Coupon Tips by My Friend Sarah

Coupon Tips by My Friend Sarah

My friend Sarah has prepared a quick video for us with some great tips on how to start using coupons. Sarah got into couponing after watching the show Extreme Couponing. If you are wondering where she gets her coupons from, well…it’s not a secret. The Sunday paper has plenty!

My friend Sarah is sharing some amazingly effective coupon tips!

Weight Watchers Promotion Code – Save $29.99

Weight Watchers Promotion Code - Save $29.99

If you decide to follow Weight Watchers, you will have to opt for either the Online or the Meetings version of the plan. Either one can cost you less if you use a Weight Watchers promotion code.

Weight Watchers Promotion Codes

Now, truth be told, the Weight Watchers company doesn’t issue a coupon code for their program. What they do is they are affiliated with thousands of weight loss bloggers (example), and they provide them with special discount links. If you buy your Weight Watchers plan through these links, you get automatically a discount. This discount wouldn’t appear in your cart if you checked out from the official site.

For Weight Watchers coupons check Groupon.

Weight Watchers Food

One of the cornerstones in the Weight Watchers program is the food that they offer. They have their own brand of food, SmartOnes, as well as affiliations with other brands that they feel add to their programs, such as Progresso Soups. These foods offer easy, convenient, and balanced ways to eat well, follow the Weight Watchers plan, and be healthy. Each meal has the point value clearly displayed on the packaging so you know exactly how your meal fits into your daily plan. With foods from breakfast to after dinner dessert, you will feel full and healthy, all day long.

SmartOnes Categories

Designed to make meal planning simple, SmartOnes is the cornerstone of the Weight Watchers meal plan. To keep it organized, they categorize their plans into five main categories – smart beginnings, Smart Anytimes, smart creations, smart desserts, and classic favorites.

The smart beginnings food focuses on breakfast food, offering items such as oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. Smart Anytimes has a wide range of food that can be a quick lunch or on the go dinner. They are foods such as egg rolls and burgers that are “finger foods” so no fork and knife required. Smart creations are a more gourmet take on the prepared meal. With unique creations such as chicken mesquite, it is a meal that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. Classic anytimes are healthy takes on what we often consider comfort food. Eat lasagna and stroganoff without feeling guilty. Finally, never deny yourself a treat with the Smart Desserts. Enjoy decadent desserts like Brownie À La Mode or light options like Key Lime Pie.

Coupons Available

One of the biggest concerns people have when looking at weight loss plan is how much things are going to cost. Everyone wants to eat healthy and look great but they would also like to do it without spending a large amount of money. Fortunately, with weight watchers, there are always great ways to save money on the Weight Watchers brand food.

One great place to find Weight Watchers coupons is the Weight Watchers site itself. They have a section devoted to their food products and where to find them, and on this page they have a featured offers section. When you click on this section you will find current Weight Watchers coupons that you can print right from the site.

Another great place to get Weight Watchers coupons is from the main site for the SmartOnes meals, This site offers a great place to get information on all the food that Weight Watchers offers, along with nutritional information, and other related programs. They also offer a link to a savings and promotions page (right at the top tab from the main page) that offers specials that are in place and allows you to print coupons, such as two dollars off seven products.

The Weight Watchers food offers easy and balanced additions to your diet plan. With coupons that can easily be found in several places, you can eat well and save money.

Bistro MD Coupons and Reviews – Three People Three Stories

Bistro MD Coupons and Reviews - Three People Three Stories

Are you looking for the best bistro MD coupon? Use the coupon code sAVE20Today. You will get a discount on your purchase in the range of 20%. If you are not sure about the effectiveness of  this food delivery program on weight loss, I hope the following 3 testimonies will inspire you. For the latest BistroMD promos go to this source.

LeAnn’s Bistro MD Testimonial

LeAnn’s experience as a Bistro MD client shows a pleasant experience. She enjoyed the food so much and vouched that the company’s meals even halted her tendency to crave other foods.

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LeAnn has also tried various weight loss meals before and says that BistroMD meals taste a lot better. It has solved her problems on in-between meal snacking and says that Bistro MD meals are satisfying. She particularly liked entrees that were included in the program as it features choice meat such as beef and poultry and even encourages clients to eat other types of protein such as fish and shellfish.

Another feature that she likes with the program is that if clients did not like a particular item in the menu, coordination with customer service helps clients customize their meals according to their preferred menu items.

The food is tasty, according to her testimonial, that even her seven year old son appreciated the food when she once allowed him to taste the meals. BistroMD was able to eliminate LeAnn’s cravings for fatty food and foods that are high in sugar.

Madb’s Bistro MD Testimonial

Aside from her goal to lose weight, the respondent (participant) was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis which inhibits her from doing house chores such as food preparation and cooking. So she arrived at the decision to use pre-packaged meals to ease her daily routine. It so happened that she chose a different food service delivery at first and was disappointed with not only the results but the product and the service as well. This made her hesitant to explore other food service delivery options until she found out abut Birsto MD.

She was very pleased with the service and the product. She likes that fact that the meals offered by the company are easily incorporated in her daily food plan. The taste, she also finds exceptional and likes the way the meals are planned to provide a high protein and low sodium diet. The price is also low, especially if you use the coupons for Bistro MD that often circulate in the blogosphere.

Customer support is also a feature that she likes with Bistro MD. Coordination with customer service enables her to customize her meals and access to information on diet and weight loss. She loves Bistro MD meals that she would even opt to eat these meals rather than go out to dine.

