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Rant. Bariatric "Approved" "Diet" Food

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I know I have ranted about this before, at least twice, or a hundred times.  But, here we are again.  

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A product, listed as a "Bariatric Diet Bar," is sold at a website for Bariatric Patients. 

Bariatric = Weight Loss Surgery, typically Gastric Bypass Roux en y (though this is slowly shifting to more gastric bands and gastric sleeves, etc.)  

The typical customer of a "Bariatric Store" is your typical pre-op or post Gastric Bypass patient.  IE - YOU - READING THIS PAGE.

Gastric bypass patients eat differently than the typical "dieter."   You are aware of this, aren't you?  And, if you AREN'T -- PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOUR DOCTOR PROVIDED YOU WITH BASIC GUIDELINES?

Okay.  Now.

Please explain to ME, why a bar with the following ingredients, and ZERO NUTRITION STATS PROVIDED, can be labeled a "Bariatric DIET Bar?"  There are 5-8 forms of sweetener in this product.   There are no nutrition labels at this website.  You are supposed to trust that your MD "approved!" this bar for your Bariatric Diet.  Uh huh.  

So, the next time I get a little flak over my Dark Godiva Truffle?  

I will pull out THIS BARIATRIC DIET BAR filled with GOODNESS.  

*grin*


Calcium Caseinate, Sugar, Invert Sugar, Polydextrose, Soy Protein Isolate, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil(Palm Kernel, Palm, Soybean, Cottonseed)(Contributes a negligible amount of Trans Fat), Water, Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Soy Lecithin, Soy Fiber, Milk, Corn Syrup, Glycerine, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cream, Cocoa Butter, Salt, Monoglycerides, Dextrose, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Aspartame*.

 And, it's not just one bar or food.  It's MANY.  This is just the one from one page that I landed on because someone was looking for a review, and I KNEW I had tried the stuff and avoided the reviews.  (Okay, I LIED.  I have reviewed several of these items.  I think a few got the big DELETE.)

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