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Nutrition Bars
Nutrition Bars
12/18/12 11:07 AM
Hey Beachbody people's...I have a question pertaining to nutrition bars that you would buy at say like Walmart or Meijers and wonder which one is the best? I do make my own homemade protein bars but I wonder which one is the best. I have been using the Pure Protein as they have 20g of protein in them and some are like 180 cal to just below 300 per bar. I know that some of them you have to watch out for sugars and stuff but those bars are like 2-6g of sugar and some of them have like 3-5g of alcohol sugar or something...not sure what that is but I know that a tbsp of honey which is a teaspoon I think is like 5g's of sugar which I've heard is like nothing if your working out and stuff to burn that. Hope I've given everyone enough information to help me make a wise choice when it comes to these cause I do like this brand of protein bar. The rest I've looked at all have like 12-15g's of sugar and I don't know if that's alot or not so I stay away from them. Any help on which ones would be the best to buy from Walmart or Meijer's would be great. Thanks for the help......we should all use #FitNation on Twitter!!! LOL
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RE: Nutrition Bars
12/18/12 10:12 PM as a reply to GPatrick31.
It all depends on your macros. There are certain things you want to stay away from, like saturated and trans fat, and sugars, but beyond that, it depends on what you need. As far as protein bars, I usually use the p90x bars, or Quest bars. They are made with different goals in mind, but don't use a great deal of artificial ingredients.

The sugar alcohols are artificial sweetners for the most part. Too many can be a bad thing too, much like sugar.

What's my suggestion? Take a look at the two bars I told you about above. If they don't interest you, just take a look at the back of the protein bars at walmart and make your decision there. A lot of these bars come with 50+ ingredients but remember, the less ingredients the better. You want to eat whole foods, not a bunch of different chemically altered ingredients.

Marc
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RE: Nutrition Bars
12/19/12 5:11 AM as a reply to GPatrick31.
What is your goal? Lose weight ?

If you want to lose weight, you want a protein bar with low carbs and high protein content.

Like CoachMarch said, you could take a higher carbs content bar as long as it fits in your daily macro.
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RE: Nutrition Bars
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12/19/12 12:56 PM as a reply to GPatrick31.
Also, tell us more about what you put into your homemade version. I agree with the posters above that the things to look for on the nutrition lable artificial sweeteners, sugar, and bad fat sources like palm oil, etc. And that your bar needs to match your macro goals.
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RE: Nutrition Bars
12/19/12 1:10 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Homemade is always best, you know exactly what goes in to them!

My favorite? 2 cups oatmeal, 4 scoops of Shakeology, two scoops of whey protein, half cup sliced almonds, half cup of natural peanut butter, 1 1/2 cups almond milk, sometimes I add raisins. Mix it all together, put it in the fridge. 4-5 hours later its ready!
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RE: Nutrition Bars
12/19/12 4:15 PM as a reply to GPatrick31.
I use a cup of oats, 1 scoop of whey or casien protein, a small handful of walnuts, sometimes I add a handful of raisins or cranberries, probably 2 to 3 tsp of almond butter, a quarter cup of almond milk, and a quarter cup of unsweet applesauce
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