The holiday season is in full force. That means…it’s time to lose weight! Well, it also means it is time to eat great. Christmas cookies, cranberries, gingerbread, pumpkin spice latte, and hot chocolate: yes to all! Keep reading to find out how you can enjoy your favorite holiday fare without weight gain, and stop by The BariatricPal Store to discover more holiday treats.
Admittedly, our cookies do not have fancy names like pfeffernusse and pizzelle. They also do not have the gobs of sugar and fat you would expect from delicious cookies. You will do much better to satisfy your need to nibble with Protein Cookies instead. Just like Christmas cookies, they taste great and come with flavors ranging from cinnamon and peanut butter to chocolate and almond. Unlike regular Christmas cookies, they are high in protein and low in sugar.
Cranberries seem to pop up only at this time of year. That can be a blessing if you tend to eat cranberries in the traditional way: doused with sugar. On the other hand, they taste so good and, without added sugar, are so good for you. Instead of cranberry sauce (50 grams of sugar per half-cup) or cranberry cookies (25 grams of sugar each), try any of our low-carb Cranberry Treats from Cranberry Lemon Protein Cookies and Bison Bacon Cranberry Epic Bars to Green Tea and Cranberry Protein Fruit Concentrates and Turkey Cranberry Sage snack strips.
Spicy gingerbread captures the essence of the season, especially when you create a beautiful gingerbread man cookie, bake a festive gingerbread cake, or build a gingerbread house. You’ll do better if you can think of decorated gingerbread as nothing more than decoration, and come to The BariatricPal Store when you want to eat Gingerbread. We not only have Protein Gingerbread Cake Mix that you can bake fresh, but also Gingerbread-Scented Organic Spray-On Spice.
The holidays should be about spending time with loved ones. If you are lucky, your time together includes sipping on something sweet, hot, and seasonal. Less lucky is when you sip on full-sugar hot chocolate or pumpkin spice lattes. When you opt to get the chocolate and pumpkin spice flavors you love from Protein Hot Drinks, you can skip the sugar and count on up to 15 grams of protein in 80 to 100 calories. Hot Cocoa variations include Classic, Marshmallow, Mint, Mocha, and more.
This holiday season, lose weight and love your food. There’s no reason to deprive yourself. Just make smart choices, enjoy your favorite flavors, and feel proud when you step on the scale. The BariatricPal Store is here to help.