National Sweet Tea Day the Weight Loss Way
National Sweet Tea Day comes at the right time. The summer days are still long and hot, and refreshment is welcome. The trouble comes if you get a sugar-laden tea, which is what you’ll find in most restaurants, or a nutrient-devoid tea that does not help fill you up.
We have news for you: you do not need to choose between losing weight and sipping your iced tea. The BariatricPal Store has sugar-free choices that can fit into your low-carb diet. Check them out!
Regular Sweet Tea Warnings
A portion of sweet tea can have 20 or more grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein. That is a bad combo for your weight loss and health. Drinks like that can drive up your blood sugar levels, add 100 or 200 calories to your day, and leave you feeling hungry and craving more sugar later.
Protein Sweet Tea
BariatricPal Raspberry Protein Iced Tea and Peach Protein Iced Tea are completely sugar-free. They have only 70 calories per serving. Those calories are worthwhile because they deliver 15 grams of protein to keep you full for hours. Have the tea as a snack in the morning or afternoon, or sip on it from your porch at night.
Choose from the sweet-tart taste of spring-time raspberries and the juicy sweet taste of plump summer peaches. Each box has 7 single-serving packets. Just mix a packet into water and you are ready for a protein punch!
Fiber Sweet Tea
There is another nutrient that can help you stay full, plus lower your cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar in check besides. It is fiber, and it can be hard to get enough. BariatricPal Lemon Fiber Iced Tea has 5 grams of fiber per serving, delivered in a great-tasting sweet lemon-flavored package.
Each serving has only 20 calories, making it a great choice for staying hydrated at the same time you get your fiber. You get 10 single-serving packets per box. Mix it into water or another favorite beverage, such as milk for a boost of protein and calcium along with your fiber
Designed for Weight Loss Surgery and More
BariatricPal iced tea is ideal for weight loss surgery patients. It is an easy way to get fiber and protein. Since it fits onto a liquid diet, you can have it during your pre-op prep and your post-op recovery when you may be struggling to get enough nutrients. Plus, it has an advantage over other iced tea because it is decaffeinated – an important feature after bariatric surgery!
If you are not a weight loss surgery patient, you might be wondering what you can have with your sweet tea. Go ahead and give into your urge to have some cookies. Protein Biscotti in chocolate chip or almond chip might be just the thing to keep you satisfied so it is easier to stay on your strict diet.
So, grab a packet of protein or fiber iced tea, mix it up, and enjoy it guilt-free! You deserve to live a little while you lose weight.