Today is the first day of autumn, and that means deliciousness and weight loss. How so? Take apples, for example, since their peak season is beginning now. You already know how delicious crisp and juicy apples can be, but do you know how you can lose weight with their flavor? Read on…
Apple Pie Protein Bar
How bad is apple pie for your diet? Well, it has more of a “pie” than an “apple” effect. A slice of apple pie can have 300 to 600 calories, and over a day’s worth of sugar and saturated fat, with almost no protein. Instead, skip the baking, and enjoy the taste of pie in a Quest Apple Pie Protein Bar. It has only 190 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of saturated fat, and staves off hunger for hours with 20 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber. Buy a single bar or a 12-pack.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
As the mornings get chilly, you can start your day off with Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal. It has real whole-grain oats, apples, and cinnamon, without a load of sugar and carbs. Each packet has 15 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar. Make it with water and have it as a quick breakfast or snack alone or with peanut, fruit, or yogurt. It comes 6 individual-serving packets per box.
Apple Cinnamon Protein Cereal
If you do not feel like making oatmeal or you prefer a crunch in the morning or for a snack, try gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Protein Cereal with 12 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Choose from a multi-serving box, a single-serving packet, or a box with 6 single-serving packets.
Apple Protein Shot
Take an Apple Protein Shot with you, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can have 15 grams of protein anytime, anywhere. It is a convenient protein boost for a post-op weight loss surgery patient or anyone who needs protein and essential amino acids in a quick 2.5-oz. shot without any sugar. Try 1 shot or a 6 or 12-pack.
Fresh Apples: The Real Deal
Good call if you are holding out for fresh, crisp apples. A medium apple has 4 grams of filling fiber, and did you know that eating apples was linked to better weight loss in a clinical trial? If you are concerned about the sugar in apples, just have them in small portions – say, ½ apple at once – and include a source of protein and/or fat with your apple. Try ½ apple…
- Baked with a sprinkle of cinnamon and served with cottage cheese.
- Sliced and served with PB2 Peanut Butter Powder or almond butter.
- Toasted with low-fat cheddar cheese melted on top.
- Dipped into Protein Pudding or yogurt.
Apples not only taste great, but lend themselves to weight loss. Check The BariatricPal Store for these and other protein products with apple flavors, and celebrate the beginning of autumn!