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BariatricPal Protein One: Your Complete Weight Loss Pal 0
Simplify weight loss and nutrition with an all-in-one product that might become your new best friend. BariatricPal Protein One provides a big boost of protein, but it is way more than a simple protein shake. It is specially formulated to provide essential nutrients and deliver great taste. Here’s the scoop, so you can understand why we are so proud of our latest breakthrough in meal replacements.
High-Quality Protein, and More
BariatricPal Protein One provides 27 grams of protein in each serving, so you can stop worrying about where your protein is going to come from. It also has less than 1 gram of sugar to help you keep cravings down. Here are some other highlights of the blend.
- 150 calories
- 28 essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and B vitamins
- 5 grams of dietary fiber
Just add 2 scoops of BariatricPal Protein One to water or any of your favorite beverages or food 1 or 2 times per day for a meal or snack.
No way would we sacrifice taste for nutrition. You might even agree we doubled our efforts to keep the taste delicious with Double Chocolate Fudge once you take a sip of this rich formula. You could start your day with the taste of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls with Cinnamon Swirl on its own or in oatmeal. Or, try the creamy, rich French Vanilla for any meal or snack, alone, in decaf coffee, or in yogurt.
Flexibility with Unflavored Formula
You can get the same benefits with Raw Natural Unflavored BariatricPal Protein One. It dissolves easily into water, milk, and other beverages, or you can mix it into yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies. You can even stir it into soups, stews, and chili to get that protein and nutrient boost.
Choose any flavor of BariatricPal Protein One in the single-serving packet, or get a box with 7 packets. You could also opt for the 21-serving tub to make sure you always have it when you need it.
Too Hot to Cook, but Not to Lose Weight! 0
The heat of summer can make cooking pretty unappealing. Who wants to heat their house at the same time they’re cooking dinner? On the other hand, getting someone else to cook for you can be a mistake for your waistline if you are thinking about ordering in or going out.
The BariatricPal Store has plenty of great-tasting, high-protein meals that can keep you out of the kitchen while you keep losing weight. Each is shelf-stable, and you can make it in minutes with nothing besides water. Here are a few examples.
Breakfast: Bacon and Cheese Omelet
You could wait in line at the drive-through for an artery-clogging bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, or you could have a Bacon and Cheese Omelet at home almost instantly. It is vegetarian, nearly sugar-free, and a source of 15 grams of protein. The omelet has only 100 calories, which leaves you room to add low-fat cheese for extra gooieness and calcium, or mushrooms or spinach for fiber or antioxidants.
Lunch: Vegetable Lasagna
Some of the most fun weight loss moments can come during lunch hour at work. Why? Your lunch hour is a time when you pull out a gourmet-sounding meal, make it in minutes, and show your coworkers how great weight loss tastes. Consider BariatricPal Vegetable Lasagna Protein Entrée with four cheese and real vegetables. The Vegetable Lasagna has 250 calories plus protein and fiber to keep you going.
Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Verde
Take a short trip south of the border to relax after a long day with Chicken Enchilada Verde. Get two chicken enchiladas wrapped in corn tortillas and smothered in a sauce with beans, tomatoes, and corn. With 290 calories and 5 grams of fiber, you can feel good about this little indulgence on its own or served with some salsa, guacamole, or nonfat sour cream.
Summer Peaches: Protein without So Much Sugar! 0
August is National Peach Month, which can put you in a tough situation: do you miss out, or do you join in? Joining in can be devastating for your weight loss goals if you choose a peach smoothie with 100 grams of carbs, or peach pie with a day’s worth of fat. The BariatricPal Store has a solution: go peachy without the problems!
Peaches and Cream Protein Oatmeal
Start your summer day with Peaches and Cream Protein Oatmeal. Each sugar-free packet has 100 calories and 15 grams of protein. Peaches and Cream Protein Oatmeal is ready in minutes with water on the stovetop or in the microwave. You can add pecans for a low-carb crunch and extra fiber.
Peach Protein Tea
Decaffeinated Peach Protein Tea may be your answer to the mid-afternoon blahs. A pick-me-up with 70 calories and 15 grams of protein can perk you up without putting you over your calorie limit, and nothing about this tea will make you think about dieting. Instead, it has the great taste of ripe, juicy peaches. Since it is decaffeinated, this ice tea is perfectly safe for weight loss surgery patients.
Peach Mango Protein Drink
Are you longing for a cold blend of summer fruits? Do not even think about a smoothie! Instead, keep it down to 70 calories and 3 grams of sugar with Peach Mango Protein Drink. You still get the sweet tastes of two favorite fruits, along with a hunger-suppressing 15 grams of protein. Just add water and mix!
Grab and Go…For When You Are in a Rush 0
No matter how carefully you plan, things happen. You get busy, an emergency comes up at work, your kids need you, and all of a sudden…you need to eat. Now! What can you do?
Unexpected events happen to all of us, but they do not need to throw you off your diet. Just make sure that the weight loss-friendly fare you need is closer at hand than the fast food burgers, vending machine candy bars, and convenience store nachos are sure to be. Here are some diet-saving ideas from The BariatricPal Store for those times when you are in a pinch.
Meal in a Packet
How are you going to get your breakfast when you dash out the door in the morning? How can you catch lunch when you are caught in an hours-long meeting? What happens to dinner when you are stuck late in the office? Hint: the correct answers are not “doughnut for breakfast,” “burrito for lunch,” and “pizza for dinner!”
A Meal Replacement can give you the dose of protein you need to tide you over for a few hours, along with the vitamins and minerals you need to stay nourished. You have a variety of low-carb, high-protein choices.
- Classic Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla Shakes.
- Cream of Chicken and Cream of Tomato Soups.
- Fruit Drinks and Smoothies.
