Saturday, February 4, 2012

Giveaway: $25 American Express GC from Nutrition Possible

Every morning after I get the wee ones their breakfast and milk (or rice milk, in the case of Little Miss), I open our vitamin drawer. I hand over the Vitamin D and elderberry to boost their immune systems in the winter, Calcium-Magnesium to Little Miss since she can't have dairy, fish oil to Mister Man to help boost his focus, multi-vitamins to both - and suddenly I feel like I'm going overboard. I want to do the right things for the wee ones and for me, but it's hard to know what to do, especially when there are so many options out there.

With them, I make sure I've figured out at least some of it. For me, well... I gave up on me. It's just too confusing. Proof? This is the vitamin section at my store. I can't even truly call it an "aisle" because it encompasses multiple aisles. Frequently, even if I narrow down what vitamin I'm looking for, there are multiple dosages available, adding to the confusion. As I stood here yesterday, I actually watched two different people stand in the aisles holding vitamin bottles comparing them back and forth, trying to figure out what they should choose.








See what I mean? Seriously, that's a lot of health being sold every day!

I was recently asked to take a nutritional assessment on Nutrition Possible. The assessment was fairly thorough, I thought, asking about everything from how much I exercise to what foods I eat to my biggest concerns and more. In the end, the goods news is that I get high marks for several areas including fruits and veggies. Phew! I was surprised that my seafood intake needs to increase more. I thought I was doing sort of ok there, but apparently that lobster risotto I chose to eat last night was the right move! Whole grains was my other area where I fell short, which is mostly because I eat few grains most days altogether. Oops. It's a good reminder.


In the end, the assessment recommended three Centrum supplements (yes, Nutrition Possible is a Centrum promotion) for me. There was a multi-vitamin, one with phytonutrients, and Omega-3. It was nice to see not just what supplements Nutrition Possible recommended for me based on my assessment but also how much of each I should be taking. That definitely takes out a lot of the confusion and guesswork.

Did I mention that by taking the assessment, I also received a coupon for $10 off any Centrum Pronutrients supplement with purchase of a Centrum Multi-vitamin. The coupon is mailed to me, so I haven't started any new regiments yet!

Beyond just supplements, the assessment's results also recommended other changes. To increase my suggested foods, there was a list provided of foods I could eat more often. And if I'm not into that wheat English muffin? I can simply click the little "x" and it disappears to be replaced by something else - quinoa in this case. Yum, I forgot about how much I love quinoa! There were also suggested activities from dance moves to snacking on nuts instead of chips, with each one showing the benefits I receive from indulging in that activity. It's actually sort of fun, and as I make changes to my diet and activities, I can update my assessment to reflect those changes and get new recommendations.

Are you ready to get un-confused, too? Oh, and while doing so, do you have any interest in winning a $25 American Express gift card? I thought so. So what do you have to do to win the prize pack? First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Monday February 13 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner. Check here for a full list of rules.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me: What did the Nutrition Possible assessment show you were lacking that came as a surprise to you?

Note: if you try the link and it doesn't work well, try clicking on "create your plan" near the top under main menu and the page will load. I had the same issue!

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter, then tweeting this contest with the following tweet: "Want to win a $25 AmEx GC from NutritionPossible.com? Enter @honestandtruly's #giveaway http://bit.ly/w565WR" (leave a link to your tweet as your comment and make sure you do all the steps!)
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.
4) Earn one additional entry by liking Honest & Truly! on Facebook. (Yay, it's legal again, so long as you know you have to leave a comment here to enter and that simply liking me isn't the entry, along with acknowledging the fact that Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway whatsoever.

Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by One2One Network. I received incentives and am eligible for prizing. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about NutritionPossible.com as a product or its effectiveness.

107 comments:

  1. I need more oils and beans. But i dont like beans...but I am most surprised how well I am eating now compared to a month ago

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  2. mine said I should get more sleep, take power naps, take a multivitamin. I filled out the nutrition part, but the system bust be busy with all the traffic you are driving because the system kept erroring out!! :)

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  3. I got some suggestions of getting more Whole Wheat and Wheat Cereal. I thought I've enough of them in the diet, this surprises me.

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  7. The plan suggested more seafood, fiber and a vitamin D supplement for me. None of these came as a suprise to me, as I don't eat any other meats so probably need more protein.

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  10. I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver) and I know FB has nothing to do with the contest.
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  12. That assessment was really fun! It stated I need more fruits and vegetables, which didn't surprise me. I do well some days with that, and other days I don't.

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  15. Apparently I need to eat more Fruits & Veggies according to the assessment....color me surprised! LOL

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  19. I was surprised to learn I should be eating more beans, not sure those around me would appreciate that ;)

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  20. Surprised by much? Not really. (In winter my diet and exercise stinks.) But I did love that it suggested 20 minute power naps for me! Yay for napping!

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  21. It told me that I was doing a great job (I figured it would only because of all the requirements for foods & nutrients & supplements on the bariatric side of it) BUT it told me to try sunflower or saffron oil, and more nuts added into my diet. I'm pretty stoked about that- I love raw nuts, so I am going to go pick some up and start incorporating that as a healthy snack option! :)

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  23. I need to eat more whole wheat things.
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  27. Nothing really came as a surpise but it said I need more omega 3.

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  32. I guess fiber surprised me a bit, although I know I don't get enough of anything healthy! :)

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  33. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/frostedfingers/status/166921307894726656

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  34. I follow Honest and Truly via GFC as well

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  35. Bahaha! Mine was not pretty. I'll spare you details, but I pretty fail in every area right now. Sigh. Someday things will get better.

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  36. i was surprised to see that i need to eat more meat. but NOT surprised that i need to exercise more!

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  38. Mandatory Entry:
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  39. I follow you on twitter @anashct
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  42. I follow on google connect as "anash" on your other blog as well.
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  43. The quiz said I need to drink more milk and that I need more calcium which isn't surprising since I am not a huge milk drinker! thank you!
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  48. I need to include more fiber in my diet

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  52. I need more Vitamin D plus other things (some I never heard of). Nothing surprises me because I know I need to get healthy for sure.

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  57. The assessment said I need to take in more whole grains. I found this surprising because I thought I was getting enough in my diet :(. Great assessment. Thanks!

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  62. I am lacking Omega-3! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  67. I'm deficient in Vitamin D ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  70. I need more veggies! Karen (from cbias) :-)

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  71. I need more calcium and salmon!

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  72. i took the assessment and seem to lack everything due to my crappy diet. they suggested a multivitamin.

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  75. Mine said I needed to add more servings of fruits and vegetables to my daily diet. Also, start adding fish once a week and work up to three times a week.

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  76. I follow you on twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

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  77. It said that I need to eat more whole grains and vitamin D supplement

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  78. I thought I was eating enough fruit, but I found out that I am not.

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  92. I need more calcium which came as a surprise to me because I love my lattes, but I still need more.
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