Questionable Protein Drinks?

On May 30, 2010, in Protein, by Andrea

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Well.  This is a fun way to wake up.

Consumer Reports did a study on 15 protein drinks and found questionable “additives” in some of them.  Included is the full text of the article, along with a few bullet points.

I find this a bit curious because I DO drink 3-4 protein drinks a day.  While I don’t drink the ones that tested high, it does scare me a bit.  WHY do I drink so much?  Well, to put things in perspective, I still have problems with food somewhat and do better with liquid protein.  We went out yesterday and I ate food mostly.  And my pouch was all “stuck feeling” for most of the day.  So it clearly was not happy with food.  Go figure.

Keep in mind, though, that these additives are tested in extremely high doses in rats and even doses in humans may not matter.

So while it does make me curious?  I’m not about to go out and toss all of my protein, either.  I’ll wait.  It’s too soon, with too little research at this point.

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I’m a member — and it’s not because I eat crap all of the time, or lack of exercise.

In fact?  I forced Beth onto a treadmill at OH SoCal.  Some bad girl I am, eh?

What makes us BAD GIRLS (or boys) is the fact that we pave our own ways, don’t feel we must conform to a single leader or authority, and question everything, including those suspicious concepts such as carbonation making pouches explode, Flintstones being a good bariatric vitamins, and doctors having the ability to walk on water.

So do you dare to join us?

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All the Whey – Whey Isolate Wild Berry

On May 29, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Third up in my All the Whey samples?  Wild Berry.

So the kids are getting involved in the sampling process.  They both sniffed this one before I mixed it up.  The three of us different opinions on what it smells like.  Keep in mind that we’re talking about a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old.  The 4 year old says: “Strawberry!”  The 2-year old says “yummy!”  And I say “What smell?”

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Mix1 – mango

On May 28, 2010, in General Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Vitamins, by Andrea

(Don't mind the kids' toys in the background... Proof I'm a mom!)


It seems our days have become increasingly packed with events as we juggle family, work, and fitness leaving less time to focus on eating right throughout the day.

There are many nutritional products claiming to deliver amazing benefits but in reality fall short on balanced nutrition. With this in mind, we started mix1 with the following mission: to create the highest quality all-natural products that promote health, wellness and performance through truly functional nutrition.

mix1 products deliver all-natural balanced nutrition with multiple benefits in a convenient way. We use the right balance of ingredients, at efficacious levels, to provide the maximum benefit to your body.

Dr. James, ND, co-founder

Someone was talking about how great this stuff was, so I looked up the company.  I decided to drop them a line about their product and they sent me a few samples to try.  In no way did they pay me for the review (other than giving me some yummy stuff!) and they did not ask for anything in return.  Well, other than my honest opinion.  I suppose that counts?  And if you’ve been reading me for awhile — honesty is something that I come by fairly easily.

So I have to say, I really like the Mix1 RTD’s I’ve tried so far.  Well, at least the “protein” ones.  The fiber ones, without additional protein powder in them at least?  Not so much.  But I really have liked the others so far, and have incorporated them into my jogging routine.

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On May 27, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

I don’t normally do this, but I’m well passed the land of “pissed off” and moving into “anger” land.

This is NOT a WLS post.  It’s one of the few non-WLS posts there is on this site.  So if you aren’t interested?  Go ahead, move on.

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