Protein Bars for Holiday Season Weight Loss 0
Christmas is less than two weeks away, and New Year’s follows in another week. The holiday season is in full swing, and so is the holiday eating season. As Christmas cookies, fudge, candies, and other baked goods come parading by, Protein Bars at The BariatricPal Store may be able to let you satisfy your cravings and keep your weight loss on track. Here is why they can work and how you can use them to your advantage.
Protein without Sugar
Protein Bars from The BariatricPal Store can give you a sweet taste, but with a dose of protein and without a load of sugar. Swap a Protein Bar for, as an example, a chocolate chip brownie, and you could get an extra 10 to 15 grams of protein and save over 20 grams of sugar. That is important, since protein helps stave off hunger, while sugar increases blood sugar swings and sugar cravings.
Flavors to Satisfy
There is at least one kind of Protein Bar at The BariatricPal Store to match whatever craving you are having or temptation you may be facing. Just to start with, there are all kinds of chocolate options, such as dark, white, and milk, and as chewy protein cores, chocolate chips, and chocolate coatings.
Chocolate is only the beginning. Protein Bars can have caramel, peanuts and peanut butter, almonds, and creamy, crispy, and chewy options. Flavor profiles may include vanilla, coconut, lemon, strawberry,, cinnamon, oatmeal, marshmallow, and pretzels, to name just a few. In short, there is no need to cave into temptations for unhealthy treats when Protein Bars offer the same flavors without damaging your resolve or waistline.
A Healthy Shopping Snack Alternative
Is holiday shopping taking over for a while? Pack some Protein Bars, and you can avoid the mall food court. Your shopping trips may be a lot healthier when you choose a 150 to 200-calorie bar instead of pizza, a sandwich, fried rice, a cinnamon roll, or a soft pretzel for 400 to 900 calories and very little nutrition. Protein Bars even come in meat-flavored choices if you are craving something savory.
Stash a Few
Workplace goodies are, well, not very good if you are watching what you eat. Protein Bars can bail you out when you store some in your desk drawer. Just grab one instead of whatever your generous colleagues are offering, and you can stay on track. Unlike those unending platters of Christmas cookies and bottomless bowls of Christmas candy, Protein Bars are portion-controlled so you can eat the whole thing without worry.
You hear a lot about Protein Bars, and they really can live up to their reputation. Aside from offering tons of high-quality protein from sources such as whey, and being low in sugar and excess carbs, Protein Bars can be tasty enough to give satisfaction instead of unhealthy, high-calorie baked goods and other seasonal fare. The BariatricPal Store is here for you this holiday season to help you meet your weight loss goals!
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.
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.
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:
- BariatricPal Protein Entrees including Chili, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Nacho Cheese Pasta, and Macaroni and Cheese.
- Homemade pizza on Zero-Carb Bagels or Bread.
- Protein Peanut Butter Powder with apples on Protein Bread.
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.
Glazed Doughnuts for Weight Loss at The BariatricPal Store 0
Today is another great day for weight loss: it is National Glazed Doughnut Day. Can’t you just smell those freshly baked doughnuts? Can’t you imagine biting into one and tasting its soft sweetness? Can’t you just feel them on your hips for the next month?
No! Not with OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut! You can have your doughnut and lose weight, too. Savor the doughnut-flavored interior with a sweet maple glaze coating as you stick to your diet. What a way to celebrate this national holiday!
Farewell to Grease and Sugar
A glazed doughnut can get about half of its calories from unhealthy fats used in frying. It also piles on about half of the daily maximum amount of added sugars plus a scoop of refined starches, too. OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut has no trans fat and 1 sweet gram of sugar.
With all that talk about fat, sugar, and starch, what is missing from regular glazed doughnuts? They are low in protein, which can lead to a blood sugar roller coaster and mid-morning hunger pangs that can leave you running for another sugary, fatty treat. Not so with OhYeah! ONE Protein Bars - Maple Glazed Doughnut with 20 grams of protein each, including from whey protein.
