Motivation or Lack Thereof

I have a confession to make…I skipped my workout 3 days in a row. I seriously don’t know what’s going on with me because this week I have absolutely zero motivation.

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Monday, I finished work and I just didn’t want to go to the gym. Since I had worked out Friday, Saturday and Sunday I figured that was okay, I deserved a break. Then on Tuesday, I was planning on going to the gym but I realized I forgot my gym membership card at home. So while I could have went home and then went back to the gym or worked out at home, I just didn’t. Then Wednesday, I knew I really had to hit the gym after my two unscheduled days off. But the end of my work day came and I found myself driving home instead of to the gym.

I was trying to figure out today why I feel so unmotivated this week. I think part of it is that I am finishing Stage 4 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women and I really don’t like this stage. Part of it is that my races until after Europe are over so I don’t have a specific training goal in mind right now. And part of it this week has been the weather. Mother nature just won’t quit! But really, these are mostly just excuses. What I really need is a swift kick in the behind.

I decided to take my own advice from my previous post, “5 ways to get yourself to the gym when you don’t want to.” And I started looking for some motivational images to get myself pumped up.  

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Then I started thinking about inspirational workout people and you know who came to mind…

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Richard Simmons was always in the mood to work out! This clip comes from a video of his called “Party off the Pounds.”

Fun fact, I actually met Richard Simmons once. I was volunteering at an Eating Disoders Conference and in the same hotel was the Women’s Health Show where he was speaking. I was working with a lady who was a HUGE Richard Simmons fan and was praying he would walk by us to get to the health show. So when he came down the hallway she ran up to him to tell him how much she loved him. Now I only wish I had a video camera to capture the moment that happened because it was gold. But I’ll give it my best try in words.

He busted out in song…

“If you want to know if he loves you so…”

He tore off his workout jacket threw it to the ground and did a big spun

“It’s in his kiss”

Then he grabbed the lady I was working with and kissed her.

But he wasn’t done. He saw me giggling and shouted “You too!”, ran over to me and kissed me.

It was quite the experience! While he may have been before my time, his energy and love of life was undeniable.

So today I have no more excuses, I’m pumped up on motivatonal quotes and Richard Simmons kisses and I am going to the gym to finish off my New Rules of Lifting for Women!

What do you do when you lack motivation? Have you ever had a celebrity encounter?

Individual Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

My all-time favourite dessert is cheesecake. I actually feel very fortunate that Canada doesn’t have any Cheesecake Factory’s because I’m not sure how well my self-control would hold out.

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The other day I was really craving some cheesecake but I wanted to try to make a healthier version. I happened across a recipe from the Oikos Greek Yogurt website and found the solution. A greek yogurt cheesecake! And better yet it was individual serving size.

I decided to change up the recipe from the website a bit. To me a proper graham cracker crust makes a cheesecake so I wasn’t willing to compromise on that and I wanted to add peanut butter because….well that’s self-explanatory, peanut butter makes everything better!

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So here’s what I came up with:

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Makes 4 individual servings

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/4 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine

Filling:

  • 2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt margarine in microwave
  3. Mix melted margarine into graham crackers
  4. Evenly distribute graham crumb mixture into 4 individual oven-safe ramekins. Pack graham crumb mixture with hands along bottom and sides of ramekins to form crust
  5. Place ramekins on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. (Alternatively if you want a no bake option, place ramekins in refrigerator until crust sets, crust will be less crispy but equally delicious)
  6. In a bowl mix together filling ingredients
  7. Add filling to graham cracker crust. Top with Reese’s Peanut Butter chips (optional) and serve

I love the way these turned out. They are a perfect treat that’s not too sweet but perfectly satisfied my cheesecake craving.

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What’s your favourite dessert? Do you ever make healthier desserts?

 

The Hump Day Blog Hop

Mountain Equipment Co-Op 10km Race Recap

This Saturday I ran my first 10 km. Now obviously since I have ran half marathons before, I have ran 10km but I have never raced that distance. Unlike normal people, I didn’t start racing with a 5km, build up to a 10 km and then to a half marathon. The very first race I ever signed up for was a half marathon.

