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So yesterday I interviewed with Pareto Nutrition, makers of a great PAGG supplement pack. I answered five questions about my experience with the 4 Hour Body program:
- What goals are you working towards on the 4HB program?
- How is your progress so far, what have you found easy, and what has been your biggest challenge?
- What’s one tip that you would share with someone who’s just starting the program?
- What is your favorite cheat day food?
- Who is another 4HB blogger you think our readers should know about?
Check out the interview for my full answers; they are mostly adaptations of some of the things I’ve put on this blog.
I usually start the day with a cup or two of black coffee (perhaps with a packet of Truvia in it). Today I stopped by Central Market and bought some kombucha and yerba mate.
Having just taken my first taste of the cranberry kombucha, let me tell you: this is NOT tea, NOT juice, NOT like most any other beverage I’ve had. The closest parallel I can come up with is that it is sort of like unflavored beer.
Kombucha is fermented so it is carbonated and has a slightly yeasty scent and flavor which takes a bit of getting used to. The flavor and scent work together to create a tough-to-describe experience. It is slightly tangy and even has a hint of vinegar to it.
Since there are no added sugars in this version, it is definitely not a sweet drink in any sense of the word. The cranberry is understated.
Overall, I might find myself liking but it is too darned expensive to make it a habit: 2 bottles for $6. Depending on how this one turns out, and the flavors of the others, this may become an occasional treat but not a daily thing.
I may have made a mistake. The bottles of kombucha I bought are 16 ounces. This post recommends that you start with 4 oz. and work your way up to 8 oz., twice a day.
Having just finished a whole bottle, and having previously read a warning that too much kombucha can lead to, um, let’s just call it a “gastrointestinal reaction” . . . I’m a bit anxious to see what happens the rest of the day.
Plans for tasting a second bottle today are right out.
UPDATE: Nope. No GI problems. 😉
Breakfast: three scrambled eggs, refried beans, mixed veggies, two sausages, ice water, Monster
Lunch: grilled chicken breasts, mixed veggies, refried beans, diet Snapple
Dinner: Taco salad,
Other items through the day: black coffee, diet Coke, popcorn, Atkins bar
I was bad. I went to the movies and had some popcorn. I took my Cissus. Drank some grapefruit juice. Did some exercises. Let’s hope it minimizes the damage.