Fabby50: Welcome, both to the boards and a healthier lifestyle?
I apologize if I am misunderstanding your post, but are you relying on the McDougall cups because you don't cook? Because if so I would recommend you diversify your menu and learn a few simple recipes. It will be vastly cheaper for you and, I suspect, nutritionally superior. I think Dr. McDougall himself intends for the prepackaged foods to be used more in a crisis or when you truly can't make something for yourself due to travel, etc. You are setting yourself up for boredom and failure if you don't get a repetoire of simple foods after some time. If you go to the l]www.mcdougall.com homepage and look at the free program, you can get an idea both of menus and a whole bunch of free recipes. Or look at the daily menus posted in Roberta's Corner in these message boards. I have been mcdougalling for months now and have yet to order any prepackaged food, so please don't misunderstand and feel you have to order any of his products.
Again, welcome and come back often with your questions.