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This 10km race was part of the Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) Race series. MEC races are great because they take place across the city in different parks, they are chip timed and only cost $15. Now that’s my kind of deal.

Of course, Saturday was the coldest day of the week here. While it has been a beautiful 12-14 Celsius, suddenly the temperature dived down to -5 for race day. When we got up that morning, Tom tried to convince me that we shouldn’t go run because it was too cold. I was having none of that! After all, my Run for L’Arche was twice as cold and twice as long!

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So we headed downtown to the start line. I was pretty nervous. I had no idea how to race a 10km. I didn’t want to push too hard at the beginning and struggle towards the end. I decided my plan would be to try to start out slow and aim for negative splits. I used my same 4 minute run-40 second walk strategy.

Tom ran with me for about the first 500m and then he took off to run his own race. I felt really good during this race, I wasn’t having any pain in my legs and my pace was going well despite the wind in our faces. It was at the 4km mark that I saw the first person coming back towards the finish. I’m always amazed by how fast those people are. But I also find it encouraging knowing that somewhere up ahead is the turn around point. After that point I was on the lookout for Tom, I wanted to know just how far ahead of me he was. I was looking and looking and then I hit the 5km marker and yet still no Tom and no turn around point! (I didn’t realize the course wasn’t an exact there and back so we ran a little past 5km before we turned back). But it was just after the 5km mark that I saw Tom. We gave each other a high five as we passed. At this point I knew, he wasn’t all that much in front of me! And that just kicked up my drive to go faster.

Kilometers 6-8 I really kicked up the pace. But then at kilometre 8, we got hit again by a wind head on. My pace slowed a little bit at this point but I also skipped a walking break so that I could maintain my average. Suddenly, I was at kilometre 9 and realized I only had one left. Right near the finish line Tom was waiting for me so he could grab some action shots of me.

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As I neared the finish line I saw the clock was at 59:17, I pushed as hard as I could and crossed at 59:27.

 

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Overall, my goal going into the race was under 1 hour. While I was wearing my watch during the race, I never looked at what my time was, I only looked at my intervals. After I crossed I felt a little disappointed, in my mind I thought I was going faster than that. But still, I came in under that hour mark and that was an accomplishment for me.

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Afterwards, Tom and I headed to Cora’s. I decided to celebrate with a strawberry waffle!

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When we got home we checked out our official time and I saw this…

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Umm, while I wish I had run that fast I knew there was a mistake. Boy did I feel sorry for the person who ended up with my time! I was kind of bummed because this was my first 10km and I wanted an official time. But I checked again on Sunday and they had fixed the error. Probably the person who ran in 36 minutes complained. So my official time ended up being 59:19. Tom’s official time was 49:20.

At least now I have a time to beat. My next 10km is on June 1, the Jugo Juice 10km which is part of the Calgary Marathon. I hope to beat my time although I will have only been back from Europe for 3 days so I won’t be in tip top shape either.

What’s your favourite post-race food? 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup Monday – Recent Makeup Purchases

Good morning all. Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I had a pretty chill weekend which I mostly spent binge watching episodes of Suits on Netflix. I am so totally addicted to this show now. I just couldn’t stop hitting the next button!

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It was really nice because after taking a quick look at my calendar I’m pretty much booked every weekend from now until September, so I won’t get a chance to do that again for a while.

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The one thing I did get up to this weekend was running my first ever 10km race! Of course I have ran 10km before but I’ve never raced that distance but I’ll recap that tomorrow.

Lately, I have been doing a bit of makeup shopping, are you surprised? So I figured I’d share some of my most recent purchases with you.

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I made a trip to MAC yesterday because I’ve been thinking about finding a new foundation. Recently I have been using MAC Full Coverage Foundation and while I love the foundation, I want something that has SPF in it for my upcoming Europe trip. I was planning on buying the Stuido Fix Fluid Foundation because I’ve used it before in the past and liked it but the girl at MAC talked me into trying the Pro Longwear Foundation. I love pretty much every Pro Longwear item I’ve ever tried from MAC so I’m excited to give this one a try. I also picked up a new bottle of the Pro Longwear Concealer. I love this stuff for under eyes and as a eyeshadow primer. I figured if I took this to Europe then I won’t have to bring an eyeshadow primer. One less thing to pack!

