Chocolate Cereal for Satisfying Weight Loss 0
Following a bariatric surgery or any weight loss diet can be challenging for so many reasons. It can leave you feeling hungry, cut out your favorite foods or flavors, or be too hard to prepare when you have limited time.
Enter BariatricPal Chocolate Protein Cereal. It just may be what you need for that extra help sticking to your diet. Here is why.
A serving of regular chocolate puff cereal has 31 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, and 1 measly gram of protein. That set of nutritional stats is not likely to keep you full through the morning, and that sugar high and low may leave you starving and seeking more carbs and sugar.
Each serving of Chocolate Protein Cereal has only 4 grams of net carbs and 0 grams of sugar, while it contains 15 grams of protein. Way to start your day with a slow-digesting, hunger-suppressing duo of protein and fiber! It also has 15% of the daily value for iron. Possibly best of all, Chocolate Protein Cereal comes in single-serving bags for portion control, so there is no need to eat the whole box of cereal!
Instant Power Breakfast
Chocolate Protein Cereal is ready to eat on its own right from the bag, or you can up the satiety and nutritional value of your breakfast by eating it with other nutrient powerhouses. Stir it into yogurt or cottage cheese, for example, and you will get a double dose of protein, and consider adding nuts or seeds for more protein and healthy fat, or fruit for fiber and antioxidants.
Be honest. How would you feel about having chocolate available as a healthy snack whenever you wanted, guilt-free? Chocolate Protein Cereal makes it possible. Grab a bag for a high-protein, 110-calorie snack, anywhere you need one. You could pair it with a cheese stick or make your own snack mix with nuts and Protein Pretzels.
Even model dieters crave dessert sometimes, especially chocolate. Chocolate Protein Cereal lets you indulge that sweet tooth and chocolate craving, without making you regret those few minutes of pleasure. You can mix it with a combination of peanut butter, sugar-free powdered sugar substitute, almond flour, and vanilla to make chocolate peanut butter bars, or try crumbling the cereal as a topping for Protein Pudding or base for a low-carb chocolate pie crust that you can fill with sugar-free cheesecake pudding. You can even crush Chocolate Protein Cereal and roll a banana in it.Chocolate Protein Cereal comes in 7-serving boxes and is eligible for a 15% discount when you set up a recurring delivery so you never run out! Come by The BariatricPal Store to see what other protein cereal and other breakfast, snack, and dessert options we have to make your diet easier and more delicious.
Chocolate Mint Weight Loss Bliss 0
Today marks another weight loss…well, food…holiday. It is National Chocolate Mint Day: a blend of delicious, satisfying, rich, and sweet flavors. You get to choose whether to celebrate with weight loss, and The BariatricPal Store is ready for you if you are!
Chocolate Mint Diet Disasters
We’re with you if you fear that eating chocolate mint goodness will send you into a sugary state of weight gain. So many options are high-calorie, high-sugar, and low-protein.
- A cup of mint chocolate chip ice cream has a day’s worth of saturated fat and 48 grams of sugar.
- A single peppermint patty has 25 grams of sugar.
- An order of mint cocoa has up to 500 calories and 72 grams of sugar.
The BariatricPal Store offers instead a low-sugar, high-protein option in the form of BariatricPal Cocoa Mint Protein Bars.
Calorie-Controlled Chocolate Mint Bars
Start a box of chocolate mint cookies, and you may not be able to stop eating before you hit several hundred calories. Peel open a Cocoa Mint Protein Bar, and you can eat the whole thing for 160 calories. There is a lot more pleasure when you feel no guilt! The bars are minty on the inside and chocolatey on the outside for the perfect bite every bite.
Protein and Fiber for Filling Weight Loss
A candy or sugary drink may taste good while it’s going down, but you can soon find yourself starving again and craving more sugar. With Cocoa Mint Protein Bars, you get slow-digesting nutrients that keep you fuller for longer.
Cocoa Mint Protein Bars have 15 grams of high-quality from sources such as whey and egg whites. They also have 8 grams of dietary fiber, which is nearly one-third of the daily value. Together, protein and fiber can help stave off hunger. Protein also supports metabolism and lean muscle mass, while fiber supports digestive health and lower blood sugar.
A Treat for Anytime
Be sure to have your Cocoa Mint Protein Bars on hand because you never know when you may want one. It can be a quick breakfast or guilt-free dessert, or a snack to tide you over for a couple of hours. You can also use it as a snack before or after a workout – what a way to do double weight loss duty.
St. Patrick’s Day Weight Loss Wonders 0
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, Irish or not, you might as well celebrate with weight loss and good cheer.
Bacon and Bread for Breakfast
The list of ingredients in a full Irish breakfast includes bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and eggs – enough to put you over your day’s limit before 8:00 a.m.! You can keep the spirit without overdoing it, though, with a little caution. We suggest:
- A variation of Irish soda bread using Low-Carb Baking Mix instead of flour.
- Scrambled egg whites with mushrooms or a Vegetable Protein Omelet.
- Baked tomatoes with Pork Rind Breadcrumbs.
This hearty breakfast can have under 400 calories, while delivering over 30 grams of protein.
