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BariatricPal Mug Cakes on National Dessert Day 0

October 14 marks National Dessert Day, and surprise! The BariatricPal Store has plenty of desserts that can fit into any weight loss diet. BariatricPal Mug Cakes, for example, are low in carbs and high in protein, and great-tasting. Here is why you might want them for dessert every day - and maybe at other times of the day, too! 

Delicious Desserts

A freshly-baked cake can turn a diet from a chore to a pleasure, and even better when it is ready in seconds. BariatricPal Mug Cakes just need a bit of water and a mug, and are ready in less than a minute in the microwave. 

What kind of freshly-baked cake would you like? Take your pick!

  • Chocolate: irresistible and classic. Great on its own or with strawberries.
  • Blueberry: with real blueberries, similar to a muffin. Great on its own or with mashed avocado.
  • Chocolate Caramel: sweet, rich, and decadent. Great on its own or with sharp cheddar.
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip: possibly the best of both worlds. Great on its own or with ricotta cheese.
  • Gingerbread: reminiscent of the holidays and autumn. Great on its own or with cream cheese.

Each box of BariatricPal Mug Cakes has 7 single-serving packets. BariatricPal Mug Cakes also come in a Variety Pack with all five flavors.


Can you really fit a scrumptious dessert into a sensible meal plan? BariatricPal Mug Cakes can be your ticket to satisfaction while shrinking your waistline. Instead of being sugar-laden and devoid of protein, they have no more than 6 grams of sugar and at least 12 grams of protein each. They also have up to 6 grams of dietary fiber, a nutrient that satisfies hunger for longer and lowers cholesterol levels, too.

They have 120 to 140 calories per serving, and no worries about eating the whole package. Unlike baking a whole cake or opening up a store-bought dessert, BariatricPal Mug Cakes are packaged in single-serving packets. They are designed for you to eat the whole thing! That can make them not only better for weight loss, but also more satisfying.

Dessert and More

BariatricPal Mug Cakes certainly make an excellent dessert. They are satisfying and can save hundreds of calories and dozens of grams of sugar compared to a slice of regular cake. They do not need to be saved for dessert, though.

On their own, BariatricPal Mug Cakes make a quick morning or afternoon snack. Can you imagine your coworkers’ reactions when they smell your mug cake cooking and see you losing weight? BariatricPal Mug Cakes can also be a good foundation for a high-protein, high-fiber breakfast.

Never fear if BariatricPal Mug Cakes are not your dream dessert. The BariatricPal Store has plenty of other high-protein, low-carb choices to fit every taste. Just a sampling are Protein Cookies, Protein Pudding, and Low-Carb Candy in flavors including Chocolate and Chocolate Chip, Lemon Bar, Raspberry, and Vanilla...just for starters. Come check it out yourself and go wild on this National Dessert Day!
Great Protein Entrees for Weight Loss on National Vegetarian Day

Great Protein Entrees for Weight Loss on National Vegetarian Day 0

Today marks National Vegetarian Day, and it is a great opportunity to get all kinds of benefits. It can be healthy to cut back on animal fats and boost your plant-based high-fiber foods, better for the environment to eat plants instead of animals, and great for weight loss to eat more filling, less fatty foods. Plus, with BariatricPal Protein Entrees, going vegetarian for a day can mean more delicious and easier meals. Here are some choices!

Vegan Chicken Curry

First up is a meat substitute for anyone who is hesitant to try a day without meat. Vegan Chicken Curry has 15 grams of protein from soy, which is a high-quality, plant-based protein that makes a great meat substitute. It has real coconut oil, onions, garlic, and spices such as turmeric, black pepper, cilantro, and paprika. Each bite is a texture and flavor experience that can make you forget that it is vegan.

Each serving has only 120 calories and 8 grams of net carbs, but provides 5 grams of fiber along with the 15 grams of protein. You can make Vegan Chicken Curry in minutes just by mixing it with water and microwaving it or using the stove top. It is shelf-stable, so you can store it in your pantry at home or in your office lunch room or desk.  

