Archive for November 5, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

Posted in Nutrition on November 5, 2008 by mboyle1959

A Few of My Favorite Things

It is amazing where you can find inspiration for articles. I must admit, I love The Sound of Music. I’ve watched it too many times to count. While listening to My Favorite Things, I was inspired to write a few down in no particular order.

EAS Carb Control or Advantage Edge Shakes– as far as I can tell these are the same product. What’s nice is that you can get them at places like BJ’s and CVS. In any case, these are the best tasting protein shakes on the market and in my mind it’s not even close. They taste great, have about 18 gms of protein and are just over 100 calories. In addition, they are pre-made. Just shake it up and drink it. I love things quick and easy.

If you haven’t tried them, do it tomorrow. Expect to pay somewhere between one and two dollars per shake. These are a great way to get protein for breakfast. PS- I know they contain artificial sweetener. I asked a few few nutritionist friends. There feeling is that obesity and diabetes are far greater threats to health than artificial sweeteners.

Greens Plus Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars– Expensive but, worth is the best way to describe Greens Plus bars. The Greens Plus Superfood base is covered with a great tasting chocolate covering. These bars are a great way to ingest a “greens” product. I’ve found that keeping these bars cold in the fridge makes them taste even better. Greens Plus bars are at Whole Foods or on-line. I get mine in bulk at www.allstarhealth.com

FlameOut– BioTest makes a great Fish Oil. The product again is priced reasonably and is high quality. I actually asked another manufacturer to duplicate the formula so I could buy a similar product in bulk and was told that it could not be done. The manufacturer could not find a way to match the quality and reduce the price. Biotest has a great idea. They sell there own products through their own website. No middleman to tack on 50% for himself. Try Flamout if you use fish oil and by the way, everyone should use fish oil.

METRX Mass Collegiate Shakes– METRX makes a great post-workout shake that is NCAA compliant. These shakes also come in a standard sized can. This means they can be dispensed from a standard vending machine ( there are tons of old can vending machines around). I use these with my BU athletes and in my business. We go through 100’s each month. If you believe post-workout nutrition is important, call METRX and get some Collegiate cans.

Cytofuse– Cytofuse is the best tasting post-workout mix I have ever tested. Dave Rosland at Black Star labs makes a great product. The METRX cans work better for us due to logistics but, Cyofuse tastes great.

The beauty of blogging. I can talk about the Sound of Music and supplements all in the same post.