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Jumbo Variety Protein Pack for Jumbo Weight Loss

Jumbo Variety Protein Pack for Jumbo Weight Loss 0

Do you struggle to find low-carb, high-protein products you love, or are you looking to expand your variety? The BariatricPal Store is dedicated to weight loss, and we’ve come up with a way to let you experience all kinds of weight loss products without much effort. It is the BariatricPal Jumbo Variety Pack

All of the choices in the Jumbo Variety Pack are high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and low in sugar or sugar-free. They are ready-to-eat or require only water to prepare, and they come in single-serving packets, so no measuring necessary. These great-tasting protein products may be exactly what you need to speed up weight loss.

Post-Op Liquid Protein

There are times, when losing weight, that you may need to be on a liquid diet, but still need to get in your protein. Your surgeon will have you on a liquid diet for a few days to a few weeks following weight loss surgery. You might be on a high-protein liquid diet before surgery, or choose to go on a liquid diet as part of another weight loss plan.

The Jumbo Variety Pack has you covered. You will get a range of hot, cold, sweet, and savory liquid protein choices.

  • Protein Soups ranging from Beef and Chicken Bouillon to Cream of Tomato and Chicken with Pasta.
  • Protein Hot Cocoa in Classic, Mocha, Amaretto, and more flavors.
  • Protein Fruit Drinks with flavors of berries, lemon, kiwi, and cranberry.

You can make each choice with nothing but water (or milk, if you choose), and each single-serving packet provides up to 15 grams of protein with only 70 to 120 calories. 

Hot Breakfast Options

Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for health and weight loss, but it can be challenging to get a high-protein, low-carb meal every morning if you are busy or do not want to cook. 

The Jumbo Variety Pack includes low-carb choices that you may have thought were off limits for your diet or were too hard to prepare for a quick morning meal. They have 15 grams of protein and are low-sugar or sugar-free.

  • Protein Pancakes in Chocolate Chip, Golden Delicious, and Blueberry.
  • Omelets in Bacon Cheese and Vegetable.
  • Oatmeal in Apples ‘n’ Cinnamon and Maple ‘n’ Brown Sugar.

Portable Protein Bars

A good protein bar can be like your weight loss buddy. You can have it for a meal or as a snack or dessert. You can take it anywhere and have it anytime, and depend on its great taste to steer you away from tempting junk food. The Jumbo Variety Pack has crispy and chewy protein bars with flavors including oatmeal, chocolate, caramel, nuts, mint, lemon, and more.

Protein Pudding

Nobody needs to go without dessert just because they are losing weight. The Jumbo Variety Pack has 7 packets of Protein Pudding with no more than 100 calories and at least 14 grams of protein. Cheesecake, Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Banana are the choices - yum!

The Jumbo Variety Pack can be your chance to try the range of great low-carb protein products at The BariatricPal Store so you can start to narrow down your favorites. It is an easy way to sample some of our faves without needing to spend much time on it. Come on by the store!
Protein Soups and Drinks for Warmth and Weight Loss

Protein Soups and Drinks for Warmth and Weight Loss 0

Your body and soul may be craving warm foods as the briskness of autumn progresses to cold winter days and nights. Creamy soups and flavored coffee drinks can heat you up, but weight loss and health still need to come first – especially at this time of year when holiday temptations are everywhere. Instead of choosing to compromise on taste or nutrition, you can have both.

Instant Meal Replacement Soups

A good meal replacement lets you have a meal anytime, anywhere, at a moment’s notice with a minimum of fuss. A better meal replacement is complete with the protein you need to stay full and the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. The best meal replacement fits your mood. If a cold, sweet shake is not going to do the trick, Meal Replacement Soups might be the answer.

BariatricPal Meal Replacement Soups are ready in minutes with hot water for a warming lunch, dinner, or snack. They have 15 grams of protein, 20 essential vitamins and minerals, and with 100 calories, they fit easily into your weight loss plan. You would not guess that they were low fat when you taste Cream of Tomato or Cream of Chicken flavors. Each box has 7 single-serving packets.

Smooth or Chunky Protein Soups

BariatricPal Protein Soups have 80 to 100 calories and are low in fat and carbs. They provide 12 to 15 grams of protein per serving and are suitable for pre-op, post-op, and any diet!

Protein Soups  are a perfectly versatile food. You can have them as a meal or snack on their own on a full-liquid diet, or use them in recipes as you would use other soups. You can also make yourself a bowl and add favorite ready-cooked healthy foods of your choice. For example…

  • Chicken and mixed vegetables in Chicken Pasta.
  • Spinach, diced tomatoes, and cheese in Cream of Tomato.
  • Tofu, bok choy, and mushrooms in Chicken Bouillon.
  • Beans and carrots in Beef Bouillon.

Each box has 7 single-serving packets.

Protein Hot Chocolate and More

Hot Protein Drinks are the way to go when you need something sweet, but cannot handle the sugar you would get from a syrupy store-bought drink. Hint: a large size could have up to 100 grams of sugar! BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks have only a fraction of the sugar, and only 80 calories, while providing 15 grams of protein to make them a smart choice for breakfast, snack, or late-night dessert.

Hot Protein Drinks come in chocolate-based varieties from Classic and Marshmallow to Amaretto, Mint, and Irish Cream, for starters. You can also find Vanilla, Classic, and even decaf Cappuccino, as well as Pumpkin Spice Latte. Great-tasting flavors like these do not leave you with an excuse to hit the local coffee shop! Each box has 7 single-serving packets that you can make with just hot water.

Depend on The BariatricPal Store for your hot soups and beverages with plenty of protein and sugar, calorie, and fat counts you can handle. Stay warm and lose weight!

Free Meal Plans for Weight Loss Your Way

Free Meal Plans for Weight Loss Your Way 0

You need every bit of help you can get for weight loss. Having the right foods around is a no-brainer when it comes to weight loss, but how do you know which foods are “right?” The BariatricPal Store has a library of free meal plans that can help you hit your goals in 2018, with less guesswork.

Lose Weight with Meal Plans

Meal plans can help whether you are sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, gearing up for weight loss surgery, or on the weight loss path with or without surgery. When you have your plan, all you have to do is look at it to see what you’ll need to purchase and prepare for the coming days. Take the guesswork out of weight loss.

Nutritionist-Designed, User-Friendly Menus

Each plan has been developed by a nutritionist, and they have your needs in mind. They are calorie-controlled, high-protein menus with meals and snacks that can keep you interested and satisfied. The meal plans:

  • Are high-protein, carb-controlled.
  • Provide protein and calorie estimates for each day.
  • Are designed for “cooking for one.”
  • Include nutrient-dense foods.

Your Menu for Your Needs

We have meal plans for each stage of the pre-op and post-op bariatric surgery diets, from Liquids to Pureed Foods to Solid Foods. You can follow them if you are not a weight loss surgery patient, too!

These are the meal plans you will find. Each one has menus for at least 7 days.

  • Liquid Diet
  • Pureed Foods Diet (“Mushies”)
  • Solid Foods Diet
  • Maintenance Diet
  • Back-On-Track Diet
  • Pouch Reset Plan
  • 48-Hour Pouch Reset Plan
  • 2-Week Pouch Reset Diet
  • “3 Daily” Meal Plan for Maintenance
  • “6 Daily” (3 meals, 3 snacks) Meal Plan for Steady Weight Loss

What Will You Eat?

The specifics depend on which meal plan you follow, but you can be sure of getting a mixture of hot and cold, sweet and savory, and instant, ready-to-eat, and fresh-cooked foods. The Liquid Diet includes Hot Protein Cocoa and Cream of Mushroom Soup, while the Solid Foods Diet includes Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes, four bean salad, Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bar, and Protein Potato Chips.

Meal and Snack Ideas for Customization

Along with our meal plans, we offer tons of meal and snack ideas. Find Meal and Snack Ideas for 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 calories; Breakfast Ideas, and Lunch and Dinner Ideas. They are high in protein and low in calories, and they include components such as heart-healthy fats, and antioxidant and fiber-rich superfoods.

You can use them to design your own meal plan, or you can swap in snacks and meals as you like when following one of our meal plans. Doing so lets you customize your menu so you eat the foods you like, and it allows you to vary your daily menus to prevent boredom.

Liquid Protein Diet to Start the New Year

Liquid Protein Diet to Start the New Year 0

Happy New Year from The BariatricPal Store! It is a popular time to get back on track after the holidays or start your weight loss journey with a clean slate. Also popular is a liquid diet to reset your system or put yourself on pace to get weight loss surgery soon. Either way, you can keep your diet high in protein and low in boredom with these protein ideas. 

Protein Shakes 

Protein shakes are the traditional go-to options when you are on a high-protein liquid diet. These low-sugar, high-protein shakes range from classic Chocolate and Vanilla flavors to novel choices such as Iced Latte and Caramel Macchiato. If you are feeling fruity, opt for a creamy Protein Smoothie with mango, strawberry or banana flavors instead.

Protein Hot Cocoa

Protein Hot Cocoa is a warming alternative to a protein shake, and it is one of the best ways to forget that you are on a diet. Indulge in a chocolatey treat with marshmallows or a hint of Irish Cream, Amaretto, Cinnamon, or other flavors. You will only be getting 2 grams of sugar and 80 calories while you take in 15 grams of protein. 

Protein Soups 

Protein Soups hit the spot when you need a savory break from those sweet flavors. We have all the classics, from familiar Chicken Pasta to comforting Tomato. For a more decadent meal that only tastes off-limit, try Cream of Mushroom or Broccoli Cheddar. These and other flavors have only 80 to 120 calories, and 15 grams of protein.

For more help with a liquid diet, check out our Meal Plans and Menus for a Liquid Diet. The BariatricPal Store has ideas and protein products to keep you on pace to hit your goals for 2018. Happy New Year!

Weight Loss Help Delivered with These Bariatric Meal Plans

Weight Loss Help Delivered with These Bariatric Meal Plans 0

How frustrating is it to want to lose weight but not know what to eat? Do not let confusion stand in your way! Our Bariatric Meal Plans have sample menus and tons of tips for what to eat at any point in your weight loss journey, whether you are a bariatric surgery patient or not.

Liquid, Pureed, or Solids

You may be on a liquid diet before surgery or after, or if you are trying to get a good start on weight loss. After weight loss surgery, you’ll also need to work through a pureed foods and semi-solid foods diet before you get to eat a full solids diet. We have plans for all of those, along with appropriate calorie and protein counts for each stage

Plans for Any Goal

Are you losing weight before surgery? Have you made it to your maintenance diet after hitting goal? Are you trying to get back on track after straying a bit? We have the plan for you! We can even help you out if you are looking for the perfect Pouch Reset plan.

Easy Foods to Prep or Purchase

Our plans are easy to follow. They don’t require gourmet cooking. They are all based on a combination of store products that are ready-to-eat or ready in minutes, plus easy-to-prepare fresh, healthy foods. You can also go to our Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Lunch and Dinner, and Healthy Snack pages for ideas on how to vary the plans even more.

Be confident in your weight loss plan, and it will be easier to get started and stay on it. Make it easy and delicious, and the pounds will come off more easily than you may think. Our meal plans can keep you on the right track!

Vanilla Pudding: Your New Best Weight Loss Friend?

Vanilla Pudding: Your New Best Weight Loss Friend? 0

Some people say vanilla is boring, but we say it is only boring if you are! Love the sweet, creamy taste on its own, or mix it with all kinds of additions to give it character for whatever mood you are in. We think one of the best ways to get your vanilla fix is in the form of BariatricPal Vanilla Protein Pudding or Shake mix, since it fits into your diet, tastes great, and is convenient for your lifestyle. That makes it easy to celebrate National Vanilla Pudding Day today!

Fits into Your Plan

Vanilla pudding is so simple and seems so innocent, but it can be bad news for your diet. A half-cup serving can have 23 grams of sugar, which is about the amount in a cup of regular soda. Worse, you are likely to take far more than a half-cup when you are serving yourself. That amount of sugar, especially without protein to slow down digestion, can lead to sugar spikes and later cravings.

BariatricPal Vanilla Protein Pudding or Shake avoids these problems. It has only 3 grams of sugar per serving, plus 15 grams of protein to satisfy hunger for longer and to prevent blood sugar spikes. Each serving has only 80 caories, and do not have to worry about overdoing it since it comes in individual single-serving packages.

Instant Treat for Liquids, Pureed Foods, and Solid Foods Diets

BariatricPal Vanilla Protein Pudding or Shake is suitable for any stage of the pre-op or post-op diet. Make the pudding by mixing the mix with 4 ounces of water. And, you can still have the great flavor if you are not eating solid or mushie foods yet. Just mix the powder mix with 6 to 8 ounces of water to make a thick shake that fits into your liquid diet as you get ready for weight loss surgery, you are recovering, or you are trying to jumpstart weight loss.

Make It Your Way

Vanilla pudding is great on its own. You can also use your imagination to change the character of the pudding. Try it in all kinds of combinations! Here are a few ideas.

  • Sprinkle cinnamon, decaf instant coffee granules, or cocoa powder onto your pudding.
  • Mix it with ½ sliced banana and/or ½ ounce walnuts or other nuts.
  • Dip Chocolate Fudge Chip Biscotti into it.
  • Mix peanuts and strawberries or grapes into it to make PB&J pudding.

Try BariatricPal Vanilla Protein Pudding or Shake for a snack or dessert, or as part of a meal. Nobody needs to know if you choose to have vanilla pudding for breakfast if you are losing weight!

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