Here are a few of my latest healthy-living calorie bargains to help you reduce your daily calorie intake.
Calorie Bargain: Rawpothecary (Kalefornia Dreamin, Dandi Candy, Lemon Oasis)
The Why: You'll love these fabulous tasty drinks, which are the brainchild of Stephanie Walczak, a dedicated health fanatic. I must confess that I met Stephanie while studying for my Ph.D.; she lived in the same building and also worked out at the gym. She was the hardest working non-professional athlete I've ever seen work out. Now she's put that same dedication and hard work into these nutritious drink products that are also reasonably low in calories.
Kalefornia Dreamin, for example, has 120 calories and 4 grams of fiber in almost 17 ounces. The ingredients include only kale, bananas, blueberries, dates, raw coconut water and nectar.
How It Works: A raw pharmacy of nutritious blends of organic leafy greens, vegetables and fruits, combined with raw coconut water, fruits and purified water. It?s not easy to get all these natural ingredients into one drink.
The Price: $5 to $10 per bottle, plus shipping.
Where to Buy: http://raw-pothecary.com
Calorie Bargain: Slim & Sage Plates
The Why: The plates are really beautiful. I was impressed. I've seen other portion-control plates that aren't anywhere near as attractive. Plus, Slim & Sage plates are easy to use. The design is accurately described by the manufacturer as having a gentle curve and gorgeous interlaced lines that is ideal for everyday use or casual entertaining.
The Health Bonus: According to the company, they collaborated with leading experts at Harvard and Stanford, read the available research on portion control and diet, and distilled it down to evidence from Mayo Clinic, Harvard, NIH and the American College of Cardiology, on which our patent pending products are based. The result? Plates can help reduce caloric intake by up to 59 percent.
How It Works: The 9-inch porcelain plate's geometric design is divided as follows: one-quarter for lean protein, one-quarter for whole grains, and one-half for vegetables.
The Price: $99 for set of four plates.
Where to Buy: www.slimandsage.com