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ellaria
07-25-2004, 12:35 AM
Can anyone recommend a protein bar that does not contain alot of sugar. Seems to me that alot of them do have protein, but it's just like eating a candy bar with the added protein. Should I just try to avoid them altogether?

FitTwin
07-25-2004, 01:05 AM
Try the EAS Carb Control bars. They only have 2g sugar and are GOOD!

imperfectly_lou
07-25-2004, 01:13 AM
Ideally, you should aim for real food wherever possible. The most nutritious protein bars I have come across are the Tri-o-plex bars which are made from oats and are wholegrain. Only 9g of sugar per bar but they are REALLY big... very filling

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cj/tri.html

Ravenous_T
07-26-2004, 03:02 AM
Originally posted by imperfectly_lou
Ideally, you should aim for real food wherever possible. The most nutritious protein bars I have come across are the Tri-o-plex bars which are made from oats and are wholegrain. Only 9g of sugar per bar but they are REALLY big... very filling

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cj/tri.html


Trioplex bars are very deceptive with their carb and sugar content. In a study ( I will post a link when I can remember where I put the damn URL!), they had much more sugar and carbs then the nutrition label says.

I know you've already mentioned this, but I thought I would jump on the bandwagon as well and say that you should stay from protein bars and eat real foods (or atleast a protein shake) instead.

imperfectly_lou
07-26-2004, 03:41 AM
I am pretty sure that study was disproven... I am sure I read that somewhere....

Emma-Leigh
07-26-2004, 05:01 AM
http://www.labelclaimstesting.com/page.php?pageID=20

Here is the info but I am not sure if this study is correct or not...??

Ravenous_T
07-26-2004, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Emma-Leigh
http://www.labelclaimstesting.com/page.php?pageID=20

Here is the info but I am not sure if this study is correct or not...??


Thats it! Thanx for posting the link.

ellaria
07-26-2004, 07:05 PM
That is a good point, that bars should not be eaten in place of real food, but sometimes when you are in a hurry, it's better than grabing junk food. And by the way I tried the tri- o-plex bars and they were delicious. Thanks for the info and the link I will check it out. I think I had read an article about how alot of nutritional labels on potein bars were deceiving, but then how do you know you are getting quality stuff?

MagicPunt
07-27-2004, 11:27 AM
MagicPunt's MRBs (Meal Replacement Bars):

Combine in large mixing bowl:

3 Cups Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Natural Peanut butter
1 cup Skim Milk
4 Scoops Protein Powder
dash of cinnamon

Mix until a sticky batter is formed (may take a few minutes)

use a large spoon to spread out the mix into the bottom of a Pam-sprayed glass or metal cooking tray (spread until even)

top with 4-8 packets splenda

put in the fridge overnight and cut into 8 equal bars that yield:

11g fat (good monounsaturated fats)
26g carbs
21g protein

285 calories