Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Giveaway! Giveaway!

If you want to get straight to the giveaway stuff, scroll straight to the bottom. It's ok, no one will see you and it won't even hurt my feelings. ;)

You may already know about these but they are new to me and I'm pretty excited. Apparently it doesn't take much.
 Snack packs! Of guacamole! These are so perfect for on the go or when I really don't want to smash up avocado. I've discovered there's a very narrow window for avocados: one day they're perfect and the next day they're over ripe. So I buy them hard as little rocks and wait patiently. But these snack packs are always ready. Yay!

Check out the ingredients and all those good fats. You can actually read the ingredient list. Perfect for low carb or paleo. Or low carb paleo!
 Kind of like Go-gurt except with guacamole. Ha! That doesn't sound appetizing at all but they really are good. Anyway, I found them min the refrigerated produce section with all of the other Wholly Guacamole stuff.
 Last night I made a sort of deviled egg with them. Just use the guacamole instead of mayo for deviled eggs. Then I topped them with a little piece of bacon. Yum! Good stuff, I tell you.

There's these little things I keep hearing about called "fat bombs". Want some extra fats? A sweet? Little something something? How about a fat bomb? Think butter, coconut oil, almond butter, sweetener and cocoa and you've got it.

There are many recipes out there but I tried the one from My Low Carb Road to Better Health. Look how perfect they look!
 Look away if you're afraid of fat because these beauties each have 14.7g of fat. And they taste like dessert.

I got the 24 silicone candy mold at Michael's in the cake decorating aisle. It was about $10. If you do decide to make these (they're so easy....I was done in less than 30 minutes....just do it) put the candy mold on a cookie tray before filling them. Trust me.
Giveaway!!!! Giveaway!!!!!

I LOVE giving gifts. This is probably only going to appeal to a few of you unlike some blog giveaways that feature fancy blenders or stacks of great cookbooks. Me? I give away blood meters. Hahaha!

So you've seen me measuring my blood glucose and ketones for a while. I like to know the numbers. Have the fasting glucose numbers dropped? (Why, yes they have. Thanks for asking.) Have my ketones risen to the .5-3.0 level of nutritional ketosis? (Yes, again!)

If you are wanting to know your numbers, you are in luck because I am giving away a meter that can measure both!
You'll get the meter, a few glucose test strips, a control solution (to test to make sure the meter is giving accurate measurements), and two ketone test strips.

Entry is easy peasy:
1) Leave me a comment stating that you want this handy dandy gadget
For an extra entry:
2) Become my Facebook friend. (You can always unfriend me later even though it might hurt my feelings. And if you're already my FB friend just leave a comment stating such.)

That's it! Not hard at all.

I'll announce the winner on Monday, April 8. The winner will have 48 hours to get back with me before I draw another name.

I've enjoyed monitoring my progress with my fasting glucose and ketones. I've noticed my weight drops the best when my ketones are up and my glucose is down.

This is also useful for seeing how your body reacts to certain foods. For instance, I have some low carb tortillas and if I want to see how I react to them I'll eat one, wait about an hour, take my blood, then take it again at 1.5 hours to see if I have a major spike in blood glucose.

One thing you should know about this meter is that it will give a reading of LO if your ketones are below a certain level. I'm thinking it's .5 but I'm not positive about that.

Have a wonderful day!! See you back here Friday.


  1. YAY!!! I am excited for your giveaway. Please please please let me win this meter! :D I actually did buy one a couple weeks ago, got it home and it was missing a bunch of what was supposed to be in there. Took it back and haven't replaced it yet so i'm still not knowing my numbers or if I really am in ketosis. After 10 days I really should be right??? Yesterday's carbs were only 12 for the entire day! Ok, universe, let me win this one, pretty please?!

  2. I've been using those Wholly Guacamole packs for years - did you know, you can buy a huge box of them at Sam's Club? They freeze well, too. While I love a good avocado, it's always a crapshoot when you cut into one, so these are great to have on-hand.

    Your fat bombs look like a candy bar! YUM.

    Don't enter me in the giveaway - you know I'm not a numbers person, lol.

  3. I already have the sugars, so don't count me in the giveaway - I use mine up to 8 times a day!

    And FYI - those wholly guacamoles freeze well - I just throw a frozen one in my lunch bag and leave it on my desk - by lunch its thawed!

    Sam's Club by us has the best price for them too. :D

  4. I would love this handy dandy gadget and I am already a friend on facebook. Love that all your hard work is paying off.

  5. Just friended you, Friend! I would love this gadget and I appreciate the fact you're doing a giveaway. Also, thanks for posting the Fat Bombs; I miss chocolate and those look great.

  6. Oh my goodness, I would love to have the blood gadget. I think I'm doing really well on the high fat/low carb, but confirmation would be awesome. Thanks for doing this! Also, I am all over those little fat bombs...making my shopping list right now. I'm also going to try the coconut milk/cocoa mixture. Have you tried that one? I'm hoping it's not another Pinterest flop :(

  7. Wholly Gumacamole - love it! I didn't know about these go-packs, though ...I'll have to find them. I like your idea for deviled eggs also! I sure would like to win this monitor, too!

  8. I clicked friend request on your facebook page too!

  9. I think I could really wow my husband with a techy gadget. We are always intrigued with learning more about our bodies in our healthy me in 2-0-1-3 journey!

  10. Hope I'm not too late to the party. I am curious to see what my numbers are since I try to eat high fat, low carb most of the time.

  11. My doctor keeps telling me I need to lose weight and heaven knows I want to but its hard. I am curious about the how the ketones relate. I know that on the low carb diet it affects the ketones levels but I didn't know you could test them on a meter.
    btw when you say you will draw does that mean you email the winner or just post it.


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