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Protein Soup to Boost Weight Loss

Protein Soup to Boost Weight Loss 0

Happy New Year! As 2020 gets started, it may be time to start thinking about a quick way to get back on track. Easy, delicious, and nutritious meals and snacks can help steer you away from any high-calorie, waistline-expanding foods that may have crept in during the holidays, and they are easy to come by at The BariatricPal Store. Our Protein Soups can be the answer to your 

When Protein Soup Can Help

Who can use Protein Soup? You probably can! It is ideal when you are on a liquid diet, such as when you are trying to kick off a weight loss diet, reset your metabolism, or prepare for or recover from bariatric surgery. When you are eating more substantial foods, Protein Soup can be the foundation for hearty high-protein recipes that are low in carbs and good for weight loss.

The Best of Soup and More

Grab a can or package of soup off the shelves of a supermarket, and you may find yourself with a nutritionless, high-sodium mixture of water, salt, and flavorings, with the occasional refined starch such as pasta or white rice. Protein Soup is far better for a weight loss diet, as it is calorie-controlled, with about 80 to 100 calories per serving, and packed with about 15 grams of protein. That protein helps reduce hunger and keep you full for hours, so it is easier to pass up unhealthy snacks that may come your way. 

Instant Meal or Snack

Do you need quick meal or snack right now? A serving of Protein Soup can be ready in a minute with nothing more than hot water. It is packaged in single-serving packets so no measuring is necessary. Just choose your flavor, prepare, and enjoy! We have all the usual flavors, but in low-carb, high-protein versions. For example…

  • Cream of Chicken, Cream of Tomato, Cream of Vegetable, and Cream of Mushroom.
  • Chicken Bouillon and Tomato Bouillon.
  • Chicken or Beef with Pasta and Chicken Noodle.
  • Italian Tomato
  • Broccoli Cheddar
  • And more!

They go well with cheese, protein chips, and side salads.

A Meal Starter

Protein Soup can be an ingredient in hearty recipes, too. Make a healthy, hearty soup by adding vegetables and chicken, tofu, beans, or other protein to any of our Protein Soup flavors. Or, try any of your favorite recipes with Protein Soup. For example, Cream of Mushroom can add protein to tuna noodle casserole made with Protein Pasta, and Broccoli Cheddar can be a nice topping for mashed cauliflower or baked sweet potatoes.

Protein Soup can be a good way to get back into the weight loss groove, since it is easy, delicious, and satisfying. From all of us, may all your dreams come true this year. The BariatricPal Store is right there to support your weight loss and healthy endeavours in 2020.
Back to Basics Post-Halloween: Great-Tasting Weight Loss

Back to Basics Post-Halloween: Great-Tasting Weight Loss 0

How was your Halloween? How did your waistline handle it? Things may have gotten out of hand the last few days, between candy at work and from trick-or-treating, and unhealthy fare at Halloween parties for you and your kids.

It is time to get back on track! Get rid of the Halloween leftovers, and depend on great low-carb, high-protein tastes to keep you full and satisfied. BariatricPal Protein One can make your transition back to healthy habits easier as it fills you up while keeping you satisfied.

Quick Question: Are You a Trash Can?

No? Oh, okay. Then why would you consider throwing leftover Halloween candy into yourself? Do not even pretend that eating extra sugar and fat will nourish starving children across the world. Donate your extras if someone wants them. If nobody wants them, they are – by definition – trash. Throw them out!

Replace Trash with Treasure

Our idea of treasure is BariatricPal Protein One. It is a great-tasting meal replacement protein shake specifically designed by BariatricPal, for you. What makes this treasure so valuable? Nutritionally, it has:

  • 27 grams of fast-acting whey protein for maximal absorption.
  • 5 grams of dietary fiber for more satisfaction.
  • 28 vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiencies and support healthy metabolism.
  • Less than 1 gram of sugar.
  • 150 calories.

You can have this instant meal or snack anywhere and feel great about your choice. The protein and fiber support long-lasting fullness, and you can fit 150 calories into any meal plan! Use it in water, or mix your BariatricPal Protein One with milk or almond milk, yogurt, or oatmeal.

Great-Tasting Flavors

BariatricPal Protein One comes in irresistible flavors that you do not need to resist.

  • Double Chocolate – Chocolate. Times two. Enough said!
  • Cinnamon Swirl – Sweet spice and everything nice.
  • Creamy French Vanilla – classic, rich, and smooth.

Keep your eyes peeled as regular and decaf Coffee, Peanut Butter, and Cookies and Cream are set to hit the shelves soon. Yes, they taste as good as they sound.

Unflavored for Limitless Possibilities

Do you prefer to do protein your way? Raw Natural BariatricPal Protein One is the answer. It has the same nutrients as the flavored types, but without any flavor. You can add it to anything to create a high-protein meal or snack. Try it:

  • In broth or soup if you are on a liquid diet.
  • In creamy pureed cauliflower for a low-carb, high-protein mashed potato substitute on a pureed foods diet.
  • In protein pancakes if you are on a solid foods diet.

