I’ve been enjoying MRM’s Vanilla Egg-White protein powder for years, but felt sick for roughly six hours after having it with a fruit smoothie. I called the company and they use it on shared equipment with their whey protein powder and said the product may contain trace amounts of dairy. I told them there wasn’t a trace, there was a ton, otherwise I wouldn’t have felt terrible for six hours! MRM picked up the full canister and said they will have it tested by a third party and will let me know the results. I’ll keep you posted.
You can go to the FDA website and get emailed notifications when products are recalled due contamination or unlisted allergens. Every week it seems products are being recalled due to salmonella or milk being in the products but not listed on the label. Scary stuff!
I’ve read and heard that if you’re not sweating hard enough, then you’re not working hard enough. That’s not true. Not everyone sweats the same amount. The employee at the carpet store had drips of sweat down his face, while my husband and I were quite comfortable.
At a hot yoga class, my towel will be soaking, but I’ll burn more calories and be super exhausted by just 30 minutes of squats, lunges with weights and jumps…and I’m not sweaty during weight-training.
Some people cannot sweat because of a condition called anhidrosis aka hypohidrosis. You can read more about this from the Mayo clinic from the following link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anhidrosis/DS01050
So, now you know. If someone tells you work harder, show them that karate kick you’ve been practicing!
We sip wine, we sip margaritas and we sip martinis so why do guys gulp down beer? Don’t you like beer? Don’t people gulp down drinks they hate because they can’t stand the taste? No? If you guys LOVE beer, then why don’t you sip it? Savor it! Don’t down the whole pint in two swallows and then belch out your name. Gross!
I’m so annoyed that with every shirt I buy, I have to also buy a matching tank top to go under it. Newsflash: not everyone has a boob job! Slim women typically have smaller breasts. Big boobs and skinny legs = fake, fake, fake. Guys tells me that looks weird, and it does because it’s not natural. Ladies, stop it! Enough is enough. A guy that only likes you for your boobs is a guy that’s selfish and insecure; you don’t want that!
Wouldn’t it be nice to order your six pack abs? Wait, isn’t that what so many people do already? All the infomercials for exercise DVDs promise that if you follow their meal plan and do their exercises for 90 days, you too will have 6-pack abs. Unless you’re already really lean, that’s unlikely. My trainer said that genetics plays a big part in it. Those amazing bodies look that way because they are getting HGH injections at $1000/month. WebMD also says that six-pack abs are rare. It’s too bad our society’s image of perfection is one that is unnatural and unattainable without surgery or extreme measures.
I saw an add for Yonanas Frozen yogurt maker on TV and was sold! All you do is add partially defrosted bananas and whatever other partially frozen fruit you like. Sounded perfect! After following one of the recipes, I ended up with about 2 tablespoons of product. Where did the rest go? How did one banana turn into 2 tablespoons? I disassembled the appliance and the majority of the banana was smooched inside. I tried 4 other recipes and the problem was the same, a lot of the fruit gets wasted inside the machine. What I also didn’t like was that the texture; it’s supposed to have the texture and temperature of frozen yogurt, but what ends up is partially cold and mostly mushy bananas. I returned it. It’s too bad because the concept was good.
I just recently tried the Banana-Strawberry, Blueberry & Passionate Mango flavored yogurts by SoDelicious and, unfortunately, two are NOT delicious. The Banana-Strawberry has an overwhelming banana flavor and tastes really weird. The Blueberry is good, but Strawberry is better. I love mangos and make mango smoothies all the time but their mango yogurt is too thick, too strong and just not good!
Loving Hut is a fun vegan restaurant that I love going to. I can eat “beef” without worrying about feeling ill, or ingesting hormones, or mad cow disease! They have burgers, lemon grass fried “chicken,” Mongolian “beef”…etc…and their “meat” dishes taste really close to the real thing, flavor and texture. My favorite is the Amazing Saute: stir-fried “beef” with vegetables and brown rice. They also have Spicy Cha-Cha, which tastes like stir-fried seasoned jumbo shrimp…yum, yum, yum. My husband is a fan of their sandwiches. I’ve tried a lot of their vegan desserts, which are not that good. Forget the dessert and enjoy the food.