Vegan Lentil Curry

Vegan Lentil Curry is another vegan curry option. This instant entree has real lentils, coconut curry seasoning, and vegetables, such as onion, tomatoes, and peppers. It is ready in minutes with nothing but a microwave or stovetop and some water. Each serving of Vegan Lentil Curry has 120 calories, 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and no added sugars.

Vegan Lentil Curry contains a superfood, lentils, as the second ingredient. Lentils may be linked to lower risk for heart disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes, possibly due to nutrients such as fiber, protein, and potassium. This quick lunch, dinner, or snack can be on its own or with extra vegetables or tofu for a boost of fiber or protein. Vegan Lentil Curry comes in 7-serving boxes.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Mounds of starchy pasta, chunks of fatty beef, and gobs of oily pasta sauce...there must be a better way! There is, with Spaghetti Bolognese. First, it is portion-controlled to help prevent you from getting a week’s worth of starch in one meal (no joke; it can happen at an Italian restaurant!). Each single-serving packet has 120 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber. It has vitamin A and C, and only 9 grams of net carbs.

All that, and Spaghetti Bolognese tastes great, too. It is made with real pasta, tomatoes, garlic, and other spices, and soy-based protein chunks are mixed into the sauce to provide satisfaction in every bite. It is great on its own, sprinkled with parmesan cheese, or served with any types of steamed vegetables or a side salad for a large, low-calorie, low-carb meal. Each box of Spaghetti Bolognese has 7 single-serving packets.

Check out The BariatricPal Store’s other vegetarian fare, including Protein Omelets, Vegetarian Chili, and Protein Stew. They are all high in protein and designed for weight loss diets. For those who need their meat, there are still tons of options with bacon, beef, fish, and chicken. Stop by - we have something for everyone!

Chocolate Cereal for Satisfying Weight Loss

Chocolate Cereal for Satisfying Weight Loss 0

Following a bariatric surgery or any weight loss diet can be challenging for so many reasons. It can leave you feeling hungry, cut out your favorite foods or flavors, or be too hard to prepare when you have limited time. 

Enter BariatricPal Chocolate Protein Cereal. It just may be what you need for that extra help sticking to your diet. Here is why.


A serving of regular chocolate puff cereal has 31 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, and 1 measly gram of protein. That set of nutritional stats is not likely to keep you full through the morning, and that sugar high and low may leave you starving and seeking more carbs and sugar.

Each serving of Chocolate Protein Cereal has only 4 grams of net carbs and 0 grams of sugar, while it contains 15 grams of protein. Way to start your day with a slow-digesting, hunger-suppressing duo of protein and fiber! It also has 15% of the daily value for iron. Possibly best of all, Chocolate Protein Cereal comes in single-serving bags for portion control, so there is no need to eat the whole box of cereal!

Instant Power Breakfast

Chocolate Protein Cereal is ready to eat on its own right from the bag, or you can up the satiety and nutritional value of your breakfast by eating it with other nutrient powerhouses. Stir it into yogurt or cottage cheese, for example, and you will get a double dose of protein, and consider adding nuts or seeds for more protein and healthy fat, or fruit for fiber and antioxidants.

Heavenly Snacking

Be honest. How would you feel about having chocolate available as a healthy snack whenever you wanted, guilt-free? Chocolate Protein Cereal makes it possible. Grab a bag for a high-protein, 110-calorie snack, anywhere you need one. You could pair it with a cheese stick or make your own snack mix with nuts and Protein Pretzels.

Guilt-Free Dessert

Even model dieters crave dessert sometimes, especially chocolate. Chocolate Protein Cereal lets you indulge that sweet tooth and chocolate craving, without making you regret those few minutes of pleasure. You can mix it with a combination of peanut butter, sugar-free powdered sugar substitute, almond flour, and vanilla to make chocolate peanut butter bars, or try crumbling the cereal as a topping for Protein Pudding or base for a low-carb chocolate pie crust that you can fill with sugar-free cheesecake pudding. You can even crush Chocolate Protein Cereal and roll a banana in it.

