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Weight Loss on National Chopsticks Day

Weight Loss on National Chopsticks Day 0

If there were ever a holiday that could spur weight loss, it is today’s celebration. February 6 is National Chopsticks Day. It is a great chance to eat some delicious and healthy Asian-inspired food, or just to try using chopsticks for a meal or two. Either way, you may lose a bit of weight, and The BariatricPal Store can help.

How Chopsticks Can Help You Lose Weight

Without changing anything else, using chopsticks instead of a fork can help you lose weight. The reason is simple. It helps you eat more slowly, which is an important strategy for weight loss with or without bariatric surgery. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize that you are full. 

When you eat quickly, you might eat a lot of unnecessary food before your brain tells you that you are full. Eating slowly gives your brain a chance to receive the message that you are full when you have not eaten that much. Eating with chopsticks tends to be slower than eating with a fork, and today is a great day to try.

Chow Mein

When was the last time you had chow mein without a side of guilt? Was it before you learned that an order could have 60 to 100 grams of carbohydrates? Was it before you started getting serious about weight loss? What if you could have chow mein, chock-full of noodles, with hardly any carbohydrates? Low-Carb Pasta makes it possible. We have…

  • Low-carb, high-protein versions with beans or soybeans.
  • Low-carb, low-calorie types made with shirataki.

Just choose the Low-Carb Pasta that meets your needs, look for your favorite shape, such as fettuccine or spaghetti, and get cooking with a ton of vegetables, some tofu, shrimp, or chicken if you like, and soy sauce and seasonings. Then dig in with your chopsticks!

Fried Rice

Fried rice has a similar story - oh, so delicious, oh, so devastating for the waistline, and oh, such a relief to be able to enjoy it again with Low-Carb Rice from our store. Again, choose from high-protein and low-calorie varieties, and cook it just like you would regular rice. Can you say, “Happy chopsticks?”

Asian-Inspired Chicken or Salmon Salad

A salad can make for a fun chopstick adventure at home or at work in a packed lunch. For a filling, low-carb, high-protein lunch, try a chopped salad with lettuce, green onions, napa cabbage or romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and cabbage, and a tangerine, tossed with Asian Calorie-Free Dressing and topped with cooked chopped chicken. Or, you can make a salmon salad with broiled salmon on sliced cucumber, carrot, and radish marinated in Sesame Ginger Calorie-Free Dressing.

The BariatricPal Store is ready to help you make Asian-inspired dishes that can help you lose weight and make the most of chopsticks as your new weight loss tool. Whatever you choose to use your chopsticks for, enjoy it!

Stock Up on Sugar-Free Candy for Valentine’s Day

Stock Up on Sugar-Free Candy for Valentine’s Day 0

Candy can be everywhere on Valentine’s Day and the days leading up to it. Having a piece here and there for a couple of weeks can leave you feeling bloated, and possibly not in the most romantic of moods, by Valentine’s Day.

It is nearly impossible to pass up the daily temptations at work, in stores, and from friends, but it is possible to make better choices. The BariatricPal Store has Sugar-Free Candy, including all kinds of chocolate, that can help you can avoid the excessive amount of sugar and calories in most types of candy. Here is a taste.

Chocolate for Chocolate’s Sake

Do you sometimes wonder whether you are more in love with your significant other or with chocolate? If so, our collection of Sugar-Free Chocolate is for you. It comes in all types, including dark, milk, and white, and in the variations you crave, such as crispy, plain, and with almonds. The only thing they all have in common is that they are sugar-free and delicious.

Chocolate Plus One (Or More)

Chocolate has a lot of trusty side-kicks, such as peanuts, peanut butter, nougat, and caramel. The trouble is that they usually come wrapped in a bar or a truffle packed with sugar and fat, and devoid of protein. 

Our Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars give you the goods without the extras. Some are high in protein and can serve as meal replacements or snack bars, while others are simply sugar-free and blissful. These are just a few of the chocolate combos you can try.

  • Peanut Nougat Clusters
  • Chocolate Covered Caramels
  • Chocolate Pecan Clusters
  • Peanut Butter Cup Patties

With choices like that, you will have no need to cave into temptation to take high-sugar candy bars and chocolates when you walk by them or they are offered to you.

Sugar-Free Marshmallows, Gummies, and Hard Candy

When it is time for a break from chocolate, we have you covered, as well. Our Sugar-Free Candy collection includes sugar-free marshmallows, gummies, and lollipops. You can even find long-lasting breath mints and chewy caramels to satisfy your sweet tooth without going over your sugar and carb limits.

Whether or not you have a special someone in your life, and whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is nearly impossible to avoid candy before and on it. We say, why bother to try? Instead, find sugar-free favorites at The BariatricPal Store and love yourself all the more for doing it.

