» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

Pages: (8) < 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: DietDirect.com, Affiliate Link< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 07 2007,23:42 QUOTEQQ

I was going through my box of DietDirect foods to see what I need to re-order (need more oatmeal and more honey nut cereal -- both are a staple in my diet these days), and came across 3 bags of the Wonderslim Crunchy Cheddar Mix that I had forgotten I ordered.  I just had to try one and it was a darn good crunchy snack.  It had some Cheeto-like things in it, various other crunchies, some artificial bacon bit type things, etc.  Good thing about this product is you can buy a single bag for less than $2 to see if you like it -- you're not stuck with buying a whole box of 7.

I'm also ordering 1 of each flavor of the ProtiDiet Proti-Shakes.  I think these are a clever idea.  They are in a bottle, but have only the powder in there.  You add your cold water to the bottle, shake it up, and drink it.  So, it's kind of an instant shake powder, but with it's own shaker bottle.  If they are any good I'll keep them in the car for emergency meals.  I won't have to keep 'em cold and can just add cold water from bottled water or a water fountain or whatever.  We'll see how they taste when they come in.

I also found a few other products in the box that I forgot I had (like the WonderSlim pretzels and a couple others), but it is too late to go eating all that stuff tonight.  Now that I remember I have it I'll try to eat one of each and get reviews up.  I figure that way I can save you all buying anything nasty.  

Really I've only found one product I didn't like so far and that was the Sour Cream ProtiDiet Snacks -- the BBQ ones were good though.

Anyway, just a reminder that other than the oatmeal, everything I've listed in this particular post is for maintainers only.  For a list of the stuff you can have on strict (there is a lot), go here.

Enjoy!!!


--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 09 2007,10:56 QUOTEQQ

OK, I did try the WonderSlim pretzels yesterday but didn't have a chance to post about it.  I thought they were really good.  Didn't seem like a diet food to me at all.  A little lighter crunch than say a Rold Gold brand type pretzel, and good flavor.  I'll definitely keep these in the car for an emergency snack.

I also tried some of the WonderSlim cereal (Cinnamon Crisp flavor) that I got free with my previous order (for ordering over $99) and it was really good!  The only bad thing is that the volume of it is pretty small, and honestly it has too many carbs (13g net) for the size to be something I'd have every day.  Still, it's yummy enough that I'll throw a pack in my cereal mixture once in awhile.

That's all for now.  My next shipment is supposed to arrive Monday (the 12th) and there will be some new things in there that I'll report on after I get a chance to try them.


--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 12 2007,19:10 QUOTEQQ

OK, my big box from DietDirect showed up today.  I've only tried one new product from it, and that was the chocolate ProtiDiet shake powder in a bottle.  While not very voluminous (you add about 6 ounces of water to the powder in the bottle and then shake it up real well), it was very tasty and thick.  The "numbers" are pretty good and it is 15g of protein which is the amount in all of the Dr. B legal protein alternatives.  These aren't approved for strict, so I wouldn't do them if you're on strict unless you get them approved.  For maintainers however, the nutritionals are very similar to the AdvantEDGE shakes (which are approved), and they are super convenient because you can just keep the bottle in the car (the powder should hold up to the temp extremes I'd guess) and add cold bottled water when you want to drink it.

Anyway, I'll report when I try the vanilla and the strawberry, but I'm encouraged by the chocolate.  :thumbs:

Nutritional Data:
Quote
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bottle (23g)
Calories: 90
Total Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 190mg
Potassium: 170mg
Total Carbohydrate: 3g
  Dietary Fiber: 1g
  Sugars: 2g
Protein: 15g


--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
Rean Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: June 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Female
Posted: Nov. 12 2007,20:37 QUOTEQQ

FOR MAINTAINERS ONLY:  This from the "snack"  category on the left of the  dietdirect  web page is super delicious and satisfying for that salty piquant type of snack rather than sweet.  They have a barbecue flavour as well which I have not tried.

SOUR CREAM & ONION CRUNCH O'S
Serving Size: 1 Bag
Quote

Supplement Facts: (Per Serving/% Daily Value)
Calories: 130, Protein: 12 grams (25%), Total Fat: 4 grams (6%), Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, Trans Fat: 0 grams, Cholesterol: 0 mg (0%), Sodium: 410 mg (17%), Potassium: 150 mg (4%), Total Carbohydrates: 12 grams (4%), Dietary Fiber: 1 gram, Sugars: 2 grams.
Back to top
Profile PM 
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:00 QUOTEQQ

Quote (Rean @ Nov. 12 2007,20:37)
FOR MAINTAINERS ONLY:  This from the "snack"  category on the left of the  dietdirect  web page is super delicious and satisfying for that salty piquant type of snack rather than sweet.  They have a barbecue flavour as well which I have not tried.

SOUR CREAM & ONION CRUNCH O'S
Serving Size: 1 Bag
Quote

Supplement Facts: (Per Serving/% Daily Value)
Calories: 130, Protein: 12 grams (25%), Total Fat: 4 grams (6%), Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, Trans Fat: 0 grams, Cholesterol: 0 mg (0%), Sodium: 410 mg (17%), Potassium: 150 mg (4%), Total Carbohydrates: 12 grams (4%), Dietary Fiber: 1 gram, Sugars: 2 grams.

