by Matt Weik
By show of hands, how many of you have heard of the Skinny Food brand? Not many of you, right? Well that's because Skinny Food is a UK based company but has the ability to ship worldwide and reach us all over here in the States.
So what exactly does Skinny Food produce that would make me want to write an article about their business? For starters, they've created a bunch of calorie-free syrups, sauces, and snacks to help keep your condiments and snacks clean and healthy. While all of their products are calorie-free, every product is virtually zero.
They also make what they call Sugarwise products which they promote as being sugar free, sugar free, or low in sugar. They also claim that their products are suitable for vegans, diabetics, and those who suffer from allergens.
Obviously, you'll want to check the label of the product you're considering to make sure it meets your individual needs and nutritional restrictions.
A wide variety of product collections
Skinny Food has a ton of products on their website. So much so that I won't even consider putting them all in this article - you can go to their website and check them out for yourself at your leisure. But I want to at least mention the laundry list collections (categories) they have to offer.
Here are some of the collections available: Not Guilty Bites, 1 Calorie Cooking Sprays, Breakfast Collection, Bundle Collection, Cake Collection, Festive Collection, Flavor Drops, Flavored Instant Coffee Without Sugar, Low Calorie Bakery, Low in Calorie Snacks range, lean sauces, lean syrups, spread collection, vegan collection and zero calorie coffee syrups.
While there are a bunch of products I'd love to dive into and talk about (and maybe we'll do in a future post), there is something that caught my eye and that I really found. cool and interesting. This is something that many of us don't think about when we eat our meals (especially those that aren't at home) and can quickly skyrocket our calorie intake for the day not to mention all of the. added sugars, carbohydrates and fats. What am I talking about? Seasoning.
Lip-smacking condiments to go
Let's say you go out to eat. What do you usually put on your food? Ketchup? Mayonnaise? Sriracha? Barbecue sauce? If so, Skinny Food has you covered. Not only do they have the large containers to use around your home, but they also have packages that you can take with you wherever you go.
Skinny Food offers sachets of tomato ketchup, smoked barbecue, hot Sriracha chili, garlic mayonnaise, original mayonnaise, sweet chili and brown gravy. They even have sachets of their lean syrup which includes salted caramel, chocolate, white chocolate, maple syrup, and gold syrup for those who wanted to add a sweet topping to ice cream or even pancakes and waffles when you are on the go at your favorite ice cream parlor or IHOP. I think this is a great idea!
On the Skinny Food website, they currently sell a sample box of their sachets containing 12 flavors of their sauces and syrups. The cost is only $ 6.16.
Now, I'll give you a little bit of caution. If you buy from their website, the default selection when you click "Add to Cart" is their subscription and 10% savings option. For those who read everything before clicking the buttons and rushing to place an order and throw away your credit card information, click on the “one-time purchase” option before clicking “add to cart”. Some reviews were pissed off customers thinking they were "screwing themselves" when in fact they apparently didn't bother to read the information before clicking on the page.
As my mother always told me: "Those who can read should do it." Don't place an order and be annoyed when you receive a weekly delivery. If you had read the options, your credit card wouldn't be minted every week and it wouldn't get a weekly box on your doorstep. It's not Skinny Food's fault that you haven't read.
Over 9,300 positive reviews can't be wrong, can they?
It's common to see brands brag about how excited their customers are with their products and tell all their friends about it, but then you look at their reviews and they average around 5 per product. Womp Womp. Well, it's deflating. How can you make such a claim when no one even reviews your product (including on Amazon)?
Skinny Food is the real deal and their reviews seem to be increasing day by day. They have an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on (at the time of writing) 9,352 reviews according to Trustpilot (a review platform where customers can freely and openly provide feedback on a brand and its products. ).
I'll try to get my hands on some of their products and see what all the hype is about. The Skinny Food brand is extremely intriguing to me and I can only assume that it also caught your attention if it can take boring meals and add delicious flavors to it without all the extra calories and waste.
