One morning I was up at an unusual time, after getting my coffee, I sat down and turned on the tube. For some odd reason, I settled in on the infomercial for The Magic Bullet. This was one funny infomercial because there was this little old lady in the panel who had a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. It was just such a ridiculous commercial. The panel of users was watching as the presenters were making lots of food items with their Magic Bullet, and the ews and ahhs were just way too funny.
A few weeks later, I was chatting with a friend from twitter, and he was telling me he was having a diet shake that he made in his Magic bullet. He swore by it, saying he uses it two to three times a day…he was a believer. He highly recommended that I get one. I have actually seen them at various other stores, but have been a little reluctant. After all the only thing that I would be getting the Magic Bullet for would be to make my smoothies, and I use a blender for this task, at most three times a week.
Then today I was doing a bit more research, and I found a site that does reviews of as seen on tv products. The bullet had less then spectacular reviews. Many people said that if you wanted to liquify something it was great, but if you wanted to make something minces, like slaw, it would chop it way too finely. Well this should not be a problem for me, since the primary thing I would be using it for is as I said, to make my shakes.
I can not yet recommend the Magic Bullet, but I do plane on investing in one in the near future. I also plan on looking for the Magic Bullet infomercial on tv, because it was just hilarious.
Nutrition related Resources;
- Agreatdirectory.com has a Diet-&-Nutrition category with some groovy sites listed.
- A great directory, AskFrank also has a Nutrition category with a ton of nutrition related sites.
I have an affiliate membership with Amazon.com and I was testing out their Grocery Shopping program, but you won’t find it on this page. So Lizzie had been shopping at Walmart and other stores in our area, and was unable to find Bran Chex a really healthy food that Lizzie enjoys in the morning, at any of the local stores. So when I was on Amazon doing some research for an affiliate link, I noticed that they were doing a referral special for their grocery shopping service. 3 dollars per referral. I suppose that could add up.
Anyway I checked out the program, and found the cereal that Lizzie has been trying to find. Looking at the prices, it came out to something like $15 for what I thought would be 5 boxes of cereal. Which came out to about 3.50 a box which was comparable to the grocery store. So after checking with Lizzie, I placed the order. Several days later, the package arrives, but with only one 16oz box of cereal. WTF. I certainly had not intended to pay 15 bucks for one box of Bran chex, and I am sure Lizzie would not have approved that purchase.
Looking back at Amazon.com the Amazon adds, the package of 5 boxes is not available, but the single box is available. Just the way Amazon has their adds is very deceptive. So needless to say, I am not happy with the Amazon service, nor will I recommend it to others.
I just tried to contact them via a contact form on the site. I will try to contact them next week and see what they have to say. But for now, please be careful when using Amazon’s Grocery Shopping Service.
Some shopping Resources:
Weight Loss programs will always be more efficient when the program combines the two components of nutrition and exercise.
Nutrition involves the stuff we put into our mouthes to sustain us. Good programs will help the individuals to make small changes that will lead to big results. Nutritional changes can take the form of teaching portion control to teaching about the quality of foods that we consume.
The second component which will help you to be more effective with the results of your weight loss program, is Exercise. Exercise does not necessarily mean running a marathon or even doing things that are physically strenuous. Of course, the more physical activity you get, the more calories you are going to burn. This might be taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking to places that are close by instead of driving. When beginning to exercise, gradually increase the amount of physical activity slowly to avoid injury.
Before undertaking any life changing program, make sure you do your home work or due dilligence, and consult with medical professionals before beginning any weight loss program.
Helpful links weight loss related resources:
The weight loss product industry is a huge market that is growing exponentially. Our society is going through an epidemic of obesity. With our improved technology, comes a less physical life style that results in ever increasing waist lines. Consumers have many choices about what products to choose for weight loss. I actually do marketing for a product weight loss shake which can be purchased from Rightsizeonline.com. You can read about the shakes in in an article on the GreenTeaToday.com blog entitled Green Tea Weight Loss from Rightsizeonline.com.
Other weightloss resources:
Nutrition is one of the most important factors that determines a person health state and which can help to ensure ones good health. It is not say that you will never get sick or never get a disease if you maintain a nutritious diet, but making good choices about what you eat will increase the odds of maintaining your good health. Nutrition also plays an important part in your emotional well being. Studies have shown that children who have a good diet do better on standardized tests and in school in general.
Below is a list of health and nutrition Resources. If you know of a resource that should be on this list, please leave a comment and it will be considered for inclusion as time permits.
Nutrition and Health Resources