I saw these and didn't try them because I was afraid they'd be too much like the ProtiDiet Sour Cream and Onion snacks which I didn't like (but I did like the BBQ).  Are you saying you ordered them and liked them?  If so, I'll have to give 'em a shot.  Please let me know.


--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
Rean Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: June 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Female
Posted: Nov. 12 2007,23:47 QUOTEQQ

Quote
I saw these and didn't try them because I was afraid they'd be too much like the ProtiDiet Sour Cream and Onion snacks which I didn't like (but I did like the BBQ).  Are you saying you ordered them and liked them?  If so, I'll have to give 'em a shot.  Please let me know.

I ordered 1 bag of the Crunch O's to try and a sample of the Protidiet Onion and Sour Cream as well.  Although I did not mind the Protidiet (I love very salty) the Crunch O's are much  better.  They are the same Cheerio type morsels as the Honey Nut Cereal with a salty sour cream/onion flavour.


Edited by Rean on Nov. 12 2007,23:48
Back to top
Profile PM 
robert72 Offline
Dr. B Bicenturion
1/2 of Me





Group: Members
Posts: 291
Joined: Sep. 2007
Location: Ottawa
Height: 6' 3"
Male
Posted: Nov. 13 2007,14:33 QUOTEQQ

I ordered 1 of each different flavour of the approved bars that we can't get here in canada, and I love the Cinnamon.  I couldn't believe how good it tastes compared to the other bars I have had.  The Supreme Caramel is good too (those are the ones I get from the clinic), but the Cinnamon ones are just in another world.  Only one per day though so I don't get into trouble

Edited by robert72 on Nov. 13 2007,14:33

--------------
Back to top
Profile PM 
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 13 2007,14:56 QUOTEQQ

Quote (robert72 @ Nov. 13 2007,14:33)
I ordered 1 of each different flavour of the approved bars that we can't get here in canada, and I love the Cinnamon.  I couldn't believe how good it tastes compared to the other bars I have had.  The Supreme Caramel is good too (those are the ones I get from the clinic), but the Cinnamon ones are just in another world.  Only one per day though so I don't get into trouble

Great minds and all that ... the Cinnamon are absolutely my favorite as well...

--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
BrianB Offline
Site Founder
Dr. B Centurion

Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 5286
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
Male
Posted: Nov. 13 2007,15:00 QUOTEQQ

Just a quick note.  I tried the strawberry ProtiDiet shake powder in a bottle today for lunch.  The taste was fine, but I had a "malfunction" with it that I didn't have with the chocolate.  After I added my water and shook vigorously for awhile, there were still clumps of protein powder stuck in the bottom corners of the bottle.  No amount of shaking would dissolve them, and I even added a bit more water.  Having had this malfunction, I'm guessing that rapping the bottle to break up the powder (and get it off the bottom) before adding the water would prevent it.  I'll try that when I make the other strawberry (I ended up ordering two of each flavor).

Just a heads up in case anyone else got these -- you may get to test my solution before I do.


--------------
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
Ada Offline
Chief of Staff
Long Term Maintainer 
 




Group: Super Moderators
Posts: 2863
Joined: May 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 5' 4"
Female
Posted: Nov. 13 2007,15:19 QUOTEQQ

Quote (BrianB @ Nov. 13 2007,15:00)
Just a quick note.  I tried the strawberry ProtiDiet shake powder in a bottle today for lunch.  The taste was fine, but I had a "malfunction" with it that I didn't have with the chocolate.  After I added my water and shook vigorously for awhile, there were still clumps of protein powder stuck in the bottom corners of the bottle.  No amount of shaking would dissolve them, and I even added a bit more water.  Having had this malfunction, I'm guessing that rapping the bottle to break up the powder (and get it off the bottom) before adding the water would prevent it.  I'll try that when I make the other strawberry (I ended up ordering two of each flavor).

Just a heads up in case anyone else got these -- you may get to test my solution before I do.

Now that is too weird Brian.  I also late this morning grabbed a Protidiet strawberry powder shake (the 2nd flavour I am trying as well as I also tried the chocolate first a few weeks ago) and also had some powder stick to the bottom (which did not happen the first time with the chocolate) .  Only, I, unlike you, did NOT think of rapping the bottle before adding the water next time....so thanks for the great tip.  :D

--------------


Week 1:  -5.0
Week 2:  -2.5
Week 3:  -2.0
Week 4+5:  +.5 Temp. Maint
Week 6:  - 3.5
Week 7:  - 2.0
Week 8:  0 Temp. Maint
Week 9:  -4.0
Back to top
Profile PM 
72 replies since Sep. 14 2007,23:14 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic :: New Posts ]

Pages: (8) < 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 >
reply to topic new topic new poll

Quick Reply: DietDirect.com
iB Code Buttons
You are Posting as:
Guest
Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code