Curb Your Cravings Guilt-Free
What’s the absolute worst thing about dieting? For a lot of us, it’s saying “No” and “I can’t have that” to almost everything that sounds good. Chocolate? Too sugary. Cereal? Too many carbs. Chips? Not a chance, with those carbs and that fat – and the chance you’ll eat the whole bag.
But wait – who says can’t you have those things, and more? Certainly not us! BariatricPal says you can have the tastes you love while losing weight. Sometimes, being able to enjoy the taste or texture of a treat can be enough to remind you that “I can do this” and, better yet, “I AM doing this!” So here are a few “craveables” to consider when your diet is getting you down.
A lot of us know that chocolate makes life worth living. We also know some of the stats, like 35 grams of sugar in a chocolate bar, 500 to 1000 calories in a milkshake, and almost no protein to speak of. You’re really asking for a sugar-high and a disappointing weigh-in!
Enter BariatricPal chocolate options. Choose from all sorts of bars such as Rockie Road, Chocolate Crisp, and Triple Chocolate; satisfying and steamy Hot Chocolate; thick and creamy Chocolate Shakes, and Chocolate Chip Cookies They’re all high in protein, low in sugar, and low enough in calories to fit into any diet.
Cereal can be a trigger food if you’re the type to sit down with a box and eat the whole thing. Luckily, you can feel good eating an entire packet of BariatricPal Protein Cereal, since you’ll be getting under 130 calories and 10 to 15 grams of protein. Choose from classic flavors such as Honey Nut, Cinnamon Crunch, and Cinnamon Vanilla.
These crunchy devils really sneak in the carbs and fat. It’s bad enough if you “can’t eat just one,” but what if you “can’t stop before the bag is gone?” No worries. Get your crunch on with favorite flavors such as Sour Cream and Onion, BBQ, and Pizza. The serving is the entire bag, so you don’t even need to try to stem your craving.
Think again if you thought Mexican flavors were out if you wanted to lose weight. Skip the local Tex-Mex joint, and head for your pantry instead. How does Chicken Enchilada Verde with Corn and Beans sound? Within minutes, you can be eating a pair of enchiladas stuffed with seasoned chicken and smothered in a hearty chile and corn sauce. Along with the protein, you’ll be getting a good dose of fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.
Everyone knows that pasta is bad news on a weight loss diet. Those carbs will spike your blood sugar and then let it plummet, leaving you feeling shaky, hungry, and wanting more. But you can thank BariatricPal for turning pasta into good news for your diet. It’s high in protein and low in carbs, so it signals your body to keep dropping the pounds. Enjoy choices such as Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti Bolognese, or Gluten-Free Pasta.
All of these choices are high in protein, low in carbs, and calorie-controlled, so you can enjoy them without guilt. Browse our store for these and other foods to fight cravings and keep weight loss right on track.
- Alex Brecher