Extra Weight Loss on International No-Diet Day 0
May 6 is International No-Diet Day, but there is no dilemma. You do not need to choose between eating something satisfying and eating something healthy. To celebrate this day, we have gathered a few of our favorite no-diet diet products; that is, these are the store products that taste and feel indulgent, but are low-carb, low-sugar, high-protein, and diet-friendly.
Chocolate (and More Chocolate)
Chocolate is good, but simple “chocolate” is not enough for a No-Diet celebration. Bump it up a couple of notches with a Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownie. This baked square is a brownie (chocolate) with chocolate chips (more chocolate) and drizzled icing (chocolate icing on the chocolate cake!). The single-serve package is ready to eat and has 15 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar. You can have it for breakfast with cream cheese or yogurt, or as a snack or dessert. Each box contains 7 servings.
Bacon. Is. Good. The effects of bacon are bad, at least when talking about weight. Take the good and leave the bad with an Epic Smoked Maple Bacon bar. The bars have smoky, uncured bacon and real maple sugar, but only 150 calories. Each bar has 15 grams of protein to satisfy hunger as it satisfies your taste buds. You can get the bars as a single bar or in a 12-bar box.
Cheese lovers, rejoice! No longer must you sneak a slice of cheese and damage your waistline by putting it on fatty, starchy crackers to get a good crunch. Now you can have your cheesy taste and your crunch all in one weight loss-geared bite with Bunker Hill Crunchy Cheese Crisps - Cheddar. They are made with 100% real cheese and have 1 gram of carbs and 10 grams of protein per serving, and you can have them as a ready-to-eat snack or part of a meal with soup, salad, fruit, or vegetables. Bunker Hill Crunchy Cheese Crisps also come in creamy Swiss, spicy Jalapeno, smoky Barbecue, and bright Chili Lime and are available in single bags or a 4-pack or 12-pack.
Cereal is so crunchy, delicious, addictive, and...guilt-laden. Who can resist eating the whole box, especially when it is sweetened? We’re definitely not against crunchy, or sweet, or eating the whole package. Just choose the right one! Take BariatricPal Chocolate Caramel Protein Granola, for example. With rich chocolate, wholesome oats, and caramel-flavored clusters, it has 130 calories and 11 grams of protein, and only 6 grams of sugar per individually-packaged serving. Each box has 7 packets.
On this day and every other day, you can eat great and lose weight. Just leave it to The BariatricPal Store to come up with the decadent flavors you love without the excessive carbs and calories. Whether you crave Ranch, Cheesecake, Pizza, or, just try searching our store for your favorite flavors to see what we have!
Crazy Good Protein: Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend 0
Just when you thought all protein shakes were the same, along comes Spartan Whey Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend. From a novel flavor to carefully-selected ingredients to maximize protein benefits, this shake has it all for weight loss.
Protein and Weight Loss Benefits
Protein reduces hunger, supports lean muscle mass, and raises metabolism compared to most carbs. Are you getting enough? Each 1-scoop serving of Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend has 25 grams of protein. That is enough for a meal or snack, so no need to worry there. It comes with only 110 calories that you can easily fit into your meal plan.
A Pleasure to Use
A sweet blend of fruity flavors, Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend can give you a relaxing escape or a quick boost at any time of day. Mix it with water, milk, or another favorite beverage, or try it in oatmeal or cottage cheese for a more substantial meal.
Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend gets nearly all of its protein from whey protein isolate and concentrate. Whey protein is a high-quality protein with all of the essential amino acids. Plus, it is quick to absorb in your body.
Many products use any protein they can, which can mean depending on incomplete proteins or casein. Casein is slow to absorb, which can be a problem if you have a malabsorptive type of weight loss surgery such as duodenal switch. Milk protein is another common choice, but beware: 80% of milk protein is casein.
High without the Sugar
Remember that burst of energy you may have gotten when you were a kid when you had a bowl or two of fruit-flavored “O” cereal? You may remember your parents telling you to calm down! That hyperactivity was a sugar high that came from the 10 grams of sugar in each cup of fruity cereal (and how many cups did you have?). A full third of that cereal is sugar! Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend can give you a thrill and longer-lasting energy with only 1 gram of sugar.
AstraGin Herbal Blend
Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend has AstraGin to increase absorption. The blend has astragalus, which is often taken to stabilize blood sugar and energy. It also has panax or Asian ginseng, known for its potential to sharpen your mind.
Try Them All
Check out the other flavors of Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend. You will find decadent dessert-y protein powder flavors, such as Chocolate Ice Cream, Double-Stuffed Cookies and Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Peanut Butter Cup, as well as other cereal-inspired flavors, such as Cinna Crunch, Jacked Apples, and Krunchy Krisp.
Loopy Fruits Whey Protein Blend comes in 2-lb. and 5-lb. containers, with 27 or 67 scoops per tub. You will have enough to enjoy it any time of the day!