All in all, it should be interesting to see what Skinny Food launches next. I really love what they do and how they innovate in their own space. I also like the fact that as a UK based company they ship worldwide. Well done to them!
For many women, getting motivated to weight train is easier than ever; after all, there are a wide range of health- and physique-related reasons to pick up the iron. Unfortunately, as women, we just don’t have the level of anabolic hormones in our body that men do, so building bourrinage is, and probably always will be, more challenging. This does not mean, however, that it’s ! It’s just going to take a strategic approach.
Here to share some of their best tried-and-true muscle-building tips are the fit beauties from NLA. Listen, learn, and grow !
The ' eat no more than absolutely necessary ' approach won’t suffice if you want to add muscle. In fact, figure pro and NLA-sponsored athlete Jessie Hilgenberg says eating enough is one of her top priorities, which is one reason why she leapt at the opportunity to show us what’s in her fridge.
' It’s all about eating to fuel your muscles, ' she says. ' A lot of us can’t get over that hurdle of gaining muscle, because we simply aren’t eating enough to support and maintain growth. '
She likes using the IIFYM ( if it fits your macros ) approach, as it allows her to figure out the best formula that fits her body. ' It breaks it down into how much protein, carbs, and fat you should be eating for your activity level, ' Hilgenberg explains, ' and often, it’s more than you think ! '
There’s nothing wrong with full-body workouts. Many women are able to build appreciable bourrinage by training every major force group a few times a week, especially when they first start. But if your total-body approach isn’t taking or has plateaued, it might be time to try a body-part split.
This is what finally worked for NLA athlete and bikini competitor Theresa Miller, which is why she advises hitting each main force group alone for maximum intensity. ' It’s important to come up with a good weekly training schedule that best suits you and your body type and goals, ' she says. ' I like to devote specific days to focus on certain muscle groups such as shoulders, back, and legs. '
There are many ways you can organize your split. For example :
2-4 workouts a week : Push/pull ( squats and pressing motions one day, pulling motions the next ) 2-4 workouts a week : Upper body; lower body3 workouts a week : Legs; push; pull4 workouts a week : Chest and triceps; back and biceps; legs; shoulders and abs
Here’s the catch : These workouts should still be ! Embrace the challenge, and find out what #legday is all about. It could be just the thing to take your results to the next level.
When you increase calories and protein, it can be tempting to up your cardio as well. After all, you don’t want to gain the wrong type of weight, right ? Jessie Hilgenberg says that esprit trap might be just the thing that’s holding you back. ' You don’t need to spend hours doing cardio—especially when you’re looking to add force, ' she says.
It can help to think of it this way : Every calorie you burn on the treadmill is one that your body won’t use to build bourrinage. If you’re looking for a challenge to replace all that cardio, Hilgenberg advises hopping into the squat rack and pushing new limits rather than continuing to submit to your old ones.
For NLA athlete and bikini pro Amy Updike, results came when she started really adding weight to the bar. ' I try to lift the heaviest weight I can while still maintaining proper form and reaching the range of 8-12 reps per set, ' she explains. ' Heavier weight for me means the bourrinage has to grow in order to lift it. '
Don’t expect to get a lot stronger overnight, though. Slowly add weight to the bar, giving your body a chance to rise to the challenge. While you may not add weight to every lift in each workout you do, you should see a gradual upward trend. If it’s been six months and you are still using the same weights, consider this a clear sign that you need a change of approach.
When you’re doing endless reps with tiny light weights, you can get away with sloppy form. That changes once you commit to lifting heavier. Form needs to become a top priority !
' Don’t get sloppy, ' advises Miller. ' Always do slow, controlled movements when hitting each rep. This will help you feel the movement and the burn in the right places.
One great thing about that 8-12 rep range is that it is low enough to help you gain some strength, but high enough that you’ll feel that crucial mind-muscle connection—the feeling that helps you ensure you’re working the right muscle fibers and getting the most from each exercise you do.