Shortbread with Protein
It is easier to say “No” to the green frosted cupcakes and shamrock-shaped cookies when you have your own healthy but great-tasting substitute. BariatricPal Shortbread Protein Bars can do the trick. Their crispy interior is lightly sweetened, and they have a vanilla coating so you will not even miss the green-colored icing on your pals’ treats. Each has 160 calories along with a filling 5 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein.
Beef and Vegetable Stew
Don’t spend all day in the kitchen only to create a high-fat version of corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes. Instead, your dinner can be ready in minutes if you choose Beef and Vegetable Stew with real beef, potatoes, and carrots. Since it has 14 grams of protein and only 170 calories, you can add your own stewed cabbage without worry.
Irish Cream Hot Cocoa
Most Irish Cream drinks and treats are packed with saturated fat, sugar, and calories. Not so Irish Cream Protein Hot Chocolate, with only 90 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and less than a gram of saturated fat. Finish up your St. Patrick’s Day with a sweet, rich, comforting cup of chocolatey goodness, and know the 15 grams of protein are doing your body good.
Holiday Hurrahs – Weight Loss Included! 0
Heading into Christmas weekend, you cannot help but feel the holiday cheer in the air, even if you do not celebrate Christmas. After watching your diet so far through the holidays, you may be longing for your own holiday cheer, but you certainly do not deserve to gain weight just because you want a treat. Here are some ideas.
Snack Mix for Parties
Spend some time with friends, and food is sure to be involved. You are kidding yourself if you expect healthy fare without bringing your own; instead, the nibbles are likely to be starch-laden crunchy snacks, sugar-laden sweets, or fatty fried foods.
Protect yourself against the after-party bellyache with Protein Party Mix with 10 grams of protein for the salty taste buds, or Chocolate Coated Protein Puffs with 15 grams of protein to satisfy your sweet tooth. They give you the guilt-free grab for your party!
Hot Cocoa during Family Time
Family time is priceless anytime, and especially this time of year. There is almost nothing better than sitting with your loved ones in front of the fireplace or in the dining room, a cup of hot cocoa in hand. The only thing better may be when the cocoa is high in protein and low in sugar.
We aim to please, and that is why we offer Hot Protein Drinks, including Hot Cocoa in Classic and other flavors, including Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Amaretto, and Irish Cream. Curl up with your favorite and enjoy the moment, even more, knowing you are getting 15 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar. Each box has 7 packets, so you might as well stash a few at work, too.
When you are entertaining friends or going caroling, Christmas cookies are not to be missed. We do not suggest you dive into a platter of gingerbread men or fudge candy since that can set you back a few days’ worth of sugar. However, we do suggest you get your flavor fix in other ways!
Gingerbread Protein Cake Mix has 80 grams of protein and 130 calories. It is ready in minutes with just water, which makes it far faster and easier than whipping up a batch of gingerbread cookies. Rather than the artery-clogging fat and gut-busting sugar of shortbread cookies, you might consider chowing down on a Crispy Shortbread Protein Bar – already frosted! Finally, who needs candy when you can get your fudge from a Fudge Brownie Protein Square?
This weekend, focus on what’s important: the people in your life, and enjoying them. Make the times a little sweeter with favorite flavors, and remember to have Happy Holidays!
Cave into Cravings Part 2: Hot and Cold 0
Cravings can be your downfall when you are trying to lose weight unless you know how to handle them. This part of the series gives you some better alternatives for your hot and cold cravings. Everything in this post will work on a liquid diet or a pureed foods diet, so it may be welcome news if you are a pre-op or post-op bariatric surgery patient or you are using a liquid diet to jumpstart weight loss.
Hot Protein Drinks
Usually, a caramel latte, hot cocoa, or white chocolate cappuccino from a coffee shop is the same to your body as liquid sugar, but we are not suggesting you go without your favoring cuppa joe (or chocolate). Just make a smarter choice with BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks, such as hot cocoa in flavors such as regular, marshmallow, mint, and raspberry, vanilla cappuccino, and mocha. They are all low in sugar and have up to 15 grams of protein. Now you do not even have to go to your favorite coffee shop to get that warming chocolate or coffee for your morning pick-me-up or sweet evening finish.
Regular soup is often devoid of nutrients at best, and a source of extra fat and carbs at worst. A bowl of a days’ worth of saturated fat, while chicken noodle soup can deliver a few servings’ worth of refined carbs. BariatricPal Protein Soup has 15 grams of protein without the extra calories, carbs, and fat, and just a few of the flavors are Chicken Pasta, Cream of Mushroom, and Broccoli and Cheddar. Have the protein soup straight, or make it a chunky meal with cooked veggies and protein such as beans, lentils, or diced chicken or ground turkey, or
Protein Fruit Smoothies
Fruit smoothies can hit the spot when you want something cold and refreshing, but are they really worth their price tag of hundreds of calories and up to 100 grams of sugar? Protein Fruit Smoothies skip the sugar and pack in the protein, while delivering the sweet fruity refreshment you are craving. Think about strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and mango as you pick your smoothie flavor.
Your hot or cold craving solution is just seconds away with these protein options. All they need is some water and a stir, and you can have your guilt-free fix instantly.