Pick a Better Bar

 

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. 

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