Tuesday, August 3, 2004; Page HE02
Six months ago, I did nothing right in choosing a personal trainer ["Trainer Wanted: Must Fit," July 27], but he's working out fine. With hard work, determination and the right combination of exercises, he's helping me reshape my aging, postmenopausal body. I've had a few down weeks but for the most part, his weekly praise and encouragement keeps me motivated. He's worth every penny and I only wish I had gone this route eight years ago.
Last week's Lean Plate Club column ["Belly Up to the Bars, July 27] was a fun way to get into the differences between the various types of "energy," "nutrition," "meal replacement" bars.
The whole area of taste is a fascinating part of the evolution of a product category that originated to serve hard-core athletes -- who didn't really care as much about flavor -- and has expanded to include a huge mass consumer market. The challenges of balancing high-level nutrition and taste are big.
One small note about the graphic accompanying the column: It identified the EAS Advantage Edge bar; the product actually is EAS Advant-Edge and the particular bar your tasters had was part of the Complete Nutrition line.
Carmichael Lynch Spong
© 2004 The Washington Post Company
Belly Up To the Bars (The Washington Post, Jul 27, 2004)
Multivitamins Slow AIDS Effect in Study (The Washington Post, Jul 1, 2004)
Supplemental Info (The Washington Post, Jun 29, 2004)
Is There An Organic Advantage? (The Washington Post, Jun 29, 2004)
The New Apple a Day (The Washington Post, Jun 26, 2004)