3 Ways to Lose Weight on National Chocolate Mint Day
Chocolate mint is a satisfying, sweet, and delicious flavor combination that can be dangerous if you are trying to lose weight. On this National Chocolate Mint Day, choose fare that tastes great, but is low-sugar and high-protein to keep your weight loss on track. Here are our top three picks.
Chocolate Mint Protein Bars
Chocolate mint patties and chocolate mint truffles almost taste light, but the truth is far from that. They are little more than flavored sugar, with 70% of their weight coming from sugar! They do melt nicely in your mouth, but that only means they go down quickly. After that, all you are left with is the knowledge that you shouldn’t have eaten them.
You can get that mint flavor and chocolate coating, without so much sugar, with BariatricPal Cocoa Mint Protein Bars. Each one has only a fifth the sugar as regular peppermint patties, plus they have 15 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber to help you stay full for hours. Have them for a snack, meal, or dessert.
Protein Creamy Hot Cocoa with Mint
Sipping on hot cocoa after your meal is a habit that can add to your sugar cravings and waistline size. It is packed with sugar and calories, and has little protein to offer. A small order of mint hot chocolate can have 210 calories, 30 grams of sugar, and only 2 grams of protein.
Instead, try Protein Creamy Mint Hot Cocoa. It has 70 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein to help you fight hunger and cravings and keep you on track. Mix it into hot water and savor it with a clean conscience.
Cocomint Protein Pudding
Dig into mint chip ice cream, and expect half a day’s worth each of sugar and saturated fat along with 300 calories. You will probably have a few moments of pleasure before the guilt sets in, but is it really worth it when you can just have Cocomint Protein Pudding instead? It is spoon-able and delicious, just like ice cream, but it has…
- 100 calories
- 0 grams of saturated fat
- 15 grams of protein
- 24 essential vitamins and minerals
Just mix the packet with water for a delicious pudding for a snack, dessert, or meal replacement. Use more water for a thick shake. Each box contains 7 single-serving packets.