The Skinny on The FullBar

fullbarYou’re just about one week into your New Year’s resolutions, and perhaps you’re already getting tired of the snacking on plain almonds and low-fat string cheese.

The problem with many diets is that they leave you feeling hungry, wanting more quantity, flavor, texture and that sense of satiation you experience after polishing off a stack of pancakes.

Well, maybe you can have those pancakes dripped in syrup and still lose weight. Sound too good to be true? We here at DietsInReview.com have been doing a bit of research on the FullBar, a recent diet product creation whose white package and green writing you’ve likely seen on grocery store shelves or at your local Walgreens.

The FullBar was created by Dr. Michael A. Snyder M.D., an established bariatric surgeon who has performed over 2,500 weight loss surgeries. His trademark bars were created on the principles of those who had undergone bariatric sugery, namely that in order to stop eating, you have to fill up your stomach, just not on dozens of pancakes or a tray of brownies.

But you don’t have to be a bariatric surgery patient to enjoy the FullBar. Anyone looking to lose weight can consume the bars as part of a weight loss plan.

Weight loss surgery has allowed thousands to lose weight because whether your stomach is being shrunk or parts of your GI tract are bypassed, you’re eating less because there is simply less space for the food to go. So your digestive system sends your brain a signal telling it that you’ve had enough food. You’re, in essence, full.

And that is just what the FullBar intends to do. With ingredients like puffed wheat cereal and soy protein concentrate, by eating one Fullbar 30 minutes before your meal with an eight-ounce glass of water, each beFull product, either the FullBar or FullBites, fills your stomach to a comfortable level so when mealtime arrives your stomach fills quickly on fewer calories and you start to lose weight.

On the FullBar diet, you eat one Fullbar products before two of your biggest meals every day, six days a week. No seconds are allowed while eating your meals and you should aim to make each meal last about 20 minutes. After your meal, rather than lingering at the table staring at the leftover spaghetti and meatballs, you are encouraged to get up and participate in some non-food related activity. Take a walk, run an errand, or perform a household chore in order to get your mind off of food and to get your body moving.

Currently, the FullBar comes in five flavors: Berry Bliss, Caramel Apple Crisp, Cocoa Chip, Cranberry Almond and Peanut Butter Crunch. Each bar has about 150 to 180 calories, four grams of fat, four grams of fiber and five grams of protein. FullBites, the other product, are crunchy, chip-like snacks that come in three flavors: Bold Cheddar, Sour Cream and Onion and Savory BBQ.

Visit the FullBar website to order, or for more information, tips and guidelines for using the FullBar products

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