list? I just got back from vacation and am in desperate need of some clean eating!!! A grocery list would be so awesome! I vote yes on the chickens, seriously the best pets ever!
I just mailed that shopping list to you Cassie! Love this post, came across it on Pinterest. Above it says recipes included, where so I find them? Also a shopping lost as suggested in most of the comments would be fantastic! This is fantastic, honestly! So refreshing to read, no fads, and unrealistic lifestyle changes.
It makes my heart sing as I finally feel like it something I can achieve. The only time it works is when I make natural choices and changes to my lifestyle which only makes me feel better about everything rather than deprived.
I love your approach and this is something that is manageable for my family. My goal is to teach them to make sensible food choices and thus not create any food issues. Job well done and I would love your 2 week grocery list! Wish I would have seen this before I just went grocery shopping! This is awesome and inspiring thank you! Would you mind emailing me the grocery list by chance? Hi Melissa I just found your blog and I am extremely intrigued.
I have been looking for Something fast and easy to get my family on the right track. Could you please send me a grocery list so we can get started right away. I absolutely love this post! Can I please have a copy of the list too please?! Just found your blog love it!
I am new to clean eating. Found your clean eating post on pinterest. Am wondering if you ever got your ebook up and ready and where Id be able to purchase it?
I am keen on having all these recipes in one spot! Im loving your ideas, the foods look amazing! Im on a clean eating plan now and am desperate need of variety for myself and my four kids! Thank you so much for sharing this!
This was a great post. You are an inspiration. Thank you SO much. That was just the comment that brightened my day! And after some family heartbreak this weekend I needed a little sunshine.
I have been looking for something like this for months. I am about to start my journey into clean eating with my family of 4. LOVE your philosophy and recipes. Would absolutely love your shopping lists for both plans. I am excited to start ASAP! How soon until your Ebook comes out? Would you email me the grocery list please? I would love to try this with my family. I would also love the grocery list please! I feel tired, cranky, and my food intake has been terrible.
I love all your knowledge and most especially how you encourage people to do better…cause when you do better you are better. Look forward to going to the grocery store withyour list! Hi Melissa, Very nice blog and great points about clean eating perspectives. I have a question about your ww overnight pizza dough recipe. It gives the yeast a little something to eat. The food sounds delish! I appreciate not only the clean eating but also an actual meal plan.
Now all I need is the Grocery List!! Would you please share it with me? I cannot tell if my comment posted or not so just to be sure, can I get the shopping list as well please? Can I get the grocery list as well please? I cannot wait to try this meal plan. Can you send me the shopping list as well? Hello there, I stumble your blog through Pinterest. Looking for weekly meal plan.
It looks like the perfect balance in being realistic and being healthy. I need to go grocery shopping, today. Can you please send me the shopping list? Thank you in advance!!!! Thank you for all these great ideas and information. I am just learning about eating clean. Can you send me your grocery list too? I am always trying to put healthy meals on the table for my family and these recipes sound quick and easy. Would you please send me the grocery list? Could I get a copy of the grocery list too?
I am a momma of two and and now staying at home therefore I really need to budget. I worked out details last night and your meal plan may be the thing to get us started. After all, that is the hard part isnt it? So glad I stumbled across this post!!!
These are actually foods I think I can eat and enjoy without feeling so deprived!!! I would love a copy of the grocery list. I want to start eating clean and want to see if it is in my budget. Such a good idea and plan. So thank you and I would love a copy of that shopping list as well. Can I please get a copy of the shopping list too?? Trying to start on this clean eating and it would be extremely helpful!!
Can I please get a copy of the grocery list too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and motivation to eat clean! The recipes sound delicious and I would love a copy of the shopping list if you get a chance! Thanks so much and God Bless! I love both your 2 week meal plans. Would it be possible to get the grocery list for both meal plans if you have them available?
