Product No Case: Arctic Zero

A big thank you to my anonymous blogger who wrote this post for my site. I thoroughly enjoyed every line and think you will too! Remember, these product “no case” postings are intended to highlight products out there that tout themselves as health food, but are anything but nourishing! Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Enjoy!

I have been struggling with an eating disorder for 17 years. I have become remarkably adept at convincing myself that I like low-calorie, low-taste, low-nutrient foods. In fact, I have rarely found one that I didn’t covet. That is why I was pretty excited to see Arctic Zero staring at me from my grocer’s freezer last week. Mint chocolate cookie. 150 calories per pint. Nutritious and all natural. High protein. High fiber. I could feel my eating disordered adrenaline pumping. What could be better than that?! Well, let me tell you: pretty much ANYTHING is better than that. This stuff tastes so bad I couldn’t even eat more than one bite. Think battery acid. Do yourself a favor- if you want a sweet, frozen dessert or snack, eat something real that will taste good and leave you satisfied. Life is just too short. Thank you, Arctic Zero, for helping me get one step further in my recovery.

I am in full support of eating what gives you a true feeling of fullness and satisfaction. When we do that (while honoring our hunger and fullness) our food cravings and food thoughts actually diminish naturally. So the next time you are craving something sweet, go for the real deal!

There seems to be no shortage of “product no cases” out there. Send along any products you think are absolutely fabulous too!


  1. Maybe you got an icy pint because I’ve gotten one before and it wasn’t very good. Then I tried it another time and it was AMAZING, creamy and smooth. Glad I tried it. Then again it’s not going to taste like a 1,300 calorie pint of ice cream since this

    stuff is all protein and fiber.

  2. Hmmmm. Maybe. But I think I’ll stick with my favorite mint oreo ice cream when the craving hits. One scoop of the real stuff rather than a pint of chicory root and fake protein is just so much more appealing!

  3. To the anonymous blogger: Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you were able to turn the icky Arctic Zero experience into a positive experience that just reaffirmed your desire for recovery- good for you! Anything that advertises itself as “only 150 calories

    per pint- so you can eat the whole pint without feeling guilty!” automatically makes me want to run in the opposite direction. I’ll stick w/ eating the real stuff in moderation, too.

  4. What fake protein? They use whey protein concentrate, which is one of the best proteins you can eat. I saw this on the Dr. Oz show last week. He gave it the thumbs up and said it was a healthy combination of protein and fiber without all the junk.

  5. Thanks for your thoughts Nathan. You and I (and Dr. Oz) just may have to disagree. I do not care for the taste or texture of whey protein. I’m not saying that whey protein is bad for you. But the combination of whey protein in my “ice cream” is not my

    cup of tea. 🙂 Dr. Oz also recommended HCG supplements so he and I have some real differences around what supports a healthy mind, body, and soul.

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