* Nutrition Review Fest of the Week:
Can the liquids you drink really help you lose weight? I am not a big fan of wild nutritional claims or crazy diet concepts, but wanted to test out these latest health driven products (you’ll be surprised with the results)…
* If You Need an Alternative To Sports Drinks: Phenom Coconut Water
Sports drinks might claim to improve your performance, rehydrate your body and keep you fit… but did you know they can also make you gain weight? The majority of sports drinks around are full of sugar, calories and synthetic ingredients, which (although I love the way they taste) are never good for you. Unless you’re burning crazy amounts of calories because you’re training for the Olympics, a big game (or in my case back in the day) a huge dance performance, every day citizens simply don’t need the electrolyte boosting, yet calorie laden benefits of sports drinks. Although of course water is always the best option, try turning to Phenom Water for a change of pace or when you really need a boost. Coconut water is a great way to pump up electrolytes, soothe muscles with natural potassium, and do all without tons of sugar and additives. Best of all, it’s only 45 calories per serving: just enough to keep you pushing through your next workout!
* If You Want To Slim Down Fast: Bios Life Slim
Diet drinks creep me out. They normally involve some sort of non-FDA-approved ingredient (that causes your hands to shake and your heart to race), and never improve weight loss for the long term. When I first heard about Slim drinks, I admit that I thought they were just another “diet drink” (and said “pooh-pooh” in the manner of Madeline). Then I read the ingredients and realized that Slim powder is basically a liquid fiber to help your digestive track, without sending your intestines into a tailspin. The Slim drink is taken 2 -3 times per day, 10 to 15 minutes per meals, and helps create a natural feeling of fullness in the stomach with the use of blood sugar stabilizing ingredients and vegetarian fiber. It is gluten-free for those who don’t have an aversion to oats (in my case, oats are off limits with celiac disease), but has a large dose of vitamins like Vitamin B12, Zinc and Folic Acid. 1 serving is only 15 calories, and goes a long way in helping you eat less while digesting foods faster…. got to love that!
* If You Need New Ways To Stay Active With Your Family: KidsBowlFree.com
I originally thought that “kids bowl” meant some sort of cool new children’s utensil, perfect for this nutritional themed post. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that KidsBowlFree.com is actually the perfect way to get your family active this summer. Bowling is the ideal way to get on your feet, step away from the TV, without having to sweat bullets in the hot June sun. If you sign your family up for a participating bowling alley near you, you can print off coupons that let your children bowl free. Nothing better than saving money and staying healthy, right?
* Comment Below: How do you stay hydrated in the middle of summer?
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