Menstrual cups: Why you’ll never use anything else

Every time I’m in my office or somewhere else and I see other females get “the look,” then reach for their little bag or whatever it is that holds their tampons and go running for the bathroom, I desperately want to chase after them screaming “There’s another way! You don’t have to do this anymore!”…

Product Review: Met-Rx High Protein Pancakes

I found this Met-Rx High Protein Pancake Mix at my local grocery store and, despite the high cost ($20!), I decided to give it a try with my much-loved Cary’s Sugar Free Syrup.

Oh wait! I have a food scale

Me, “I need 4 oz of chicken in each salad to get my protein…how the hell am I going to ballpark 4 oz of cubed chicken? (long frustrated problem-solving pause) Oh wait! I bought a food scale a while back!” (pulls out scale, zeros it with plastic container on it, and perfectly portions 4 oz…

Product Review: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar

I’ve written several times on my constant attempts to eat healthy while traveling so much for work (see Travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters and Healthy party in my hotel room). For this trip, I decided to try a new product, Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar. I chose it because of…

The bento box of antioxidants

  As a hypoglycemic, I’m always looking for new ways to carry all of my food for the day. I’m a big fan of the Tupperware’s Lunch’n Things container because of its multiple compartments (sadly they only sell it through their fundraising catalogs). I was in our shared work kitchen and two guys I work with walked-through…

PB2 powdered peanut butter is amazing, and healthy!

  A couple weeks ago, I was traveling with friends and one of them, a fitness competitor, let me try the new PB2 product. Basically it’s powdered peanut butter with the majority of fat (and hence calories) extracted from it.  I was skeptical at first, but I have to say, it’s amazing! I immediately went out…

Protein powder throwdown: Juice Plus vs. Optimum Gold Standard

  Juice Plus Complete Drink Mix: Chocolate For a long time now, I’ve been using EAS Vanilla Myoplex as my main protein powder, but I won a bag of the Juice Plus Complete Drink Mix in chocolate, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Pros: Admittedly, one of my downfalls is chocolate. The darker…

3 Brothers Bakery knocked it out of the park! Sugar free brownies

  Normally I just avoid desserts altogether because of the additional calories, but one of my coworkers lovingly insisted on getting me some sort of sugar-free treat for my birthday. I suggested sugar-free brownies thinking she would just go to the store and get a mix for sugar-free brownies (See my review of Pillsbury Sugar Free…

Product fail: Apple holder

    As a hypoglycemic, I eat a lot of fruit. But, carrying fruit around with me is always a challenge as fruit, especially apples and bananas, is easily damaged in transport. Luckily, my grocery store has started carrying a line of containers for fruits and vegetables that are attractive (aka cute!) and protect them…