Filling Fiber and Low Net Carbs
Do you need another filling nutrient and another blood sugar stabilizer? OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut has 10 grams of dietary fiber, which delays hunger and moderates blood sugar. Plus, the bar has only 3 grams of net carbs.
Your All-Day, Any Day Companion
Start your day off with a OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut and pack a few for later. They make a great-tasting, convenient, portable snack or meal replacement. Try them before or after a workout for lasting energy and efficient muscle recovery.
Doughnuts and More
There is no need to stop at glazed doughnuts for weight loss. Try the other flavors of OhYeah! ONE Protein Bars.
- Cinnamon Roll
- Chocolate Brownie
- Cookies N' Cream
- Lemon Cake
- Happy Birthday Cake
- Peanut Butter Pie
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Almond Bliss
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Salted Caramel
You can always opt for the 12-bar Variety Pack if you cannot decide or you want to try them all.
OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut come in single bars or 12-bar packs. Try one today on National Glazed Doughnut Day and stock up for later, too!
Last-Minute Holiday Help from The BariatricPal Store 0
There’s “getting late” on a few things, and there is “last-minute” on everything. The BariatricPal Store is ready to help you when you’re desperate on Christmas Eve. We have last-minute gifts and meal planning tips so you can save face and lose weight no matter how badly you procrastinated.
You cannot go wrong with the classic last-minute gift: a gift card. Choose a Gift Card to The BariatricPal Store in values of $10 to $250 to show that special someone how much you care about their health. Of course, you can get yourself a gift card as a commitment to losing weight in the coming weeks and months. The card is delivered via email, so technically you’d even be early if you gave it to someone tonight, on Christmas Eve!
Another great gift for now and the future is a subscription to the BariatricPal Box of the Month Club. Choose from 1 to 12 months with increasing discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions. Each month’s box has a different assortment of sample and full-size choices of favorite and new products, such as protein foods and bariatric vitamins. Your reminder to your weight loss commitment will arrive each month at your doorstep!
Recipes and Meal Plans
Time can be one of the biggest barriers to weight loss if you find yourself unable to plan menus and develop healthy recipes and meals. The precious commodity of time can be even scarcer during the holiday season. Still, there is no excuse for letting the season get you down because if you are short on time, we can help.
Check our Recipes for easy, great-tasting, high-protein choices from Entrees and Sides to Beverages, Desserts, and Dips. They are practical, low in carbs, and suitable for everyday meals and snacks to more celebratory fare. Examples are Stuffed Mushrooms, Tuna Casserole, Dilled Green Beans, Black Forest Smoothie, and – wait for it – Double Deluxe Chocolate Fudge.
When you need a return to normalcy after a day or a few of holiday-related overeating, a simple Meal Plan can be just the thing. Look at the plan, eat it, and lose weight. It is simple! We have plans for Weight Loss, Maintenance, Post-Op Diet Progression for Liquids, Mushies, and Semi-Soft Diets, Back on Track diets, and more. Welcome back to weight loss!
Sometimes you do not anything fancy. All you want is to be satisfied with a sweet treat, since it seems as though everyone else is indulging. No worries! Try Protein Cakes and Cookies, Protein Bars, Protein Pudding, and Protein Chocolate Bars and Candies – all guilt-free and designed for weight loss diets.
Last-Minute Gift: BariatricPal Box of the Month Club 0
Do you need a last-minute gift? Do you know someone who is looking for a last-minute gift for you? A gift that keeps giving is always nice to give and to receive. Better yet if the gift is exciting and effortless, and helps you lose weight. The Box of the Month Club is a gift that makes it easy for everyone.
