In early 2007 I started using an electronic food journal called DietPower. It changed my life, and I lost 15 lbs in a matter of weeks. Seriously, I needed a new wardrobe!
This electronic journal is so smart that it basically learns your metabolism as it goes, adjusting itself to your habits and food intake. And once you’re finished losing weight, it’s a great way to track your nutrition to make sure you are eating the healthiest, most nourishing diet.
I like this product so much that I have decided to become an authorized dealer of the DietPower software. That means that I can offer you a $5 savings on the only diet journal that can guarantee you results, no matter what diet you are on, by monitoring your personal metabolism. To get this discount just put my name – Natalie Duhamel – in the “Authorized Dealer” box.
Let me tell you about the best kitchen investment I’ve ever made. In December 2009 I purchased the Vita-Mix 5200. I had been thinking about it for a very long time – it’s not an inexpensive purchase! But boy has it been worth it. I’ve used it almost every single day since it arrived, sometimes twice a day.
This baby is what I use for my Smoothies of the Day. It can also make soups, sauces, puddings, you name it. If you’re looking for a new kitchen appliance, I highly recommend the Vita-Mix 5200. FYI the Vitamix link is an affiliate link, and you’ll get free shipping!
NUTRITIOUS: Manitoba Harvest products contain all 10 essential amino acids. They also contain a balanced ratio of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6). The Manitoba Harvest products also contain GLA, a good fat that helps with diabetes, eye disease, osteoporosis, menopause, PMS, eczema, allergies and inflammation.
DELICIOUS: I love using the hemp seeds just plain, sprinkled on a salad or in my smoothies. See below for more reviews of their products.
LOCAL: This company has partnered with local farmers to source their raw hemp seeds.
ORGANIC: They make their products fresh daily and their kosher and organic-certified facility.
NATURAL: They use only natural, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. Manitoba Harvest hemp products are grown without pesticides.
ENVIRONMENTAL: They offset 100% of their production facility’s electricity with Renewable Energy Credits through Renewable Choice Energy. Their natural gas usage is offset with carbon offsets. They use energy-efficient lighting and heating, as well as recycled paper products.
Products I’ve tried so far:
Shelled hemp seed:
• Great sprinkled on salads
• Wonderful in smoothies
• Sprinkle on soups for a bit of a crunchy, nutty taste
• Great just in a glass as a beverage
• Perfect for adding into smoothies
• I can’t say I like it in my lattés, but I don’t know why.
Vanilla hemp protein:
• Awesome in a smoothie
• I even dipped my finger in for a taste and it was very flavourful
• A raw, whole food sweetened with the low GI coconut palm sugar
• Adds healthy fats to your smoothie
• Great base for salad dressings
More product reviews to come as I sample my way through the entire collection!