Friday, October 11, 2013

ZonePerfect® Greek Yogurt Bars

Hey Guys! This is another little goodie I received in my Good Life VoxBox from Influenster. I must say I was a little skeptical  about these bars, especially since I am not a greek yogurt fan. But after trying it, they are not so bad after all.  They sent me the Chocolate and it was so good. They also have these in Raspberry and Vanilla Berry. They are also offering a coupon for $1.25 off  for a limited time only, so hurry over and snag one. 

They are a really tasty protein bar with 3g of fiber and 12 g of protein. If you know anything about me, I Hate greek yogurt. I think it's safe to say after trying these out, this is the only way I will eat greek yogurt. It does not taste like greek yogurt at all actually. It taste more like a candy bar with a  hint of  protein bar taste to it, if that makes any sense, lol.   I love these very much and would highly recommend these to anyone that is looking for a great tasting protein bar.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My New VoxBox From Influenster

Hey everybody, guess what time it is? It's time for another VoxBox from Influenster! Yes, this is my 2nd one since joining in April of this year and am very excited and appreciative for this opportunity!!! This is called The Good Life VoxBox and it includes Vitamin Shoppe's Garcinia Cambogia capsules, UrgentRx Fast Powders, Nonni's THINaddictives, New-Skin Liquid Bandage, and ZonePerfect Greek Yougurt Bars. Click to read more

**I received these items complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster**

Vitamin Shoppe Garcinia Cambogia

I was very excited to find this in my VoxBox. I have always heard Dr. Oz speak of this but was a little skeptical and did not want to waste any of my hard earned money. I was right in the middle of a weight loss program when this came so I was very lucky. For those of you who are not familiar with Garcinia Cambogia, it is a fruit native to South East Asia, India, and West Africa that may support weight management. I did some research on the Dr Oz website and this is what I was able to find: 

"The HCA extract from garcinia cambogia supplement aids in weight loss by doing two things: It helps to block fat, and it suppresses your appetite.
-HCA blocks fat by inhibiting a key enzyme that your body needs to make fat from carbohydrates: Citrate lyase. Usually carbohydrates or sugars that are not used immediately or stored in other forms are converted into fats. When HCA inhibits citrate lyase, the fat-making process is halted and the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides decrease.

-HCA also suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good. It’s a target of many antidepressant medications. Having low levels of serotonin may make you feel depressed or anxious; it drives many people into emotional or reactive eating. By increasing serotonin levels, HCA improves mood and suppresses the drive to react to stressful situations with food. As you eat less, your body senses this and it releases stored fat in your fat cells."

I've read where many people stated that it takes a couple of weeks to start working. The first week of taking this, I did notice smaller amounts of food were being consumed. For it to be effective, you must take two capsules 30-45 minutes before a meal. It is way too early to tell if I have lost any weight. The best thing I learned while using this is it stopped all of my sweet cravings.  I have not had a candy bar in a long time. In my experience with it, you have to keep taking them if you want it to keep those sweet cravings down. When I stopped taking these, it took about 2 weeks before the cravings started to come back. I still have half of a bottle left, so we'll see how it works out. That's my experience with it so far, what's yours?

**I received these items complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster**