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Bariatric Eating Media Tour is a-comin’! Can you feel the anticipation?

I am getting all tingly excited over the upcoming release of Susan Maria Leach's newly revised and updated book:  Before + After!  

"Susan Maria Leach maintains her new weight and devotes her time to motivating others to keep on track and sustain healthy patterns of diet and exercise not just for a short period after surgery but for life. She owns and operates BariatricEating.com and has opened her first nutrition store in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her company is a member of the corporate council of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery."

Right!

Check out BariatricEating.com –  its chock-full of helpful… malware?

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Check out the social media

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So. excited.

Thanks BE!  You rock!

NEW STORE

SML Susan Maria Leach Bariatric Eating New Store BEHealthyDrinks

Susan Maria Leach of the SML Network, and BEHealthyDrinks formerly of Bariatric Eating, you say you have a New Store and everything is in stock  (Hello, bullshit!) and ready to ship?  So what about your customers who have waited sixty, ninety or one hundred and twenty days or more for their “old” product that is obviously not in stock?


NEW STORE

“Behealthydrinks focuses on top quality protein drinks and easy blending powders. Pure quality, whey protein isolate, with natural ingredients. All our products are are regularly tested for purity and manufactured in GMP certified and organic facilities.”


Sure it does.  That is, if you were manufacturing it and not screwing your customers.  Hate me all you want.

72 days since my first order.  God knows how long since my second.  

Better Business Bureau rating of F.

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SML BEhealthydrinks Bariatric Eating’s New Home? Still a fail. Shame.

Behealthydrinks focuses on top quality protein drinks and easy blending powders. Pure quality, whey protein isolate, with natural ingredients. All our products are are regularly tested for purity and manufactured in GMP certified and organic facilities…


Except – they do not ship your purchases.  Who really gives a fuck WHERE it comes from?  I KNOW where it comes from and I can SELL THE SAME PRODUCT TO YOU.

But, you'd get it.  I'm not that nice right now.

Do not be fooled by the "new" names and "new" store front.  This is the same company as Bariatric Eating, which has left hundreds of customers hanging.

The only communication I have received comes from an employee of BE — ON FACEBOOK.  There has been zero actual customer-interaction in any way.

Shame on you, Susan Maria Leach.  You could have done SO much with this situation.  

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About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate

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About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate is a low calorie high protein ZERO carbohydrate protein supplement.  WHAT?!  Wait!

"The time for compromising taste or nutrition has ended. One sip of About Time Whey Protein Isolate, and you’ll know this is something special. No chalky aftertaste. No artificial sweeteners. Just a clean, natural protein supplement with a taste you’ll appreciate and a superiority your body will feel. Delicious enough to mix with just water, great in skim milk, a smoothie or added to your favorite yogurt. Professional athletes, weekend jocks and active people of all ages have discovered About Time is great before or after a workout, and an ideal snack between meals.

All protein supplements are not equal. Unlike most other products, About Time is cold-pressed micro-filtered whey isolate which means the protein is absorbed more efficiently into your system. Most other protein supplements offer misleading labels and health claims, but About Time keeps it simple and 100% natural. Just look at the label – only 4 ingredients! For those managing diabetes, be assured that About Time is sweetened with Stevia, a naturally occurring no-calorie sweetener that does not affect blood glucose levels. A 2-pound container of About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate contains 32 servings. No artificial flavoring. No artificial sweeteners. Each serving contains 101 calories, 24 grams of protein and 0 fat."

The nutritional profile makes it perfect for post weight loss surgery patients. Vanilla

It boasts:

  • 100% All Natural
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Growth Hormones
  • 25 grams of whey protein isolate in every scoop
  • Naturally sweetened with Stevia
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • Lactose Free, Gluten Free
  • Zero Fat, Zero Carbs

About Time is available in seven flavors:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Mocha Mint
  • Peaches + Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla

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I screwed up.

I dumped one packet (like the one above) into 16 ounces of water, and realized after, that the suggestion was to use 8 ounces of water.

Instead of re-doing it, I just added another packet.  The calories in this About Time protein are so low, that it's only 200ish calories for two servings, and 50!! grams of protein.

What I have now, in front of me, is a Strawberry + Birthday Cake Protein Shake (two separate flavors) made with 16 ounces of water and nothing else.  I typically go with just. water. when I am trying to review a protein powder, because I like to doctor my shakes up after I get the gist of what they are Meant To Be on their own.

The smell of each flavor, before adding to water was merely sweet, no real pungent protein smell at all.  Dumped into my cup, it's a very fine powder with no clumps.  Mixed with too much water, it was very thin, and not at all sweet.  Mixed CORRECTLY, it's slightly creamy, but not at all thick.  There was no foaming even when I shook the crap out of the cup.

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Mixed, it's a slightly thinner than a typical artificially sweetened protein powder, but still thick enough that it's not like a clear protein powder base.  Since I mixed two flavors, I can't really tell you if the Strawberry is great by itself, however, I CAN taste the vanilla from the "Birthday Cake" flavor, so the two mixed is YUMMY.  My only complaint is a slight dry lip feel afterwards, like most other whey proteins, but it's not really feeling that way IN my mouth.

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One serving would have given me 102 calories, ZERO CARBS and 25 grams of protein.  Since I'm having two because of my mistake, I'm have 204 calories, ZERO CARBS and 50! grams of protein.  That, my friends, kicks protein ass.

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This product is sweetened with Stevia, a natural plant based sweetener, and I can't tell.  Had you said it was sweetened with anything else, I wouldn't have known.

If you're looking for super low carbohydrate protein product that is naturally sweetened, About Time Protein is one to try.  After weight loss surgery, it's pretty imperative that we keep the carb level low and the protein level high, and two servings of this product would hit close to the minimum protein requirement for most early post ops.  I find that it's easy to sip, and not leaving any aftertaste, so as a new post-op, this would have gone down smoothly I bet.

And, remember that Consumer Reports biz about METALS in protein?  About Time tested their product:

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Click to enlarge — basically – there's nothing in it.  THUMBS UP.

I found a review from one of my Obesity Help.com pals on their website just now, LOL —

The best proteins … so far July 19, 2010
Reviewer: Hala from Greenville, SC United States  

I have been using a lot of protein powders.  And tried and use many different brands over last 10 years.  These ATW proteins are unreal… there are so good.  My biggest problem is not to use too much per day and to make sure I get them before I run out – I really hope that they are as natural as the company claims they are – they just taste too good to be true…"

  • Price – Varies by product
  • Get $10 OFF with promo code "meltingmama" on 2 LB containers!
  • Pros – NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!?!  Very low calories per scoop of 25 grams of protein.  ZERO carbohydrates, whey protein isolate, no lactose.
  • Available in a TUB, SINGLE SERVE SHAKER BOTTLES and SAMPLE PACKETS.
  • Cons – Slight dry lip feel.
  • Rating – WICKED Pouchworthy, MM.