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Old 03-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Good Protein Bar

In case anyone is interested, I've found a pretty good protein bar. I'm a extremely picky eater, so most bars taste like crap to me. This bar not only taste great, but it has 13 grams of protein, 190 calories and 4 grams of sugar. Bought it from GNC for just under $2 a bar.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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I love these kinds of bars, they're great for between meal snacks or if you're on duty at an Air Force base and can't go eat a big meal.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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The quest protein bar beats this. Get brownie flavor, microwave it for 10sec. Best thing ever, it has better nutritional value than OhYeah one.
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Bought a big box of these at Costco a few months ago. Def not the best but they were so good with a huge glass of milk

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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The quest protein bar beats this. Get brownie flavor, microwave it for 10sec. Best thing ever, it has better nutritional value than OhYeah one.
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I am now the debbie downer of this thread, but I read something yesterday and it was fresh in my mind lol (quoted below)

OP out of 190 calories that bar is only 27% protein. Men should be consuming at least 1g of protein per BW, so unless you are eating 3000+ calories none of these bars will ever fit your macros, and you'll have to make up the difference in your other meals... or more likely be at less than ideal protein intake / or over be overeating and gaining fat.

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A protein bar is nothing more than a chocolate bar with slightly higher protein content and crappier taste. A whopping 300 calories for a bar that you'll gulf down in a few minutes is crazy. For most women that amount makes up about -1/5 of the daily total calorie intake needed to lose fat efficiently. Besides that, eating protein bars to up your protein intake isn't a great strategy as a bar's protein content makes up only about 30-40% of its calories. You could down half a Snickers bar and a protein shake, and end up consuming fewer calories with a better nutritional breakdown than having your typical protein bar. Protein bars are nothing more than glamorized candy. And you don't eat candy on a regular basis if you want to optimize fat loss and diet adherence.
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dbears loves leadgains stuff lol

Not all protein bars are created equal. It's not black and white, don't go with everything you read from leangain. Yes, most protein bars are bad. But check out quest protein bar, it's good to eat on the go or when hungry and no food around. Just sayn'.
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Not all protein bars are created equal. It's not black and white, don't go with everything you read from leangain. Yes, most protein bars are bad. But check out quest protein bar, it's good to eat on the go or when hungry and no food around. Just sayn'.
His points are still the same. Almost ever bar is an inferior option to something else. If anything I would eat them with a meal. Not just by themselves.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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I don't. But there isn't a single thing I disagree with on leangains; The guy gets nutrition, and I love how he presents his arguments... it's not boring dribble and entertaining to read, hence why it is easily quotable I find. Some recommendations are not hard and fast rules but more preference... but 99% of protein bars are glorified candy that fk with your day nutritionally, I didn't need leangains to tell me that. I actually look at the sources not just the guy summarizing them, it's how you learn instead of follow imo

Quest protein bar I will agree have completely taken advantage of this and separated themselves somewhat with a nutritionally decent product, but I was speaking more on an average basis (there are 3 other bars already linked)
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Ok looks like we're on the same page. But since you agree with everything on leangains. What do you think about nuts? Martin said it has incomplete amino acids and should be avoided.

Raw nuts or their butter like almonds, pistachio, and walnuts are a must in a healthy diet.
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yeah I linked that in the previous thread, thats why I came across the protein bar comment.

he said there are much better alternatives like fish (to keep your omega 3:6 ratio close), and I fully agree.

I don't eat nuts; I have a peanut allergy where I essentially can't breathe if I ingest one, so I avoid them when possible since they are so similar in looks lol. And for someone looking to diet, they can easily cause you to have surplus calories without becoming full.

Why would they be a must in a healthy diet? Polyunsaturated fat is everywhere I don't need more of it, if anything I already get too much in my diet without nuts.
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I did not see your reply in other thread. Weird...

I have problems getting clean 3200 cal a day. I put almond powder in my shakes. Flax seed is great for omega 3. But fish is not available all the time and does not have good shelf life. I like fresh wild Salmon. Frozen only when I have to. So I cannot eat it whenever I want and it has to be cooked.

There are many studies that show importance of nuts to cardiovascular system and other parts of the body. I think they provide a good source of food. Nuts have more than fat, they have decent amount of fiber and protein. Just be careful which nuts as not all nuts are created equal either.
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