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A Review of the Rock Star Energy Drink

Posted on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Remember the good old days when a hot cup of coffee was what you needed to get going in the morning? Do you also remember how difficult it was to make a cup of coffee? And, man, did it not make you feel dehydrated when you went to the gym afterwards?

Well, those days of the past are exactly that – the past! Instead of having to “enjoy” coffee for your energy needs, you can now enjoy a little something more appealing. You can sit back and drink down a Rock Star Energy Drink instead.

The Rock Star Energy Drink first emerged on the scene a few short years ago and it was an instant hit. This product delivered all the power of the then (and still) popular Red Bull drink. There were, however, some major differences between the two. Namely, Rock Star comes in a much larger can.

The original can of Rock Star drink is 16 fluid ounces which is much more than what its much smaller competitors provided. (There are now 8 and 24 ounce cans) Also, this was – and remains – much cheaper than the other energy drinks out there. This further adds to its unique appeal.

Of course, the main thing people want out of an energy drink is – you guessed it – energy. With Rock Star, you will definitely feel a kick since it is loaded with natural energy producing ingredients such as Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle. These are all natural products that will definitely provide a major boost to one’s energy levels. Similarly, these drinks are loaded with scores of B vitamins that will aid in increasing energy levels while also providing a healthy boost to the immune system.

If there was one negative to the Rock Star Energy Drink it would have been the high sugar content. Thankfully, the people behind this company understood this and soon released an excellent sugar free version of the product.

This way, those looking to cut sugar and carbs out of their diet can do so while still enjoying the benefits of chugging down a can. However, the original Rock Star was not known for a stellar taste and the removal of sugar from the equation led to a bland product. So, you could consider the sugar free variant to be more functional than appealing.

This message was not ignored by the powers that be and several different variants of the traditional Drink started to appear on store shelves. These variants were fruit flavored versions of the drink. So, avid fans could now choice between mango, pomegranate, citrus, and several others. This added to the drink’s appeal in the market place and a major reason why it still remains so popular.

The popularity of the Rock Star Energy Drink will not abate any time soon. This is a solid product with a lot to offer those that enjoy energy drinks. As such, it will surely remain a popular fixture on store shelves for many years to come.

Pretzels On The Nutrisystem Diet: Are They Allowed?

Posted on March 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

I sometimes hear from people who love a specific food and who don’t want to give that food up, even if they should chose to begin the Nutrisystem diet. They often want to make sure that they can still have their favorite foods, at least some of the time. I heard from someone who said: “I really want to start Nutrisystem because I think that it would be easy to follow with my work schedule. But, I have to admit that I eat a soft pretzel every day since there’s a vending cart by my work that sells particularly delicious ones. Would I still be able to eat pretzels on this diet?”

The answer to this question depends upon how flexible you are about the type of pretzels that you eat. The diet sells prepackaged pretzels that you can order either as part of a package or individually. (And they come in both regular and honey mustard flavors.) You are allowed to have one snack and dessert each day on this diet so you could theoretically chose this snack each day so that you would not have to give up this food. The main reason for this is that this diet item contains a mere 110 calories and 14 grams of carbs. It also contain 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

When I explained this option, she wanted to know if it was possible to eat her regular pretzel (from the vending cart) as part of her side items that you are allowed to add to each meal each day. You are allowed a “smart carb” side item each day. And, a slice of sourdough bread is listed as an acceptable example of this type of food. But, I would doubt that a large vending cart pretzel is going to be equivalent in calories and carbs as a small slice of sourdough bread. Additionally, it was doubtful that this item was as high in protein and fiber as the diet equivalent. Still, I know plenty of people who treat themselves every once in a while without any horrible outcome. It might be a good compromise to have half a serving or to view this snack as a special and occasional treat while getting her daily pretzel fix with the prepackaged diet option.

So to answer the question posed, the Nutrisystem menu does offer two different types of pretzels. And having those on a regular basis is not a problem at all. They are considered to be a regular snack that is encouraged. But purchasing a non diet option from a vending cart without knowing how many calories or carbohydrates it contains suggest that it would be better for a treat rather than a daily snack, at least while you’re on the weight loss phase of the diet.