Savory Seed Crisps for All Your Needs 0
Everyone can use another snack choice that doesn’t break the diet. Crunchy fare such as crackers and chips are off limits if you are going low-calorie, low-carb, or simply healthy, since they are made with refined starches and unhealthy oils. You cannot be expected to avoid all crispy pleasures, and that is why Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can come to the rescue.
Guiltless Carb Replacement
You are right to fear bread, crackers, and chips if you want to lose weight. They pile on empty calories and blood sugar-spiking carbs, and often lead to more hunger and carb cravings later. Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps have no refined flour or other carbs. They contain pumpkin, flax, sunflower, hemp, and poppy seeds, along with psyllium and black pepper.
Diet-Friendly No Matter the Plan
Each serving has only 140 to 150 calories and 2 to 3 grams of net carbs, so Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can fit into your restricted meal plan for a meal or snack. With 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps are designed to keep you full for hours.
Do not worry if you are on a special diet. Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps are paleo-friendly, vegan, and free from gluten and dairy. They are grain-free and keto-friendly, too. They come in:
Private Moments to Party Platters
Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps make excellent snacks and meal components. Have them along or with fruit, cheese, peanut butter, or veggies for a snack or quick meal. You can also crumble them on salads, soup, and casseroles in place of carb-laden croutons, breadcrumbs, or crispy noodles.
Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can also be the life of the party. Place them on platters with raw veggies, and set out healthy dips such as guacamole, hummus, and salsa. Nobody will ever suspect that you are making them eat according to your diet!
Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps come in boxes with 12 individually-packaged servings. Choose from a single flavor or get all three flavors in the variety pack. You will love bringing back the crisps to your diet!
Sunshine in January: Are You Getting Your Vitamin D? 0
As we approach the middle of winter, let’s talk about a pressing health concern: vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin.” During these months of long nights and low-intensity sunlight, vitamin D can be in short supply, at the expense of your health. There is a good chance that supplements can do you good, so here is the information.
Why Vitamin D?
Vitamin D may be most famous for its role in bone health, although it is sometimes overlooked in favor of the better-known nutrient calcium. Calcium is indeed the mineral that your bones need to stay strong as you grow older, but vitamin D is the nutrient that allows your body to optimally absorb calcium from food and supplements, and to use it properly once it is absorbed.
Vitamin D is not “just” for bones. Researchers constantly seem to be uncovering new roles of vitamin D in health, and it appears that even sub-clinically low levels of the vitamin – that is, not even an outright diagnosed deficiency – can be harmful. Consider the following:
- Vitamin D may lower risk for certain cancers, type 1 diabetes mellitus, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Low vitamin D is linked to type 2 diabetes.
- Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunshine and Food
Vitamin D is termed the “sunshine vitamin” because radiation from the sun triggers your skin to produce it for your body, but the system has flaws. You may not be getting enough vitamin D if:
- You live in a northern climate.
- You have darker skin.
- You are an older adult.
- You wear sunblock when you go outside.
- You have had weight loss surgery.
Even if those risk factors do not apply to you, are you absolutely certain that you get out each day in the winter for the required average of 15 minutes? Or are there a few days, here and there, when you are too busy, or the weather is rainy, or you just forget?
As for food, well, most people cannot count on it to give them the vitamin D they need. Fatty fish, such as salmon, is really the only great natural source; some mushrooms, butter, and eggs provide a little, but not much. Some foods are fortified with vitamin D, but milk is the only one that is required, by law, to have it. Milk products such as cheese and yogurt may not.
Vitamin D Supplements
Vitamin D supplements can help fill the gap between your requirements and your actual intake and production. It needn’t be burdensome to get your D. You can get it in a multivitamin, plus take extra if you need it in your favorite form, such as:
As always when you consider taking a supplement, talk to your doctor before you start. Discuss your concerns and your plans, and get your doctor’s approval before taking vitamin D.
To Your Health in 2018! 0
Happy New Year from The BariatricPal Store! We want it to be your best yet, and for you to hit your weight loss goals. To help, we do not just have the protein foods and bariatric vitamins and nutritional supplements you need. We also have the gadgets that will help you make use of them.
