Fiber Bars as Meal Replacement? Uh, Uh
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Since starting my healthy eating journey two weeks ago, I've been on the lookout for things to fill me up. Fiber is my friend. It helps me to not get hungry between meals and that's a good thing.
I travel a bit for work. In order to eat well, I will bring food with me rather than eat at a restaurant. THere are times, however, when I'm stuck. For these times, I have been looking at energy/power/high protein bars.
I'm shocked (and disappointed) at how many calories are in those little bars!
Back to fiber. I did a google search and found a number of bars that are high in fiber and "low" in calories. Ordered myself a few and tried one today for lunch.
150 calories, 13 gm fiber and 4 gm protein and sugar. I knew by my last bite it wasn't going to cut it as a meal replacement. While I wasn't hungry, I knew I would be soon. And I was. Now, that's all I ate for lunch. I could have had yogurt mid afternoon, but I didn't cuz I wanted to see how long it would take for me to be hungry.
Not sure how people trying to lose weight can incorporate energy bars into their diet as a meal. Too high in calories and I bet not very filling. While the fiber bars are lower in calorie, they're still not real filling.