Don’t Let the Pounds Creep on This Halloween

Don’t Let the Pounds Creep on This Halloween 0

Halloween is coming. What will that mean for you? Will you be tricked into sugar highs and weeks of regret? Or will you treat yourself to a moderate holiday filled with fun and without guilt? There is still time to browse The BariatricPal Store and get your fill of Halloween fun without the pitfalls.

Workplace Witchcraft

Does your Halloween start weeks before October 31 as your workplace fills up with candy and decorated cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods? If so, you may be interested in low-sugar Baking Mixes so you can have your own fresh-baked treats without guilt. Brownies, Cookies, and Cakes are all ready within minutes so you can say no to the sugary fare at work.

Quick Dinner

Did you know that Halloween is the third busiest day of the year for pizza delivery drivers? Quick, kid-friendly dinners such as pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese, and PB and J are attractive on this night as the family rushes out the door to go trick-or-treating. Do you fall prey to the extra calories, fat, and carbs that can be wolfed down before even seeing any candy?

There are plenty of options that are faster than take-out or delivery, and with more protein and fewer carbs. For example:

Candy Cravings

Finally it is time for Halloween proper, whether you are trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or going to a party. How can you pass up the sugar while still having fun? The strategies here are to find something else to focus on, and to have a substitute ready in case cravings hit hard.

  • Carry a glass or bottle of water around with you so your hands are busy.
  • Get involved in something besides eating, such as helping children with their costumes, hiding as kids come to your door to trick-or-treat, or helping the host and hostess serve and clean up.
  • Stash your own bariatric-friendly, low-sugar and high-protein, Chocolates and Candies to munch on instead of going for the sugary candy. The BariatricPal Store has dark, milk, and white chocolate with or without peanuts, almonds, and caramel - in short, any flavor to match the candy bars.

Halloween may be a scary holiday, but it does not need to be scary for your waistline. Just be prepared with a plan and a few treats from The BariatricPal Store, and there will be no need to feel guilty when November comes.

Nutrient Boosts You Cannot Resist

Nutrient Boosts You Cannot Resist 0

Everyone can use more nutrients, but sometimes taking those extra vitamins can be a drag. The BariatricPal Store has a lot of tricks for turning nutrient time from being a chore into wanting more. These are a few of our favorite products for getting more nutrients.

Bone-Building Dark Chocolate

Calcium is essential for bone health, but you can increase absorption when you take it separately from your regular multivitamin. Instead of swallowing a big capsule, nibbling on Procare Dark Chocolate with 500 mg calcium can be a bone-building event you look forward to. It comes with 500 IU vitamin D and a proprietary TruCal calcium preparation for better absorption. Vitamin D can also boost the immune system.

Procare Dark Chocolate A has other special properties, such as being especially rich in antioxidants. It is gluten-free, non-GMO, and lactose and soy-free, along with being all-natural. The bar has 50 calories and 2 grams of sugar. Get it in a 30-bar or a 60 or 90-bar pack.

Fiber-Filled Gummies

Fiber can stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and increase fullness, but a chalky fiber supplement can be unpleasant. Sweet Smarts Fruity Gummy Bears let you get 28 grams fiber – far more than most fiber supplements – in a great-tasting, fun gummy candy. The fiber includes prebiotic soluble fiber from tapioca.

Sweet Smarts Fruity Gummy Bears have no fat or added sugar, and only 90 calories per bag.  They are free from the sugar alcohols that are often in sugar-free candies and that can cause stomach upset. You will find raspberry, apple, lemon, and peach flavors in each bag. They are available in a single pouch or as a 6-pack or 12-pack. You can also get whopping doses of fiber from SmartSweets Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies, and Sour Gummy Bears.

Vitamin C Drops

There is something nice about “unlimited” when you are on a restricted diet, and you may be able to get your fill with Sunkist Sours. They have only 2 calories each and are sugar-free. As you enjoy your sour citrus flavors, know that each 3-piece serving has 100% of the daily value of vitamin C. That is an antioxidant and essential vitamin for immune function and healthy joints.

Each box has 24 pieces. You can get Sunkist Sours in the Variety Pack or get single flavors of Tangerine Orange, Raspberry Lemonade, or Mango Pineapple. They come in 1, 6, and 12-packs.

Do you need a sweet taste with your supplement…or are you looking for sweets with a nutrient boost? It doesn’t matter, because The BariatricPal Store has it all, from nutrients to sugar-free treats.

