Also those flovored drink packets are terrific like person two above said. Best I found are the ones that are fortified with vitamins. Not always Gatorade but Propel works. THe crystal light ones are good in a pinch but they contain salt and added preservatives. Lean Cusisine is now putting out some good meals. There will be things you do and do not like-= just experiment and change it up every week. That will help with the portion control side of things. I am 30 pounds lighter as of yesterday and I feel wonderful.