I love your blog and have been on a healthy real food kick for awhile now and this would be a great addition to our meal plan lineup. Hi please could you email me the shopping list. Just found your blog and LOVE it. Thank you thank you! So looking forward to trying out your meal plan! Love the variety and simple ingredients. Can I get a copy of the shopping list as well please?
Realistic and seems kid friendly. May I please have the grocery list emailed to me also? Thanks for being REAL. No need to be extreme! I feel like we are kindred spirits. I saw a lot of people asking for a grocery list.
Are you still emailing it out? I would love it too if possible. We are at the end of week two and I wanted to post an update. With three dinners left to try, I have to say that this has been awesome!
My family which includes a preschooler and toddler has loved everything so far! We have to be realistic. Are you in any type of blogging commenting group? Congrats on your weight loss too friend, your blog was so fun to read! I love this post!! I love your attitude! This is sensible and REAL! Keep up the good work. Thanks for the comment, totally made my night!
I found this blog via pintrest. So thanks so much!!! I will be following your blog for sure. Loved your comment about your homemade cookies vs the sugar free jello…a million times yes!! Such great comments Chrissie! I was just reading an article about an emerging eating disorder when it comes to limiting so much of ones diet and being obsessed with clean foods.
It was so sad. Moderation in all things right?! Thanks for writing, it made my night! I want to try this healthy meal plan for me and my family. What a beautiful philosophy on eating and life! Please send the grocery list for eating clean spring summer menu. I am ready to make changes in my life this will be awesome and fun thank you. I love this post! I think where I get stuck is that I think the food is clean and healthy and so I eat what I want.
The truth is though, real clean healthy food still has calories and you can still over eat, even the good stuff. Hope that helps, good luck Dani! May I please get a grocery list as well??? Can I get a copy of the shopping list too? I have some questions, though. My husband is diabetic and can only have 70 grams of sugar per meal. He must take medication before eating as well. Does anyone think he would be ok eating clean following these recipes, or would he be in danger of exceeding the 70 gram per meal limit?
Oh, and he is possibly the pickiest eater I have ever met! I would love some opinions and guidance on this if anyone would like to share. They are pretty hit and miss. Some of the whole wheat pasta and such would still be quite high in sugar because of the carbs but on the steak canrnita night, if you turned it into a salad or something you might be ok.
Thanks for such a great wealth of information! Could you send me your shopping list please??? My mother n law to be and I are doing this pre my wedding. Are we able to get the menu plan? I just happened upon your blog thank you, Pinterest! I try to follow the same approach because it is really important to me that my kids have a healthy, well-balanced relationship with food.
I am so excited to try some of your recipes, thanks for sharing! The recipes look yummy! I would appreciate a copy of your grocery list. Is your e book out yet?! I would love to buy it or be sent your grocery list along with the million others on here too haha keep up the great work! The book is so so close Lauren! Love both of your eating clean plans! I love your take on it. I would be so very grateful if I could get both plans grocery list emailed to me.
Just found this blog. I think less processed foods will help him to feel better. Would it be possible for you email me the grocery list for the two week plan? Hello, new at this clean eating thing and my family and I really need it.
I just had a baby and started working out again but I never get the eating clean part so I end up starving myself. It helped me feel better about eating. Could I also get a copy of your grocery list? Congrats on the baby Sandra! Food makes the biggest difference for me when it comes to loosing weight! I have to workout a million hours or decide to eat well.
This is such an amazing post! I have spent literally hours online researching clean eating meal plans and recipies and most of them seem so costly and unrealistic! Truely great post, thank you!!! Love your site and love this post. Been clean eating for a year now and I love the way I feel.
Whenever you get a chance may I get a copy of this shopping list? I have never seen such a detailed plan anywhere before. You have not only included daily menu but also recipes for each of them.
Best part I like is this is clean meal, perfect for health conscious. Thank you so much Karen. Thank you so much for putting this together! I bet it was quite an effort and time investment!