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And while I was at MAC picking up these essentials, I happened to decide that I “needed” 2 new lipsticks. I have been hearing great things about Coral Bliss as a great go-to coral shade for spring. And I have wanted to purchase Creme Cup for a long time as it’s one of MAC’s cult-classic lipsticks that I don’t yet own.

 

MAC Lipsticks Coral Bliss & Creme Cup

Coral Bliss (left) Creme Cup (right)

Creme Cup (top) Coral Bliss (Bottom)

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Last week I also happened to do some makeup shopping, but I had to, because it was the Sephora 15% off sale and I had a gift certificate. Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself! So here’s what I picked up from the sale:

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette:

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I heard about this palette by the You Tube Guru Tiffany D. She has raved about this palette. And although I know I really don’t need more eyeshadows I decided to cave on this one. And let me tell you, I am so glad that I did!

First of all, the packaging on this palette is adorable. Secondly, the eyeshadows smell like chocolate. No joke. Everytime I open it, I want chocolate, which may not be a good thing for me. But most importantly the eyeshadows are incredible. They are super pigmented, blend easily and stay all day. The palette is such a great collection of neutrals with some pops of colours which makes it incredibly versatile. I am actually considering bringing this as my only palette to Europe, over my MAC shadows… that’s how much I love it!

My only negative thing I can say about this palette is I hate that the names of the palette are only on the plastic insert. I want to throw away that insert because it’s a bit annoying but I like being able to see the names of the shadows. I just wished they had put the names on the palette itself. But truly a minor complaint.

I also picked up a new blush from NARS. I got the colour Deep Throat. Which you can see on me in my spring makeup tutorial. It’s a really pretty rose pink with a golden shimmer, not a chunky glitter. I think this blush is really much more flattering and wearable than NARS iconic shade, Orgasm.

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And lastly, I picked up a new lipstick from Urban Decay. I got Turn On. It’s such a great pink. It’s vibrant without being hot pink. And this stuff lasts all day long!

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Then as if that weren’t all enough the other night I was watching another You Tube Guru, Jaclyn Hill. Lately she has been raving about the Makeup Geek products. I was watching one of her her tutorials and before I knew it I was on the Makeup Geek website ordering some new products. This is why I try to limit my watching of you tube makeup videos, it’s seriously bad for my bank account!

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I got the Makeup Geek pigment in Afterglow (top two pictures). And I got 3 eyeshadows. In the bottom right picture from left to right (mango tango, beaches & cream, peach smoothie). I know they don’t seem like super exciting eyeshadow colours but they are great blending colours which you need in order to get that airbrushed look.

This is not my first time buying Makeup Geek products, I already have a number of the eyeshadows and a couple of brushes. The eyeshadows are wondeful. There is a huge selction of colours that is growing all the time. The eyeshadows are super pigmented and long lasting. And most incredible of all, the price! Each eyeshadow is only $6. There is also listings on the website as to which colours are great dupes for MAC products. So if you want to get the MAC look without the price…makeup geek is definitely the way to go. I would however caution against the Makeup Geek brushes. I bought a number of them because the price was so great. However, the quality of the brushes just isn’t there.

Have you bought any exciting new makeup products? What did you do this weekend?

FYI Friday – Organic is NOT a Synonym for Healthy

Happy Friday everyone, sorry my post is coming a little later than usual today. For the past 3 days I have had a massive migraine. I had to go home from work yesterday and I couldn’t bring myself to even look at my computer because it made it worse. Today, I went to the chiropractor though to get my neck readjusted and am feeling much better.

Today I wanted to discuss a topic that has really been bugging me lately…organic food.

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The concept of organic food is certainly not new. However, what once started as a small section in the produce department at the grocery store seems to be spreading to every item in the grocery store. You can now find organic chips, crackers, ice cream. juices, etc. Basically you name it and there is a product on the shelf touting an organic label. Just a quick walk around my local grocery store and I found these products:

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The presence of organic items on the shelves is unconcerning to me, however, what does concern me is the misconceptions that are being brought about by these labels. Somewhere along the way, organic became a trendy marketing term and people lost sight of what it truly means. Organic refers solely to the method of farming and processing used for agricultural products, it has no relevance to the nutritional value of the product. Yet despite the definition of organic, the term is now readily used or perceived as being a synonym for healthy.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Doesn’t organic food have higher vitamin/mineral content? This has been a highly debated topic over the years and I think it’s been beaten to death. Therefore, I don’t want to focus on that topic but the short answer is no. In a 2012 systematic review by the Annals Of Internal Medicine concluded: “The published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods”.

