100 lb. Club - Shameless plugs/I could be a spokesperson




Charbar
03-06-2007, 11:10 AM
I hope 3FC allows us to promote our shameless plugs :)

What company or product could you be a spokesperson for?

There is a local company here that also sells it's products online...and is sooo good!

Let me introduce you to www.naturalovens.com out of wisconsin! High fiber, natural, filling bake products. Some of my favs (btw.. my whole family eats this stuff!) are bagels, carob chip cookies, and the dinner rolls.

I love this stuff so much I took a tour of their factory!

What could you be a spokesperson for?


Kae
03-06-2007, 12:05 PM
Well this isn't a food product but I would love to send in like my "testimonial" or whatever to Billy Blanks Tae-bo and Windsor Pilates when I get to goal. Send in the before and after shots and my story and such. I love both workouts for different reasons.

Tae-bo really is motivational and very high-action. I totally sweat and feel strong.
http://www.billyblanks.com/

Pilates stretches me out and makes me feel longer and leaner.
http://www.winsorpilates.com/

I recommend both highly!

nelie
03-06-2007, 12:24 PM
One of my favorite things is my breakfast shake drink. I really like the ingredients and it is pretty filling. It is vegan and organic. The taste is an acquired one but I really like having it as part of my eating plan:

http://www.ultimatelife.com/CatalogMeal.htm


The other thing I really like and encourage anyone to buy if they have it in their stores is The Baker bread. Awesome ingredients, good tasting and fairly low calorie too.

http://www.the-baker.com/


Charbar
03-06-2007, 12:29 PM
never heard of the-baker .. very neat. I notice they are out of NJ. I love filling, nutty bread.

Angihas2
03-06-2007, 12:48 PM
OK, I found these this weekend. It's an offshoot company of Frita-Lay, called Flat Earth, they make veggie and grain based chips. Yes, CHIPS. Holy crap they are YUMMMMMMY!! A serving<1 oz, roughly 12-14 chips> is half a serving of veggies.

CyberGypsy
03-06-2007, 02:56 PM
Me LOL
Ikea.com
Apple.com.....

wchs2007
03-07-2007, 02:18 PM
Diet Mt. Dew ....
I love that stuff..

Glory87
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Super Foods Rx: 14 Foods That Will Change Your Life by Stephen Pratt. It did change my life!

Mrs Quadcrew
03-07-2007, 05:13 PM
I am with Glory87 here - superfoods Rx and YOU on a Diet - these books have helped me change my entire life. I will always be thankful for them.

rockinrobin
03-07-2007, 05:24 PM
Wow, I'm gonna check out those books for sure.

I could be a spokesperson for vegetables. I have always liked them, but now they are just transforming my life. I eat so many vegetables every day.

And Fiber One Cereal.

And water.

Angihas2
03-07-2007, 05:33 PM
OK, on Robins many many MANY recommendations for Fiber One, I bought some. HOLY TOLEDO BATMAN!! That stuff ROCKS!! It's naturally sweet so it's not your granny's version of fiber, trust me. Goes great in yogurt, salad and plain ole milk. I also bought some of the Fiber One Oats N Chocolate bars and those are sensational! I can't have those in my house though, I went through the box of 5 in 3 days. Matt did have one, but still, it was supposed to be for cravings or when I just wanted something a bit more rich. The bars caused some serious triggers for me.

rockinrobin
03-07-2007, 05:35 PM
I do tend to be boring and repetitive, don't I Angihas?

mandalinn82
03-07-2007, 05:36 PM
I hate that FiberOne is made with aspartame, because I can't have it, and there is NO alternative that is that high in fiber and as low in cals. Makes me sad :-(

Produce boxes via CSAs are my shameless plug. You get to support local agriculture, eat fresh organic produce for less than what you'd pay in a supermarket for the same products, and receive the foods within a day or two of being picked. Also, you get to try fun things you've never tried before because they come in your box and you have to use them up! Check www.localharvest.org to see if there is a CSA in your area.

bizlawchik
03-07-2007, 05:38 PM
Gardenburger original burgers. Love them open faced on a 4" ww pita w/a dollop of bbq sauce.

