Warmer weather means lighter clothes, bikinis, and tight bodies. I have been making the effort to eat more healthily and exercise, and have also been lucky enough to be sent some products that help with that process.
I was recently sent some protein powders from IsoWhey, a high-protein, low-fat meal replacement shake. What I like about this program is that it offers support for its customers, with quality video content teaching you everything from how to make a healthy, delicious meal, to how to work out. They also have a blog full of tips and advice, as well as an e-booklet with recipes for yummy shakes, as well as lunch and dinner meals.
Another thing I love about this is that I don't need to substitute all my meals for these shakes - it is so easy to replace just breakfast with one of these meals, and then cook balanced, healthy meals to have for the rest of the day.
I generally have a lot of trouble sticking to healthy meals, because they tend to lack taste, and I have to cook with the entire household in mind, so when I do cook meals, I need to make them meaty enough and tasty enough so that J is satiated. However, I am putting my foot down and starting on this healthy food diet today, because I have been really unhealthy these past few months and it needs to stop!
Have a look at the IsoWhey website here - and skim through their eBook to see some fabulous recipes cooked up by resident chef Janine Royce.
I will be updating this post about 1 1/2 weeks into my program to let you know how I'm going. In the meantime, tune in to my updates on Twitter and Facebook!
Another product that I trialled recently is something that a lot of you have been asking about ever since I posted it on Twitter.
This is the FatBlaster Coconut Detox - a two-day detox program that has you replace all your meals with coconut water. I have to admit, it was extremely difficult for me to quit food cold turkey, so I would highly recommend eating more healthily and in smaller quantities before you begin this detox. I would also recommend getting rid of tempting foods around the house before embarking on your detox!
Coconuts are considered a superfood, and are practically free from fat. Different ingredients, taken from the coconut at different maturity stages, help with everything from cleaning the body to fuelling the metabolism, increasing fat oxidisation and energy expenditure, and decreasing the appetite.
One bottle of Coconut Detox costs AUD 39.99 and lasts you the entire 2 days. One 'dose' per meal, mixed with water, is drunk over the course of 1-1 1/2 hours. The drink tastes lovely - I was dreading starting this detox at first because I hate coconuts - instead of a coconut-y flavour, it actually tastes like mango juice, which was such a relief for me!
My first 'meal' was a little difficult. Halfway through the meal I could feel my tummy getting a little upset, and afterwards I felt a little light-headed. The program does recommend a healthy intake of water throughout the day, which I followed, and by Meal 2 I was feeling much better.
Overall, difficulty aside, this was effective. I felt less bloated by the end of the second day, and lost some weight around my belly (which was my aim).
This product is available at selected pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide.
These products were sent to me for review and consideration purposes in accordance with this site's Disclosure Policy.