Because of the misconception of what organic means, consumers are often choosing organic products over non-organic at the supermarket assuming they are more nutritious without consulting the nutrition facts label. Or worse yet, choosing organic products with zero nutritional value assuming they have health benefits.

Here is a great example:

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Many consumers might choose this Mango juice because they see it is organic. However, upon taking a look at the ingredient label I notice the second ingredient is organic evaporated cane juice, which is a fancy word for sugar. So the consumer who thought they had made a healthy choice actually is drinking a beverage full of added sugars versus a non-organic 100% fruit juice, which has no added sugars.

A second example:

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This product has many health claims on it -organic, gluten free, agave sweetened, dairy free. All these marketing terms almost has the consumer thinking this is some sort of healthy product. However, once again after taking a look at the ingredient list and nutrition facts table, we find that this product is a glorified ice cream substitute. It may be organic but there is no nutritional value to this product what so ever. It’s fat & sugar. (FYI organic agave syrup is another fancy term for sugar).

What’s the bottom line? There is no right choice between choosing organic vs non-organic. The choice is personal and dependent upon your own values. However, if you are looking for the “healthier” product, choose based on it’s nutritional value, not because of an organic label.

Do you buy organic foods? Have you ever boughten organic food because you thought it was more nutritious?

 

 

Shopping at Sephora…A Beginners Guide

Previously, I posted about how to shop at MAC. So I figured now I would do the same and talk about Sephora.

Sephora for someone who has never been or has limited beauty knowledge can be completely overwhelming. Good thing you have a seasoned expert like me to guide you along!

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Sephora Basics

Set-Up

The first thing to know about Sephora is there are about about 5 distinct areas: makeup (the majority of the store, hallelujah!), skin care, fragrances, nail polish & hair care. I will mostly be talking about the makeup because that’s what I know best.

Staff IE Cast Members…that’s their official title, I don’t make this stuff up

One of the things I love about Sephora is there is always an abundance of helpful staff members. If you walk into Sephora and don’t get asked if you need help about 10 times while you’re there, that’s truly an anomaly. Sephora differs from MAC in that you do not need to be a makeup artist to work there. Now, many staff members are makeup artists or at the very least have a very strong interest in makeup. I only mention this because I stated at MAC you can really trust that the person there knows what they are talking about. In most cases this is true about Sephora employees but not always. However, in the many, many times I have been to Sephora I think I have only had about 2 experiences where I thought the staff member didn’t know what they were talking about. They are usually incredibly knowledgeable about the products.

Samples

Another great thing about Sephora is the samples! Lets say you are wanting to buy a foundation. It’s great to have someone try it on quickly in store but really you don’t know if you will like a foundation until you give it a test run for a few days. Sephora gives clients samples of their products upon request (whenever they can), just ask an associate. The same goes for fragrances which is great because after testing about 10 different fragrances in store you can’t really tell what you like anymore and the smell changes as you wear throughout the day.

Return Policy

The return policy at Sephora is excellent. Any product that you do not like you can bring back to return or exchange – used or not, no questions asked.

Beauty Insider Card

When you get to the till – after you’ve walked by the hoards of “sample size” products that cost $20 each (warning these are overpriced compared to the full size items), you will be asked if you have a beauty insider card. If you do not, sign up! This is a free program in which you collect points. There are sample size products that you get to choose from once you have reached enough points – the points levels are 100, 250 & 500. You can get some really great products from the points. 1 dollar = 1 point, so yes, you need to spend $100 before you receive your first free gift but believe me it doesn’t take that long to get there so it’s worth signing up the first time you go there.

There are also 3 different categories of Beauty Insiders, dependent on how much you spend in a year. There is the regular Beauty Insider, VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), or the VIB Rouge. Can you guess which one I am?

