Things I Like – Volume Three

by James Kerrison on March 16, 2010

If you haven’t already guessed, this is part three in the series of things I like. You can read parts one and two by clicking on the link below.

All The Things I Like!

So Volume Three, that must mean I like a few things and aren’t a grumpy old man just yet. Give me time!!

1. Nandos PERi-PERi Sauces


Now i’m not sure why they are PERi-PERi as opposed to Peri-Peri sauces other than it must be some Apple inspired marketing in reverse. But what I do know is that they are full of flavour and very low in sugar. That can be a major problem with most sauces. Sure they add flavour to your lean protein (red meat, chicken, fish etc) but they are usually produced with company profits (read low quality, cheap ingredients) first in mind and health concerns a distant last.

By the look of it none of the range has any artificial flavours, artificial colours, preservatives or added MSG which is a good thing also.

You can be boring and go for the Lemon and Herb or Garlic sauce, but if you really want to make your meal interesting go for the Extra Hot Peri-Peri Sauce.

Oh, by the way, my intention for you is to buy the sauces from the supermarket (most have them now) and not actually go to your local Nando’s and grab a burger (with the hot sauce), fries and Coke under the premise that I said it was good for you!!

Check the range out here –>> http://www.nandosathome.com.au/peri-peri-sauces.php

2. TRX


3 letters, some clever marketing, and sensational workouts.

These guys have taken a simple concept (something I like also) and developed a whole training system around it. Sometimes that doesn’t work too well (have a look on Youtube for Shake Weights, or the Hawaiian Chair!!) but these guys have nailed it.

I have seen them around the traps for a while now, and have seen a number of highly regarded trainers use them in their facilities and programs. So I decided to give one a proper go and lo and behold, 30 minutes later, in a world of pain, I realised that they were on to something here!

I love bodyweight training, and basic theory shows that you need to be able to move your own body weight. Only problem is, many people are simply too heavy to do this safely and effectively. The other problem that is encountered is that many body weight exercises become too easy for strong, lean people.

Enter the TRX. This bad boy covers all of your bases wether you need to make the body weight exercises easier or harder. What’s more you can do conditioning, strength, core and stretching workouts using it.

Two thumbs up from me!

Check them out here –>>  http://www.jameskerrison.com/goto/trx

3. Power Super Foods


Not just a power food. Not just a super food. These are Power Super Foods!!

Now I know that there’s a lot of marketing going into some of these products, but I think that there are some good reasons to use them.

The biggest reason I think is to maximise the nutrients you are getting if you are on a calorie controlled eating plan. You still want to be healthy right? So you still gotta get a lot of nutrients into your system. Might as well go with some products that have a whole lot of bang for your buck!

Typically speaking these products are organic and environmentally friendly. So you are doing more than just looking after yourself.

From the range available at  http://www.powersuperfoods.com.au/ I am a big fan of the Cacao Powder, the Cacao Crunch, the Goji Berries and the Magnesium Miracle Soak.

What’s even better. These guys offer free shipping on orders over $50, they deliver express ( I ordered Thursday arvo and it was here Friday lunchtime) and they gave me some samples of the products I didn’t buy. Talk about over delivering!

So while there might be some hype behind a number of their products, just remember that they aren’t going to solve world hunger, give us world peace, or have you dropping 5 pounds overnight. They will however help to boost your overall nutrient intake, and give you an opportunity to taste something new.

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