Low-Carb Alternatives to Super Bowl Favorites

Low-Carb Alternatives to Super Bowl Favorites 0

Where will you be at kickoff when Super Bowl LIV starts? More to the point, what will you be eating, and how badly will it knock you off your diet? With a few swaps, you can still have the classic flavors that are popular each year during the Super Bowl, but without the excess of calories, carbohydrates, and sugar. The BariatricPal Store has you covered when it comes to healthy, great-tasting choices.


It is the nation’s busiest pizza delivery day, but you can do better than ordering a standard delivery or take-out pizza. Instead of getting a pie with 40 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fat per slice (or 160 grams of carbs and 40 grams of fat in a half-pizza), you can easily create your own low-carb, high-protein pizzas within minutes. When you make your own on Low-Carb Pizza Crust, you can start with almost no net carbs on a delicious crust. 

Then add chopped tomatoes with basil, olive oil, and garlic, or tomato or pizza sauce without added sugar, and top it with low-fat mozzarella or feta cheese before adding diced vegetables and, if you like, vegetarian sausage or diced chicken breast.

If all you want to do is open a package, try Pizza Tasty Bites with 10 grams of protein and classic pizza flavor. Your guests will love it and you will not need to worry about clean-up.

Chicken Wings

Americans eat over a billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. It is okay to have your share, but better if you can choose healthier versions. Instead of breaded chicken, chicken with Pork Panko is a low-carb, arguably better-tasting choice. You can also save calories, fat, and sugar by choosing calorie-free dips such as Ranch and Barbecue Sauce. The Pork Panko breading tip also works for onion rings, zucchini sticks, and anything else you want to bread without adding carbs.

Party Mix

A party mix is an easy, but nearly indispensable, part of a casual party. Guests can eat it as soon as they arrive, and continue to eat it throughout the gathering, and it takes almost no effort to make it or clean it up. It tends to be heavy in starches along with the occasional added sugar, but you can make your own high-protein version using products such as ready-to-eat Protein Cereal, Protein Pretzels, and your favorite nuts, peanuts, and even unsweetened chocolate chips.


Brownies are so American, so great for parties, and so bad for you with their sugar, butter, and white flour. Protein Brownies are quite a different story, with their boost of protein and almost no sugar or carbs. Still, they taste rich and chocolatey enough to serve on Super Bowl Sunday. We have several varieties, and you can choose from types such as Blondies, Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter, and traditional. We have them in ready-to-eat packages or easily made mixes.

From kickoff to overtime, The BariatricPal Store has great foods with great nutritional news for anyone on a low-carb, high-protein plan to lose weight. Enjoy the game, enjoy the company, and enjoy the food without any guilt this year.

Smartcakes for Smart Weight Loss

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Admit it. How often have you gone to the fridge or pantry to search for that elusive, low-calorie dessert? A couple of times a week? Several times a day? That perfect item never seems to be there, but that can change now. Smartcakes are a dieter’s dream if you have a sweet tooth but cannot afford the calories and sugar that come in the sweets you crave.

Amazingly Low-Calorie Cupcake

Most types of packed snack cakes have about 200 to 400 calories per package, and most cakes have about 120 calories per ounce. Smartcakes have only a fraction of these calories. Each one has a miniscule 38 calories. The entire bag has 76 calories, and they have absolutely no sugar. What more is there to say besides, “Yes, please!”

Favorite Flavors

What kind of cake are you craving? Smartcakes come in these favorite flavors.

  • Chocolate: classic and satisfying.
  • Lemon Cream: with real lemon extract, and sweet-tart like a lemon bar
  • Raspberry Cream: sweet and tart, like juicy berries
  • Vanilla Latte: like the beverage but in a form you can devour without guilt
  • Cinnamon: spicy and with cinnamon and vanilla

Smart Ingredients

Their nutritional information and flavors may be unbelievable, but the ingredients of Smartcakes are nothing outlandish. Smartcakes are made from real ingredients such as eggs, pure vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, real herbs and spices, and olive oil. They are gluten-free and sweetened with natural monk fruit.

Simple Servings

Smartcakes are like cupcakes in that they come in single-serving packages. There is no need to take a sliver of a whole cake and pray that you do not come back for seconds. Just open up and enjoy the entire package. You will still be at a reasonable number of calories.

Cake All Day

Start to finish, Smartcakes can be there for you all day. A couple of cakes instead of a high-fat, sugary breakfast pastry or muffin can be your breakfast on its own or with some fruit or a protein boost such as an egg or cottage cheese. Snacks and desserts are ready anytime, and if you need a quick lunch, you can always spread some peanut butter or cream cheese on a few Smartcakes.

Smartcakes are an example of those great discoveries that make you realize, “Yes, I can do this!” when it comes to weight loss. Try them all, and see how you can make Smartcakes work for your weight loss.
Proti Diet for Weight Loss That Works

Proti Diet for Weight Loss That Works 0

Are you tired of looking for good-tasting, low-carb diet products? Do you need ready-to-eat and quick-to-prepare meals and snacks? Do you just want weight loss to be simple? ProtiDiet Products can help. There is sure to be a ProtiDiet Product for whatever meal or snack you need, or whatever flavor or texture you are craving, and they could not be easier to use.