Chocolate Protein Cereal comes in 7-serving boxes and is eligible for a 15% discount when you set up a recurring delivery so you never run out! Come by The BariatricPal Store to see what other protein cereal and other breakfast, snack, and dessert options we have to make your diet easier and more delicious.
Keto Pops for Weight Loss Help

Keto Pops for Weight Loss Help 0

Can a keto diet help you lose weight? Are you allowed to have any sweet treats on it? A keto diet is an increasingly popular weight loss strategy, but it is quite restrictive because it allows hardly any carbs or sugars. The BariatricPal Store can help, though, with treats such as Keto Pops, which can satisfy a sweet tooth without throwing you off your diet plan.

Why Keto?

A keto diet is extremely low in carbohydrates. It is so low in carbs that it puts your body into ketosis, which means your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel. The idea is that ketosis leads to faster weight loss as well as lower blood sugar levels. To follow a keto diet, talk to your doctor or a nutritionist, and stick to your carb limits.

To do so, your keto diet will probably include oils and other fats, nuts, seeds, non-starchy vegetables, and protein foods such as eggs, chicken, meat, cheese, and fish. A keto diet is low in fruit, and beans, and almost devoid of grains, starchy vegetables, and sugars.

Keto-Friendly Candies

With such a long list of restricted foods, a keto diet can be challenging to follow. That is why Keto Pops can be so welcome. They offer a sweet break from your low-sugar diet without interrupting your body’s metabolic processes of ketosis. They come in two delicious flavors: Buttery Coffee, with a rich taste, and Coconut, made with real coconut.

Diet-Friendly Sweet Delights

Keto Pops are made specifically for a high-fat keto diet, as each one has 3 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrates, sugar, and protein. They are made with 100% coconut oil, which many people feel is a healthy choice for a keto diet. These pops are also suitable for Paleo, low-carb, and Atkins programs. They are gluten-free and peanut-free.

Naturally Sugar-Free

Keto Pops have no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors. Instead, they are sweetened with erythritol and xylitol, which are naturally sweet and have no effect on your blood sugar. Plus, xylitol is good for your teeth.

Long-Lasting Pleasure Anytime

Keto Pops are ideal for Whenever you have a sweet tooth, grabbing a keto pop instead of a sugary snack such as a candy bar or lollipop can save you 10 to 20 grams of sugar and 200 to 300 calories. Keto Pops give you the perfect excuse to say “no” to sugary, starchy snacks that you might be offered at the office. They can outlast the cookies or other baked goods that everyone else is eating, and they leave no guilty feelings.

Keto Pops come in bags with 8 individually-wrapped pops, as well as in a Variety Pack with a bag of each flavor. Expect long-lasting guilt-free pleasure with Keto Pops!
Lose Weight on National Cheese Pizza Day

Lose Weight on National Cheese Pizza Day 0

Today marks National Cheese Pizza Day, but take a second before you dive into a pie with 200 to 400 calories per slice. There are plenty of high-protein, low-carb choices to get the flavors you love. What is more, pizza tastes even better when it comes guilt-free. Here are some top pizza picks from The BariatricPal Store.

Pizza Protein Chips

Cheesy pizza, meet crunchy chips! The result is Pizza Protein Chips, without the excess starch, grease, and calories in pizza and potato chips. Instead, Pizza Protein Chips have 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of dietary fiber, no unhealthy saturated or trans fats, and only 11 grams of net carbs. They are a ready-to-eat snack and are ready to be dipped in yogurt-based dip or guacamole, low-fat bean dip, or tomato sauce for an extra pizza flavor. 

They come in single-serving bags as a single bag, 7-bag pack, or case of 80 bags. Other Protein Chip flavors include Ranch Crunch and Sea Salt and Vinegar.

Pizza Protein Puffs

Margherita Pizza Protein Puffs offer another choice for a crunchy snack with a classic pizza flavor. They have real garlic, tomato, and onion powder, and you can have them by the handful since they are so light. Each cup has 120 calories and 21 grams of high-quality protein, with only 2 grams of carbs. They are also calcium-rich.

You can have these puffs on their own or mix them with yogurt or cottage cheese for a heartier snack. Protein Puffs also come in Nacho Cheese, Garlic Parmesan, Sour Cream and Onion, Mesquite BBQ, and Jalapeno Cheddar flavors. Each canister has 10 servings.

