Tuesday, January 31, 2006

ImiTaters Are A Perfect Low-Carb Potato Pick

I can't tell you how many people have given me the excuse that the reason why they can't start livin' la vida low-carb is because they love to eat mashed potatoes too much to give them up forever. PUH-LEEZE! Well, it's high time we shoot that lame reason for avoiding the low-carb lifestyle out the window once and for all.

Let me introduce you to Imitaters from the Grand Prairie, TX-based company Heritage Family Specialty Foods, Inc. They launched this all-natural frozen potato alternative in July 2004 to help provide the market with a low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, wheat-free and msg-free product for that growing group of "consumers moving toward healthy lifestyles."

"We've found that consumers are looking for a unique, delicious tasting, gourmet replacement in their diets, and ImiTaters fits this bill," exclaimed the President of Heritage Family Specialty Foods Daniel Brackeen, who just happens to be the creator and manufacturer of TCBY ice cream products. Now he's bringing that ingenuity to the low-carb market.

Let me tell you, this product delivers all of that and more for the low-carb community!

ImiTaters are made primarily from cauliflower and have an amazingly creamy consistency that is difficult to attain when you try to make it yourself at home. Believe me, I've tried and they don't taste near THIS good when I make 'em!

To complement the very low-carb cauliflower used in this product, ImiTaters also contain cream, cheese, salt, garlic and other spices to make them taste as good as they do. When my box arrived in the mail today, I couldn't wait to cook them up and try them for myself. I have to tell you, I wasn't at all disappointed with them! You'll never believe you're not eating real mashed potatoes!

As you can see when you visit the Imitaters web site, this product is low-carb, low-fat, and low-calorie, so it's not a bad option for everyone to eat regardless of which diet plan you have chosen to follow.

They come in four amazing flavors: Original, Savory Garlic, Smoky Chipotle, and The Works!

Dr. Sharon R. Price, author of the book Health & The Domino Effect said carbohydrate addiction is a very real problem that needs to be addressed and products like ImiTaters can help people overcome their obsession with overconsuming carbs.

"America is becoming addicted to carbohydrates," Price suggested. "Since the onse of the no fat, low fat craze, the average American has gained eight pounds, primarily through carbohydrate addiction."

She added that Imitaters and other carbohydrate-lowering food products will "help break the cycle" of addiction.

"With Imitaters, Heritage has created a frozen gourmet cauliflower blend that mimics real potatoes and satisfies the potato lover in anyone, without all the carbohydrates," Price concluded.

In terms of our obsession about fat in this country, Price said people are missing out on the healthy benefits of consuming fat while ruining their health by overeating carbohydrates and added sugars.

"Fat provides flavor and texture in food and to make fat-free foods more palatable, food manufacturers add more sugar (a carbohydrate), plus other additives," she notes.

I have harped on sugar, not fat contributing to obesity since I started this blog and will keep on banging that drum until people get it through their thick heads. Is it any wonder why obesity rates keep on moving upward year after year? When are we gonna understand that something we are doing is not working and it's this mistaken notion that fat makes you fat.

Price has hit the nail on the head with her comments. It took me a very long time to realize that my weight problem was more than just overeating, but it was actually about eating too many carbs. That's why my weight zoomed over 400 pounds in a very short period of time. THANKS to the low-carb lifestyle, I got that problem well under control before it was too late!

Some think livin' la vida low-carb is about eating ZERO carbs and that's just ridiculous! But most low-carbers will tell you that we eat LOTS of carbs. The only difference is we are not putting in our mouths the gargantuan amounts of carbohydrates we used to eat when we were fat and getting fatter every year. The permanent lifestyle change in people who eat low-carb helps them become carb conscious (as I talk about in Chapter 1 of my book) and never go back to their old habits of mindlessly eating carbs all day long like they used to.

In addition to being low-carb, low-fat and low-calorie, those of you who are using the glycemic index will be happy to know that ImiTaters rate very low on GI diets (that's a good thing!). Additionally, most contain 5g of fiber and 2g of protein per serving and each box has four servings. It feeds the entire family!

I'm not easily impressed by a low-carb product unless it is truly incredible and ImiTaters surpassed ALL of my expectations. I highly recommend ImiTaters and I think you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

To find a traditional retail store near you that carries ImiTaters, use the convenient Store Locator at their web site.

Also, you can order by phone by calling 1-800-MI-TATER or visit them on the Internet at Be sure to let them know "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man" Jimmy Moore sent you! :)

I'd love to know what you think about ImiTaters if you decide to give them a try or if you have already tried them before. Post your comments by clicking on the link below.


Blogger harmonious1 said...

Where's the label??

2/28/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Go to the Imitaters web site for more on the nutritional info. THANKS!

2/28/2006 4:05 PM  

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