You only need to add water to the pre-packaged serving packet, so it is easy to get your meal no matter what your day throws at you.
Say you have no fridge to store food, and no interest in preparing anything. No worries! You have sweet and salty choices whether you need something just for yourself or you have to share with friends. Any of the following are good choices!
- Protein Potato Chips in flavors including classics such as Ranch.
- Protein Cookies with irresistible options such as Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin.
- Meat Snacks such as all-natural turkey jerky.
- Protein Bars, whether chocolatey, nutty, fruity, crispy, or creamy.
They are ready to eat, and need no refrigeration. Just grab what you need and go, or stick them in your car or desk drawer ahead of time for those last-minute snacks!
There is never any need to skip a meal or opt for a diet-destroying choice. Just make sure you have great-tasting choices around for whenever you need them!
National Lasagna Day 0
What do you think of when you hear that National Lasagna Day is on July 29? Cheesy goodness, satisfying pasta, and too many carbs and calories may come to mind. What if you could keep the cheesy goodness while avoiding the extra carbs and calories? The BariatricPal Store has ways you can get your lasagna fix and stay right on track with weight loss.
BariatricPal Vegetable Lasagna is the epitome of comfort food. It has cheesy layers sandwiched between pasta and hearty meaty filling. You can grab it right from your pantry and have it ready within minutes in the microwave or on the stovetop.
The catch is that it is not traditional comfort food. Instead, it has only 250 calories. It has fiber and protein, and it is low-carb. The filling is meatless, and it is made with real veggies and parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and romano cheeses. Serve it alone or with a side salad or bruschetta on Protein Rusk Bread with 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per 110-calorie serving.
Can You Say…“Voodles?”
“Voodles” may not be the technical term for swapping Veggies for nOODLES, but you get the point. Cut the lasagna noodles, and instead use your favorite veggies. Grilled or roasted zucchini and eggplant slices may be most common, but bell peppers and yellow summer squash do the trick just as well.
Bigger Is Better
As long as it fits into your diet, bigger is better. It is more filling and more satisfying. There are some tricks to making “bigger” fit into your calorie budget.
- Go lean with protein: choose extra lean ground turkey or soy crumbles, not fatty ground beef or Italian sausage.
- Cut the fat from cheese: fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese, ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella save you loads of calories.
- Pile on the veggies: actually mix them in. Try spinach, cauliflower, carrots, or broccoli.
Shape May Be Overrated
Depending on the context, shape may or may not matter. We absolutely agree that shape matters when it comes to your own shape, if you are trying to lose weight and keep it off. But we venture to say that the shape of the pasta does not matter! Here is what we are getting at: choose Protein Pasta instead of regular lasagna noodles, and your lasagna suddenly drops carbs and calories.
All you have to give up is the shape. Instead of using wide, flat lasagna noodles, make your dish with fettuccini. Each serving has only 100 calories and 6 grams of carbohydrates, including 3 grams of net carbs, plus a whopping 20 grams of protein. You can still layer it with cheese, veggies, sauce, and meat for a gourmet lasagna.
Mix Up the Meats and Cheeses
Keep your taste buds guessing by making a different version of lasagna every time. Use lean ground turkey, soy crumbles, or even Vegetarian Joe mix. Try cottage cheese and ricotta for fillings, and top your dish with mozzarella, parmesan, or even crumbled Protein Cheese Crisps for a satisfying crunch.
Everyone needs a treat sometimes, and these lasagna ideas can make you feel like you are getting one without going off your meal plan. Great recipes can help you stick to your good intentions by giving you nutrition and taste at the same time.
Celebrate National Junk Food Day While You Lose Weight 0
What’s not to love about dieting? It is great, except for the way it makes you skip the junk food. What’s not to love about junk food? It is also great, except for the way it makes you look, and the way it makes you feel. We have a better idea! Lose weight and eat junk food! Inspired by National Junk Food Day on July 21, we have some suggestions for getting your fix while you shrink your waistline. Warning: you might get addicted to dieting.
We have you covered whether you are into sugary cereal for breakfast, nachos for lunch, or fried chicken for dinner. All of our Protein Cereals are low-carb and calorie-controlled to get your day off to a good start, and flavors such as chocolate, cinnamon vanilla, and honey nut should satisfy. Kill two birds with one stone with Nacho Cheese Pasta so you can have both the cheesy goodness of nachos and the satisfaction of pasta. For dinner, skip the trans fat and carbs, and whip up some easy peasy Mock Fried Chicken instead.
Crunchy snacks are so much more enjoyable when they do not include guilt. Thankfully that is possible at The BariatricPal Store. Grab a bag of Protein Potato Chips in classic flavors such as classic ranch, salt and vinegar, barbecue, and more, or keep your blood sugar stable and your hunger at bay instead with low-carb Protein Pretzels.
What do you do when your sweet tooth calls out for a candy bar, cookies, cake, or chocolate? Give in, of course! Try a Protein Bar with flavor choices including nutty, chocolate, lemon, cinnamon, caramel, coconut, and, more, or go for a Protein Chocolate Bar to get that milk, dark, or white chocolate taste. Shop for chocolate chip, oatmeal, and more Protein Cookies, or opt for chocolate or cheesecake Protein Cakes. For more, browse our Dessert Recipes.
There must be something between boring water and sugary sodas, right? Of course! Try water enhancers such as low-calorie alternatives to plain water to get a sweet, fruity taste. You can go big with all sorts of floats, smoothies, and all sorts of other Beverage Recipes. And, if you are missing your daily coffee drink, get more protein and less sugar with Protein Hot Drinks such as cocoa and cappuccino.
There are all kinds of ways to include great-tasting treats in your diet, and these are just a few. Stop by The BariatricPal Store for more and see how much fun losing weight can be!