Swaps for Protein Power: Breakfast 0
Getting more protein can help you lose weight by keeping you full and satisfied. It can help stabilize blood sugar and prevent cravings, while keeping up your energy. Sometime, though, you may not be getting as much protein as you hoped, because other options can be easier or even more appealing. Here is some help in case you are falling short of your protein goals at breakfast.
Eggs are the quintessential protein breakfast, but do you really have time on a weekday morning to make yourself a fancy omelet? Hard-boiled eggs do the trick, but they can get boring fast. Enter: Protein Omelets. They have 15 grams of protein – more than the amount in two eggs – but only 3 grams of fat. Within minutes, enjoy your favorite flavor:
- Bacon and Cheese
- Vegetable and Cheese
Have it on its own as a 100-calorie breakfast, add extra cheese or some beans for more protein, or pair it with fruit or a whole grain wrap to add fiber.
When it comes down to it, breakfast may be synonymous with “cereal” for you. The only problem is that that comforting bowl of cereal may have only a fraction of the protein you need, while delivering nearly as many grams of sugar as you had hoped to have in a day!
Our solution is to choose Protein Cold Cereal. They are delicious, low in carbs and sugar, and full of the crunch and flavor you crave. Try lifelong favorites:
- Honey Nut
- Apple Cinnamon
- Rich Cocoa
- Cinnamon Crunch
Eat them right from the bag – each packet is a single serving – or try them with milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese for a double protein punch. Add nuts or fruit to make your dream breakfast, both in terms of taste and in terms of nutrition!
Oatmeal has been the classic choice for a quick, warm, and hearty breakfast, but whomever came up with the idea forgot about protein. A regular bowl can have 30 grams of carbohydrates and 9 grams of sugar, and only 4 grams of protein. Protein Oatmeal can do the trick instead if you are looking for “quick, warm, and hearty” plus protein – each packet has up to 15 grams of protein and as little as 6 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of sugar. Try flavors such as:
- Apple Cinnamon
- Maple Brown Sugar
- Peaches and Cream
These packets are perfect for breakfast at home or a hot breakfast at work – just add hot water. Have them on their own for 100 to 120 calories, or add more nutrients – try adding Peanut Butter Powder for protein, bananas or berries for antioxidants and fiber, or even creamy avocado for healthy fat and fiber.
A high-protein, low-carb diet can be challenging if you are one of those people who loves to start the day with toast – but fear not. You now have options, whether you choose Protein Rusk Bread or High-Protein Brown Bread. They are not only high in protein, but low in carbs and high in fiber, too. That means satisfaction without guilt. Try toppings such as:
- Cottage cheese and sunflower seeds.
- Peanut butter and strawberries.
- Egg whites and tomatoes.
Starting your day off right can mean you are more likely to finish off right, and lose the weight you want. Make it easy to get a high-protein, low-carb, delicious breakfast, and you will have no reason not to eat right!
Cereal for Weight Loss: Count the Ways! 0
If cereal is a forbidden food on your weight loss diet and you miss it, here is some good news: it’s back! BariatricPal Protein Cereal is specifically designed to help you lose weight on a low-carb, high-protein diet. It comes in delicious flavors for you to love. Try them all!
- Honey Nut
- Cinnamon Vanilla
- Rich Cocoa
- Berries ‘n Chocolate Crunch
Protein Cereal for Weight Loss
Here are just a few ways our cereal helps you lose weight, compared to regular cereals.
- It is sugar-free or low in sugar. For example, our Honey Nut Protein Cereal has less than one-quarter the amount of sugar as the leading brand.
- It has the protein you need to get through the morning. Our cereals have 8 to 15 grams, compared to 2 to 3 grams in most cereals.
- It is individually packaged in single-serving portions. It is designed to help you keep from eating the whole box.
Start your day with a high-protein breakfast, and you may have less hunger through the morning as well as fewer sugar cravings later. At a minimum, snag a packet on your way out the door, or stash some in your car or gym bag, or in your desk at work. They are packaged in single-serving bags so you do not need to take the extra time in the morning to measure your portion.
The possibilities are endless if you need a more substantial way to start your day.
- Go traditional with milk or almond milk, plus a sliced banana or other fruit.
- Make breakfast “ice cream” with pureed frozen banana, walnut pieces, and Honey Nut Protein Cereal.
- Create a parfait by layering yogurt, Cinnamon Crunch Protein Cereal, and berries.
Hunger pangs can come swiftly and with little warning, and there is nothing quicker than opening a bag of cereal to quiet those pangs. Protein cereal with a cheese stick or some cottage cheese gives you a double dose of protein in seconds, not to mention some bone-building calcium, too.
You can also think ahead and make a snack mix that will keep for days. Choose one or two of your favorite flavors of protein cereal and mix them with your choice of:
Desserts to Die for
These desserts may be to die for, but they won’t kill you. Try these ideas with cereal for a satisfying end to a meal or your day.
