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Postby Etch » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:56 pm

Latley i've replaced my lunch with a protein bar, Ause bodies to be exact. There 45g protien, 11g Impact carbs, 9g Fat, 6g sugar, it all works out to about 368 cal.

Has anyone else tried these for a meal replacement? It seems to be working for me, im satisfied until dinner, which is odd because i never seem to be satisfied. There a bit pricey around $5 a bar. Does anyone else use them? Have you noticed a difference since you've been using them?
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Re: Protien bars

Postby Karnak » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:32 pm

For a short term fix it's fine or as a snack its great- heck finding anything diet related that keeps you full is a bonus, but for a regular lunch I have a couple of concerns.

It's not designed to be a meal replacement - its designed to contain protein (which it does well). Thus it's likely you will be lacking the general nutrients that your body needs to perform well and would be expecting from a meal - things like vitamins, minerals, grains, calcium (it has some but its low), antioxidants, omega oils etc - the list goes on. Sure you can beef up your breakfast and dinner but putting all your dietary needs in just two meals is quite hard.

Secondly it's 100% processed, theres nothing natural about it and to have that as your lunch on a daily occurance Also its very dense calories for such a small amount. 368 calories Is a healthy dinner - your getting a expensive bar thats quite high in fat - especially saturated fat:

Nutritional Information (Caramel Rough)
Per 100g Serve

Energy 1590kJ (378Cal)
Protein 45.1g
Fat -12.2g
Saturated - 8.4g
Carbohydrate
-Total
-Sugars 9.5g / 8.2g
Fibre 14.4g
Glycerine 9.0g
Sodium 70mg
Calcium 180mg

Your body needs a whole variety of things to stay healthy. Perhaps add a salad to your lunch to get down some vegies. Have some nuts for a snack (also great for protein) to get some omega's in you. Fruit ?. Orange and Kiwi Fruits even come in their own handy wrappers.

Just my two cents worth
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Re: Protien bars

Postby mumnbub » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:17 am

With that many calories I would want a full meal- I never touch those bars but it was not because of the calories, just bacuse they are processed foods and I prefer to find a more natural food to snack on. I would not be having it for a meal, a snack would not be to bad if you are eating to few calories in your day
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Re: Protien bars

Postby Etch » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:01 pm

Cheers for the comments, i'll do some more reading and might have to give it a rethink
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