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7/6/11 9:19 A

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My two biggest problems are protein & fiber. I like eggs enough to where I'm able to get close to my protein each day, but the fiber.... it's so hard for me to get enough fiber without going way over on carbs! I may have to break down and do the fiber bars.

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7/4/11 2:21 P

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I try to stay away from processed foods, including protien bars. Many of them also contain way too much sugar and unnessary carbs but, I also have a hard time getting enough protien. I started to boil a few eggs to keep in the fridge for a quick morning or pre-workout protien boost, I also cook up some lean meats for the work week and protion into 100g servings. usually 2 servings per day is all you need. also research which vegetables and fruits have protein and stock up on them. Hummus is a great snack.

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NELYA85's Photo NELYA85 SparkPoints: (5,876)
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6/24/11 7:51 P

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I use to eat Luna Bars, but I didn't like how they tasted. Special K bars are also pretty terrible. Have you tried Greek Yogurt? I eat a thing of it everyday. Chobani fat-free fruit Greek Yogurt is pretty high sugar (19g) but also very high protein (14g). The plain fat free Greek Yogurt has a lot less calories and more protein too.



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BARBYCHICAGO Posts: 241
6/6/10 8:09 A

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Just be vigilant. A lot of the bars have a lot of calories, fat, and fake ingredients. I usually eat half a Clif bar before working out (lemon poppieseed is my favorite) or half of Mrs. Macy's bars (I get a huge pack at Costco). They tend to be all-natural, organic, and I know the Mrs. Macy's are gluten-free.

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5/28/10 12:03 P

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Kashi GoLean Rolls!!! Are delish :) 170-190 cals

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5/23/10 10:38 A

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I don't know a lot about protein bars, but I have a similar problem and I've been eating egg whites to compensate. There's about 4 grams of protein per egg white and only 17 calories, so that is a low calorie way to get in some protein during the week. I'd also look at nuts for snacks and incorporating beans in your dishes when you can!

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5/14/10 5:35 P

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I second the Clif Builder bars suggestion, and add that I like the Rebar bars. They have 4 servings of fruit and veggies in them and totally tide me over.

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5/14/10 5:34 P

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I second the Clif Builder bars suggestion, and add that I like the Rebar bars. They have 4 servings of fruit and veggies in them and totally tide me over.

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5/8/10 6:57 P

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I like the South Beach Protein cereal bars. They're 140 calories so I use them as a snack or an addition to breakfast (and to get my chocolate fix).

GNC's 100% whey protein chocolate powder is very good. Doesn't have a very chalky flavor like other powders I've tried. It's delicious with water or milk!

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4/14/10 9:24 P

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Hey!
I just saw this and wanted to suggest Clif builders bars. They are awesome!! About 270 cals with 20 grams of protein. I usually eat on as a meal with a big glass or two of water and I'm good until my afternoon snack. My favorite is the cookies and cream if you can find it or the chocolate!

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4/11/10 11:38 A

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I love Luna Bars. I've tried a bunch of different kinds, and they all taste pretty good! For shakes, the Designer Whey Chocolate is delicious (You can find this almost anywhere)

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3/18/10 12:02 P

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Thanks Ladies. I never thought of shakes. Someone mentioned EAS as a good brand. Are there any others?

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3/16/10 10:31 A

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As the other said, protein powder seems to be good. The bars have a lot more calories than I'm willing to expend. And they never keep me full for long. I almost feel like I wasted the calories!
You can add the powder to a lot of things too. I like it in fruit smoothies or oatmeal for breakfast.

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3/12/10 11:47 A

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Personally, I like EAS's Carb Advantage protein shakes. I usually have one every morning. I'm not a huge fan of protein bars, but I do like Zone Perfect's bars. They have a good amount of protein, an average amount of calories, but a little high in sugar.

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3/11/10 8:38 P

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I suggest protein powder. I get the vanilla flavor and can add it to my oatmeal or use it in a fruit smoothie. I am sure you can add it to other things as well

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USIRISHGIRL Posts: 11
3/11/10 6:20 P

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Hi Everyone,

I don't always get enough protein so I thought I would try eating bars occasionally. I wanted people's opinions on which were the best. There are sooo many. A lot have a ton of calories and carbs but then of course lots of protein. Any advice?

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