Feb 3, 2009

Review of Workout and Dieting Products


Have you ever found yourself sitting on your couch at midnight, eating a pint of ice cream, while watching skinny people prance around in leotards, promising that you can too lose 20 pounds in 20 days for the special price of $29.99? 

Yes, infomercials, the promise of flat stomachs and smaller jeans, but do these products really work?  I must say I have a sore spot for infomercials and advertisements that give me the illusion of becoming fit and slim again; so I have bought, tired, and reviewed the following items and diets:

1.      Mari Winsor Pilates;

2.      Yoga Booty Ballet;

3.      The Firm Total Body TransFIRMation System;

4.      The Jack La Lanne Power Juicer Classic;

5.      Acai Berry Juice;

6.      Atkins; and

7.      Weight Watchers.

Read the articles below for my personal experience with each item listed above.

Please note, I am not a doctor, or health professional, and these reviews are based on my own personal experience.  Individual results may vary, and you should consult with your physician before beginning any diet, or exercise plan.

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Feb 3, 2009

Review of the Atkins Diet


When I first started this diet a few years ago, I lost about 20 pounds in one month; however, after about 2 months, I couldn’t even look at meat anymore; yet alone eat it. I think this is a good diet to jump start your weight loss, but I wouldn’t recommend staying on it long term. I find it relatively easy to find low carb foods at your local grocery store, and some restaurants also offer low carb menu options, such as TGI Fridays. If you love meat, you would probably do well on this diet, but if you are a bread lover like me, you might want to try another diet for long term weight loss.

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