How It Works
The giver just needs to sign you up. Neither of you needs to worry about selecting specific items. We do the work for you! All you have to do is receive your gift box each month in the mail. You can sign up for:
- 1 month
- 3 months (save $19.90)
- 6 months (save $59.75)
- 12 months (save $129.45)
All plans come with free shipping. You get a free Yunmai Wireless Scale with the 12-month subscription!
Each month’s selection is different, but sure to include great-tasting products to help you lose weight. You might get exclusive samples or full-sized packages to let you taste new products. We regularly include:
- Protein and low-carb entrees, snacks, desserts, and beverages.
- Bariatric vitamins and supplements.
- Protein bars and shakes.
We choose old goodies, new hits, and top-rated products to send you a selection that we are proud of.
Your box can also include more goodies. You could find a water bottle, protein shaker bottle, or vitamin organizer when you open it. You might find portion control aids or bariatric dinnerware. The excitement starts when you open the box and continues as you use your new treasures, every single month!
Bonuses Each Month
Each box comes with a few bonuses. You get 1 to 3 days’ worth of menus that show you how you can use the box products in your daily life to lose weight. You also get valuable coupons for the full size of each item in your box. We include menus using the items in the box to help you lose more weight and make the most of your monthly surprises.
Choose your plan – sign up for the number of months you want. The longer you commit, the greater an investment you are making in your weight loss. Plus, the longer subscription packages let you save more. Enjoy!
Time-Out from Holiday Stress, Weight Loss Included 0
'Tis the season. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to spread holiday cheer, to buy and wrap gifts, to attend holiday programs, and to continue family traditions, all while keeping up with your regular duties, such as work, school, family, and healthy living, of course.
‘Tis the season, indeed. Do you need a break? Here is why stress is harmful and ways you can lower your stress to stay on your weight loss path.
Risks of Stress
Stress gets to you. The dangers of stress are not just in your head. They are real. Too much stress can make you anxious and jittery. It can keep you from sleeping and bump up your blood sugar. It can interfere with concentration, so you have trouble getting to the gym and keeping your resolve to say no to sugar and carbs. Is this happening to you?
Where Is Stress Coming from?
The stress that can be harmful is not only from obvious, overwhelming circumstances such as losing a job or getting into a bad argument with a family member. Harmful stress can come from being too busy, not getting enough sleep, and feeling pressure to please others. Sound familiar?
Nutrients for Stress
Many vitamins and minerals are necessary to properly manage stress, so taking a Multivitamin and Mineral supplement is a good insurance policy against deficiencies. Some nutrients are more closely tied to stress and are commonly deficient, and you may want to look into a product with extra magnesium and calcium to help relax your mind and muscles.
Sharpen Your Focus
You may need laser focus to accomplish all your tasks and stay on track with your diet. For help, turn to Zen Essential Oil Infused Lip Balm. It soothes and prevents parched, chapped lips, which is already a boon after weight loss surgery or during the cold, dry winter months. This lip balm has peppermint and lavender oils to help you focus better while you stay relaxed and calm. By the way, this one is a great stocking stuffer.
A Hot Sip
Millie’s Sipping Broth was not specifically designed for this time of year, but it might as well have been. Curling up with a hot drink is itself comforting and it forces you to take some time for yourself. These steepable bags can rejuvenate you and boost focus with their base of green tea and flavors such as Curry Spice, Spicy Tortilla, Thai Lemongrass, Tomato Basil, Delight Pho, and Smoky Facon. Each flavor is gluten-free and vegan and is available in a 3-pack, 9-pack, or as part of the Variety Pack.
A Hearty Instant Meal
So much is going on these days that it can be hard to get a good lunch during a busy day or a healthy dinner at the end of a long day. An Instant Protein Entrée can give you the weight loss meal you need, while saving valuable time and effort to reduce stress. They can keep you from feeling deprived when you have high-protein, low-carb options such as Turkey Chili, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Gravy with Beef Pot Roast.
A bit of a break can make the difference between staying on track and regretting your choices, so give yourself one!