Sounds like most of the challengers are sticking with it! I was a little concerned that not many comments were coming in, thinking you had all bailed on me. Then I remembered that I didn’t post yesterday until almost five P.M., so it was my fault for throwing off everyone’s routine. Anyway, if you’re wavering, just hang in there for a few more weeks. Don’t think of it as permanent deprivation, but as making a promise to yourself and keeping it. If you want more out of life in any area, then you must be able to keep a promise to yourself. It’s easy to keep promises to others, but those you make to yourself are so important. That’s why I like to tell others about a commitment; it becomes a promise to them as well.
What is this, a Tony Robbins seminar? Enough of that–look what showed up at my door yesterday! The box, not the flowers. Don’t mind those, they’re just part of my don’t-be-the-world’s-worst-husband campaign.
And inside, a bunch of refrigerated 0% fat Chobani Greek Yogurts. Good thing they were refrigerated, ’cause it’s mad hot out in Maryland these days.
I tried the peach one and I loved it! The peach flavor was really natural and fresh-tasting. Man, I love peach stuff. I’ll keep you posted as I try the others.
The interesting thing about Chobani, as compared to the other brand I tried a few weeks ago, is that it has all the nutrition of Greek yogurt, but still tastes like really good, slightly creamier, traditional yogurt. The other brand was extremely creamy, making it great in smoothies and for replacing sour cream in recipes. But when you’re in the mood for a yogurt by itself, that one might be a little on the thick side.
There’s a place for the thick stuff in my fridge, but Chobani is the one I’d choose for my everyday yogurt to eat on its own. Plus, it’s the more affordable of the two, important if you want to eat it every day with lunch or for a snack. And if you’re a no-meat athlete like me, that’s a great way to get some more protein in your diet, since Greek yogurt has so much more of it than regular yogurt.
But here’s the best part: Chobani has been nice enough to offer up a pack of yogurts for a lucky No Meat Athlete reader! What constitutes a “pack,” you ask? That’s anyone’s guess… 2, 4, 6, 12? A lifetime supply? You’ll just have to win to find out.
Here’s all you have to do to enter. Go to Chobani’s website and look at their list of flavors. Leave a comment on my blog with your best idea for a fun way to use a flavor of Chobani. I’ll go first: honey flavored Chobani with banana nut granola (don’t worry, I can’t win my own contest). I’ll select the winner however I choose! Maybe the best-sounding snack, or will I resort to a random draw? As a math guy I do love me some randomness, and I have just the software to do it right. No, I won’t do that. Or will I? No. Or maybe I will. Whatever the method, I’ll choose the winner on Monday morning, so get your comment in by then!
Come back tomorrow for a very special (and slightly sweet) No Meat Athlete surprise post!
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