Cave into Cravings Part 2: Hot and Cold
Cravings can be your downfall when you are trying to lose weight unless you know how to handle them. This part of the series gives you some better alternatives for your hot and cold cravings. Everything in this post will work on a liquid diet or a pureed foods diet, so it may be welcome news if you are a pre-op or post-op bariatric surgery patient or you are using a liquid diet to jumpstart weight loss.
Hot Protein Drinks
Usually, a caramel latte, hot cocoa, or white chocolate cappuccino from a coffee shop is the same to your body as liquid sugar, but we are not suggesting you go without your favoring cuppa joe (or chocolate). Just make a smarter choice with BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks, such as hot cocoa in flavors such as regular, marshmallow, mint, and raspberry, vanilla cappuccino, and mocha. They are all low in sugar and have up to 15 grams of protein. Now you do not even have to go to your favorite coffee shop to get that warming chocolate or coffee for your morning pick-me-up or sweet evening finish.
Regular soup is often devoid of nutrients at best, and a source of extra fat and carbs at worst. A bowl of a days’ worth of saturated fat, while chicken noodle soup can deliver a few servings’ worth of refined carbs. BariatricPal Protein Soup has 15 grams of protein without the extra calories, carbs, and fat, and just a few of the flavors are Chicken Pasta, Cream of Mushroom, and Broccoli and Cheddar. Have the protein soup straight, or make it a chunky meal with cooked veggies and protein such as beans, lentils, or diced chicken or ground turkey, or
Protein Fruit Smoothies
Fruit smoothies can hit the spot when you want something cold and refreshing, but are they really worth their price tag of hundreds of calories and up to 100 grams of sugar? Protein Fruit Smoothies skip the sugar and pack in the protein, while delivering the sweet fruity refreshment you are craving. Think about strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and mango as you pick your smoothie flavor.
Your hot or cold craving solution is just seconds away with these protein options. All they need is some water and a stir, and you can have your guilt-free fix instantly.