Protein Shaker Bottles
The first nutrient you may count on a bariatric diet may be protein, and we have no doubt that you have stocked up on the protein shakes you need to hit your 65+ grams daily. What we are worried about is whether you have the means of getting those protein shakes when you need them. What happens when you have a protein powder and need to turn it into a shake?
The BariatricPal Logo Protein Shaker Bottle gives you a way to get your protein shakes whenever wherever. It has an easy-shake whisk to keep clumps away when you add water or your favorite beverage to the bottle with protein powder. It is marked on the side so you know exactly how much you are drinking.
Why would you work so hard to lose weight and be healthy and then throw it all away just because you forget to drink enough water each day? It is silly, but it actually happens to a lot of people as day after day, the hours slip by and you forget to keep hydrating. The results can include more hunger, less energy, more headaches, and more water retention.
A Hydration Reminder Water Bottle Attachment can solve the problem. It fits on any water bottle and turns on automatically during the day. Each time it detects when you forget to drink, it blinks to capture your attention and remind you. No worries about how it looks; you can choose from 7 colors to find the one that fits your style sense.
You are not alone if you have trouble remembering to take your vitamins each day, or if you simply dread keeping track of it all. We feel your pain (and confusion!), which is why we are fans of Bariatric Vitamin Dispensers. It is an entire delivery system for vitamins you can drink.
The system features:
- Your choice of Tespo Women's Bariatric Complete or Women’s Bariatric Basic or Men's Bariatric Complete or Men's Bariatric Basic Vitamin Pods
- 1 Vitamin Dispenser with power cord
- 1 Tespo Cup
It is a sugar-free, non-GMO vitamin shot to help prevent nutrient deficiencies after weight loss surgery!
Little helpers can make all the difference in following through with your intentions in 2018, and we have the latest gizmos and gadgets. Come on by the store for all your weight loss needs!
End 2017 with a Bang – Easy Hydration Tips! 0
Water helps you feel full so it’s easier to lose weight, plus it helps you feel energized and allows your body to flush toxins. Everyone should get at least 64 ounces per day, but it is all to easy to forget to drink throughout the day. Give yourself a boost with the Ulla Hydration Reminder Bottle Attachment.
The goal is to hit at least 64 ounces of fluid a day, but sometimes, the day can slip by before you know it. Prevent yourself from forgetting anymore with the hydration reminder. This tool fits on any bottle, detects when you forget to drink, and reminds to you to drink every hour. It begins to blink in a noticeable way when it detects that you forgot to drink recently. The Ulla Hydration Reminder Bottle Attachment even turns itself on during the day when it detects daylight.
You can use the Ulla Hydration Reminder Bottle Attachment for plain water, and you can also use it for any water alternatives. If you are not a fan of plain water, try ice water, flavored water, or water with basil leaves or lime wedges. You can even decaf coffee and tea to help you hit your goals. Any low-calorie beverage works.
The Ulla Hydration Reminder Bottle Attachment comes in stylish colors including coral green, lily purple, flamingo pink, and jet black. It takes a single battery that can last 6 months. Why would you risk dehydration and water retention when you can use an easy reminder?
Top Supplements to Feel Better in the New Year 0
The holiday season can lead all of us to overdo it even if we have the best of intentions. By the end of Christmas weekend, after a solid month or more of Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers, other holiday events, the actual Christmas or Hanukah holiday dinner, and New Year’s parties, almost all of us have eaten too much.
It is little wonder if you feel tired, bloated, or overfull, and are looking for a little relief. These are some top supplements at the BariatricPal Store that can help you feel better so you can get back to normal as soon as possible, and lose more weight.
Nature’s Water Relief
All that extra salt and sugar can throw off your water balance, leaving you feeling bloated and swollen. Your weight could be up a few ounces or pound. Nature’s Water Relief helps your body release extra with five natural diuretics: cranberry extract, buchu leaf extract from South Africa, cornsilk, uva ursi or “bear grapes” with natural anti-inflammatory properties, and java tea or orthosiphon leaf. You also get ginkgo biloba and potassium chloride to support healthier potassium balance.
Each container of Nature’s Water Relief contains 90 capsules. You can take 1 to 3 capsules per day.
