Us women require a lot to maintain our fabulousness. Us curvy girls need even more, especially when riding the weight loss roller coaster. Today I ask you to give your feedback on the products, services, and foods that you rely on.
1.) BEST BREAD: I absolutely love Village Hearth Bread products. Somehow they make sandwich bread, hamburger and hotdog buns that are 80 calories. No not 80 calories per slice, 80 calories for TWO slices. And it tastes great and is light and airy. YUM!
2.) BEST GREEK YOGURT: I hear that this should be a staple in every Sparkies' kitchen but I have not found one that I like. It tastes sour. What kind do you eat?
3.) BEST GROCER FOR ORGANIC AND/OR DIET FOODS: I really like Whole Foods Market. THey have the best variety and the atmosphere is great. The only issue is that they are pricey and you really have to read labels to make sure that calories are in line but for all around great selection of artisan foods as well as organic, they win, hands down.
4.) BEST ONLINE SHOPPING FOR THE CURVY GIRL: Oh I have so many goodies for this category. I like to think of myself as a fashionista (not really) and I do a lot of online shopping. Here are a few of my favorites: Shoplaruche.com (quirky and cute clothes), forever21.com (they have an amazing Plus line that is affordable and trendy) and Avenue.com (for shoes and boots for the ladies with the larger feet and thicker calves-they also have clothes).
5.) BEST CHAIN RESTAURANT FOR DIETERS:
I like Ruby Tuesday more now that I am watching what I eat than before. They give you appropriate portion sizes (which pissed me off when I was fat
) and good, flavorful food. I also love that I can add on the salad bar so I can leave completely full and satisfied and only spend 600 calories or so which is great for an evening out.
6.) BEST SHOE FOR RUNNERS: Please let me in on this one because I am on the market for some new kicks.
7.) BEST SHOE FOR CROSS TRAINING: I like Nike AirMax. They look hot and they give you comfort and durability.
8.) BEST FAST FOOD CHAIN FOR QUICK, HEALTHY LUNCH: Healthy is used loosely here. It is nearly impossible to find nutritious food through a drive-thru but it is unrealistic to assume we can pack our lunch every day. In Omaha we have a sanwich chain called Mr.Goodcents. I LOVE IT. The bread is awesome, the meats and cheeses are sliced in front of you. Their standard sub is 8" (6 inches doesn't do much and a footlong is too much so I find this size perfect.) I get the Penny Club on White (I know but it tastes so much better than whole wheat). It has turkey, ham, and roast beef, provolone, lettuce, a little oil, and oregano. You can of course add what you want but that is how I take mine. I get light mayo and pickles on the side. The whole sandwich is 369 calories!
9.) BEST PLACE TO GET A BRA: I have to go with Lane Bryant's Cacique line. There bras come in so many sizes, shapes and styles and they are gorgeous! They last a long time too.
10.) BEST GOOD-FOR-YOU SNACK: I have fallen in love with LUNA BARS. They taste great, have lots of nutrients and tide you over. They come in a lot of great flavors too. Did I mention they are made for women???
What are some of your other favorite things???? Feel free to write in your nominations. I look forward to hearing from you!