Setting Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success

Setting Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success

Alex Brecher

Desire to lose weight and knowledge about what to eat go a long way, but they may not be enough for weight loss success, 

Quick and Easy Meals

Have you ever been so busy or had such a strong craving that you went to a restaurant or prepared a frozen or boxed meal instead of having a nutritious meal? We all have, but doing it too often can get in the way of weight loss success.

Instead, having quick, delicious, and easy meals on hand can help prevent you from opting for drive-through and fast food meals. The BariatricPal Store has all kinds of bariatric-friendly entrees that can be ready in minutes just by heating or adding water. Along with Protein Pasta, Zero-Carb Bread, and high-protein breakfasts such as Protein Oatmeal, Omelets, and Pancakes, options include Chili, Vegetable Stew, Enchiladas, and Riced Broccoli and Cauliflower... to name a few.

Protein Snacks to Satisfy Hunger

When you are caught off guard and are starving, poor snack choices are more likely, and that can lead to extra calories, carbs, and pounds. Instead of hitting up the vending machine or a convenience store, just keep protein snacks on hand. Examples include:

They are all low in carbs and sugar, and taste great.

Proper Portions and Dinnerware Matter

Portion control is critical on a weight loss diet, but weighing can get old. Helpers such as Portion Control Rings make it easier. The BariatricPal Bowl and Plate Set let you get proper portions with only minimal measuring. 

Meals in the bowl may end up like the following.

  • ¼ cup of shredded wheat, up to the 1-cup line with plain yogurt, and to the 1 ½-cup line with blueberries.
  • ½ cup fat-free refried beans, up to ¾ cup with shredded cheddar cheese, and up to 1 ½ cups with cooked vegetables.
  • ¼ cup brown rice, up to ¾ cup with diced chicken, and up to 1 ½ cups with vegetables.

Most meals should be based on lean protein and have some vegetables and healthy, high-fiber carbohydrates. The BariatricPal Portion Control Plate lets you use the handy illustrations to guide your choices. Just put the appropriate type of food into its own section. Meals may end up like these.

  • Salmon with green beans and brown rice.
  • Cooked eggs, grilled bell peppers, and ½ whole-grain English muffin.
  • Low-fat cottage cheese with a salad and quinoa.

Containers to Carry Food and Vitamins Anywhere

A key to having healthy foods on hand whenever you need them is having proper containers to carry and store them in. BariatricPal Stackable Food Storage Containers are four stackable containers that come with a convenient carrying handle. They come in Pink-Grey, Blue-Teal, and Pink-Blue color sets.

With a 4-oz. capacity in each container, these containers are ideal for controlling portions of foods such as lean protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and protein powder. They are leak-proof and come with a funnel on the top container to easily pour protein powder.

If you are motivated to lose weight, help your dream come true by setting yourself up for success. High-protein, low-carb meals and snacks, portion-controlled plates and bowls, and stackable containers are just a few of the products that can help you stay on track with less effort.

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