I really like the peanut butter CLIFF bars. I just bought a case of them to have around. I am trying to eliminate fast food so I plan to keep one in my purse at all times and I keep some at work in case I get busy and cannot take a break for lunch.
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I think a lot of people out there don't realize that a Cliff bar is actually a meal replacement. I travelled to a small village in the global south for a long work project, and a colleague of mine (no joke) took along a costco-sized box of Cliff bars. We were eating very well, and some of it was rich, fried, buttery foods, and she would eat Cliff bars in between meals (once she ate 3 in a day). Needless to say, she gained over 20 pounds in the months we were there (and this was including all the walking, lifting, etc we were doing!!).
The only time I've eaten Cliff bars is on backcountry hiking trips, when I don't have time to get out my camp stove and need to keep on the trail. But I do like the taste! Just eat them knowing their caloric and nutritional content, and in moderation - like everything else :-)
This SP article has a great deal of information on the pros and cons of energy bars. It also includes some selection criteria and how to use the bars wisely You will also see that your Cliff bar makes the list as a meal replacement bar.
I did notice the added sugar in the bars which is probably what makes me taste better than the quest bars which I can only stand if microwaved.
I'm thinking sticking with my protein powder and just making a shake or smoothie out of it is the better option than the bars and only using those bars when I have to be on the go and on the road and can't stop to make anything.
Watch out for the added sugars. I have yet to find a protein bar that has an acceptable amount for my dietary preferences. I don't eat anything with more than 5g of sugar per serving. Some of those bars have as much sugar as a candy bar!
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I just wanted everyone's intake on cliff bars - I use to use quest bars but I didn't like the taste so i switched to the cliff builders bars. The taste is better and its a quick 20g of protein but they are around 200-270 calories which throws me for a loop. I need to make sure i'M getting a minimum of 100-150g of protein per day so with the bar being 20 its a great choice it seems like on the go when i'M going to the gym directly after work but wanted everyone's opinion as well =)
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