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UK - replacement products

Postby Ablation » February 7th, 2011, 8:27 am


Hi,

I am running the 4HB fatloss experiment in the UK and I am having trouble finding replacements for two specific products and wanted to see if anyone here has any idea of UK brands that could help.

1. A decent Jar/Can of Salsa with no added sugar, E#'s and Carbs.
2. Athletic Greens. This product is only delivered to the US and Canada which is a shame. Any equivalents that you know of?

So any ideas for UK products that could replace these?

I have a blog that covers most aspects of the 4HB from a UK point of view and we are getting a happy little band of European readers that source products, find facilities and does general 4hB 'translation'.

http://4hourbody-uktryout.blogspot.com/

Answering this question would really help out as I am desperate for a quick and easy Salsa. Also, AG's sound like an amazing product and I would love to try out something similar available in the UK.

Thanks

Stephen
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby shadowoflight » February 15th, 2011, 10:22 am


Now I'm not in the UK, but i believe I saw some pretty good salsa candidates from Waitrose. I'mma take a peak at Marks and Spencer to see if they have something good as well. Otherwise...there's always the kitchen. :P

Athletic greens? Only US and Canada for now mate. I saw a blog recommending 'Multiforce Orac' from Canada, but they seem to be stuck in Canada as well.

I guess best we can do is to use Athletic Greens' ingredient list and find a similar product wherever we are.

As for sourcing, try out the recommendation at my site. I'm from Singapore and that's where I get my 4HB supplements from.

http://fourhourbodysupplies.com/cheap-supplements-1/
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby simonappleton » February 16th, 2011, 5:07 am


I wondered about the athletic greens too, wondered if these were any good:

http://www.guaranaco.com/section.php/55 ... eme-greens

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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby kajahf » February 16th, 2011, 7:21 am


I bought Mega Greens from www.energiseforlife.com (a UK site) in the past - they have very similar ingredients as Athletic Greens and work well.
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby h4rp0 » February 16th, 2011, 9:19 am


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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby shadowoflight » February 18th, 2011, 12:48 am


h4rp0 wrote:Really - don't *buy* salsa...

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-m ... ate-salsa/


Good point, I was looking through some recipes and realise it's actually pretty easy to do

Just spend some time and whip up a whole bunch for awhile eh?
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby aSTORMinaCcup » February 18th, 2011, 2:14 am


Hiya - another UK 4HB experimenter checking in. Comparing some UK shopping notes, or places to eat out would be great! If I hear "Chipotle" one more time I'd be tempted to punch someone in the snout.

I've not got as far as the capsules yet, so can't help you there - but as far as your salsa goes; I also went the home made route. Initially I bought one of those Old El Paso ones and some Jalapenos from Sainsburys (2 for 2 quid atm). But when I read the side of the jar it didn't feel great seeing sugar and acidity regulator in the list. So instead I pulled out a saucepan, chucked in 2 tins of tomatoes and whatever else I could find in the cupboard that was listed on the ingredients panel and left it on low for half an hour. It's turned out pretty well! Putting in some chopped up jalapenos seems essential for flavour. Stored in the fridge it lasted a whole week of breakfast and lunches.

I am going to keep looking for a good shop-bought one - I've discovered it pays to have a spare of everything in the cupboard so you don't get left short. I still keep a couple of Old El Paso jars for emergencies.

PS: DON'T buy the taco/fajita powder mix - the first listed ingredient is sugar (though found the Discovery Brand Taco seasoning mix is sugar free - look for the red packet)
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby emsee » February 18th, 2011, 9:44 am


CHIPOTLE! :lol:

Just kidding - I'm in the UK too, so I know how you feel. I'm going for a nice carvery pub lunch on Sunday - it's going to be hard to ignore the potatoes & yorkshire puds, but apart from that it should be a good meal!

Good to know about the Discovery seasoning. I've stocked up on Discovery salsa and guacamole (which I later discovered is actually 'guacamole flavoured sauce'). I'm not too bothered as I use it in moderation anyway, but I'll definitely try making my own after I run out.

Homemade guacamole is good too, but it tends to go brown pretty quickly.
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby SWAN808 » February 18th, 2011, 5:44 pm


Hello from another Brit...

I have considered Athletic Greens and was dismayed to find they dont import...however - I think 'Progreens' might be a similar product - although I need to resarch if it covers all the same stuff...

http://www.revital.co.uk/Allergy_Resear ... ens_Powder
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Re: UK - replacement products

Postby aSTORMinaCcup » February 20th, 2011, 6:17 am


SALSA - I found some ... but don't know how easy it is to find if you aren't in London.

Partridges stock a quite large range of American goodies ... including quite a lot of these Arriba! products (http://www.ribafoods.com/RibaCart/Searc ... arch=salsa)

I bought the Arriba! Fire Roasted Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salsa... but at £4 a jar not sure it's value - but if it's really tasty then I'll chalk it up to a flat-tummy tax.

Unfortunately it doesn't come up on Partridges online ordering so you need to go in for it. (http://www.partridges.co.uk/)

All the best!
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