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#1 enya99

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 08:44 PM

I'm just curious how everyone else feels about protein powder and protein bars! Do you have any brands that are safe? 


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Posted 22 March 2021 - 08:54 PM

i love quest hero bars (so yum and crunchy and only 180cals) and think! bars !! the think bars are really good 150cals each and not overdoing it with the protien either, 10g per bar. i have an irrational fear that consuming excess protein will make me gain weight so i try to stay below 50g a day.
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Posted 22 March 2021 - 09:53 PM

p much as long as theyre sugar free theyre safe by my standards but i very easily binge on them sooo
protein powder is safe imo, i'm just careful to look at whether it's been tested by a third-party company like labdoor for dangerous metals (especially vegan ones)


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Posted 22 March 2021 - 10:39 PM

yeah! theyre usually pretty good in macros, and they dont feel unhealthy. i recomment protein one bars. on amazon theyre pretty cheap. can get too sweet depending on flavor, though.


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:09 PM

Many protein bars are full of added sugar and offer few nutrients, but they are really convenient and can serve as an easy meal when necessary. Similarly, protein powder quality and nutritional values varies greatly by brand. If you have trouble meeting protein requirements or need to consume something quickly, it can be a good option. My favorite protein powder is the Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal. It is designed to be a meal replacement so it has tons of vitamins. Additionally, it tastes delicious. I add matcha and greens powder to mine for extra nutrients/taste.



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Posted 25 March 2021 - 02:23 AM

Yes I’d say so for me. Low sugar ones at least. When I crave candy or sweets I can eat a protein bar and it’s fortified with vitamins and protein and I feel like I got to eat a candy bar.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:36 AM

Protein bars aren't for me. When I look at most of their nutritional labels they look like a candy bar with some extra protein added. If I really really need something in a bar form I'll choose the cashew Larabars (just 3 ingredients!).

I'm OK with protein powder. I once tried unflavored whey isolate, but no matter what I added I couldn't make it appetizing. I've bit the bullet and use ON nutrition gold rich chocolate. There are a few additives, But it's mostly whey and it tastes good.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:09 AM

I only use unsweetened protein powders occasionally. Most protein bars have too many ingredients for me

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 08:43 PM

When I restrict I use both, but mostly powders. I have a vegan one that I use and is safe. It's only 90 calories for 1 scoop and I love the taste. When I get really entrenched in restricting, I use protein bars because I know exactly how many calories are in there, as opposed to food I make myself and I hardly eat anything prepackaged.
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:12 PM

I always feel weird taking protein powder but I do rely on it often (maybe 1-2x a day) to get my protein intake up.

I used to be obsessed with protein bars but would only allow myself to eat one like once a week. Then somehow I started binging on them. So I haven't purchased them in like a year. They're fucking expensive and not worth it.


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Posted 31 March 2021 - 11:03 AM

my fav brand of protein bars is called "Perfect Snacks." the ingredients in the bars are all v clean and natural, and they're non-gmo and organic.


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Posted 31 March 2021 - 05:13 PM

In my very humble opinion, I think it is better to eat whole foods-based meals instead of protein bars. I don't think our bodies absorb the protein the same way they do when we eat high quality animal sourced protein like organic chicken and free range eggs and grass-fed beef. When I used to work, I would opt for a GoMacro! Bar and a fruit, because I didn't have time to enjoy a quality meal in the alotted time for breaks. I guess I am trying to say that I don't think protein bars are very good quality sources of fuel in comparison to whole foods.


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Posted 31 March 2021 - 05:32 PM

honestly hate them.

 

they're glamorized candy bars in my opinion. they're all so small and have like 200 calories. doesn't fill me up and I hate wasting my calories on stuff like that.


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Posted 31 March 2021 - 06:40 PM

i like lara bars and nature's bakery fig bars but they're kinda small for being ~200 cals each. i can have a bowl of oats with that :P but recently I bought a pack of Built Bars. they're abt 130 cals each and contain 17g of protein!! O:


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Posted 31 March 2021 - 09:49 PM

im trying to gain some muscle in my hips and ass so ive added a scoop of protein powder to my coffee in the morning and its like a flavored latte kinda. its a nice 150cal breakfast that gives me a little more protein to use toward muscle while still staying under 1k cals a day
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 03:04 PM

im trying to gain some muscle in my hips and ass so ive added a scoop of protein powder to my coffee in the morning and its like a flavored latte kinda. its a nice 150cal breakfast that gives me a little more protein to use toward muscle while still staying under 1k cals a day

ma'am you can't gain muscle on that low of a caloric deficit 


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 04:20 PM

Protein bars aren't for me. When I look at most of their nutritional labels they look like a candy bar with some extra protein added. If I really really need something in a bar form I'll choose the cashew Larabars (just 3 ingredients!).

I'm OK with protein powder. I once tried unflavored whey isolate, but no matter what I added I couldn't make it appetizing. I've bit the bullet and use ON nutrition gold rich chocolate. There are a few additives, But it's mostly whey and it tastes good.

Then buy real protein bars instead of buying brands that market themselves as a "protein bar" without actually being one. 


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 12:15 AM

Protein Powder yes, but only low carb ones.
I'm not a fan of protein bars.
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High restricting is the way for me because slow and steady wins the race. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you end the day on a calorie deficit, you have won.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 01:19 AM

Their safe as long as their sugar content isn’t too high.


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:20 AM

I cannot for the life of me justify a 200+ calorie bar. Like I might as well eat candy you know? I could have a whole tub of Halo top for one measly protein bar. It doesn't seem worth it, what do people gain from it? (besides protein obvs lol)


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