The holidays can leave you feeling drained. To get back on track, you might be interested in energy boosters to get you through the day. BariatricPal Thermogenic Antioxidant Energy Powder Blend contains energy-releasing B vitamins, along with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and caffeine to give you that extra burst during the day. Feel energized and boost metabolism so you can lose more weight!
The powders come in lime, orange, and berry flavors, with 14 servings per box. Just add them to 12 ounces of water to use. Burn, baby, burn!
If you’re having trouble sleeping with all the excitement and shifts in your regular routine, sleep aids might help you get better rest at night. Natural ingredients such as melatonin can work with your body’s natural sleep and wake cycles to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Better sleep can help you feel more energetic the next day, which lets you burn more calories and make healthier food choices for faster weight loss!
Choose a patch, liquid drops, or melts to suit your preferences. You can also use these sleep aids to help you get over jet lag after your holiday travels.
Probiotics: Healthy Gut for a Healthy You 0
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You know the basics of a diet to help you lose weight. It has to do with calories in versus calories out, managing your protein, carbs, and fat, and getting in enough vitamins and minerals to stay nourished. If you want to control weight as best you can, though, there is something else to consider in your diet: probiotics.
Probiotics are microorganisms that live in your gut. Far from being “germs” that make you sick, they are much closer to being your friends because of all the things they do for your health. As research continues, it even appears that probiotics may help you lose weight! Here are the basics of what probiotics can do for you and where you can find them. Hint: look no further than The BariatricPal Store!
Probiotics: Possibly More Familiar Than You Realize
There’s a good chance you have already heard of probiotics. They are in yogurt and some fermented foods such as kefir, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut. There are many different strains, or types, of these healthy gut bacteria, including strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Benefits of Probiotics
For years, doctors have known that probiotics can protect against diarrhea that can come as a side effect of using antibiotics. They can also help with irritable bowel disease and indigestion. As scientists investigate further, they are finding more and more possible benefits of probiotics.
These are some of benefits that probiotics may provide. You may be especially interested in them if you are focused on controlling your weight and committed to preventing or managing some weight-related chronic conditions.
Lower body weight and healthier metabolism.
Reduced deficiency of vitamin K, vitamin B12, and folic acid, which can all be low in weight loss surgery patients.
Lower cholesterol levels.
Improved blood pressure control.
Better digestive regularity – which can be a big benefit when losing weight and after weight loss surgery!
Bariatric Advantage FloraVantage Chewable Probiotic – Strawberry
One easy way to get your probiotics is to opt for Bariatric Advantage FloraVantage Chewable Probiotic - Strawberry. With this sweet-tasting chewable, you can enjoy making your gut healthier. It provides 2.4 billion CFU of blend of strains known as “good” gut bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Each container has 90 chewable tablets.
If you prefer a fast-melting tablet, Barimelts Probiotic may be for you. It comes in smooth cherry flavor with 60 tablets to each container. These melts have no sugar. The probiotic strain in this product is Bacillus coagulans, and there are 5 billion CFU per tablet.
Feeding Your Probiotics to Support Better Growth
Feeding your gut bacteria? It may sound like a strange concept until you realize that your gut bacteria are living organisms that need food to survive. What do they like to eat? You can support their growth with a special kind of fiber that is known as a prebiotic.
Prebiotics are in foods such as asparagus, onions, garlic, bananas, whole wheat flour and bran, and dandelion greens. In case those foods are not on your daily menu, you can also get prebiotics right at the BariatricPal Store from these products!
- BariatricPal Peanut Pretzel Bar with 13 grams of protein and 160 calories
- Our Quest Bars with 14 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein in only 190 calories
- BariatricPal Thermogenic Antioxidant Energy Blend with over 200 nutrients, including omega 3, 6, and 9
- BariatricPal Liquid Advanced Multivitamin
- Nature’s Way Alive Liquid Fiber with Prebiotics with 5 grams of fiber and 10 calories per tablespoon
You want every advantage when taking care of your weight and health, and probiotics can give you an edge. If you are not already getting plenty of probiotics and prebiotics every day in your diet, The BariatricPal Store makes it easy enough to bump up your intake.
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