Easter Basket Items You Can Stomach

Easter Basket Items You Can Stomach 0

As Lent nears its end and Easter approaches, temptations can be threatening. An Easter basket with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, caramel eggs, and jelly beans can be beautiful, and oh, so dangerous. Eat those, and you might find that your weight loss stalls and your blood sugar shoots up before it crashes.

The BariatricPal Store lives to serve, and we hope to serve you this Easter by offering delicious and tempting treats without the sugar that can throw you off of your healthy intentions. Check out these and other choices!

Fruity Gummies

Say farewell to gummy bears and red fish, and welcome SmartSweets Gummies into your life. Each serving has 3 grams of sugar and only a fraction of the calories that are in regular gummy candies such as bears and worms. SmartSweets Gummies come in Fruity Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Blast Buddies, Sweet Fish, and a Variety Pack with all four flavors.

Marshmallow Madness

Yellow and purple marshmallow chicks are undeniably adorable, but what happens once they melt in your mouth? Your body is left processing 30 grams of sugar in the form of white sugar and corn syrup, and with no protein. If you are looking for a sweet and fluffy marshmallow taste that leaves you full and proud, try Vanilla Crisp Protein Bars with 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. They have 3 grams of sugar each and are gluten-free, so enjoy!

Chocolate Caramel Bites

Be honest now. Have you ever started your Easter Sunday with eggs? Not the egg kind of egg with protein, but the caramel-filled, chocolate kind of egg? You do not have to tell us, but just in case you have the urge to eat chocolate and caramel for breakfast, we have an idea: Chocolate Caramel Crispy Bites. While a single chocolate egg can have 22 grams of carbs, 15 grams of sugar, and only 2 grams of protein, a full serving of Crispy Bites has 2 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of sugar, and 12 grams of protein – almost the amount in 2 real eggs!

Chocolate and More Chocolate

Sometimes chocolate for chocolate’s sake is just the thing. If Easter means “chocolate” to you, browse through our entire selection of Chocolate Bars and Candies. Check for low-carb, sugar-free, high-protein, and even calcium-fortified options, and do not settle until you find the dark, milk, crispy, almond, or peanut butter chocolate choices you want.

This Sunday, dig into your delightful Easter basket and enjoy everything in it without guilt or remorse. Let it be the joyful celebration it was meant to be!

Sugar-Free Chocolate for All Tastes

Sugar-Free Chocolate for All Tastes 0

Chocolate versus weight loss. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, crispy chocolate, chocolate with peanut butter, chocolate with caramel…versus weight loss. Wait – why compromise? Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates let you have your chocolate and your weight loss, too.

What You Miss with Sugar-Free Chocolate Candies

Let us start with some of what you miss out on when you choose Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates instead of regular chocolate candies and candy bars.

  • Up to 300 calories per serving
  • 40 or more grams of carbohydrates
  • Over 30 grams of sugar
  • Large or king-sized bars that lead you to eat way too much
  • A sugar spike, increased sugar cravings, and a load of guilt

Sugar-Free Goodness

Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates come in types and flavors to delight any chocolate lover. There are sugar-free Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Almond, and Chocolate Crisp Bars, Caramel Pecan and Chocolate Pecan Clusters, and Peanut Butter Patties…to name just a few. Each serving has about 100 calories and 2 grams of net carbs. They have no glycemic sweeteners – that is, they do not spike your blood sugar levels.

They come in small portions that are individually packaged. This gives you the pleasure of being able to eat the whole package without overdoing it. Plus, Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates are easy to take anywhere. Why not pull out a sugar-free delight at work the next time a box of chocolates enters your office so you have no temptation to eat the sugary chocolates?

100-Calorie Protein Bars to Love

You can also choose Chocorite Triple-Layer Protein Bars for added nutrition. With 9 grams of protein and a large 34-gram size, but still only 100 calories, these bars can be a small meal replacement or a snack. They have three layers: a protein-packed core, a caramel filling,and a chocolate coating. Flavors include Cookies and Cream, Triple Chocolate Fudge, and Caramel Cookie Dough.

Huge 20-Gram Protein Bars

If you just cannot get enough of Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates or you need a boost of protein, try Chocorite 20-Gram Protein Bars. They have 200 calories, 20 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of net carbs. They are available in a range of flavors from Double Chocolate Extreme and Pistachio Nut Chocolate to Cinnamon Bun and Yellow Cake. Have them as a meal replacement or snack to keep hunger at bay and to satisfy cravings.

Browse our collection of Chocorite Sugar-Free Chocolates and be warned that you may instantly relax as you discover that you can lose weight without giving up chocolate. The BariatricPal Store is here to make your journey easier!

Naturally Sugar-Free Mints – No Fools!

