Monday, 25 November 2013

Metcalfe's Skinny Topcorn (Popcorn) Review

Brand marketers know that when they put the word 'SKINNY' on their product, they're bound to get a lot of interest from passing shoppers. And without a doubt, I'm one of them. Nevertheless, I’m always sceptical until I’ve read the nitty gritty nutrition details as it's often the case that they’re not really skinny at all!

So it was when I spotted this popcorn snack by Metcalfe’s while I was doing an online Ocado shop. There were two varieties available: Sea Salt or Sweet ‘n’ Salt. Having a sweet tooth, I opted for the Sweet ‘n’ Salt with 115 calories per bag.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Balancing Exercise & Diet for Weight Loss

(Guest Post)
With dozens of new exercise crazes hitting the storefront gym every day (Zoomba, anyone?), it’s easy to get overly focused on exercise as THE way to lose weight. Upping the calories you burn will certainly do the trick, but are enough calories and the right calories entering the body to begin with? Balancing both intake and expenditure can yield safe and satisfying results, according to nutritionists and MDs alike. Not eating healthy could have a detrimental effect, though, if you’re working out more and still eating poorly.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Nairns Oat Cracker Thins Review

Nairn's Oat Cracker Thins packetI’m a big fan of Nairn’s and have tried many of their oat snacks. This includes their tasty sweet oat biscuits which are all under 45 calories and Oaty Bakes – individual oat snacks, plus of course, their range of oat cakes. But last week I spotted a product by Nairn’s which I hadn’t seen before.

Nairn’s Oat Cracker Thins are the first oat-based savoury snack I’ve seen in cracker form. I don’t know if they’re new or not, but they sounded nice, and with 32 calories each, I had to buy a box.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Vive Soy Milk Varieties and Review

Vive Soy Drinks Light and Unsweetened CartonsThis review is for a new brand (in the UK at least) of soya milk. While I'm more than happy with the Alpro Soya Light I drink on a daily basis, I couldn’t resist purchasing a couple of these soy drinks called Vive Soy.

I spotted them while doing an Ocado online shop as they were on a special offer and I hadn't seen these before. They were also noticeable as they had a wide variety of flavours and a ‘light’ version.

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