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The differences in the levels gives you a few advantages – option to buy new items first, access to the free makeovers, special gifts, free shipping, etc.

Sales

Sephora has a 15% off everything in store sale twice a year for beauty insiders. This is going on right now (today is the last day). Also, there is clearance items to be found. They are usually on the ends of displays where people generally don’t look. They also have a clearance section on their website, I have found some great scores in the clearance section before!

How to Shop

When you walk into Sephora and see rows and rows of makeup it is completely overwhelming. But it can become very simple if you know how to navigate it.

In the makeup section the makeup is split into different brands. Really, this is very similar to how you find a drugstore set up – maybelline has their section, then cover girl, then revlon, etc. The difference here is there is way more makeup, there are brands you have probably never heard of and the prices are slighty way higher.

The makeup is all set up with samples available to test every product. This really is what makes shopping at Sephora so much fun! Even if you don’t end up buying anything, you can spend hours just testing out products on your hand and yourself. Though who am I kiddding…I have never walked out of Sephora empty handed. When you are ready to buy a product you can just grab the product off the shelf, you do not have to wait to ask an associate like you do at MAC.

When I first started shopping at Sephora and had no idea how to to pick a product I would use one of two approaches:

1. Use the staff

Like I mentoned almost all of the staff at Sephora are super knowledgable. If you are looking for a new mascara tell a staff member that. Tell them what you like and don’t like in a mascara and a price point. They can help point you in the right direction of a few products they think you might like. Also, just like MAC the staff can try products on you. So if you want to try out the blush on your skin or get matched for your foundation shade, just ask a staff member to help you out.

2. Research!

Before going into a store I would research the products that I might want to buy. So if I knew I was in the market for a new pink blush, I would search beauty blogs, you tube gurus, magazines, etc and find out what they were recommending. I also look up reviews of products. My favourite website for beauty product reviews is Makeup Alley

If you have done your research you can walk into Sephora feeling like a total expert.

“Do you need some help?”

“No thank you, I know exactly what I’m looking for”

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Do you shop at Sephora? Any tips or tricks to making it a less scary experience?

Energy Bits…All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this Twitter party sponsored by a company called Energy Bits. I joined because the topic was about running. Before I knew it, I was being offered the chance to test out their product. I quickly checked out their website to find out what the heck Energy Bits were. Although I am always skeptical of any product touting magical health claims, I was intrigued and decided to give them a try.

By the next week I had this package in the mail.

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I received 2 packages of sample Energy Bits and a bunch of material on the benefits of the bits. Full disclosure, I did receive the samples for free and agreed to do a review. However, 100% of these opinions are my own. So let’s get into my review.

But First, What Are Energy Bits?

Energy bits are tablets of 100% Spirulina Algae. Yes algae… as in grows in lakes algae. (Though in the case of Energy Bits the algae is grown under strict conditions) They are a very high source of B vitamins, protein, iron and omega-3′s. Each tablet is only 1 calorie and a full serving (30 tablets) provides 5 g protein. Energy Bits state that the tabs are bits of food not a supplement.

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What are the Claims?

When it comes to Energy Bits the health claims found on their website and promotional material are abundant including:

  • Improved Energy
  • Improved Mind Clarity
  • Increased Stamina & Endurance
  • Reduced Fatigue
  • Reduced Hunger
  • Helps Speed Athletic Recovery
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Weight Loss
  • Helps Build Muscle

What is the Evidence?

When I read a list of claims such as that my RD senses immediately begin tingling. While the Energy Bits Company did provide me with a lot of supporting material on why their product is so great I noticed one major thing was missing…evidence. I immediately went onto Twitter and asked the company what evidence they had to support the health claims. I got an almost immediate response and within 10 minutes I had reference material emailed to me. I have to say, their customer service is outstanding!

From what I can find, the claims made by Energy Bits are based on associations rather than hard evidence. What do I mean by that? Here is an example: They make a claim on improved energy based on the fact that the algae has high concentration of B vitamins which are known to be used in energy production in the body. However, there has only been one randomized placebo controlled study on spirulina algae and fatigue and the results were not statistically significant.