Naturally Sugar-Free Mints – No Fools! 0

Happy April Fools’ Day! The BariatricPal Store has no tricks in store for you today. We have something better: a list of candies that sound too good to be true, but really are true. Our collection of sugar-free candies will have your mouth watering while your diet stays on track. Here are just a few of our offerings.

Naturally Sugar-Free Mints

The perfect mint can be your companion anywhere. MintiQ just may be the choice to fulfill that role. It has 2 calories per tablet and no sugar or fat. These little mints are sweetened with monkfruit and are all-natural. Slip in a mint whenever you have a craving for something sweet but do not have extra calories or carbs to spare.

Choose from Yakima Peppermint, Acai Pomegranate, Iced Lemon, and Spicy Cinnamon, or get them all in the Variety Pack. Individual flavors come in single boxes or 6 or 12-packs.

Sweet Fish

If those red chewy fish are your downfall, Sweet Fish are the thing for you. These gummies are sweet and chewy, like the real thing, but with a fraction of the sugar at 3 grams. Enjoy the entire bag for 80 calories, and note an additional benefit with 28 grams of fiber. That means these candies can not only satisfy cravings, but also increase fullness.

You can also try Sour Bears, Sour Blast Buddies, and Fruit Bears, or opt for the Variety Pack. Each flavor comes in a single pouch or a 6 or 12-pack, which makes it easy to stash some wherever your sweet cravings may strike.

Tooth-Cleaning Candies

Everyone should eat more candy, especially when it cleans your teeth. That is exactly what Zollipops Zaffi Taffi does. It is not only free from tooth-eroding sugars, but it contains xylitol, which can help protect your teeth from decay. Just eat them after a meal to get the benefits.

Each serving has 30 calories and 0 grams of sugars. They are organic, vegan, and gluten-free, as well as dairy-free. The bag has strawberry, orange, grape, and pineapple flavors. Opt for a single bag or a 3-bag or 6-bag pack, and try the other Zollipop varieties!

The BariatricPal Store has tons more Sugar-Free Candies and other low-carb sweet snacks. Browse the store and be confident that we are not playing tricks – these treats are for real!

Halloween Horrors? Not at The BariatricPal Store!

Halloween Horrors? Not at The BariatricPal Store! 0

Have you figured out what Halloween treats you will be having this year? If not, it is about time to do so. Otherwise, you may find yourself munching on whatever happens to be around, and you know that cannot be a good thing for your diet! Your standard candy bar can have over 20 grams of sugar and almost no protein.

Last week’s blog post described some chocolatey, fruity, and marshmallow-y treats to try instead of sugary candy this year. Now, we want to tell you about some of the BariatricPal Store’s other choices for Halloween haunting. Here are some of our candy bar-inspired protein bars that you can take to any party or nosh on while trick-or-treating or answering the door.

BariatricPal Caramel Nut Protein Bars

A chewy and nougaty core, a sweet and soft caramel ribbon, and a creamy and rich chocolate coating…there is a reason why some candy bars are more popular than others! Just swap the standard 30 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein for 4 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein, and you can have the same great taste in a BariatricPal Caramel Nut Protein Bar.

Oh Yeah! Almond Bliss Bars

What is the name of that coconut almond candy bar? Oh, never mind, it does not matter, since it has 20 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein. A better choice to get your coconut fix, your crunchy almonds and your indispensable chocolate is Oh Yeah! Almond Bliss Bar. It has 0 grams of added sugars and 20 grams of protein. To make it even more filling, it has 8 grams of dietary fiber.

Bariatricpal Vanilla Caramel Crisp Protein Bar

Is there too much chocolate around? Try a Bariatricpal Vanilla Caramel Crisp Protein Bar for a bit of a change. It has a sweet caramel core dotted with crisp rice treats, surrounded by a creamy vanilla coating. The bar has no added sugar, 160 calories, and 15 grams of protein, along with a bonus 5 grams of fiber for extra hunger suppression. The delicious taste belies its nutrition since the bar has over 15 vitamins and minerals. Could it be…Halloween weight loss magic?

BariatricPal Chocolate Crisp Protein Bar

Let’s go back to those classic bars and flavors. A chocolate bar with crisp rice cereal comes to mind. You might feel the need to banish the thought quickly if you are concerned about that sugar, but BariatricPal Chocolate Crisp Protein Bar lets you have the sweet chocolate and crispy rice nuggets without the guilt. Each bar has 15 grams protein and 12 grams fiber to keep hunger away for hours, and the bar has only 5 grams net carbs. You can save it for Halloween night, or start eating your chocolate when you first wake up on Halloween. Why wait?

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