A Proven Diet

ProtiDiet has been on the market for years as a meal plan to protect muscle mass while burning fat. ProtiDiet Products are designed to be used as a foundation of your diet, as long as you have your doctor’s approval. Since they fit right into the weight loss surgery or low-carb, high-protein lifestyle, you can also use them whenever you need a boost of protein or a smart snack or meal within your own meal plan. They have about 15 grams of protein, or the amount in about 2 ounces of chicken or fish, and little to no sugar. 

Craving Crunch?

It may be crunch time, but you are not really planning to reach into a bag of potato chips or crackers, are you? Why would you choose a starchy, low-protein snack when you can get ProtiDiet Crisps, in Ketchup, BBQ, or White Cheddar, or Roasted and Salted Soy Nuts? They have 15 grams of protein and no more than 2 grams of sugar. The Soy Nuts have 8 grams of fiber, while the Crisps have 150 calories.

Sweet Tooth

A lot of sugar can do a lot of damage, as it not only does damage the first time around, but increases cravings and hunger to increase the chance that you will eat more. Satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar when you choose ProtiDiet Products such as Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Chip and Triple Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Cake, and Bars in Cookies and Cream, Peanut, and Raspberry and Dark Chocolate. 

Easy Entree

Do you need a nutritious meal, now? We have you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ProtiDiet Products for breakfast include Oatmeal in Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, and Maple Brown Sugar, as well as Blueberry Pancakes. Later in the day, Chicken Noodle, Chicken, and Beef Vegetable Soup and Spaghetti Pasta can be the foundation of lunch or dinner with no fuss, guilt, or temptation to get unhealthy carryout or takeout.

Ready for Your Lifestyle

No matter how busy you are ProtiDiet Products can work for you. They are packed in single-serving packets so you never need to measure or worry about having too much. They are ready to eat or ready to be prepared in minutes. They are shelf-stable, so you can stock up on them or take them with you anywhere. Plus, there are plenty of Variety Packs to let you try different flavors more easily.

ProtiDiet Products can be your dependable weight loss partner as you keep up your busy lifestyle and satisfy cravings. The BariatricPal Store has tons of other aids, too, so be sure to stop by and see what tempts you - without causing guilt!
Built Boost Energy

Built Boost Energy 0

Everyone can use more energy to get through the day. How much harder could you work out, how much more productive could you be at work, and how much more involved could you be as a parent or spouse if you have more energy? The trouble is, energy often comes in the form of extra calories, caffeine, or other added stimulants.

Built Boost Energy is different. It is calorie-free, caffeine-free, and a source of nutrients needed for proper energy metabolism. Plus, it contains extracts of plants used for centuries to improve energy: Maca Root, Ashwaganda, and Rhodiola Rosea. Convenient and great-tasting, Built Boost Energy may change your life.

Save on Sugar While Keeping Taste

Fruit drinks and lemonade may sound healthy, but what are you really getting? They may have 1 to 10% real fruit, and the rest, besides water, is sugar. An 8-ounce cup of fruit punch or lemonade has 25 grams of sugar, which is more than the amount in a cup of ice cream. A 20-ounce bottle has 60 grams, or more than the recommended limit for two days. Even 100% fruit juice is nothing but sugar, albeit “natural.”

Built Boost Energy has absolutely no sugar, but it still tastes refreshing and delicious. Citrus, Tropical, Berry, and more, it comes in a variety of flavors to keep your taste buds guessing. 

  • Pina colada
  • Pineapple Strawberry
  • Mango Tangerine
  • Black Cherry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Vanilla
  • Fruit Punch

Cut Empty Calories

A cup of juice or lemonade has 100 calories, and a 20-ounce bottle has 250. Those calories come with a lot of zeros: zero grams of protein, zero grams of fiber, and zero vitamin D, calcium, and many other vitamins and minerals. That begs the question: why are you drinking it? Built Boost Energy has 0 calories, but 100% or more of the daily value for 11 vitamins.

Natural Energy Nutrients and More

Built Boost Energy has a full range of B vitamins, which are essential for proper metabolism and to prevent anemia. Deficiencies can block energy production by your body or lead to anemia, with symptoms including weakness and fatigue. It has 1,850% of vitamin B6 and 10,000% of vitamin B12, along with 100% of vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5, along with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E.

Crash-Free Energy

Built Boost Energy has no caffeine, so there is no crash when the caffeine wears off. Furthermore, there is no dependency. Just mix the packet in water wherever you are, and feel good about yourself!

Built Boost Energy offers refreshing taste, natural energy nutrients, and a calorie-free, sugar-free, guilt-free experience that you can take anywhere. Why not try it today when you want a sweet treat?

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