Fall Products I Love & Hate

In today’s vlog I give a roundup up 2 products I love and 1 product I hate. It’s my Fall special of showcases and no case that I think you’ll love. I’m talking my favorite cures for the common cold, simple and delicious frozen food, and taking yoga challenges to task. Tune in and then […]

Product No Case: The Quantum Scale

 If you know me at all, you know that I’m not a fan of obsessing over the scale. And I recently came across this scale called The Quantum. The premise is actually an interesting one. Rather than telling you what you weigh, it stores your weight from the first time you step on it and […]

Product No Case: 100 calorie packs by Nabisco

 I periodically review products that I personally think are pretty crappy. Products that tout themselves as health food or diet food but don’t do much more than set you up for overeating while providing no nutritional value. Do not get me wrong. I am totally a proponent of incorporating food into your diet that is […]

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 […]

Product No Case: Shirtaki Noodles

I just saw an advertisement that made my stomach turn: “The Miracle Noodle: imagine the world where noodles are calorie free.” If you know me at all, you know that I am screaming “noooo!!!” While a large percentage of the US population may go crazy for calorie-free food, I dig in my heels and cringe. […]

Product No Case: Full Bar

All too often, a product appears that causes me to shake my head in disappointment. The latest product? Fullbar, a granola-type bar that claims to help you “feel full and satisfied on smaller amounts of food”. Developed by a bariatric surgeon (Dr. Snyder), the bar’s use is simple: consume with 8 ounces of water 30 […]

Product No Case: Guest Blogger Janel Ovrut

Product No Case: Vitamin WaterPicture Source It took me absolutely no time to come up with a No Case food for this blog post. I’m from the school of thought that all foods can fit in a healthy diet, but there are a handful of “foods” that I truly believe have absolutely no place in […]

Product No Case: HCG Supplements

January 16-22 is Health Weight Week. I love their 3-fold mission:1. Celebrate diet-free habits2. Prevent eating & weight problems3. Work towards being accepting, happy, and healthy at our natural weights On the Healthy Weight Week website, they name their 2010 “Slim Chance Award Winners” for the worst weight products of the year. These horrible weight […]

Product No Case: Yoplait YoPlus

Have you noticed that they just don’t make yogurt like they used to?  It’s weird.  Yogurt is now loaded with everything from added fibers, strains of bacteria, artificial sweeteners, Vitamin D, and probably some other things I haven’t named.  And unfortunately, most of the label claims aren’t back by research and are just simply misleading. […]

Product No Case: Lean Cuisine

I have a pet peeve- Lean Cuisine. They masquerade as a good for you, weight friendly option. When in reality, they leave plenty to be desired in terms of nutrition, taste, and health benefits. Why?  1. From a caloric standpoint, Lean Cuisines are more like a large snack. All my clients and readers know I’m […]

Produce No Case: Shape-Ups & Easy Tone

Each month I have a little fun showcasing an item that, in my opinion, just isn’t as good for your health as it is advertised to be.  In the past I have showcased food items.  But last week, a client prompted me with a brilliant idea.   She had been to City Sports in Cambridge […]

Product No Case: Calorie-Free Salad Dressing

A couple of days ago I blogged about my current favorite salad dressing from Trader Joes.  And then I was in the grocery store and stumbled upon calorie-free salad dressing from Walden Farms. Their label brags “calorie free, sugar free, fat free, carbohydrate free, gluten free, cholesterol free.”  So my question is, we know what […]

Product No Case: 5 Hour Energy Shot

Each month I pick a product that glows with a “health halo.” A product that claims to be healthy, but actually is not.  And this month The 5 Hour Energy Shot takes center stage.  Their website brags: “At only two ounces it goes down fast. It has zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and only four […]

Product No Case: Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt

The purpose of the “Product No Case” blog postings are to share with you foods disguised as “healthy” but might not be. And the highly marketed Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt is another great example. I know what you’re thinking, it’s fat-free yogurt, it must be healthy!  Well, I’m not saying that it’s devoid of any […]

Product No-Case

So after writing my last post on being a wise consumer, I thought it’d be fun to start a monthly posting called “Product No Case.”  I currently blog once a month about a product I love that supports healthy living (see Tag: Product Showcase).  So why not blog about a product that’s a dud?  A […]