With BariatricPal Protein One, you can easily get back on track or stay on track without missing a beat after Halloween. Just choose your flavors or a variety pack, select a 21-serving pouch or 1 or 7 single-serving packets, and get to losing weight!

Post-Thanksgiving Meal Plans to Get Back on the Weight Loss Fast Track

Post-Thanksgiving Meal Plans to Get Back on the Weight Loss Fast Track 0


Did Thanksgiving turn out to be a bit more than you bargained for? Were the leftover stuffing and pies calling your name a bit too loudly the rest of the weekend? Are you looking for help getting back to normal as the holiday season continues?

Don’t worry. Thanksgiving defeats almost everyone, and it is not the one or a couple days that matter in your weight loss journey. What is important is that you get right back to your good eating habits, and The BariatricPal Store has help you can use in the form of meal plans that are low in carbs and sugar, and high in protein. They’re easy to follow, and filled with great-tasting meals and snacks that you will look forward to.

Back on Track Meal Plan

You can feel bloated and overly full after Thanksgiving. If you’ve strayed too far from your plan for the whole long weekend, you may even need help remembering exactly how to build the “right” daily menu for yourself. A “back-on-track” meal plan can help you get back to where you need to be as the scale starts to move down again and you get back in the habit of making the good daily choices.

We have over a week’s worth of sample menus in our Back on Track Meal Plan. Each day includes 3 meals and 3 snacks, and it provides about 1,000 calories and at least 65 grams of protein. You’ll enjoy a combination of simple recipes, such as Protein Pasta with chicken and broccoli for dinner, and ready-to-eat snacks, such as Turkey Jerky.

Pouch Reset Meal Plans

Pouch Reset Meal Plans can help if you think you may have stretched your pouch or sleeve after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery. They can retrain you to get back to the smaller portion sizes that will help you lose weight. That’s helpful after Thanksgiving and when you are facing the rest of the holiday season, when overeating is all too easy.

Our 48-Hour Pouch Reset Meal Plan is a great idea for breaking a streak of out-of-control eating – does that sound accurate for Turkey Day?! It starts with a liquid diet and finishes with a small, healthy meal. Great-tasting items include a Vanilla Protein Shake, Cream of Tomato Protein Soup, and sugar-free Hot Protein Cocoa.

The 2-Week Pouch Reset Diet follows the same principles as the 48-hour plan, but you move more slowly. It starts with a clear liquid diet, then to full liquids, mushies (pureed foods), semi-solid, and finally full solid foods. Each stage has great-tasting and easy meals and snacks, such as Chicken with Pasta Protein Soup with cauliflower and brown rice, Protein Cheesecake Pudding, and a Vegetable Protein Omelet.

Maintenance Meal Plan

One strategy for success to get through the holidays is to plan to cut yourself a little slack. Instead of aiming for rapid weight loss, you might follow a Maintenance Meal Plan. It can be a little more realistic while temptation is everywhere, so you can gain confidence as you hit your goals during these weeks.

Each day has about 1,400 calories plus over 65 grams of protein, spread over 3 meals. You can add snacks if you like. Items include a Spicy Oriental Chicken Protein Entree, Salted Toffee Pretzel Protein Bars with 15 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, and a breakfast parfait with Honey Nut Protein Cereal. With low-carb, high-protein meals this easy, you’ll have no trouble sticking to your holiday health resolutions.

Weight Loss Help Delivered with These Bariatric Meal Plans

Weight Loss Help Delivered with These Bariatric Meal Plans 0

How frustrating is it to want to lose weight but not know what to eat? Do not let confusion stand in your way! Our Bariatric Meal Plans have sample menus and tons of tips for what to eat at any point in your weight loss journey, whether you are a bariatric surgery patient or not.

Liquid, Pureed, or Solids

You may be on a liquid diet before surgery or after, or if you are trying to get a good start on weight loss. After weight loss surgery, you’ll also need to work through a pureed foods and semi-solid foods diet before you get to eat a full solids diet. We have plans for all of those, along with appropriate calorie and protein counts for each stage

Plans for Any Goal

Are you losing weight before surgery? Have you made it to your maintenance diet after hitting goal? Are you trying to get back on track after straying a bit? We have the plan for you! We can even help you out if you are looking for the perfect Pouch Reset plan.

Easy Foods to Prep or Purchase

Our plans are easy to follow. They don’t require gourmet cooking. They are all based on a combination of store products that are ready-to-eat or ready in minutes, plus easy-to-prepare fresh, healthy foods. You can also go to our Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Lunch and Dinner, and Healthy Snack pages for ideas on how to vary the plans even more.

