Sure Weight Loss Bets for March Madness

Sure Weight Loss Bets for March Madness

Alex Brecher

Are you looking for a sure bet for weight loss? Look no further than the NCAA Basketball Tournament. All the upsets that happen during March Madness can make it seem like nothing is certain, but we beg to differ. You can always find a high-protein, low-sugar treat at the BariatricPal Store. Now your tourney-watching party can be complete as you keep losing weight!

Snack Mixes

Snack mixes take the cake at parties. Set out a few bowls of different snack mixes around the viewing area, and your guests will feel like they’ve won even before the party starts. Before you balk at the idea, since a regular snack mix is packed with carbohydrates and sugar, remember that you can swap ingredients for high-protein, lower-carb alternatives with just as much taste. Pick your favorites from:

  • Any kind of nuts and peanuts.
  • Protein Pretzels in Plain, Jalapeno Honey Mustard, and Cinnamon Sugar flavors.
  • Protein Cereal in Cocoa, Honey Nut, Cinnamon Vanilla, Berry Chocolate Crunch, and more flavors.
  • Cubes of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  • Broad Bean Crisps.

Be creative as you put together your mixes. You can mix and match sweet and salty ingredients to make combinations to please all of your guests, and be pleased with yourself for the low-sugar solution. If you are too rushed to make your own mix, go for Protein Snack Mix – ready to eat from the bag.


You cannot throw a party without serving chips, but you cannot have chips if you are trying to lose weight. You can solve this dilemma with Protein Chips! The BariatricPal Store has every kind of chip you need, from Protein Potato Chips in Ranch, BBQ, and other classic flavors, to Chili Chips as a sub for tortilla chips. Or, opt for Cheese Snacks for a crunchy blast of cheese.


Dips come hand-in-hand with chips, but it will not be that easy to lose weight if you have regular creamy or cheesy dips with fat and calories galore. Satisfy your guests instead with dips they do not even know are good for them. Try:

  • Guacamole or broccomole, using broccoli instead of avocado for a low-cal version.
  • Hummus or bean dip.
  • Salsa
  • Protein dip from one of our Dip Recipes, such as Protein Salsa or Cheesy Dip.

Sweet Nibblers

We have you covered if no party is complete without dessert, but you do not want to sabotage your diet with sugar and fat. Instead, try Protein Cookies such as Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, or various types of Biscotti, or whip up a Protein Cake such as Chocolate or Fudge Brownie in minutes.

Whether your team wins or loses, you can guarantee fun times at your March Madness viewing parties, and you do not need to be thrown off of your diet. Stock up on great-tasting diet foods to serve, and good luck to your team!

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