A second example: the claim on reduced hunger and weight loss is based on the high protein content of the tabs; as protein is known to increase satiety (fullness) and reduce cravings. However, once again the only  published double blind placebo controlled trial showed no statistically significant evidence to support spirulina algae for weight loss.

Now, while I understand the logic and associations behind the claims and feel they very well may be true. The evidence to support it does not exist. Or at the very least, I did not find it.

What really impressed me about the algae though is there is a lot of preliminary evidence to suggest some therapeutic benefits including reduction in cholesterol, diabetes control, cancer prevention and enhanced immunity. Now again, there is not enough evidence yet to fully support these claims but there is definitely some promising research. In this regard I have to give major credit to the Energy Bits company for not using any of these health claims in their marketing as so many other companies would.

My Experience With Energy Bits:

This is what one serving of energy bits looks like:

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The smell of these bits is not appetizing. They smell like a fish bowl that hasn’t been cleaned in a year. The company suggests that it is best to swallow the tabs rather than chew. You can chew them if you wish. However, they warn that they are an “acquired” taste and that your teeth may temporarily turn green.

When I tried them I decided to go the swallowing route. I was really concerned that they would taste really bad even when swallowing whole but I was pleasantly surprised to find no taste. I was really afraid of the after effects thinking these would be similar to Omega-3 supplements’  “fish burps” but I did not find any such side effects. I did get brave enough to try a nibble out of one tablet and I have to say, I’m not so sure one could ever “acquire” a taste for that.

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To get the taste out of my mouth, I reached for my favourite type of bits of energy…

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The first time I took a package of bits I was at work. It was about 11:00 in the morning, I had already had my 10:00 snack and was starving! It was one of those times where you just want to eat whatever you can find because your stomach feels like it’s eating itself. I figured this was the perfect time to try out the Energy Bits and see how they work in regards to reducing hunger. I took the package with about 500mL water. And honestly, it satisfied my craving completely. I no longer felt hungry. In fact, I didn’t eat my lunch until about 12:30.

The second time that I took energy bits was last weekend. I was feeling just completely drained of energy. It was a day where my mind felt foggy and I felt like my eyes wouldn’t stay open despite multiple cups of coffee. Once again I took the package of Energy Bits with 500mL of water. Was I jumping up and down with energy afterwards? No, but I do think my energy levels improved and I certainly noticed a difference in my mental clarity. That foggy feeling disappeared.

So while I stated earlier that the evidence to support some of the claims is not rock solid, my personal experience with the Energy Bits was very positive. Of course the scientific part of me wonders if truly the Energy Bits were responsible or if it was a placebo effect. But regardless, I achieved the desired result.

Overall Thoughts:

 The good:

  • I love that Energy Bits are 100% Algae. They do not contain any fillers or additives. They are not some magic pill claiming to fit 100 fruits and vegetables into a tablet, it is algae – plain and simple.
  • They contain a complete protein that is readily absorbable by the body.
  • They are a good source of highly bio-available iron (body absorbs easily; similar as with iron found in meat), which I love for women and especially women runners who need more iron.
  • The company Energy Bits has been absolutely fantastic. Their customer service is truly unparalleled.

The not so good:

  • Price – these tablets do not come cheap. A 1000 tablet package (33 servings) costs $115, so about $3.50 per serving.
  • The vitamin B12 in spirulina algae is not bio-active which is particularly important for vegetarians/vegans who are considering this product as a source of Vitamin B 12
  • I dislike that the company states the bits can be used as a meal replacement, 30 calories does not qualify as a meal replacement.

I think overall Energy Bits are a good product. They have some really great aspects and have a great nutritional profile. I know there are many athletes that swear by the use of Energy Bits for their performance. There is no noted adverse side effects; though as always, if you are considering taking them you should check with your doctor first. There are a couple of medications that the algae has interactions with.

Are they for me? Sadly no. If you’ve followed my blog you know that I am TERRIBLE at taking vitamins. The biggest reason for this is that I hate taking pills. I have a huge mental block when it comes to swallowing pills. So while I managed to get the tablets down for my two test runs and had positive results, I just couldn’t see myself taking them on a regular basis.

Have you ever tried Energy Bits or other sources of Spirulina Algae?