Our Holiday Gift to You: Our Faves
The BariatricPal Store is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We are always flattered when you ask us for our opinions on the best products. What is trending? What is shockingly delicious? Where can you get the best junk food subs? Now that the holidays are upon us, it seems like a good opportunity to highlight some recent store faves.
Top Customer Pick:
The customer is always right, so let’s start with one of our customer’s top picks. We are proud to note that our customers are health-conscious with their pick of Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites. Each bite has 500 mg of calcium and 500 IU of vitamin D3 to support strong bones and a healthy immune system. They come in delicious flavors, including Chocolate, Caramel, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Raspberry, Lemon, and Pineapple Mango. Each bag has 90 individually-wrapped chews.
Also among the Top 50 products are BariatricPal Multivitamin One capsules, BariatricPal Multivitamin and Meal Replacement powders, Protein Bars, Protein Shakes, and Protein Oatmeal.
Best “Too Good to Be True:” Chocolate Peanut Butter
Peanut butter and chocolate are two of life’s greatest treats. Together, they are one of life’s best pairs, until you consider their sugar and fat. Peanut butter chocolate candies can have over a day’s worth of sugar and saturated fat in a small serving, without comparable amounts of protein to redeem them. Life without them can make your diet intolerable, so we say…leave them in!
Nuts ‘n’ More Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread is our answer to your cravings. It has 11 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar, so you can count on it to stave off hunger for hours without causing a blood sugar spike. It contains peanuts, dark chocolate, and additional healthful ingredients such as flaxseed. Eat it alone or with an apple or in oatmeal, and try our other varieties, such as Chocolate and regular Almond Butter, Banana Nut, Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough, and way more.
Biggest Sigh of Relief: Your Choice of Coffee
Coffee is an extra pleasure for some, and a necessity for others. It can be the highlight of the day, so what happens if your regular coffee is not cutting it anymore? After weight loss surgery or on some diets, you may need to cut back on sugar, eliminate caffeine, reduce acid, and bump up protein.
The BariatricPal Store has all kinds of Coffee Products to meet your specific needs
- Regular and Decaffeinated.
- Protein Powder for hot protein drinks and thick protein shakes.
- Whole Bean and Single Serve K Cups.
- Vanilla, Mocha, Caramel, Regular and Vanilla sCappuccino, and more flavors.
Best Seasonal Swap: Pumpkin Spice Latte
The annual debut of the pumpkin spice latte and similar coffee drinks can present a nearly existential crisis. To indulge, or not to indulge? To savor the spicy cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, and hot coffee, or to skip the sugar and calories?
Pumpkin Spice Latte lets you avoid the tough choices. It has 90 calories, 4 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein, plus real cinnamon and coffee. You can have it in minutes just by mixing it with hot water, so there is no temptation to run down the street to the coffee shop for a sugary version. Each box has 7 single-serving packets.
We hope you love these ideas! This is only a small sampling of our favorites, and we hope you will come by the store to see what else may strike your fancy as you lose weight.
- Alex Brecher