Coffee for Post Bariatric Surgery and Beyond 0
That perfect cup of coffee may seem like a luxury, but does your daily cup fit into your diet? A flavored or blended coffee drink can have too many calories and too much sugar for your weight loss diet, and the caffeine and acid in coffee may be off limits after bariatric surgery. You do not need to avoid coffee or have it black, though. The BariatricPal Store has everything you need for that perfect cup of coffee without guilt.
The Truth about Your Daily Pick-Me-Up
Do you know what your daily cuppa joe has in it? When you order a blended coffee drink, you may be getting more calories and sugar than you thought due to the flavoring syrup, milk or cream, and whipped cream. Beverages such as mochas and lattes can have 600 calories and 60 grams of sugar, or more.
Newsflash: that is not the way to start your weight loss day! You would be better off having bacon and a doughnut for 340 calories and 10 grams of sugar, or a cup of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for 300 calories and 32 grams of sugar.
Acid-Free, Caffeine-Free, and Protein Coffee
If you have had weight loss surgery, calories and sugar may not be the only problems with your regular coffee beverage. Many post-op patients are not allowed to have caffeine, and you may not be able to have acid, either. Both can aggravate your surgery wounds or your digestive system and increase risk for acid reflux.
The BariatricPal Store sells a range of bariatric-friendly coffees. Choose from Acid-Free Regular and Decaf options available in whole bean and ground versions. You can purchase them in single bags or 3-pack or 6-pack options.
If you are scrambling to get enough protein or would prefer to simply drink your coffee instead of eating a full breakfast with eggs or another protein food, try our selection of Protein Coffees. They come in a range of flavors and you can find single-serving or multi-serve packs. You can also choose from protein coffee to be brewed like regular coffee, or you can get coffee-flavored protein powder.
Turn Good into Great
If black coffee is not your thing, you have plenty of options that will not break the diet bank. The BariatricPal Store has all-natural Calorie-Free Sweetener in spoonable and packet forms. They have stevia and/or xylitol so you can sweeten your coffee naturally and without carbs. Feel free to use as much Calorie-Free Creamer as you like, with flavors including French Vanilla, Original, Hazelnut, Mocha, Caramel, and Sweet Cream.
A cup of coffee can be comforting, energizing, and oh, so bad for your diet, unless you choose the right ingredients. The BariatricPal Store has what you need to make the perfect cup for you and your health, so come browse!
Our Holiday Gift to You: Our Faves 0
The BariatricPal Store is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We are always flattered when you ask us for our opinions on the best products. What is trending? What is shockingly delicious? Where can you get the best junk food subs? Now that the holidays are upon us, it seems like a good opportunity to highlight some recent store faves.
Top Customer Pick:
The customer is always right, so let’s start with one of our customer’s top picks. We are proud to note that our customers are health-conscious with their pick of Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites. Each bite has 500 mg of calcium and 500 IU of vitamin D3 to support strong bones and a healthy immune system. They come in delicious flavors, including Chocolate, Caramel, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Raspberry, Lemon, and Pineapple Mango. Each bag has 90 individually-wrapped chews.
Also among the Top 50 products are BariatricPal Multivitamin One capsules, BariatricPal Multivitamin and Meal Replacement powders, Protein Bars, Protein Shakes, and Protein Oatmeal.
Best “Too Good to Be True:” Chocolate Peanut Butter
Peanut butter and chocolate are two of life’s greatest treats. Together, they are one of life’s best pairs, until you consider their sugar and fat. Peanut butter chocolate candies can have over a day’s worth of sugar and saturated fat in a small serving, without comparable amounts of protein to redeem them. Life without them can make your diet intolerable, so we say…leave them in!
Nuts ‘n’ More Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread is our answer to your cravings. It has 11 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar, so you can count on it to stave off hunger for hours without causing a blood sugar spike. It contains peanuts, dark chocolate, and additional healthful ingredients such as flaxseed. Eat it alone or with an apple or in oatmeal, and try our other varieties, such as Chocolate and regular Almond Butter, Banana Nut, Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough, and way more.
