And….I made it! It’s Friday and I love it for so many reasons. I get to sleep in tomorrow, I get to stay up as late as I can handle tonight (11p.m. and I’ll be in a coma) and I get a break from blogging but still get to bring in some new material!
Earlier last week I interviewed Rebecca Trosset, a friend of mine and newlywed who has recently found good health as an essential part of her life. This equated to raising that awareness with others by way of 100 calorie, organic, sweet treats. I know, I’m freaking out a little too. Ok, like a lot and I want her to be my personal snack maker.
While she hasn’t added “private snack maker” to her resume yet, she has launched a company that is sure to take off. Without further delay, please enjoy the adorable Rebecca Trosset from Belly Pops and her inspiring road to healthy baking.
1. First and foremost congratulations on becoming a newlywed! What exactly is the story behind Belly Pops and did this recent milestone play any part in its creation?
Thank you so much! Before the wedding I put a lot of effort into getting into the best shape I possibly could, making sure that everything I put into my body was the healthiest. I really took an interest into natural, clean cooking and realized that a lot of the fats and unneeded empty calories we consume on a daily basis are not necessary for creating delicious meals and treats. Simple modifications to your daily diet can really change your life. I ended up losing about 26 pounds before my wedding, and I did it the right way! So as my girlfriends began to become first time mothers, I could hear their constant cry for help and one of the biggest obstacles for myself was a late night sweet snack! So I put my new knowledge of nutrition to work, and constructed a delicious treat without the guilt!
2. With such an adorable product name, please dish on how you came up with it?
Belly Pops as a product name really derived from my consumer audience. I wanted to make a product that would help women tackle one of the most challenging moments in their lives, becoming a mom and losing the mom weight. I want to empower women to be healthy, confident mothers!
3. What is your goal for Belly Pops to do for others?
The main goal for Belly Pops is to provide the consumer with a delicious product that they can feel good about eating. A low fat snack they can put into their mouths and know they are not getting artificial sugars or sweeteners. Especially for the new mothers who are breastfeeding, what mommy eats, baby does as well.
4. Why is that goal so important to you or why does it speak to you?
This goal is so important to me and Belly Pops because I have been a first hand witness to women who suffer from postpartum depression due to pregnancy and not knowing the women who is staring back it them in the mirror. I want to empower women to jump start their health and give them a realistic way to reach it. Having a dream body after pregnancy is not impossible and I believe we all preform at our best when we are confident!
5. What sets Belly Pops apart from other low-calorie snacks and treats?
Belly Pops is unlike any other low-calorie snack or treat because unlike most of these 100 calorie pack you can find, we use all natural organic sugar, fruits and veggies in a unique way to add flavor. You are not getting anything that can not be found naturally in nature! Our pops are also bigger than the average cake snack and perfectly portioned to what a serving size should be, making it easier for our customers to satisfy their sweet tooth without over indulging!
6. Looking into the future at the Belly Pops franchise you have created, what is the one thing you never want to change or make sure you always stay true to its origin?
Looking into our future, Belly Pops is never going to change out natural products or our main goal of helping our costumers reach their health goals. Healthy does not have to be out of reach and we will never make it impossible to have or compromise our product for company benefit!
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