A Handful of Healthy Freebies

cheerios It seems as though it is much easier to subsist solely on junk food than it is to seek out healthier food choices. If you have any doubts about this bit of common sense, try going on a diet. Your perceptions about food will instantly change. Health foods, and health products, are expensive. Fortunately, every once in a while, you can find some healthy things for absolutely free.

I recently started the Atkins diet. So far, I have spent some money on the book, as well as quite a few varieties of the Atkins food products. It turns out that I could have gotten some of those things for free.

If you sign up with the Atkins website, you can get a free weight loss kit, and three free Atkins bars. As far as I can tell, this gives you a free “quick start guide”, (that has a carb counter and list of acceptable foods), a booklet of Atkins approved chef recipes, and a rebate for $3.00 off of the Atkins book. It also comes with three Atkins bars. I’m not sure exactly what flavors will be in the weight loss kit, but I can say that the ones I have tried tasted pretty good.

I have heard that some people experience constipation when they first start the Atkins diet. If that happens to you, then you might want to get a free sample of Fiber Choice. Just fill out the form on the website, and your sample will be sent to you in the mail.

I’ve been told that one way to lower your cholesterol is to eat Cheerios. I’ve no idea if this actually works, or if it just wishful thinking. In any case, Honey Nut Cheerios are tasty. You can get a free sample box of Honey Nut Cheerios breakfast cereal when you sign up to receive the Betty Crocker newsletter. Doing so also gives you a coupon for 75 cents off the cost of a box of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal.

Getting a good nights sleep can really help people to stay healthy. This isn’t always so easy if you are traveling, (like on a family Summer vacation, for example). A Sleep Number travel pillow might be exactly what you need to help you wake up refreshed in the morning. You can get a free Sleep Number travel pillow when you stop by any Sleep Number store between now and August 17, 2011.

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