Weight Loss on National Chopsticks Day
If there were ever a holiday that could spur weight loss, it is today’s celebration. February 6 is National Chopsticks Day. It is a great chance to eat some delicious and healthy Asian-inspired food, or just to try using chopsticks for a meal or two. Either way, you may lose a bit of weight, and The BariatricPal Store can help.
How Chopsticks Can Help You Lose Weight
Without changing anything else, using chopsticks instead of a fork can help you lose weight. The reason is simple. It helps you eat more slowly, which is an important strategy for weight loss with or without bariatric surgery. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize that you are full.
When you eat quickly, you might eat a lot of unnecessary food before your brain tells you that you are full. Eating slowly gives your brain a chance to receive the message that you are full when you have not eaten that much. Eating with chopsticks tends to be slower than eating with a fork, and today is a great day to try.
When was the last time you had chow mein without a side of guilt? Was it before you learned that an order could have 60 to 100 grams of carbohydrates? Was it before you started getting serious about weight loss? What if you could have chow mein, chock-full of noodles, with hardly any carbohydrates? Low-Carb Pasta makes it possible. We have…
- Low-carb, high-protein versions with beans or soybeans.
- Low-carb, low-calorie types made with shirataki.
Just choose the Low-Carb Pasta that meets your needs, look for your favorite shape, such as fettuccine or spaghetti, and get cooking with a ton of vegetables, some tofu, shrimp, or chicken if you like, and soy sauce and seasonings. Then dig in with your chopsticks!
Fried rice has a similar story - oh, so delicious, oh, so devastating for the waistline, and oh, such a relief to be able to enjoy it again with Low-Carb Rice from our store. Again, choose from high-protein and low-calorie varieties, and cook it just like you would regular rice. Can you say, “Happy chopsticks?”
Asian-Inspired Chicken or Salmon Salad
A salad can make for a fun chopstick adventure at home or at work in a packed lunch. For a filling, low-carb, high-protein lunch, try a chopped salad with lettuce, green onions, napa cabbage or romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and cabbage, and a tangerine, tossed with Asian Calorie-Free Dressing and topped with cooked chopped chicken. Or, you can make a salmon salad with broiled salmon on sliced cucumber, carrot, and radish marinated in Sesame Ginger Calorie-Free Dressing.
The BariatricPal Store is ready to help you make Asian-inspired dishes that can help you lose weight and make the most of chopsticks as your new weight loss tool. Whatever you choose to use your chopsticks for, enjoy it!
- Alex Brecher