Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Five

A weekly round-up of tidbits, tips, ideas, news articles, random cool things...

1. Heads up on a COOL new product: Cruncha Ma-Me Edamame Veggie Snacks. Freeze-dried edamame. You know... the soybeans you get at Sushi restaurants. Soooo yummy. These are GREAT when you are craving a chip-like crunch.

They come in 4 different flavors: naked, sea salt & pepper, lightly seasoned (my fav), and they also have a veggie medley mixed with other freeze dried veggies. They come in single serving bags perfect for tossing in your purse or carry-on while traveling. Gluten Free.

Here's the nutrition stats on the lightly seasoned:

Serving size: 1 bag
Cals: 90
Fats 4 g.
Carbs: 7 g.
Dietary Fiber 3 g.
Sugars 1 g.
Protein 8 g.

Click here to purchase or for more information.

2. Bought my ticket for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA) Meet & Greet in Las Vegas in May. Are you going? Would love to meet ya!

3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:

Losing the weight but not the stigma - This is why we need to keep educating others and need the Obesity Action Coalition

Grrrr and for those that took part in the study: Bariatric surgery was the helping hand and first of many life changes that INCLUDED developing and maintaining healthy eating habits, moving my body everyday, and working on the why's of why I gained weight... I'd say that is A LOT OF WORK and work that will continue for my lifetime.

This is a lifelong war versus obesity, having surgery was just the first battle. I am a PROUD WLSer!

Big Food - Great video by the Yale Rudd Center
More Than 15% Obese in Nearly All U.S. Metro Areas - Skinny people live in Colorado ;)
Bariatrics Gets its Own Quality Measures - A very good thing.
Targeting Children With Treats - Great (though disturbing) Infographic
Preschool program fights obesity through dance - Love this!
Sure You Want that Snack? - I ate many of these pre-weight loss surgery

Remember last week when I mentioned that new show on TLC "The Real Skinny" featuring a fellow WLS pal of mine Sarah and Dr. Timothy Katzen. Here's a preview to get you excited about watching.

4. The fellow cat lovers will relate to this one. Is this not the cutest commercial ever!? "Who's the most handsome prince? You. You are." :)

My rescued stray Charlie is a lovey-dovey kissy-face too.

5. Check back on Sunday when a little leprechaun told me something fun is starting ♧

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Catracks said...

Funny though to have a weight loss convention at the buffet capital of the world. I remember our last trip to the Rio Buffet. It wasn't pretty. I'm having flashbacks of 15 different flavors of gelato.

Step away from the buffet!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Agree. I don't get it... 3rd year in Vegas now. Food, Booze, Gambling. Lots of addictions and transfer addictions to steer clear from.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing cruncha ma-me Edamame Veggie Snack, I definitely want to try these.


Melissa Y. said...

I'm in love with that commercial. I am such a cat lady....hahaha!

Sheila said...

Great post, thank you! And I keep coming back to show everyone the cat commercial, SO cute!

Alex S. said...

I like the idea of the Edamame snacks. I also found a good chip-like snack substitute in Canada - they are Lentil crisps, and SO good! They have Dill Pickle Flavor and Spiced Hummus flavor. Reccommended by my nutritionist.

Anonymous said...

I love the Edamame veggie snack ideas and want to try them. I hope to win the basket.
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