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The Truth About Protein Bars

In a hurry and need something quick, why not grab a protein bar? Honestly, I am totally against protein bars due to the fact that they are processed and loaded with sugar and fat. They are candy bars in disguise!! Grab one and check the nutrition label. For example, a chocolate MET-Rx bar consists of 320 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 11 grams of sugar, 34 grams of protein, and 29 grams of carbs. A chocolate PowerBar contains 360 calories, 11 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 30 grams of sugar, 30 grams of protein, and 33 grams of carbs. If you ask me, I’ll just settle for a grilled chicken breast or two.

Tips For A Quick And Healthy Post-Workout Snack:

  1. Grill several chicken breasts at one time and refrigerate them until needed.
  2. Grab a can or package of tuna; high in protein and easy to consume.
  3. Boil eggs and refrigerate the egg whites. Save time and cook along with the chicken breasts.

March 11th, 2009