We are not even a week into summer, and all you hear on the radio, television, and even YouTube is the infamous question. You know what I’m talking about. Is your body ready for the beach? Insert sigh here.
With my work schedule, there is definitely no beach fun in sight; however, I have decided to smart my summer off the right way by making small improvements in my diet. Beach body ready (yes I hate those ads too)? For me the answer is a resounding NO, but my main goal of watching what I eat is to gain energy and feel better.
If you know me even a little, you will know that my sweet tooth is more the size of an elephant tusk. So for me, finding sweet substitutes was step one. The timing was perfect, as I had just been selected by Influenster and Weight Watchers to sample their new ice cream for FREE in exchange for my feedback.
Weight Watchers has launched everything from ice cream cones, sandwiches, and bars that are reduced in fat and calories in order to give ladies and gents like myself a kick without all the unwanted additives. Like many reduced fat goodies, I expected the Weight Watchers products to have zero or perhaps even negative flavor. I’m happy to admit that I was wrong.
I decided to go for these guys.
I am proud to say that I finished both boxes nearly all by myself. I gave my brother a Toffee Crunch for taking my picture, and my sister took another without my consent. While I could have shamed her, I was curious to know what she thought. They both were pleasantly surprised by how good they were.
Both products are light and satisfy the sweet craving without making you feel like a boat. WIN. I also liked how each box had its own kick. The Cookies & Cream is a bit more satisfying than the Toffee Crunch….this may be because you can down two of the Toffee Crunch in under a minute. My only note would be the pricing. At around $4.75-$6.00 a box, they are priced, as expected, higher than most of the fattier equivalents on the shelf.
Overall, me and boy Karlito approve…especially on a hot day here in Houston, TX.
Anyone else trying out healthier alternatives?!? I’d love to hear all about it!!