Paula Joy’s Bistro MD Testimonial

A BistroMD regular client for two years, Paula Joy highlights that the feature that first attracted her to use BistroMD is that it did not require any joining fees. After a few weeks with BistroMD, she noticed the results and truly enjoyed the convenience that the program brings. She states that with BistroMD, it only takes her seven minutes for her to enjoy restaurant quality food.

What Paula Joy likes about BistroMD Weight Loss Program is that it is customizable. You get to enjoy foods that you like, and their extensive menu list also allows you to try out foods that you did not imagine to like. The food does not only taste good, the meals are prepared by professional chefs, making food look good as well.

The above 3 stories are only a few of the thousands of cases of people who tried  this diet food delivery program and lost weight while enjoying real food. Use the BistroMD coupon code I mentioned above and have your chance to try the program today.

The Weight Loss Industry: An Opportunity for Profit

The Weight Loss Industry: An Opportunity for Profit

I was recently reading Garry Vaynerchuk’s best seller book “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion“. Gary talks about the opportunity that we all have to take our passion and make a living leveraging the power of the Internet. So, and idea struck me. Those of you who have an interest in writing about fitness, dieting, and health can capitalize on this New Wellness Revolution, as described by economist Paul Zane Pilzer.

Quick quiz: do you know what the no. 1 preventable cause of death in the U.S. is?

Many people would guess smoking, but that would be wrong. The answer is: obesity. Being overweight and obese is now a huge public health problem along with related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.

Obesity in the US

Currently, one-third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight. One effect of this is that there’s not only big business around fatty, convenient foods, but there’s also big business around losing weight. And the demand just keeps growing and growing. So now the question is, why wouldn’t you invest in this industry yourself?

4 out of 5 dieters try to do it on their own

Researchers estimate there are 108 million dieters in the U.S. and approximately 80% — or 86 million – of them diet on their own, meaning they jump from fad to fad. The weight loss market is expected to reach $65 billion this year. That includes money spent on meal replacements, low-cal foods, diet pills, bariatric surgeries, and more.

Market research firm Marketdata, which tracks the weight loss industry, shows exactly how large the weight loss market is. According to their research:

  • 90% of online dieters are female.
  • Most dieters now start when they weigh between 175 and 199 pounds. They previously started between 150 and 174 pounds, which demonstrates that Americans are getting heavier and heavier.

Health care costs for obesity are also expected to skyrocket from $147 billion today to $344 billion by 2018, which is bad news for those hoping to rein in health care costs. By 2018, obesity will account for 21% of all health care spending.

The problems dieters face

There are many reasons that people fail to lose weight, even after years and years of trying. One major reason is that people have become distorted on what is an appropriate portion size. Take for example, a hamburger and French fries. Today’s hamburger is about three times as large as it was in the 1950s. A portion of French fries has also tripled in size. And the fountain soda you slurp on the side? It used to be 7 ounces. Today, it can be as large as 64 ounces – more than 9 times as big!

For those growing up in this “super size” world, these portion sizes seem normal. And what’s shocking is that by consuming a meal such as this, you can eat what should be your day’s worth of calories all in one meal.

So where’s the opportunity?

The best investing opportunities center around weight-loss programs, weight-loss drugs, organic groceries and fitness centers. Let’s take a look at each of these in some more detail.

  • Weight-loss programs: When it comes to weight-loss programs, Weight Watchers is the king of the hill. Since 1999, Weight Watchers’ revenue has grown from $360 million to $1.8 billion, a 400% increase in just 13 years. Its stock has grown from $2.13 a share back then to $48.10 as of July 2012. In addition to its center-based locations, Weight Watchers also has a large online presence, with 1.72 million online subscribers. That represents 24% of its yearly revenue.
  • Weight-loss drugs: With so many diets failing, many people are turning to weight-loss drugs to try and shed unwanted pounds. A few drugs that are currently in development are: Contrave, developed by Orexigen, and Qnexa, developed by Vivus. Lorcaserin by Arena was approved June 2012 boosting the company’s stock price which has seen a 600% increase the past 5 months. Just make sure you do your research on weight-loss drugs and make sure their clinical trials are going well, with no major side effects to users.
  • Organic groceries: There’s been an increased movement recently on fresh, wholesome foods as evidenced by a growing number of farmers’ markets across the country. Organic groceries such as Whole Foods are doing well too, and are expected to lead a trend of more organic foods and groceries across the country.
  • Fitness centers: The fitness center industry is worth $18 billion per year and has grown about 4% every year. Look to invest in some of the larger fitness centers across the country.

Investing in your body could be the best money maker

If you’re averse to investing, the best way to make money might actually be to lose weight yourself if you are overweight or obese. By losing weight, you can save not only on the obvious, which is extra food that you should be consuming, but also on the less obvious, such as health care costs and transportation.

Estimates say that women spend an extra $8,365 per year if they are obese, and obese men spend an extra $6,518 more per year than men of a healthy weight. For women, that breaks down to $697 per month and for men, it’s about $543.

About 10% of that cost relates to medical expenses. You can also save on gasoline. Americans collectively spend an extra $1 billion in gas every year because of excess weight. On a personal level, if you are 100 pounds overweight, losing that weight could increase the gas efficiency of your car by 1% to 2%, translating to $0.03 to $0.07 per gallon.

In addition, studies have shown that heavier women tend to make less money than thinner women. For example, one study concluded that a 104-pound woman makes $22,000 more per year than an average-sized woman (164 pounds at the time of the study). For men, there was virtually no difference in salary.

The weight-loss industry will only expand from here

As Paul Pilzer emphasizes in his book, with the baby boomer generation facing the health consequences of obesity, many of them are more than willing to spend a lot of money on weight-loss to try and have a healthier life. This makes weight-loss a great investment choice for the foreseeable