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Category: Product Reviews

Review: Forrat’s Protein Bites

In a recent order from a local supplement shop I was sent some sample items, one of those items is today’s review victim “Forrat’s Protein Bites” (this item is listed on their website as “SupplementSource.ca CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BITE”). I’m always happy to receive samples when I order online and finding new ways to meet my required daily amount of protein is always a plus. There’s only so much meat and protein powder one can ingest before believing that other options must be explored. So let’s explore!

What is a “protein bite” and is it any good? That’s what I’m going to try and answer in this review.
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The Sports Gene by David Epstein — Review

I recently became an Audible.com Gold member and as my first audiobook via the service I decided to choose The Sports Gene by David Epstein. It took me a bit longer than expected to listen to the 10 hours and 22 minutes of audio (about a week), but after listening I think that audiobooks are a great way for busy people to enjoy the wonderful world of literature. Once I finished the book I took another week (or 2) to let the information and ideas presented by Mr. Epstein stew in my head and by week’s end, I decided that this should be the 1st book I review here on Fitness on a Budget.
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Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification — My Thoughts

I paid for the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification back in 2011 but didn’t sit down and write the test until this year (2015). For years I would at times open the certification manual, read over a chapter, look over the workbook questions (answering them in my head) and then forget about it for months. I just wasn’t motivated to get it done and business was keeping life busy. Recently however I decided that enough was enough, it was time to get it done and I’m glad I did!

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Review: Canadian Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Whey Isolate

Today I thought it would be nice to write the first product review here on Fitness on a Budget. As we are all well aware, the marketplace is filled with junk supplements which are often nothing more than snake oil but the basics of protein, fish oil, and possibly a multivitiman are pretty solid choices. One of the main issues when it comes to these items however is just how many options exist out there. In this little write up I am going to take one of those (lesser known) choices, put it through a battery of tests and decide if it is worth the cost or if looking elsewhere for a choice of whey protein isolate would be a better decision. I will provide a rating for each of the following criteria: macronutrient values, taste, mixability, texture and cost as well as an average of all combined scores as the overall score.

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