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Old 05-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Without wanting to create a segregation of sorts, I thought it would be a good idea to establish a 'depository' for all things Canadian in relation to our collective IP-Passage, that is.

While I truly enjoy this forum, the fact that it's predominantly American poses a bit of a disconnect when it comes to products, restaurants etc...
Walden Farms products for example, are sold in Canada but in limited locations http://waldenfarms.ca/

I welcome all Canadians to participate in this thread - it has the potential to be a useful resource for us Northern Folk :]

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I've found Walden Farms products can be bought online at a lower cost through:

http://www.thelowcarbgrocery.com/cat...ath=132_74_393

http://www.lowcarbcanada.ca/waldenfarms

FYI, both of these online shops are located at or near Toronto, Ontario.
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Thanks for that! I'm not big on ordering online - but it's clear that I should get with the times lol For anyone who seeks a more visual/ tactile experience, I've been finding lots of Stevia products, dairy-free mayonnaise/aioli in Ottawa.. Here are some of my favourites:

Kardish Health Food Centers offers fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care products and provide health information. http://www.kardish.com

Natural Food Pantry offers gluten free items, bulk foods, supplements, organic meats, books, organic produce, natural body care, sports supplements, herbs, homeopathy, specialty food products and have 15 nutritionists on staff http://naturalfoodpantry.ca/

Ottawa Organics and Natural Foods is a delivery program of customized fruit and vegetable boxes that generally come from local, certified organic farmers, delivered right to your door! http://www.ottawaorganics.com

Herb & Spice Shop offers a wide variety of healthy and wholesome foods for many dietary preferences, especially gluten-free, raw food and vegan diets. http://www.herbandspicenaturalfoodshop.com

Rainbow Natural Foods offers everything health related including vitamins, supplements, fresh organic produce, dairy, cheese & eggs, ready-to-eat foods, vegan, vegetarian & raw foods http://www.rainbowfoods.net


Popeye’s Supplements
offers an overwhelming variety of all types of supplements at low costs. http://www.popeyescanada.com

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Hello from Alberta! I too have seen many differences between the US and Canadian programs and info. End of week 2 and very happy with the program so far.
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A quick hello from Montreal. I think it's a great idea to have info regarding products / restaurants that can be found in Canada.
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Great thread.

You can find low sodium President's Choice dill pickles at Superstore/ Extra Foods/ No Frills. These are so good with Dill Zippers.


Great Lakes Gelatin
http://thehealingcanopy.com/brand/great-lakes-gelatin
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I've found Walden Farms products can be bought online at a lower cost through:

http://www.thelowcarbgrocery.com/cat...ath=132_74_393

http://www.lowcarbcanada.ca/waldenfarms

FYI, both of these online shops are located at or near Toronto, Ontario.
I always thought these were the same company, lol, thanks for setting me straight.
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How interesting! So, you just add this to any food | beverage and it increases your protein intake?
The site says that each tablespoon (7g) contains 100% Pure Bovine Collagen - does that translate to 7grams of protein?

PS: What part of Canada are you from?
PPS: Could I possibly ask you any MORE questions?! lol
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I am from Central Alberta. This is my first time posting. However, I have maintained a 115 pound Ideal Protein loss for just about one year.
I have tried and like the Simply Bar sold at Superstore.. not found in the
pharmacy section, but rather in an aisle with other protein things. I really like
that they are made in Canada and aren't full of artificial things.

I have used Proteinwell.ca with success and savings compared to a
specialty store in Red Deer. I also like the ChocoRite powder drinks.
I am pretty much using alternatives now as I try to lose another ten
pounds.

I love 3FatChicks forums, but it is frustrating to hear of items that are
strictly US. I tried Direct diet once, but the shipping cost was terrible.
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I am from Central Alberta. This is my first time posting. However, I have maintained a 115 pound Ideal Protein loss for just about one year.
I have tried and like the Simply Bar sold at Superstore.. not found in the
pharmacy section, but rather in an aisle with other protein things. I really like
that they are made in Canada and aren't full of artificial things.

I have used Proteinwell.ca with success and savings compared to a
specialty store in Red Deer. I also like the ChocoRite powder drinks.
I am pretty much using alternatives now as I try to lose another ten
pounds.

I love 3FatChicks forums, but it is frustrating to hear of items that are
strictly US. I tried Direct diet once, but the shipping cost was terrible.
Kudos to you healthmatters. 115 lbs lost on IP - and maintained for almost a year now. You are definitely an inspiration and an excellent role model for us.

I discovered The Simply Bar and ordered online through Well.ca. I had no idea they were available at Superstores. I bet they're more reasonably priced there as well. I'll make a point to investigate our local Superstore for them this weekend. I also have ChocoRite's cappucchino protein powder mix, which I find a reasonable replacement for the IP cappucchino - especially if I mix in some instant decaf coffee granules.
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I am from Central Alberta. This is my first time posting. However, I have maintained a 115 pound Ideal Protein loss for just about one year.
I have tried and like the Simply Bar sold at Superstore.. not found in the
pharmacy section, but rather in an aisle with other protein things. I really like
that they are made in Canada and aren't full of artificial things.

I have used Proteinwell.ca with success and savings compared to a
specialty store in Red Deer. I also like the ChocoRite powder drinks.
I am pretty much using alternatives now as I try to lose another ten
pounds.

I love 3FatChicks forums, but it is frustrating to hear of items that are
strictly US. I tried Direct diet once, but the shipping cost was terrible.
Healthmatters.....congrats on your amazing loss! Are you doing an alternative program or IP? I'm from Red Deer as well!
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For Ottawa Folks...WF products at the College Square Loblaws at Baseline and Woodroffe in the Kosher section...most products there. Miracle shirataki noodles at T&T Asian Grocery on Hunt Club.
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Healthmatters.....congrats on your amazing loss! Are you doing an alternative program or IP? I'm from Red Deer as well!
I am using a few IP things sometimes now. I buy the jello, still, but I might look at that Great Lakes collagen as mentioned earlier. Mostly I use Proti oatmeal from proteinwell.ca for my breakfast and a juice from Protidiet, for lunch. For a snack in the evening I use a bar - simply bar, or slimdown bar from Shppers Drugs or Superstore, or Pure protein bar from walmart. Then I am mixing in chocorite and isofemme powder sometimes. So, I guess in answer to your question, I am doing alternatives. I really want to get to a healthy BMI.... a place I have never been. I am going to keep losing until the end of June and then I'll phase in like I did on IP.
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I am in Lindsay, Ontario (near Evepet).
Where do you get Chocorite products?
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Hello fellow Canucks!
I purchased the new Ideal Protein Cookbook from my coach yesterday (which adheres to Phase 1 & 2) and it's pretty awesome - my only point of contention is that 85% of its recipes call for Walden Farms products.

So, I went on a bit of hunting trip today and was successful at larger Metro's. When I got home, I couldn't help but taste test a few.... and um.. barf. What is the big deal about these products?! I'm planning on using them for cooking purposes only that's for sure.

Now, a product I did find absolutely amazing is Wildwood's Zesty Garlic Aioli http://www.wildwoodfoods.com/product...garlic-aioli-0 It's honestly so tasty!
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