Eating Healthy Made Easy With Gorton’s #RealisticResolution

eating healthy made easyAs many of you may know, a few years ago I lost over 30 pounds, thanks in large part to Sparkpeople.com and the friends I met there.  And while I still haven’t met my goal weight, I have kept a stable weight for the past two and a half years.

Heading into the new year, I decided not to make resolutions as I have in the past.  Instead, I decided to commit to one small change.  For me, that change is having 5 small meals a day.  I’ve found if I eat a small meal every three to four hours, not only does it cut down on my heartburn, but I also am having less hunger between meals.

This year Sparkpeople has teamed up with Gorton’s for The Realistic Resolution Challenge.  I joined the challenge last week.  Each day I get a healthy tip in my email.  In addition, there is a sample eating plan with easy, healthy recipes.

As part of the Realistic Resolution Challenge, I am also trying to incorporate more fish into my diet.  Gorton’s has some delicious grilled options as well as their Simple Bake products that really meet my needs.  My favorite is the Signature Grilled Tilapia.  The taste is delicious and each fillet is only 80 calories, with 13 grams of protein.  Plus, they have only 140 mg of sodium per serving, which is perfect for my low sodium needs.

I received complimentary product from Gorton’s in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Do you have some realistic resolutions for the new year?  Could you use some help in making your resolutions a reality?

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The folks at Gorton’s are giving away a Realistic Resolutions prize pack to one of my lucky readers.  Here’s what you could win:

  • 2 full value Gorton’s product coupons
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The Billionaires Club Book Review

Title: The Billionaires Club

Author: Will Dresser

Genre: Suspense

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: July 2014

Format: Paperback/Kindle

Pages: 346 pages

About the Book:

When does a man have enough? …For one man, when he has it all!

On New Year’s Day the richest man in the world is gunned down on the streets of Mexico City and everyone on the Forbes list of billionaires moves up a notch! But in February, March, and April, each successive title holder turns up dead before month’s end and it becomes clear the title has a terrible cost!

In May, despite Wes Franklin’s efforts to protect her, the newly crowned #1 Richest Person is killed, sending a ripple of panic through the global financial community. In a bold move to lure the killer into the open, an enigmatic friend of Wes steps forward to claim the #1 ranking, thus making himself the next target. It is now up to Wes, A.J., and Aryana to make sure this special friend does not become the next former member of the world’s most exclusive group of people…

The BILLIONAIRES Club!

AmazonMy Review:

It is no secret that I am a HUGE Will Dresser fan.  Check out my reviews of his other novels; Sacrament of Fear, The Methuselah Man, and Terminal Rock.  I have only had one complaint throughout these books in the ‘Wes Franklin’ series. The first is that the main characters can sometimes come across as a little too perfect.  The other was that Dresser had mentioned other appellations, but never Napa Valley wine in any of his books.

Imagine my surprise when I received The Billionaires Club in the mail.  I hadn’t ordered it and didn’t even know it was finished.  I opened the package and saw this inscription:

billionaires club book reviewI was dying!!  I did something I NEVER do – started rifling through the pages trying to find the passage of which he was spoke.  It didn’t take long:

Esteban, tell Teressa to plan on four for dinner tonight…Ah, que bueno, a bottle of the Jamieson Ranch Pinot Noir…Señor Aryana, this will make Teressa very happy.  She loves Napa Valley wines.

Okay, I have to admit – at this point I went completely fangirl.  I ran through the house jumping up and down, showing my whole family the passage and the inscription.  I took the book to work and bragged about it.  OMG – I was totally shameless!!!

Needless to say, I am a little biased about this book.  But, in my (not so humble at this point) opinion, Will Dresser has done it again!!!

As in previous books, Wes Franklin and his friends in the Ankh Network are hot on the trail of a murder – in this case, the murder of the world’s top billionaires.  As always, lots of twists, turns, exotic locales and expensive tastes abound.

I liked the more in-depth explanation of the Ankh Network’s slogan, The truth never happens in real time:

We cannot stand inaction in life, so we act on the truth we have on hand until a truer truth is discovered.

Despite their best efforts to prevent it, another billionaire is murdered.  Wes has a crisis of faith and for the first time, I actually saw a chink in the armor of this “white knight.”  He comes around when one of his friends gives him this pep talk:

The point, I think, is that Wes Franklin never makes a mistake and now someone is dead because of you… Perfection is a hard standard to live up to, Wes.  I think you may need to lower the bar a little.

A major plot twist ties the story back to The Methuselah Man, as well as preparing the reader for Dresser’s next book, The Chronicles of Cain: The Epic Life of Jarred Kennan Cain As Told to Wes Franklin.   It was nice to see the series come full circle.  I can’t wait for Chronicles of Cain!!

I give The Billionaires Club five stars!!!!  A must read!!  Stand alone, or as part of the series, you will love this book!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.