Bulu Box Review (Weight Loss) – 6 items, just 1 shiny winner

by on Saturday, July 13th, 2013

What is Bulu Box? It’s a good question to ask!

“Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that’s $5!) each month! Use your points to purchase your new favorites in full size at BuluBox.com! Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the discovery and find a healthier you!”

Check out: Bulu Box

Here’s what was in my box o’ wonders… (Disclaimer: I got it free to review it.)

Shapeology Burn Blend – Is it a caffeine pill? I don’t know. What I do know is that they said to take 2 at once, and I did. And then I felt like I was truly drugged in a bad way. I was shaking for at least an hour! And even with food in my stomach! I felt unsteady and horrible. But every body composition is different, and what doesn’t work for me might work for you. That’s why samples are a fun idea. I’m sad that this doesn’t come in a solid pill form I could halve, because a low amount might do me good. I just  never want to be that jittery again! (It wasn’t even a productive jittery! It was a ‘help-i-can’t-stop-shaking’ jittery.)

Gu Chomps – Even with a strawberry flavor, I thought these tasted sour and “off” and more than that…I felt no increased energy after eating 4 of them (as instructed.) Disappointment!

Eat Green Tea – Moo. It’s …grass, so you feel like a cow. A well-fed cow, at least. (Cows are adorable, why does anyone ever tip them? Don’t do that.) I may not love it, but I’d eat it because of the benefits of green tea. (Lifehacker link to 11 benefits.)

Power Ice – This is a frozen bar, like a freeze pop. It’s good for post-workouts, when you need to hydrate. The lime flavor is okay. It gives you electrolytes. Personally, I’ll stick with water because I didn’t feel any difference.

Thera-Gesic – Pretty good at relieving pain and sore muscles. Not as good as a massage, but what is?

Power Fuel – FIVE HUNDRED STARS! This is the only thing in the box that I would repurchase. But the thing is, I really want to get more. I loved this. They recommend 1 or two packets into 8 oz of water. Well, I used just one packet several times…. but listen, the taste of “Electric Blue Raspberry” isn’t awful (kind of a raspberry/blackberry mix…) and it gives you sustained, powerful energy. It delivers on its promise! I hate most coffee, so this is kind of perfect for me. It’s by Twin Lab. This is the only product I’m putting up a direct Amazon link to: Here you go $24.92 OR Here for the same powder formula in grab-n-go sticks $15.07. (The latter will be messy and annoying but you do save a few bucks.)

 The mumbo jumbo of why it works… (I doubt they appreciate me calling it that, but psh!)

Twinlab Power Fuel Powder
At a Glance:

  • Intensifies focus*
  • Ignites strength and size gains*
  • Sustains energy*
  • Promotes pump*
  • Boosts performance*
  • Fights fatigue*
  • Electric blue raspberry flavor
  • Only 3 grams of sugar
  • Clinically tested ingredients
  • Aspartame free
  • Produced in a NSF GMP for Sport Registered Facility

 

Final Notes:

The orange box comes with motivation written on the box, and inside. I liked that. I liked getting to try little samples of different products, and the one winner I found I like a LOT. And I never would have discovered it otherwise. I actually would recommend this to someone who is serious about weight loss options and staying motivated. (Getting this every month is a great motivator.) I’d just say your expectations should be low, because you have no idea if any of the products will work for you or not. I think it’s good that a company like Bulu Box is around.

I also really like the Bulu Box website and blog posts, here are a FEW of my favs…

  • Figuring out your fitness personality: click

I happen to love swimming (and water in general) which I think might be a little because my feng shui birth sign is a water one, and my sun sign is also about water… so, who knows.

Also? I love the idea of ballet and kickboxing. The former because I love the idea of being graceful and I love me a good period movie about a duchess or princess… and the latter because I always wanted to be Buffy!

 

  • How to eat what you want: click

  • Stick to your weight loss goals: click

  • Good carb or bad carb?: click

  • Get a faster metabolism: click

  • How to celebrate weight  loss: click

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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