Pizza Jerky

Italian Jerky Pizza Snack Stick offers a meaty bite with a pizza flair in a low-carb, high-protein package with no napkin needed. Each hearty beef and pork stick is packed with tomato and Italian flavors such as onion, garlic, and oregano. The serving has 7 grams of protein, 110 calories, and 2 grams of sugar. It can be stored or taken anywhere as a ready-to-eat snack.

The Italian Jerky Pizza Snack Stick comes in a single-serving stick and is also available in a 3-pack and 6-pack. Other Italian Jerky flavors include Porchetta and Alfredo.

Make Your Own Pizza

For National Pizza Day, why not It is easy to make your own low-carb, high-protein pizza when you use Low-Carb Bread such as Carb-Free Hamburger Buns or Low-Carb Paleo Wraps. It can stay low-carb with chopped tomatoes and basil, simple olive oil and garlic, or Calorie-Free Pasta Sauce in Alfredo, Garlic and Herb, or Tomato and Basil flavors, plus mozzarella or another favorite cheese, then tons of veggie toppings. Anchovies, grilled chicken pieces, or Italian-seasoned ground turkey can add extra protein.

Pizza is back on the menu with careful choices and delicious helpful products, and the weight loss fun continues beyond National Pizza Day. The BariatricPal Store has plenty of other fare to satisfy your craving for any flavor without going off your weight loss diet.

Yumbox Lunch Boxes for Back-to-School Weight Loss

Yumbox Lunch Boxes for Back-to-School Weight Loss 0

As summer draws to a close and school is starting in many parts of the country, it is a good time to think about weight loss, especially at lunch. Students, teachers, and parents with school-aged children at home may already be thinking about back-to-school lunches, but the back-to-school season may affect you even if not directly. Things tend to get busier when summer ends and everyone gets back from summer vacation. 

At this time, packing a healthy lunch can be even more important and challenging than usual. Your lunch hour may be cut short with extra work, and hectic mornings may mean you have less time to prepare and portion out a healthy lunch. Yumbox Lunchboxes and related accessories can help you stay on track with your weight loss program without hassle.

Portion Control for Lunches and Snacks

Yumbox Lunch Boxes are designed for you if you are a bariatric surgery patient or anyone who is following a smart diet to lose weight. Each box has five wells.

  • 2 cups, perfect for salad or vegetable stir fry with protein.
  • ¾ cup, ideal for cottage cheese, yogurt, whole-grain bread, or cooked chicken or vegetables.
  • 3 ½-cup wells, just right for tofu, beans, sweet potato, or brown rice.

There is also a small space for hummus, peanut butter, or salsa.

Yumbox Lunch Boxes come in a variety of colors to match your mood, personality, and outfit. Try purple or light or dark blue, green or pink. 

Portion-Perfect Snacks

Snacks on the go may be even more common than lunches away from home, and planning for them is just as important if you want to avoid last-minute fare, such as candy bars, crackers, and chips, with their sugars, starches, and fats. Yumbox Snack Boxes let you have your convenient snack without the excess carbs and calories.

Each box has 3 compartments with leakproof lids. The largest compartment has a ¾-cup capacity, while the smaller compartments are ⅓ cup. Pack your Yumbox Snack Box with some lean protein and high-fiber carbs or healthy fats for an energizing, waist-friendly snack.

Healthy Convenience

Anything to make healthy eating easier can only help, and Yumbox Products work. They let you plan portion-controlled meals and snacks without the hassle of measuring. They fit snugly into most thermal lunch totes so you can take them with you to work or school. The boxes are BPA-free and phthalate-free.

You can pair your lunch or snack box with other Yumbox Products to suit your needs better. For example, try the insulated cooler bag or lunch bag to assist with temperature control. You can also pick up some Gelato Ice Packs to keep cold foods cold until lunchtime.

Take your sack lunch to the next level with Yumbox Lunch and Snack Boxes. You can pack perfect portions of protein, vegetables, and other filling weight loss foods to make sure you can stay on track no matter how busy your day is.

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