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bigray
05-08-2004, 08:36 PM
Are they any good to eat ?
Like before heading to the gym ?

taffer
05-08-2004, 08:41 PM
they are better than nothing, but worse than something you make yourself!
always go for a whole, unprocessed food before a protein bar, or make a homemade protein bar, that way you know what your getting!

BORG4
05-08-2004, 08:49 PM
Before gym? No.

As a snack? Ya. But don't live off them. All they offer is protein, nothing else.

Sticking to whole, real foods is much better. But hey, 25grams of protein per bar, as a small snack is pretty good.

bigray
05-08-2004, 11:17 PM
ok thanks, what about eating some cheese in your meals ?

bigray
05-08-2004, 11:18 PM
Also, is drinking gatorade any good if u drink a lot of water ?
Sorry for these questions i just want to know

Brosef
05-08-2004, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by BORG4
Before gym? No.

As a snack? Ya. But don't live off them. All they offer is protein, nothing else.

Sticking to whole, real foods is much better. But hey, 25grams of protein per bar, as a small snack is pretty good.

They usually offer bad protein, like soy, unless it's something like a Detour. There is more sugar and fat than protein, though.

wildman536
05-09-2004, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Evgeniy
They usually offer bad protein, like soy, unless it's something like a Detour. There is more sugar and fat than protein, though. Theres More Protien in a Detour than Carbs all Togather.

sawastea
05-09-2004, 11:58 AM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=204074

Brosef
05-09-2004, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by wildman536
Theres More Protien in a Detour than Carbs all Togather.

I said fats and carbs together add up to more than the protein. Read this:

http://www.*************/z1009_review_Detour_Bars_Next_Nutrition.html

"To see if there was any truth to their claims of a nutritional profile unmatched in protein bar history, we sent Lot ID: "Enjoy By 121103 A" to Convance Laboratories, an independent nutritional testing firm. Results confirmed why this bar tastes so good it's basically a dressed-up candy bar!

According to the label, the Detour bar contains 9 grams of fat; however, laboratory tests revealed 12.8 grams of fat-144 percent more than what the label claims. What's more, on the label, Detour bars claim only 6 grams of sugar; lab tests, however, revealed 18.8 grams of sugar per bar a disturbing 313 percent more than what the label claims! The news doesn't get any better for the other nutrients.

They claim 32 grams of protein per bar; tests revealed only 23.8 grams of protein. Total carbohydrates: The label claims 21 grams; tests revealed 29 grams. Fiber: They claim 3 grams; tests show 1.7 grams. Total calories: They claim 209; tests revealed 326."

wildman536
05-09-2004, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Evgeniy
I said fats and carbs together add up to more than the protein. Read this:

oh. oopppppssss!!

Brosef
05-09-2004, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by wildman536
oh. oopppppssss!!

Hah, it's still stupid how companies lie so much, as that article above shows. In reality, 1 Detour bar = 330 cals / 23.8 g protein / 29 g carbs, out of which 20 g are sugar and less than 2 g fiber / 13 g of fat. Insanity.

bigray
05-09-2004, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Evgeniy
Hah, it's still stupid how companies lie so much, as that article above shows. In reality, 1 Detour bar = 330 cals / 23.8 g protein / 29 g carbs, out of which 20 g are sugar and less than 2 g fiber / 13 g of fat. Insanity.

Damn

Dedicatedforlife
05-09-2004, 08:27 PM
I just had a question...is something like a Tri-O-Plex Bar enough for a meal? Im work in a busy restaurant and I hardly get any breaks...ANY.......so a bar is sometimes my only option..

sawastea
05-10-2004, 05:52 AM
Chef O'Jays Tri-O-Plex (http://www.labelclaimstesting.com/?pageID=20)

They failed MISERABLY

wildman536
05-10-2004, 07:22 AM
Tri-O-Plex is now Right on There Label Claims. And Still Taste Great!!