Vanilla Pudding: Your New Best Weight Loss Friend?
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!
- Abegail Fernandez