Be confident in your weight loss plan, and it will be easier to get started and stay on it. Make it easy and delicious, and the pounds will come off more easily than you may think. Our meal plans can keep you on the right track!

Looking to Go a Weight Loss Tear? How to Get Started!

Looking to Go a Weight Loss Tear? How to Get Started! 0

You are committed to losing weight. You are ready to give up the bad habits that got you to where you are, and you want to eat healthy and feel good. But where do you even start? How do you put together a meal plan and fix yourself the meals and snacks you need, when it can all be so confusing, you may be short on time, and you are not sure you can – or want to – give up flavorful meals and craveable snacks?

The BariatricPal Store has help for you. We can get you started with meal plans, meal and snack ideas, and quick and tasty meals and snacks that make your life easier. Just remember to check with your doctor before trying a new diet!

Weight Controlling Meal Plans for Anyone

Meal planning can be anything from a hassle to downright confusing, but our Meal Plans and Menus can get you started regardless of your specific weight loss needs. Each of our meal plans comes with calorie and protein counts so you know what you are getting into. All you have to do is select the meal plan that’s right for you and follow along. These are the meal plans we offer. Each has over a week’s worth of daily menu suggestions.

  • Weight loss surgery menus for the pre-op and post-op liquid diets, pureed foods (mushies) diet, and solid foods diet.
  • Maintenance diet to prevent regain after hitting goal weight.
  • Back-on-Track diet to get you losing weight again if you’ve hit a plateau or gone off course.
  • Pouch Reset Plan diet to get you back in the groove after you hit a snag after weight loss surgery.

Great-Tasting Meals, Snacks, and Protein Supplements

Some of the biggest barriers to staying on your weight loss plan are hunger, boredom, lack of time to prepare the food you need, craving off-limits foods, and trouble with portion control. The BariatricPal Store has you covered with a range of high-protein instant meals and snacks to keep you interested and satisfied. They are great-tasting and satisfy cravings from crunchy and salty to creamy, comforting, and chocolatey.

Check out our:

  • Protein Entrees including breakfasts, lunches and dinners, soups, and pasta dishes.
  • Protein Snacks and Desserts including puddings, cookies, chips, and meat snacks.
  • Protein Bars and Shakes to fight hunger anywhere, anytime.

Healthy Meal and Snack Suggestions

There are plenty of healthy meals and snacks you can make yourself from fresh foods and pantry staples. We have Meal and Snack Ideas for different calorie ranges for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and Snacks. They are high in protein and other nutrients to keep you healthy as you lose weight.

Fear no more as you dive into your new weight control plan. The BariatricPal Store has support for your success, and we can’t wait to be your partner in weight loss.

Happy New Year from The BariatricPal Store!

Happy New Year from The BariatricPal Store! 0

Happy New Year! The BariatricPal Store wishes you the best for a happy and healthy 2017. We believe there is no reason you cannot make good progress towards your weight loss and health goals this year, and we support you entirely!

We are here for all of your weight loss needs in 2017. We want to help you get back on track after the holiday season, start a new weight loss diet, or succeed on your weight loss surgery journey. Here are some of the ways The BariatricPal Store is working with you to help you reach your goals this year.

Weight Loss Products You Need and Love

You need great-tasting, nutritionally appropriate foods to help you stick to your meal plan. We have what you need morning, noon, and night. Try instant Protein Breakfasts such as Protein Oatmeal, Omelets, and Pancakes, and Protein Entrees such as Pasta, Soup, Stews, and more. Protein Snacks such as pretzels, chips, and cookies can satisfy cravings without a carb load.

Boost your protein intake without adding sugar to your diet or stress to your day with Protein Bars and Liquid Proteins including shakes, smoothies, fruit drinks, and hot cocoa. Finally, make sure you are taking care of your vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient needs with Bariatric Supplements in forms you can use.

Meal Plans for Everyone

Sometimes figuring out what to do is half the battle. We already fought that part of the battle for you by creating our Bariatric Meal Plans. Find one or more weeks’ worth of menus for whatever situation or meal plan you are on, such as:

  • Liquid Diet
  • Pureed/Mushies Post-Op Diet
  • Semi-Soft Foods Post-Op Diet
  • Solid Foods Post-Op or Weight Loss Diet
  • Maintenance Diet
  • Back-on-Track Diet
  • Pouch Reset Plan

Best Prices and Service on the Internet

We know you can choose to take your business anywhere online, which is why we work so hard to be your first choice. Here is a quick look at what we are doing to earn your loyalty.

  • Friendly customer service, including instant chat.
  • Best prices guaranteed through our price match policy.
  • Fast shipping, free on eligible orders.
  • Cash back by exchanging points you can earn through our BariatricPal Rewards program.

With services like this, why go anywhere else? We hope you don’t, because we value your business and want to see you succeed in the New Year!

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