Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt and the Grab a Spoon ‘til June Campaign {Giveaway}




June has officially arrived and with it, the open-ended sunshine, fun and entertainment of summer. The kids are out of school, the temperatures are heating up and it is time to pack away the sweatshirts and jeans so that our closets are filled with shorts and tank tops instead.

But the downfall to shedding all of my extra layers of clothing means that all of the slacking that I've done with exercise and maintaining a balanced diet is more evident. Yikes! Where did these extra pounds come from?

Fortunately, looking and feeling our best and including a healthy lifestyle is much more attainable when we have the right tools... and can be as easy as picking up a spoon! This spring, nationally recognized dietician Keri Glassman and Dannon Oikos are encouraging you to 'Grab a Spoon 'til June' with rich and creamy 0% fat Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt.

Dannon Oikos greek yogurt

Dannon Oikos is a creamy-thick nonfat yogurt, made through a traditional Greek straining process which makes it an excellent source of protein. Each cup of Dannon Oikos contains twice the amount of protein of regular lowfat yogurt and 0% fat (with the exception of Dannon Traditional varieties)*.

And have you tried it? It is beyond creamy and delicious, while being luscious and flavorful... you just can't beat it for taste, nutrition and helping you stay on track for your weight loss goals.

Dannon Oikos

To help you even further stay on track towards your goals while at the same time adding spice to your normal routine, the Grab a Spoon 'til June campaign is featuring Keri Glassman and some great tips for shaking up your routine:
  • Every Meal Is A "Monday Morning." Focus on eating better, one meal at a time. Otherwise it can be easy to get discouraged – forget the worry! Your only mission: Make the next meal you eat nutritious, balanced and satisfying.
  • Don't Eat Around A Craving. Honor your craving with a conscious indulgence — take a few deep breaths and find a healthy alternative! Try satisfying your sweet tooth with Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt, it is nutritious but still has an incredible taste.
  • No-Excuses Exercise. Sometimes the biggest barrier to working out is just getting there so a good option can be to make it as easy as possible — throw in a workout DVD or even going for a walk takes away excuses and gets you moving!
  • Satisfying Proteins. A moderate-protein balanced diet with a reasonable amount of fiber, carbohydrates and the appropriate amount of healthy fats is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Dairy is a great source of protein, try a creamy Greek nonfat yogurt like Dannon Oikos — it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt*.
I love how the Grab a Spoon 'til June campaign can help achieve a balanced diet and support your weight management goals, exercise ideas, provide motivational messages to keep you on track, nutritious recipes and more! From nutritious foods to healthy snacks, Dannon Oikos and Glassman are your ultimate partners for shaking up your routine this summer!

Grab a Spoon 'til June

Are you ready to shape up your diet and lifestyle just in time for bathing suit season? Check out the Dannon Oikos website and connect with them on Facebook for more information. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will have some extra help this spring, because...

One lucky person will win a signed copy of Keri Glassman’s new book Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet!

Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Grab a Spoon campaign. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

*Oikos Greek Nonfat yogurt has 12 -14g Protein (24%DV) while regular lowfat yogurt: 5g protein (10%DV) per 5.3oz.

46 comments:

shopannies said...

spice it up a bit and the food is more often grilled as well

lana said...

running after two boys

suburban prep said...

Walking more and eating more fresh produce.

Valerie George said...

grilling out

jessica said...

With tons of fresh fruit and veggies!

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Melinda said...

By eating lots of fresh and seasonal fruits and veggies. Going and staying outdoors longer!

lgm52 said...

Less fat and junk foods, more fresh fruit and veggies!

Mrs. Bacon said...

I make smoothies with all the great tropical fruit I can find!!!!

s said...

eat more veggies (right from my garden)

Anonymous said...

eat more fruits and veggies
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Mps5732 said...

i start swimming which burns more calories

Holly Marie said...

I try to get as much fitness in as possible and no snack foods.

jeanne said...

take advantage of farmers markets and eat more fresh produce! Also great time for summer berries!

Kayla said...

I do a lot more exercise!

JSweeps said...

I eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies that are locally grown!

mverno said...

grilled chicken and vegetables mverno@roadrunner.com

Christina said...

Lots of running after kids and cold fruit like watermelon.

lilsnobelle said...

I indulge in Pepsi Next, it is my compromise.

Sunnymay said...

I eat more fruit and salads because they are cooling me off in the heat.

Leslie Galloway said...

I love to eat lots of fruit in the summer, and salads for dinner.

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LaurKnotter said...

I try to do more exercise outside!

Daniel M said...

going to try to eat fruit every day - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Frugalista Mama said...

Lots of fresh fruit!

Jay said...

We take advantage of long days by going on walks in the evening.

Brutus Duffy said...

I'm eating more fruits and raw veggies, less meat.

amy beth marantino said...

i generally eat ligther meals in the summer because i am not home as much to do big cooking projects

Katie R. said...

I drink more smoothies

Anonymous said...

In the summer time, my favorite juicy fruits are so much better priced. This means peaches, strawberries, melons and pears. I really indulge in the summer.

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Diane Zielinski said...

I love eating lots of juicy watermelon in the summer.

Marti Parks said...

I add a lot of summer fruit.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

swim more
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LesleyfromWI said...

I do a lot of hiking & working out on my elliptical & mini trampoline!

lilyk said...

I shake up my diet routine for summer by eating whole grain pasta.

Anonymous said...

I started hiking!

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tina reynolds said...

lots more water and fresh fruit. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Carolyn Daley said...

Go swimming and eat seasonal fruits such as Watermelon

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I eat more fresh fruits and veggies that are in season from farmer's markets.

A Roach said...

Taking the stairs!

susansmoaks said...

i add in a lot of walking outside during the summer, it really makes me sweat!

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Jennafer211 said...

I will eat what is in season for the summer. Thanks!!

Terri Menke said...

By trying to get out and walk more

willdebbie said...

I can eat more fruits and veggies in the summer, locally grown
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Trisha McKee said...

I go hiking a lot.

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Atreau said...

I eat a lot more fruits and vegetables in the summer.

amos122902 said...

less soda, more water

bbrittbrat1398 said...

bike riding with family.
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