First off, I must apologize for a lack of pictures in the following post.  My laptop is in pieces on a desk across from me, and I’m waiting for a new one to be delivered.  I am very sad about this unfortunate turn of events as my laptop was my close and dear friend.. but c’est la vie.

It seems for every fad diet there is out there, there is a MLM, or multi-level-marketing company willing to cater to it.  I’ve been asked a number of times about several of these, so I’ve decided to tackle a few of the companies in a series of posts.  While I won’t be covering ALL of the products put out by a company, I will try to cover those most likely pitched to WLS patients.

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Isopure Smoothie – Berry Pomegranate

On February 11, 2011, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Berry Pomegranate

I’ve had a number of reviews that I’ve been waiting to write up, and just not enough.. well, time.  Between the book writing, the email answering, the kid rearing, the spouse-everything, and the attempts to get back into a gym habit?  Life is busy.  But sometimes it’s just easier to make excuses rather than just doing things.

The Isopure Smoothies aren’t new per se, but their reformulation is.  And it’s great.

Nature’s Best says:

Isopure Smoothie is made with 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate. It comes in delicious yogurt like flavors and is lactose and aspartame free. Isopure Smoothie is a rich source of ALA Omega 3 (260mg)and contains more than 7400mg of BCAAs.

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Isopure Smoothie: Orange Berry

On January 17, 2011, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

They are so proud..

Mama is always on the computer “working” and the kids hardly understand why.  I know — they are four and almost three, so how could they, especially since I don’t “go” anywhere to work like their Papa does.  My work is done at home, or a few errands here and there (mailing books off to people, picking up copies at Staples, etc.) so I know this is confusing to them.

Last night, I decided to let the kids help with some taste testing.  And as part of that, I let them pick the menu of items to be tested.  I should feel grateful that there were only eight (that will be spread out over eight days.. gotta love scheduled posts..) and that they didn’t choose collagen.  Those are coming, though, as a dual post with Other Kaitlin over at The Bypassed Life.  In any case, these are my current selections.

First up: the Isopure Smoothie in Orange Berry.

Nature’s Best says:

Isopure Smoothie is made with 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate. It comes in delicious yogurt like flavors and is lactose and aspartame free. Isopure Smoothie is a rich source of ALA Omega 3 (260mg)and contains more than 7400mg of BCAAs.

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Box o Goodies

At the Houston OH event, Shannon from Revival Soy asked if I’d like to do some reviews for them.

I said sure if she’d send me some samples.

She fixed that problem very quickly with a box of goodies..

I usually try to get my reviews done in order of arrival.. but since I’ve been so bad at getting my reviews done at all, I’m having to mix them all up a bit to change the pace so I don’t get bored, and so YOU don’t get bored, either.

First up – Crazy Lace Non-Naughty Nibbles in Smaller Chin Cheddar (say that ten times fast..)

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Digging through my box of goodies from Bariatric Advantage, I wanted to do these as I enjoy the chewy bites quite a bit.

Bariatric Advantage says:

Calcium Citrate that tastes delicious – Wow! Many people are required to take a lot of calcium. At Bariatric Advantage, we recognize that providing different flavors and forms of this important nutrient helps assure compliance and makes taking large amounts of calcium much easier. Our Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites deliver 250 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain 125 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption. These chews are sugar-free as well, so you don’t have to worry about getting extra carbs while you get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go.

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