Stonyfield Farms organic fat free plain yogurt. I love the yogurt with some frozen blueberries or raspberries mixed in. It's not as sour tasting as other plain ff yogurts. It rocks!

sharonrr
03-07-2007, 05:41 PM
I am with Glory87 here - superfoods Rx and YOU on a Diet - these books have helped me change my entire life. I will always be thankful for them.

I agree with Glory and Mrs. Quadcrew. I've have been on this earth for 46 years this week and finally have read things about weight and nutrition that make sense. The big thing is I can live my life healthier and thinner because of those two books and I know I will reach my goal.

Angihas2
03-07-2007, 06:02 PM
I do tend to be boring and repetitive, don't I Angihas?


LOL! Not at all. I kept meaning to buy it after reading how much you liked it a few times. I'm glad you kept mentioning it or I would have forgotten. Anyone who has lost 100 lbs has my vote as someone to perhaps listen to. :D

rockinrobin
03-07-2007, 06:07 PM
Thanks Angihas, that's sweet of you to say. The truth of the matter is when I DO find something that I think has helped me, I just want to share it with the world. I am so thankful for finding things that are beneficial to my weightloss and health I just want to pass it on. Even if I AM boring and repetitive.

Charbar
03-07-2007, 09:42 PM
I hate that FiberOne is made with aspartame, because I can't have it, and there is NO alternative that is that high in fiber and as low in cals. Makes me sad :-(

Produce boxes via CSAs are my shameless plug. You get to support local agriculture, eat fresh organic produce for less than what you'd pay in a supermarket for the same products, and receive the foods within a day or two of being picked. Also, you get to try fun things you've never tried before because they come in your box and you have to use them up! Check www.localharvest.org to see if there is a CSA in your area.

Maybe I'm blonde.. but what is CSA? I went to the web site. I LOVE to support local farmers. (infact we are going to do our own garden this summer for the same reason)

but how does it work? you get different stuff all the time? you have to pick it up at the farm? how is it different from going to the farmers market?

Thanks!

btw.. I found some local CSA local here... in Green Bay!

Angihas2
03-07-2007, 11:32 PM
Is it the same as the 100 mile diet? On that, you basically only buy fruits/veggies/dairy etc etc from people who work it within 100 miles of you. I love it!!! I loved it in California too, although they had a much longer and productive growing season. It's harder to do here, especially since my kids go through avacados and grapes like other kids go through ho-ho's and soda. Thank stars my kids love fruits and veggies!!


OK, so I tried laughing cow light tonight. You ladies so rock!!! I spread a wedge on 5 wheatsworth crackers. That cheese is so rich and filling and hits those tastebuds for that creamy, dairyish kick. Normally, tv time after dinner, cleaning, baths, kids in bed is ice cream so it's really been a struggle to not have it, even the lighter versions cause me triggers. The cheese, mmmmmmmmmmmmm hit that spot and I feel very satisfied!

Charbar
03-07-2007, 11:40 PM
there are lots of flavours to the laughing cow, including a "light" for only 35 calories.

I will put in on a bagel, on my veggie burger bun (in place of cheese and or mayo)

I would love to hear any recipes that include laughing cow. I wonder if I could make chicken cordon bleu?
hmmmmm

nelie
03-08-2007, 12:04 AM
Superfoods RX is really one of the best books I've read recently. I have the superfoods and side kicks list on my refrigerator.

nelie
03-08-2007, 12:08 AM
Maybe I'm blonde.. but what is CSA? I went to the web site. I LOVE to support local farmers. (infact we are going to do our own garden this summer for the same reason)

but how does it work? you get different stuff all the time? you have to pick it up at the farm? how is it different from going to the farmers market?

Thanks!

btw.. I found some local CSA local here... in Green Bay!

Charbar,

I've looked into a CSA before but I haven't done it yet, shame on me! Basically, you are buying a share of a local farmers crops in advance. From what I have seen, every week you go pick up your share. The fruits and veggies vary but when you buy a share, they generally tell you what you will expect in advance. They run from spring to fall and the variety changes as the season changes. Pick up locations can vary from a farmer's market to the farm itself, depending on what the CSA offers. Also, CSAs sell out quickly so it is possible that you might have to wait until next year if all the local ones to you have sold out for this year.