Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Cure for My Soda Addiction?

I have a strange relationship with soda, (or pop as our mid-western friends say). I really only drink diet, but I really shouldn't be drinking any. There's something about the taste of a cold, carbonated beverage after a salty snack. I have been able to cut back a little bit but I still have my weak moments. I ran across Zevia zero calorie soda in Walmart for $1.00 for a can and thought it might be a great product to try. It contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners. I chose lemon lime twist although their website shows a pretty big selection.
      I could barely wait to try this beverage and in all actuality, it was okay. Of course it was missing that sweet, syrupy taste that I'm accustomed to, but it wasn't all that bad. It was a semi-sweet drink. The lemon-lime taste was obvious, so overall this may be a hit for those who are okay with a less sweet soda or someone who just wants the taste of it. For the price that it was, I probably will not be purchasing it again.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Product

It have been looking for a low calorie protein drink so I couldn't believe my luck when I ran across these new protein shakes from Dannon. At 140 calories I can fit one in everyday.  In addition to Banana and Mixed Berry they have a Vanilla, but of course my favorite would be sold out. Hopefully I can find a coupon for these but I can't wait to try these. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Product

I'm not really sold on Weight Watchers candy but some people love them. Here are some of their new offerings I found in Walmart. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Do HIIT Workouts really work?

I recently started lifting free weights and I absolutely love it. I can actually see a change in my body, most of all my arms and shoulders. Most of the lifting I do right now is upper body and it is absolutely been life changing. I have grown bored with the treadmill and elliptical, plus I wanted to take my weight loss up a notch. After a little research I discovered HIIT Workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It's goal is to maximize fat burning and muscle building. The workouts last anywhere from 5 to 40 minutes. When doing this you do a series of exercises full effort with a minimum of 10 second to a maximum of 30 second breaks. By having the rest intervals, you spend more time at a higher level of aerobic capacity. Unfortunately they are not offered in my gym but I found two great ones on YouTube that I love.

I have only been doing these a week and not really consistently. I plan to get back on schedule soon doing these four days a week. I'll keep ya'll updated on my progress. Has anyone tried this? What do you think? n

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Marketside's Yogurt Parfait with Diced Apples

I think I found my new guilty pleasure. While perusing the aisles at Walmart I ran across a tasty looking treat. The combination of vanilla yogurt, apples and sweetened granola just sounded like it tasted amazing! Plus it was a big serving that could be divided if I so desired. I shelled out the $2.74 for this dairy delight and I must say I am beyond impressed! The yogurt was just the right creaminess and mixed with the tart apples and sweet granola it was seriously addictive. Any one of the toppings could be eaten separately but something about that combination mad me feel like I was being a bad, yet slightly healthy girl. Now I will say that the 330 calories seems high for me to eat in one sitting but I usually save this for a day I lifted my heavy weights and I don't feel live I've really fallen off of the wagon. There was one week where I purchased one every day but I have since scaled back. I saw today that they now have a pineapple parfait, but I'm going to stick with the apple.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Products

Cape Cod offers their Kettle Corn at just 40 calories a cup - not bad at all.              
I'm not a fan of any type of jerky plus these have sodium nitrates but some people don't mind. At 60 calories per piece takes could be a good snack. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Product: Aquafina FlavorSplash

Aquafina's new offering in flavored water beverages doesn't seem to offer anything out of the ordinary but if I catch these on sale again at my local Food Lion I may pick some up.