CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Michelenas lean frozen dinners

I was so excited. I eat some of those frozen dinner types for lunches due to the ease and the convenience when I work (yeah and I am not waiting for you people who dont like these types of meals to attack this thread either and tell me I shouldnt be eating them either).

I was excited because I found a pizza roll looking one. I picked it up because it was relatively low in calories and fat compared to the lean cuisines and weight watchers dinners. It was something different too. I got it home and went to cook it and those tricky people made that little box into two portions. So... if I were to eat the entire thing it had like 16 grams of fat. Sneaky little buggers! Be on the lookout for that. There was NO way that was going to fill me up because half of that box was like a few bites.

Just wanted to share so everyone else would be on the lookout for their sneaky tactic to make you think you are eating your little lunch that is good for you! :)

Fri. Mar 21, 1:42pm

Add comment  
I did the same thing with those pizza rolls, they are very good and if you compare them to the real pizza rolls they are much lower in calories. But still like OP stated it was a sneeky move.

Friday, March 21, 2008, 7:21 PM

Add comment
Ya the lasanga is good. I tried it a few times but soon found that if I made my own I could have double the portion size for the same or really close calorie amount and not even close fat wise.
So I don't buy them anymore. I do stitll use lean cuisine now and again but man watch out for the calories and fat grams.

Friday, March 21, 2008, 11:13 PM

Add comment
It isn't all the meals that are two servings though. I looked when I went to the grocery store after reading your initial post, and it was like that on the pizza roles, a snack item, but not on the meals themselves.

Something I have noticed in the past also is that not all of the regular meals are necessarily higher calories than their "lean" meals.

Saturday, March 22, 2008, 12:38 AM

Add comment
WW does the same thing with their quesadillas. All you see is the big "4 pts" on the box and get all excited, then realize you only get to eat one of them. It's like the size of my fist, so for 4 pts it's not really worth it!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008, 1:48 PM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge