Refreshing Summer Protein Drinks for Weight Loss 0
Today is the first day of summer – a great day to renew your commitment to weight loss and health! Ripe summer fruit is coming into season, and there is no need to consume the carbs and sugars to get the tastes you crave. Instead, reach for low-carb Protein Fruit Drinks to stay on track. The BariatricPal Store has what you need.
Protein without Sugar
Fresh fruit, fruit juices, and fruit drinks have something in common: a lot of sugar, and a lack of protein. Protein Fruit Drinks are almost the opposite, with 0 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein per serving. Each packet has 60 to 80 calories and is fat-free. It is a refreshing boost of juicy delight that you can fit into your morning, afternoon, or evening without worry.
Flavors of Summer
Summer is the time to enjoy ripe, juicy berries, stone fruit, and more. Protein Fruit Drinks taste like these and more fruits picked at the peak of ripeness to deliver maximum flavor. Enjoy:
- Pineapple-Orange, Mango Orange, Orange, and Orangeade.
- Lemon Razzy, Pink Lemonade, and Lemonade.
- Wild Berry and Berry Blast
Each box of Protein Fruit Drinks contains 7 single-serving packets. To get a taste of many different flavors, try the Variety Pack with 6 flavors. If you want show that you are committing to a summer of weight loss, you can try the Jumbo Variety Pack. It has one full box of each flavor – that makes a total of 42 high-protein, sugar-free deliciousness.
Refreshing Protein Anytime
Sipping on a sweet, cool drink is one of the best parts of summer, but it is a little sour if it causes weight gain. Step into a juice bar or smoothie shack, and you may be asking for trouble. Those innocent-looking fruits can come together in a blend with hundreds of calories and dozens of grams of sugar. All that, and you might feel hungry again soon when your blood sugar spikes from all that sugar without protein.
Protein Fruit Drinks let you get your refreshment while you get the hunger-satisfying protein that can reduce hunger for hours to help you lose weight. Just mix a packet into water, and enjoy! You can take a packet to the beach, in the car, or to the gym so there is no need to scramble for a healthy snack.
Check out The BariatricPal Store for these and other great protein finds that hit the spot without making your diet take a hit. Have a happy weight loss summer!
National Pancake Day: Way to Lose Weight! 0
Great news: there is no reason to dread National Pancake Day this Tuesday, even if you are trying to lose weight! We know as well as you do that an order of buttermilk pancakes can have 400 to 600 calories and 80 grams of carbs before you even think about toppings, but we have an alternative: BariatricPal Protein Pancakes.
Nutritionals You Can Handle
Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast to stave off hunger, boost metabolism, and keep blood sugar stable. At the same time, your calories need to stay down so you can lose weight. Enter…pancakes! BariatricPal Protein Pancakes have under 10 grams of carbs and 110 calories, with 15 grams of protein, per serving. They are even made with whole grains.
Great on Their Own
You can enjoy Golden Delicious pancakes for the simple pleasure of classic pancakes, or opt for Blueberry, made with real blueberries. Chocolate Chip pancakes are for those days when you need a treat, but cannot afford to go off your diet. These fluffy pancakes are dotted with real chocolate chips, and still only have 3 grams of sugar. That is less than a tenth of the sugar you might get in a restaurant order of chocolate chip pancakes!
Part of a Feast (Weight Loss-Friendly…)
You can put together a bigger breakfast with BariatricPal Protein Pancakes to get a range of nutrients while staying within your calorie range. Top them with berries and yogurt for fiber and calcium, or serve them with eggs any style for an extra protein boost. Try them with cottage cheese and sunflower seeds for some calcium and protein.
On the Go Options
A breakfast sandwich is the perfect portable breakfast. Why not have it on BariatricPal Protein Pancakes? Try these sandwich toppings for your pancakes!
- Two cooked egg whites and a slice of fat-free cheese.
- A slice of all-natural ham and a slice of fat-free cheese with a few leaves of arugula and a tomato slice.
- Cottage cheese with a few slices of peaches.
- Peanut butter with sliced banana.
Any of these ideas sure beats a breakfast sandwich with bacon for 500 or more calories!
Not Just for Special Occasions
There is no need to save pancakes for special occasions, such as weekends when you have plenty of time to cook them or go out to brunch. BariatricPal Protein Pancakes are ready in minutes on the stovetop, so they fit into the busiest weekday mornings. You do not even need to measure them, since they come in single-serving packets. Plus, with such reasonable nutritional stats, you can fit them into your diet on a whim without needing to plan ahead for an indulgence. You can enjoy pancakes on National Pancake Day and any other day!
The BariatricPal Store: Your Weight Loss Headquarters 0
Losing weight is easier when you have the right products at your fingertips. The BariatricPal Store has you covered for every stage of weight loss and the weight loss surgery diet. Get the protein shakes and bars, protein entrees and snacks, and nutritional supplements you need delivered right to your door.
Protein Shakes and More
Protein shakes can give you an extra boost of protein or even replace an entire meal. Our low-carb choices are ideal for liquid diets, post-workout snacks, and meals and snacks whenever you need a boost. Rely on chocolate, vanilla, and other delicious shake flavors, or branch out into Hot Cocoa Protein Drinks or Fruit Drinks.
Protein Bars and Snacks
The perfect snack tides you over and keeps you on track for your protein intake without overdoing it on the calories or sugar. Take our Protein Bars anywhere for a convenient pick-me-up or small meal. For a change, nosh on a Protein Snack such as Protein Chips or Pretzels, Protein Cookies, or Protein Pudding. We have whatever taste you are craving from ranch and barbeque to chocolate, caramel, and peanut.
