The right snacks can be key to weight loss success. Well-chosen snacks can reduce hunger and provide needed nutrients, especially after weight loss surgery when the stomach pouch is too small to hold a large meal.
Snacks can spell trouble if they are too sugary, too low in protein, or too fatty. Another problem? Having too much! The BariatricPal Store has great-tasting solutions to both of those problems with high-protein, low-carb snacks that come in single-serving packages.
How Snacks Can Get Out of Hand
What do a jar of peanut butter, a box of cereal, a bag of chips, and a roll of crackers have in common? They are too big! It can be hard to stop eating once you start. You may find that you have eaten 2, 3, or even more servings before you realize it.
No matter how low in carbs or high in protein, snacks can interfere with weight loss if you eat too much of them. Smaller or single-serve packages can be the answer. You get to eat the whole thing, which can be more satisfying than having just part of a bigger bag or package. Plus, single-serve snacks are more portable and convenient, with no need to measure or count.
What happens when you swap starch for protein, cut out extra fats, and pump up the flavor? You get Protein Snacks, such as Protein Chips, Pretzels, and Puffs. Don’t worry about trying to “eat just one,” unless you mean “one bag!” Just a few flavors include Nacho Cheese, Chili Lime, Ranch, Jalapeno, Honey Mustard, and Barbecue.
Cakes and Cookies
There is no way to satisfy a sweet tooth without feeling guilty and bloated, right? And “eating a fresh-made brownie” is really code for, “eating a pan of brownies?” Wrong! The BariatricPal Store has Protein Cakesand Protein Cookies in single-serving packages. Chocolate Chip, Banana Cake, Blueberry, Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, and Lemon are just a few of the low-sugar, low-carb flavors to try.
There is no need to compromise between great ingredients and great taste. The BariatricPal Store is loaded with natural snacks that have both. Cheese Crisps and Bites, Seasoned Almonds, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Jerky are naturally low in carbs and high in protein. They all come in smaller-package options so you can eat the whole thing without guilt.
In many ways, protein bars are the ultimate snack for weight loss. They come in all sizes, so you can pick just the one for your particular need. They are low in carbs, and the flavors are to diet for. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Caramel Peanut, and Vanilla Crisps are just a few of the sweeter flavors, and the meat-based bars are just as intriguing and satisfying. Just stash a few bars anywhere you may be when you need a snack.
At The BariatricPal Store, we believe that you should have whatever snack you are craving, without worrying about the consequences. It is possible when you have access to great-tasting snacks that are diet-friendly and come in single-serving snack bags.