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Monday, January 10, 2011

Product Review: Blue Sky Free

Blue Sky Free Rootbeer, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)I only discovered that the Belly Fat Cure didn't allow traditional Diet Soda after I had signed up for an expensive class with Jorge Cruise in 2009. I was shocked! Doesn't he know they are the staple of every dieter?! Doesn't he know they are our saving grace?! Apparently, he does know and he thinks they are part of the problem. And after giving them up myself, I have to wholeheartedly agree. (But seriously in that moment, I almost quit right then and there when he told us that. I actually told my Hubby "I don't think I can do this" and I may have cried.... over soda...)

I was introduced to Blue Sky Free sodas from a good friend that is also on the Belly Fat Cure. She pointed out that they were just as good as Zevia, but less expensive.  It is sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol and is considered a natural sweetener. It is the source of of the carbohydrates in the cola. Turns out Blue Sky is a product from Hansen's which claims the product is 100% natural. If you are just starting the program, they take a little getting used too. If you have been on low sugar/no artificial sweeteners for awhile you will find them too sweet and need to cut them with sparkling water.

These sodas are not "free" on the BFC and need to be counted along with all other foods. I have found that I can't have one a day, if I do I don't lose weight that week. So if you are having any of these drinks and have stalled on weight loss, step back and take a look at how much you are having. I have them as a special treat, just on occasion. That means about once a month nowadays, but in the beginning when I was weaning myself from sugar and artificial sweeteners I had them much more often. Each flavor varies a little bit on their count but most have 0 gram Sugar and 11 grams Carbs for an S/C Value of 0/1. They are also allowed on the Fast Track program, but in a much more limited quantity.

Blue Sky Free sodas are available at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Sunflower Market, Vitamin Cottage and similar health foods stores, and of course on Amazon. Find it where you live HERE. It comes in several different flavors: Root Beer, Cola, Lemon-Line, Cherry Vanilla Cream and Jamaican Ginger Ale (the only one I haven't tried). Make sure you pick the Blue Sky FREE, with out the FREE at the end it's a totally different product.

For more drinks there are allowed on Jorge's Belly Fat Cure and Fast Track plans click HERE!

   

4 comments:

  1. I loved your intro to this piece! I couldn't agree more; I came upon these in Hawaii last summer. I actually used it to top my snow cone... LOL! Root Beer is my fave. It's better as a drink, rather than as a snow cone flavor ;)
    ~Christine

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  2. Now that I have committed to Fast Track this week, for the 1st time I am giving up my Diet Cokes! I figured THIS time I am going to do it Jorge's way and see what happens :-)
    I LOVE Hint Water and unsweetened ice tea. I may also start putting True Lemon/Lime/Orange in my water when I want something different. I miss the "fizz" of the Diet Coke's carbonation ~ may need to try sparkling water or club soda when I need to tickle my tongue ;-)

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  3. I saw these about a month ago and gave them a try. I meant to get around to doing a blog post, but haven't yet done it. I find I only like the Root Beer and the Cherry Vanilla Cream. The Cola flavor was alright, but found the Lemon Lime to taste like a chemical. And the Jamacian Ginger Ale was disgusting in my opinion, didn't like it at all. I like it's cheaper than Zevia, but not a replacement for Zevia in my book.

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  4. I've never tried Zevia, so I can't compare it, but I do like the Blue Sky Cherry Vanilla Cream, and Root Beer. After starting the BFC 5 mo. ago, I basically have herbal teas, coffee, and water. If I need "fizz", as DeAnnah says, I drink chilled Pellegrino Mineral Water from Costco. Still don't like the taste of Stevia, but Zylotol is BFC approved, it taste like sugar, but I find I can live w/o it altogether.

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