What’s better than delivery or take-out when you need a quick meal? How about a shelf-stable meal that is ready in minutes – and better yet, that is low-carb and high-protein? Choose from Protein Breakfasts such as Protein Oatmeal, Pancakes, Omelets or Cereal, and Protein Entrees including Protein Pasta dishes, Asian and Southwestern-inspired meals, and favorite comfort foods.
You might as well take all the help you can get when you are losing weight. BariatricPal protein supplements and foods can fit right into your diet. They are low-carb and high-protein, and delivered right to your door. Make weight loss easier!
Fight Water Retention at The BariatricPal Store 0
Water retention can be a serious problem for almost everyone. For someone trying to lose weight, it can drive you mad. Sometimes water retention is predictable, and other times a bout seems to come out of nowhere.
While water retention does not interfere with fat loss, it does discourage your good habits and hard work towards losing weight. The bloating is uncomfortable, and it nudges the scale up. That’s why it helps to fight the extra water whenever you can. Here are some common remedies for water retention that may help you feel a little lighter.
Cut Back on Sodium
Sodium is a common culprit when it comes to water retention, so avoid salty foods for a couple days to see if you notice a difference. Condiments, pickles, processed deli meats, and processed foods tend to be the worst offenders.
At the same time that you are cutting back on sodium, think of ways to increase your potassium intake. This mineral counters the effects of sodium, and you can get more by having tons of fruit, vegetables, beans, and fish.
Watch Your Protein
Protein is an important weight loss nutrient because it suppresses hunger, but it also helps with water retention since a protein deficiency can lead to bloating and associated swelling. Most weight loss surgery patients aim for at least 65 grams a day. Protein Entrees and Protein Snacks can help you boost your intake easily.
It makes sense, and it turns out to be true: moving around can help you get that extra water moving out of you. A walk, some time on the exercise bike, or some light housework can do the trick. Don’t forget to replenish your muscles with some protein right after a harder workout. A Protein Bar or Ready-to-Shake Protein Bottle can be a convenient helper.
Try a Natural Remedy
Natural compounds can provide the relief you need through their diuretic effect. BariatricPal Nature’s Water Relief has five ingredients that fight water retention: Cranberry Extract – Cranberry, Buchu Leaf Extract, Cornsilk, Uva Ursi (Artostaphylos) and Orthosiphon Leaf (Java Tea). It also has ingredients to fight low potassium levels in your blood. Each bottle has 90 capsules, and you can take 1 to 3 capsules a day, assuming your doctor approves!
The symptoms of water retention are uncomfortable and discouraging, but take heart. You can often fight them naturally and see results quickly.
Loving the Liquid Diet 0
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The dreaded liquid diet. It involves days or weeks of skipping solid foods and relying on liquids for all of your nourishment. It may take all of your willpower to keep from cheating. But if you succeed, you may be a big step closer to achieving your weight loss goals.
Here is some information about the liquid diet for pre-op and post-op weight loss surgery patients, as well as people who are going on a liquid diet as a way to get a weight loss boost. We’ll also give you a few tips to make the diet easier.
Your doctor may put you on a liquid diet as part of your pre-op prep if you are scheduled to get weight loss surgery. You may be on liquids for 3 days to 2 weeks or more before surgery. The diet helps shrink your liver to make surgery a little safer, and helps you lose a little weight to give you a little head start towards your ultimate goal weight.
At this stage, you can learn a lot about yourself and your ability to succeed on a strict diet, which will be necessary after bariatric surgery. We suggest trying a variety of flavors of protein shakes so you can figure out which ones taste best for you. You might also want to stock up on some protein powder tubs so you can be sure you’ll have plenty of protein waiting for you when you come home after surgery.
The liquid diet lets you get your protein and calories while your surgery wounds heal. Solid foods would be too damaging to your new pouch, stoma, or sleeve. This diet stage can last a few days if you get the adjustable gastric band (lap-band), or a couple of weeks or more if you have the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery.
Since eating solid foods would be too painful, you might as well look at the liquid diet in a positive light. It may be difficult, but try to remind yourself how grateful you are for the liquid protein sources that can keep you nourished. Without them, your recovery would be slower and more painful.
Jumpstarting and Cleansing Diets
We always suggest a balanced diet for general weight loss purposes, but there are times when you and your doctor might agree that a liquid diet could help you get your weight loss going. You might even opt for a semi-liquid diet, where you use 1 or 2 liquid meal replacements each day instead of 1 or 2 meals, and eat solid foods at your other 1 or 2 meals. You can also use liquids to substitute for higher-calorie solids, such as choosing an 80-calorie protein mocha shake for dessert instead of a 400-calorie bowl of coffee-flavored ice cream.
Keeping It Interesting.
An important part of any meal plan is keeping it interesting. That’s a challenge on a liquid diet, but The BariatricPal Store has high-protein liquids for all tastes and occasions. We have hot cocoa, iced teas, fruity smoothies, and chocolate and vanilla shakes, for starters. When you get sick of sweet tastes, try any of our delicious and instant high-protein soups.
We are not claiming that a liquid diet is easy to follow – and if anyone does, we suggest that you do not believe them! However, you can definitely make it easier by choosing a variety of great-tasting and nourishing meal replacements and other products, and by keeping yourself mentally prepared. We can’t wait to help you reach your goals – and here’s a coupon to get you started. When you enter coupon code 10BPBroth at checkout, you can get 10% off of all BariatricPal soups and bouillons! The coupon expires June 30.