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Who Wants Free Stuff?

Alright, so this isn’t just about free stuff.  Free stuff is always fun, but there’s nothing like winning free stuff.  And, there’s nothing like winning free awesome stuff.  Well, it’s your lucky day because I’m giving one of my readers the chance to enjoy the thrill of winning.

What’s the prize?

This Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale!

Why am I giving this away?

Why not?  A food scale is a really helpful kitchen tool to have.  I love mine!  I’m teaming up with SlimKicker to help you get this valuable tool.

SlimKicker is a great website that builds a community and offers tools to help people create the habits to lose weight and to keep it off.  It is a calorie counter and game that turns your diet/fitness goals into a level-up game with points and rewards. You rack up points by tracking healthy calories, and completing challenges such as quitting soda for a week.  They also have support groups and forums for social support.  The beauty of it is the website can be used with any diet.  One of my favorite features is the Food Nutrition Search Page.  For instance, if I want to know how many calories, protein, fat, and carbs are in an 8 oz chicken breast, I can do a quick, easy search.  They even have Ideal Protein foods in their database!

How do you win?

So here’s what you do…  leave a short comment on this page with your suggestion of a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge.  The pros at SlimKicker will pick their favorite challenge and we’ll announce the winner next week.  Here are examples of some of the challenges currently on their site: The No Snacks After Dinner Challenge or The Replace Soda Challenge.

What are you waiting for?  Check out SlimKicker and bring on the challenge ideas!
Deadline for entries is Thursday August 2. 
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21 comments on “Who Wants Free Stuff?

  1. Have “dinner out” at least once a month. Pack up a nutritious meal and head to a local park or up to the mountains for a pic-nic. Appetizers can be on your hike or just walk to the park, maybe ride your bike to the “restaurant”. This obviously works best in the warmer months but you get a healthy meal, a nice break from the norm and its easy to incorporate activity with the freedom of making your own menu.

  2. Reblogged this on Lolabees and commented:

    Checkout the giveaway I’m doing on my food blog. I’m teaming up with SlimKicker to give away a digital food scale! I love having a food scale in my kitchen. Not only is it helpful with portion control, but when I come across a recipe that measures the ingredients in pounds or ounces, it comes in handy. So head on over and enter that contest! It only runs for a week.

  3. Drink two glasses of water before each meal. This helps you feel more full before you eat.

  4. How about cook a meal or create a recipe that would fool a gourmand – make it taste so good that people not concerned with healthy eating would love it! 🙂

  5. Before you go out on the town, eat a sensible healthy snack so you’re not starving by the time you get to the cocktail lounge and their associated calorie ridden appetizers!

  6. Eat 4 cups of veggies per day– 2 cups at lunch and 2 cups at dinner.

  7. I just made a cool challenge on SlimKicker that I’m excited to try… They only have a short description but here is my idea:

    Why have salad just for lunch or dinner? Try any salad of your choosing. You can create a delicious salad with red and yellow bell peppers, diced cucumbers, and spinach or other greens, toss in some arugula, mint, or basil leaves, and top it off with a protein: soft-boiled egg or broiled fish or citrus-seared tofu. Season to taste with sea salt and cracked pepper. If you’re not limiting fat or carbs, add in cherry tomatoes and crumbled cheese like gorgonzola. Try it for 7 days. What a great way to start a healthy day!

  8. Do you head to the soda or candy machine for your break? How about a quick walk around the neighborhood or even up and down a few flights of stairs instead of that worthless sugary drink or snack?

  9. How about starting a “delayed gratification” habit? There’s a guy at work who brings in gourmet cupcakes every week. I told him to make mini ones for me but darn it all, he did that and I still would eat several! So I started putting them in freezer bags and am storing them in the freezer!

  10. One thing I love is having leftovers from the night before the next day at work, the problem was, my wife and I would overeat during dinner, leaving hardly anything for the next day’s lunch. We solved both problems by pulling out the lunch first, and putting it safely in the fridge before we sit down to eat. This way, we do not overindulge during dinner and I have a healthier lunch the next day (not ‘forced’ to eat out at lunch).

  11. I am trying to get the kids to eat less sugar! So we can call this the EAT LESS REFINED SUGAR Challenge. You can make Jell-O using plain gelatin and fresh juices. I also cut down their juices with sparkling water or club soda to make it seem like a REAL soda. I use honey instead of table sugar (metabolized differently) to sweeten their snacks. Making them smoothies using all fresh ingredients gets them nutrition without all the sugar of store bought smoothies. Fructose is also easier to digest than sucrose so you use it up rather than store it…. I rarely buy store bought snacks…I make a lot at home at night…. from scratch….so that digital scale will come in handy….I’d use it every day!

  12. […] thought the offer of free stuff would get somebody’s […]

  13. Eat only “real” food. If I can’t pronounce the ingredient listed, I won’t eat it! If it wasn’t around a hundred years ago, I won’t eat it! This is acutally harder than it seems.

  14. I sometimes get really hungry about 10:30 and want to start snacking, so I drink 16 ounces of water and chew a stick of sugarless gum. It stops the growling in the stomach and satisfies me until lunch at 1:00, same thing if dinner was not enough !

  15. How about the Rainbow Food Challenge. Every day commit to eating 1 meal that has at least 4 different colors in it: red, orange, yellow, green, or purple. (real foods, not processed or that have food coloring.)

  16. Here is a challenge I have been trying to get my own family into (well, really just myself and my husband): What Can We Hide In Our Food Challenge. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but in a nutshell: with kids, it is sometimes very hard to get them to eat their healthy food. This month, we are hiding something in every meal and seeing if the kids can figure out what it is. I’ve hidden broccoli in turkey meatloaf. Today I made spaghetti with blended squash mixed into the sauce and carrot peels mixed into the noodles. So then the kids try and guess what is hidden in there and my husband and I are challenged to make it tougher; everyone eats healthier.

  17. Eat lots of candy and pancake syrup. That way you will eat less food at meal time.
    If I could’ve still won the scale, I would’ve posted something serious. I have actually lost 15 lbs. in the last two months (serious) but unless I get a scale, I’m keeping my secret to myself.

  18. […] results are in for our digital food scale contest!  The folks over at SlimKicker checked out the entries, and they have chosen their favorite fun, […]

  19. I can’t access Ideal Protein Phase 1 and Phase 2 Recipes under Topics. I previously saw some delicious recipes that I want to make, but can’t find them. Any advice?

    • Hi Denise, Hmm… let’s see if we can sort this out. I went and clicked on the menu bar for Phase 1 and 2 Recipes, and it worked on my end. Does it allow you to click on the Phase 3 and Phase 4 Recipes?

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