CALLING ALL HEALTH-CONSCIOUS, GLUTEN-FREE CANADIANS WITH iPHONES!
Okay, you don’t even have to be gluten-free, but if you’re reading my blog, chances are that you ARE! You may even have other food intolerances, allergies, ingredients you wish to or need to avoid, and/or lifestyle choices you adhere to when it comes to your food. Well, CarrotLines powered by Tommy Europe is here to help
CarrotLines is a great app that helps you make healthier choices by simply scanning the barcode on your food products. And they have just released a new version with TOMMY EUROPE!!!
Have you heard of Tommy Europe?
I’d be surprised if you haven’t, but just in case, he is a very well known and sought-after Canadian Fitness trainer whom you may recognize as the tough love TV host of “The Last 10 lbs Bootcamp” on Slice Network. He is also a former Canadian Football League star and Grey Cup champion. As I am someone involved in Kinesiology, health, fitness, and nutrition, I think Tommy is GREAT, and honestly hope to meet him someday (who knew he lives in nearby Vancouver?!).
Tommy Europe backing up this CarrotLines App and offering exclusive fitness and nutrition videos and advice has to be the next best thing to meeting him in person! As you can tell, I’m extremely excited about the addition of Tommy Europe to the already great CarrotLines App.
How does this app help you to make healthier choices? You can create a personal profile suited to your dietary needs and health concerns. For example, there are a number of choices within these 5 categories:
- Nutrition (ex. No Trans Fat, High in Fibre, Low in Sodium, Sugar, Protein, etc.)
- Vitamins & Minerals (ex. High in Calcium, High in Iron, etc.)
- Ingredients (ex. Non GMO, No MSG, No Preservatives, etc.)
- Allergens (ex. Peanut Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, etc.)
- Lifestyle (ex. Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher, Made In Canada, etc.)
You simply click on the choices that are important to you, and the app creates your personal profile. Then, when you hit up the grocery store, you simply use the barcode scanner to scan an item and CarrotLines will tell you how closely the product matches your profile, drawing on a database of over 40,000 grocery food products.
YAYYYY, less label reading, not to mention, a sweet guarantee that you read the label correctly…just in case (hey, I’ve been there!).
And let’s be clear that this database follows CANADIAN regulations for allergen labelling, so there are NO worries, there!
If the item is not in the database, you have the option to take pictures of the product and email them to CarrotLines, a handy feature that will help their database continue growing! I tried this today with a food, so I am eager for a response!
Have a significant other or kids with different needs than your own? With CarrotLines powered by Tommy Europe you can save multiple profiles. Want to eat a bit healthier but not sure where to start? Tommy has you covered with starter profiles for Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, and Bulking Up.
If you’re looking for ideas before you head to the store, you can click on Healthy Picks and then choose an attribute in which you are interested. CarrotLines will then display a list of brands, to which you can further investigate to see a description of the brand, with links to their website, social media, recipes, coupons, and, of course the products carried by that specific brand. How cool is that? Most of you know I like to be an informed consumer, and coupons? Yes, please!
There’s more! Click on a specific product within the brand and you will be shown nutritional information, a list of attributes to which it adheres (ie. gluten-free, vegan, etc.), certifications it may have (Certified Gluten Free, Non GMO), a list of ingredients, and whether it meets the needs of your individualized profile. You can then add it to your shopping list, or share the product via twitter, facebook, SMS, or email.
So many nifty, healthy, and SAFE options!
What about Tommy? Not to worry, we haven’t forgotten about the delightful Tommy Europe. Aside from his personalized starter profiles, you can also “Get Healthy With Tommy Europe” by exploring more about Tommy, watch exclusive videos where he gives his advice on nutrition, tips on form, and so far there are 4 SHRED workout videos for you to try! Read more about the SHRED philosophy through the app, but it stands for Strength, Heart, Resilience, Efficient, and Discipline. All good things!
What’s the best thing about this incredible app? It’s absolutely FREE!
Not only that, but during the CarrotLines powered by Tommy Europe relaunch period, they are offering all KINDS of giveaways and prizes valued at over $4000 CAD! Simply downloading the app guarantees your entry to win these prizes, but be sure to explore the app for ways to gain extra entries!
Download the app now at http://bit.ly/carrotlines
I’d love to hear what you think about it!
More About Portalife Solutions Inc.
Portalife Solutions is the Vancouver BC based developer of top Canadian nutrition consumer app, Carrotlines™ and updated version, Carrotlines powered by Tommy Europe™. Founded in 2010, by Wahiba Chair, the company originally created an iPhone application that used the barcode on food labels to help Canadians choose food brands that match their nutrition needs. The partnership with Slice TV host of Bulging Brides and Last Ten Pounds Bootcamp, Tommy Europe adds nutritional profiles created by the well known Canadian fitness trainer plus exclusive fitness and nutrition video content. Carrotlines works with food brands not only to ensure their products are listed within the application but also to use the Carrotlines app as a marketing platform to feature their brand and products to Carrotlines users and across the extensive Carrotlines social media community. CarrotLines has garnered serious media attention including on CNN, CBC, Radio Canada, The National Post, BNN, and The Vancouver Sun. For more information visit http://www.CarrotLines.com
More About Tommy Europe™ Fitness
Tommy Europe Fitness™ (TEF) is an international fitness company that focuses on a total body approach to health and fitness. TEF offers both live and on-line training programs, workshops, SHRED™ bootcamps, and corporate wellness programs. Tommy Europe is an award-winning Fitness Coach, Grey Cup Champion, author, and best known as the tough love television host of The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp, and Bulging Brides. Tommy’s athletic background and over 20 years of experience as a master trainer inspired him to develop his transformational SHRED™ training philosophy that is at the heart of all his programs including 4 weeks to a new you and VIP Shred Community. As the country’s most in-demand fitness expert, Tommy is famous for his no excuses, SHRED training approach. Tommy grins as he explains, “Don’t talk about it, BE about it!” For more information visit http://www.TommyEurope.tv SHRED = Strength, Heart, Resilience, Efficient, Discipline