Yes, You Can Eat Cookies On Your Bariatric Diet!
You know what’s better than cookies? Nothing! Whether it’s a homemade cookie or store-bought, there is nothing better than a soft (or crispy) cookie at any time of day. When you’re trying to lose weight it can be difficult to include cookies in your diet and after bariatric surgery. More often than not, cookies lack the nutrients your body needs and if you try to fit cookies into a low calorie diet it’s almost impossible to get all of the important nutrients you need from food without going over your calorie limit for the day.
Your body doesn’t want you to sacrifice eating healthy nourishing foods for empty calories, like cookies. Overtime eating empty calories in place of nourishing foods will take a toll on your body. If you are serious about losing weight it’s important to find as many healthy alternatives to your favorite treats. This way you will curb your cravings and meet your goals!
The good news is that all cookies are not created equal and you can absolutely enjoy cookies while you are on a low calorie diet. In fact, there are cookies that you can eat every single day if your heart desires and lose weight. YES! You heard us right. AND you will feel great and guilt free after eating them!
Since we don’t want to use up our daily calories on empty calories, it’s important to know the healthy alternative that will satisfy our cookie cravings.
Can You Guess Which Cookie Is The Healthier Option?
One of the cookies pictured above has 270 calories and one of them has 170 calories. Also, note that one of them has 3g of protein vs. 15g of protein. So which one is the healthier option? It’s hard to tell isn’t it?
The Answer Is…
The cookie on the right is the healthier option! And it’s the Bari Life Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie!
The Mrs. Fields cookie (pictured above on the left) has 100 more calories than the cookie on the right! Our Bari Life Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie (pictured on the right) is only 170 calories and they are packed with 15g of protein! They are delicious, filling and just as big as a Mrs. Fields cookie and they come wrapped in individual packets making them perfect for a healthy snack or dessert. Plus, the Bari Life cookie is drizzled with vanilla icing!
What is the Nutritional Value In a Mrs. Fields Oatmeal Raisin Cookie?
Here is the complete break down of a Mrs. Field’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with Walnuts nutrition label:
Calories – 270
Total Fat – 12g
Saturated Fat – 5g
Trans Fat – 0g
Cholesterol – 30g
Total Carbohydrate – 38g
Total Sugars – 23g
Protein – 3g
Dietary Fiber – 2g
If you are trying to follow a 1200 calorie diet each day, one of these Mrs. Fields cookies takes up almost 23% of your total daily calorie goal. These calories are not nutritious and they are coming from fat, carbs and sugar. That’s why there is no reason to sabotage your healthy eating and diet streak after bariatric surgery when you can make delicious substitutes that will kick your cravings to the curb.
Bari Life’s healthier option for the oatmeal raisin cookie contains half the amount of fat, sugar and carbs. Yes, HALF! It’s made from real ingredients like agave syrup, rolled oats and raisins and it has the familiar lightly spiced flavor of cinnamon in a chewy cookie.
The best part is, you will actually feel satisfied after eating one of Bari Life’s protein cookies. You won’t be craving more because the healthier protein cookie gives you 5 TIMES the amount of protein. You heard us right! Our protein cookie gives you 5X the amount of protein compared to the Mrs. Fields version! You don’t have to sacrifice eating your favorite flavors and desserts after bariatric surgery. When you make a few small adjustments to your diet you can truly enjoy all of the flavors you love. Satisfy your cookie cravings today with Bari Life’s Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies.
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It doesn’t matter if you’ve had bariatric surgery or not. All of Bari Life products are designed specifically for people who have bariatric surgery because bariatric patients need extremely low amounts of calories and high protein supplements for their diet. But that is a great diet for anyone who is trying to lose weight, which makes our supplements the healthier option for anyone who has a goal of losing weight! Keep up with our product highlights and recipes for a healthy life by following us on Facebook and Instagram!