Activia Greek

I love yogurt. I believe most people like yogurt in some form or flavor. The Dannon Company has now combined my two favorite kinds of yogurt; Greek yogurt and Activia! I love the thick, rich flavor of Greek yogurt and the digestive benefits of Activia. The nice part of Greek Activia is that it comes in a variety of flavors so there is bound to be a flavor for everyone! I have tried the Orchard Peach, the Raspberry, and the Vanilla. The other flavors include Garden Blueberry, Strawberry Patch, and Tropical Fruit.

I have to say that the Raspberry Greek Activia is amazing. As amazing as this yogurt tastes, the health benefits are even better!! Dannon Activia Greek yogurt has 0g of fat, 12g of protein and only 130 calories per container (each container is 5.3oz which is a nice serving size!). As for the digestive benefits, Activia Greek has the probiotic culture Bifidus Regularis, which helps regulate your digestive system. I am someone who has digestive issues and I love the fact I get a great tasting yogurt and a food that will help, not hinder, my stomach problems!! So if you love yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, and want a delicious and nutritious yogurt, try Dannon Activia Greek yogurt-it’s amazing!

Yoplait Greek 100 Giveaway!

Yogurt eaters no longer have to choose between a cup of delicious, thick and creamy Greek yogurt and a diet snack. Yoplait now has Yoplait Greek 100 – a 100-calorie strained Greek yogurt that delivers 100 percent of the rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt in six delightful flavors. Those watching their waistline can be even more to be excited to try this new product as Yoplait Greek 100 is the only Greek yogurt endorsed by Weight Watchers with a PointsPlus value of 2 per serving.

The new Yoplait Greek 100 is available in six delicious flavors including Strawberry, Black Cherry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla, Peach and Key Lime. With zero percent fat and two times the protein of regular yogurt per 5.3 oz. cup, new Yoplait Greek 100 provides a fulfilling snack and is a good source of calcium and vitamin D.

My personal favorite flavor? Strawberry all the way. As somebody who is trying to lose weight, I am glad to see that Yoplait is offering a greek yogurt I get to eat that tastes great.  Since I am such a fan, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a case of Yoplait Greek 100.  Here’s what you need to do:

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TIP #4 for T-fal’s Healthy Summer Challenge – Stop The Fad Diets

A healthy lifestyle change is what you need to lose weight. Fad diets do not offer such a thing. If you are giving up all your food for a shake or cabbage, what do you think is going to happen when you go back to normal food (because at some point, you will have to eat real food again).

Every day in my facebook feed, I see somebody posting about the newest fad diets out there, and it drives me insane. Permanent weight loss isn’t going to be achieved from injecting yourself with HCG and eating only 500 calories a day. (Yes, you will lose weight, but the side effects from that particular diet are pretty scary. My own chiropractor told me to never ever even consider doing that diet). Instead, making life changes will get you to your goal. Small changes can equal big weight loss. Add more water to your diet. Eat a salad instead of a bag of chips. Those are things you can do forever; eating only cabbage and protein shakes, not so much. I also see some blogger talking about the next new great diet pill. Again, what happens when you stop that? Also, do you know what ingredients are in some of that stuff? Just because it says it is all-natural does not make it so.

One of my friends was told by her doctor this year that the more you yo-yo your weight, the harder it will be lose it. Your body says “hey, I know what you are trying to do” and holds onto that weight even longer. Each crash diet like this that you do makes it harder and harder and harder to lose the weight you want. This makes complete sense too.

How are you getting healthier this summer? Are you making lifestyle changes?