Honey Nut Cereal: Protein in a Crunchy Package 0
Cereal may have been the go-to snack or breakfast for you in the past, but it can quickly become an obstacle to weight loss. If you are avoiding cereal but still miss those familiar flavors and the irresistible crunch, we have the answer for you. BariatricPal Honey Nut Protein Cereal can hit the spot while keeping you on your diet.
The Nutritional Stats That Work for You
Take a look at regular cereal, and you will see a few problems. First, they are almost pure carbs – a single ounce of honey nut cereal can have over 20 grams of carbs. Combine that with the fact that it has very little protein, and you are asking for a calorie and blood sugar disaster. BariatricPal Honey Nut Protein Cereal has the taste you love, with stats you can live with. Each serving has only 3 grams of net carbs while giving you 15 grams of high-quality protein from soy.
Portion Controlled for Safer Eating
Most of us have been there, done that, when it comes to opening a box of cereal. You take a handful, and another, and another. There is an excellent chance that you’ll eat way more than a single serving. BariatricPal Protein Cereal is designed for you: each packet contains a single serving, so you can enjoy the entire thing and stop when you’re finished.
An Instant Simple Snack or Breakfast
Stash a box at work or grab a packet on your way out the door, and you can have a slightly sweet, crunchy snack or breakfast for a smooth 100 calories. Those 15 grams of protein can satisfy hunger to get you through the next few hours.
Make It a Complete Breakfast
Another option? Add a few foods to make it a complete meal. Stir your protein honey nut cereal in ½ cup skim milk and add ½ cup sliced banana for a breakfast under 200-calories. Or, you could make yourself a parfait with light yogurt, berries, and a few crushed pecans.
Losing weight successfully can require a balancing act between resisting cravings and satisfying them to prevent overeating later. BariatricPal Protein Cereals can help you juggle your diet as you get your crunch, flavor, and protein, without going overboard on carbs and serving sizes. Enjoy!
Curb Your Cravings Guilt-Free 0
What’s the absolute worst thing about dieting? For a lot of us, it’s saying “No” and “I can’t have that” to almost everything that sounds good. Chocolate? Too sugary. Cereal? Too many carbs. Chips? Not a chance, with those carbs and that fat – and the chance you’ll eat the whole bag.
But wait – who says can’t you have those things, and more? Certainly not us! BariatricPal says you can have the tastes you love while losing weight. Sometimes, being able to enjoy the taste or texture of a treat can be enough to remind you that “I can do this” and, better yet, “I AM doing this!” So here are a few “craveables” to consider when your diet is getting you down.
A lot of us know that chocolate makes life worth living. We also know some of the stats, like 35 grams of sugar in a chocolate bar, 500 to 1000 calories in a milkshake, and almost no protein to speak of. You’re really asking for a sugar-high and a disappointing weigh-in!
Enter BariatricPal chocolate options. Choose from all sorts of bars such as Rockie Road, Chocolate Crisp, and Triple Chocolate; satisfying and steamy Hot Chocolate; thick and creamy Chocolate Shakes, and Chocolate Chip Cookies They’re all high in protein, low in sugar, and low enough in calories to fit into any diet.
Cereal can be a trigger food if you’re the type to sit down with a box and eat the whole thing. Luckily, you can feel good eating an entire packet of BariatricPal Protein Cereal, since you’ll be getting under 130 calories and 10 to 15 grams of protein. Choose from classic flavors such as Honey Nut, Cinnamon Crunch, and Cinnamon Vanilla.
These crunchy devils really sneak in the carbs and fat. It’s bad enough if you “can’t eat just one,” but what if you “can’t stop before the bag is gone?” No worries. Get your crunch on with favorite flavors such as Sour Cream and Onion, BBQ, and Pizza. The serving is the entire bag, so you don’t even need to try to stem your craving.
Think again if you thought Mexican flavors were out if you wanted to lose weight. Skip the local Tex-Mex joint, and head for your pantry instead. How does Chicken Enchilada Verde with Corn and Beans sound? Within minutes, you can be eating a pair of enchiladas stuffed with seasoned chicken and smothered in a hearty chile and corn sauce. Along with the protein, you’ll be getting a good dose of fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.
Everyone knows that pasta is bad news on a weight loss diet. Those carbs will spike your blood sugar and then let it plummet, leaving you feeling shaky, hungry, and wanting more. But you can thank BariatricPal for turning pasta into good news for your diet. It’s high in protein and low in carbs, so it signals your body to keep dropping the pounds. Enjoy choices such as Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti Bolognese, or Gluten-Free Pasta.
All of these choices are high in protein, low in carbs, and calorie-controlled, so you can enjoy them without guilt. Browse our store for these and other foods to fight cravings and keep weight loss right on track.