Pick a better bar - no, no I don't mean a better bar to go out and get drinks with your girlfriends.
That box of protein bars that you bought to snack on - do you know what's actually inside? Just because something tells you it’s “packed with protein” doesn’t mean that’s the only thing it’s packed with.
Bars can be great for convenience while we’re on the run and don’t have time for a meal, but it could also made with other things we might not want to put in our bodies - added sugars, carbohydrates or extra fat if we are counting macros, not to mention most bars are processed.
Here's what to look for in a good protein bar:
1️⃣ To qualify as a protein bar or supplement, it should have more than 8 grams of protein.
2️⃣ It should have no more than 13 grams of sugar.
3️⃣ It should have at least 3g dietary fiber. Tip: If it says there is more than 10g fiber, be careful it’s not made with “isolated fibers” which can cause stomach pain.
4️⃣ It should come from high quality protein like grass-fed whey protein and whole food ingredients (avoid highly processed bars that the ingredients just lists chemicals)
5️⃣ Avoid the bars with added sugar and look for the ones with natural sweeteners - things like cane sugar or fruit.
6️⃣ Check that the bar has essential healthy fats that come from nuts and seeds as opposed to oils.
When it comes to making transformation in your health and weight, you have to pay attention to what you are fueling your body with.