Biggest Sigh of Relief: Your Choice of Coffee
Coffee is an extra pleasure for some, and a necessity for others. It can be the highlight of the day, so what happens if your regular coffee is not cutting it anymore? After weight loss surgery or on some diets, you may need to cut back on sugar, eliminate caffeine, reduce acid, and bump up protein.
The BariatricPal Store has all kinds of Coffee Products to meet your specific needs
- Regular and Decaffeinated.
- Protein Powder for hot protein drinks and thick protein shakes.
- Whole Bean and Single Serve K Cups.
- Vanilla, Mocha, Caramel, Regular and Vanilla sCappuccino, and more flavors.
Best Seasonal Swap: Pumpkin Spice Latte
The annual debut of the pumpkin spice latte and similar coffee drinks can present a nearly existential crisis. To indulge, or not to indulge? To savor the spicy cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, and hot coffee, or to skip the sugar and calories?
Pumpkin Spice Latte lets you avoid the tough choices. It has 90 calories, 4 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein, plus real cinnamon and coffee. You can have it in minutes just by mixing it with hot water, so there is no temptation to run down the street to the coffee shop for a sugary version. Each box has 7 single-serving packets.
We hope you love these ideas! This is only a small sampling of our favorites, and we hope you will come by the store to see what else may strike your fancy as you lose weight.
National Sweet Tea Day the Weight Loss Way 0
National Sweet Tea Day comes at the right time. The summer days are still long and hot, and refreshment is welcome. The trouble comes if you get a sugar-laden tea, which is what you’ll find in most restaurants, or a nutrient-devoid tea that does not help fill you up.
We have news for you: you do not need to choose between losing weight and sipping your iced tea. The BariatricPal Store has sugar-free choices that can fit into your low-carb diet. Check them out!
Regular Sweet Tea Warnings
A portion of sweet tea can have 20 or more grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein. That is a bad combo for your weight loss and health. Drinks like that can drive up your blood sugar levels, add 100 or 200 calories to your day, and leave you feeling hungry and craving more sugar later.
Protein Sweet Tea
BariatricPal Raspberry Protein Iced Tea and Peach Protein Iced Tea are completely sugar-free. They have only 70 calories per serving. Those calories are worthwhile because they deliver 15 grams of protein to keep you full for hours. Have the tea as a snack in the morning or afternoon, or sip on it from your porch at night.
Choose from the sweet-tart taste of spring-time raspberries and the juicy sweet taste of plump summer peaches. Each box has 7 single-serving packets. Just mix a packet into water and you are ready for a protein punch!
Fiber Sweet Tea
There is another nutrient that can help you stay full, plus lower your cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar in check besides. It is fiber, and it can be hard to get enough. BariatricPal Lemon Fiber Iced Tea has 5 grams of fiber per serving, delivered in a great-tasting sweet lemon-flavored package.
Each serving has only 20 calories, making it a great choice for staying hydrated at the same time you get your fiber. You get 10 single-serving packets per box. Mix it into water or another favorite beverage, such as milk for a boost of protein and calcium along with your fiber
Designed for Weight Loss Surgery and More
BariatricPal iced tea is ideal for weight loss surgery patients. It is an easy way to get fiber and protein. Since it fits onto a liquid diet, you can have it during your pre-op prep and your post-op recovery when you may be struggling to get enough nutrients. Plus, it has an advantage over other iced tea because it is decaffeinated – an important feature after bariatric surgery!
If you are not a weight loss surgery patient, you might be wondering what you can have with your sweet tea. Go ahead and give into your urge to have some cookies. Protein Biscotti in chocolate chip or almond chip might be just the thing to keep you satisfied so it is easier to stay on your strict diet.
So, grab a packet of protein or fiber iced tea, mix it up, and enjoy it guilt-free! You deserve to live a little while you lose weight.