Which Protein Bar?

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about the protein bars that I use in My 1900 Calorie Diet.  So I wanted to provide you all with a little info on what to look for when purchasing your next box of protein bars.

Protein bars make excellent snacks and meal replacements.  They offer a convenient way to increase your daily protein intake and enjoy the benefits of reduced hunger, fat loss, and better health that come with a high-protein diet.  However, some whey protein bars are better than others.  Here are the things you should look for when choosing a protein bar:

Low Sugar & Low Fat

Many of the protein bars that you see on the shelves are packed with sugar and carbs.  I have seen upwards of 30 grams of sugar in some bars! This will definitely not help you on your way to getting ripped.  Why all the sugar and why all the carbs? Many of the bars on the shelf are energy bars…avoid these like the plague!  Stick with a protein bar that has no more than 5 grams of sugar.  Do yourself a favor and avoid the blood sugar roller coaster.  Also, check for saturated fat content.  Again, try and keep saturated fats below 5 grams.

Calories

This is key because many of the bars out there are marketed to male bodybuilders, or atleast those who want to look like one, who are not as concerned with there caloric intake as you might be on your P90X diet.  Some protein bars contain nearly 500 calories, which is more than you need from any snack if your goal is to lose weight. There are bars on the shelf that contain a reasonable 200 calories while still providing 20 grams of protein.  If possible, try and stick with these brands.

Natural Ingredients

So many protein bars are packed with artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.  While a small amount of such ingredients won’t harm you, the problem is that they’re in many of the other foods people consume (hopefully thats not the case if you are BRINGIN IT!), so it’s best to avoid them whenever possible. 

SO WHAT BAR DO I BUY??? – Pure Protein. 

Here are the NUTRITION FACTS.

I usually eat one of these each day.  They taste great for having only 3grams of sugar!  Most bars I have had with low sugar taste like chemicals, but not these!  I get mine at Wal-Mart and they are very reasonably priced. 

If you want to keep your body fueled and give it what it needs to stay on pace for getting ripped, you need protein and these bars are a great way to get it.  I hope this helps you the next time you make you way down the supplements aisle.  And if you have any more questions about protein bars that I did not cover, I would love to answer them, so dont hesitate to reply below!

Keep up the good work RIPPEDCLUB!

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3 comments
austinrayboles
austinrayboles

I use Costco Premium Protein bars - 24 pack - comes out to about 90 cents a bar. 30 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, 25 g carbs, 8 grams of sugar. The best thing is, they come in variety, so I don't have to eat the same bar every day. Oh, each bar is 2.5 oz, so pretty good sized. Your site is very awesome. What is that plugin you use for the exit popup video? I forgot the name...... now, I can't get the exit popup to comeback when I click the X. Oh, I am considering you as my coach - I just got P90X. I think I am going to sign up as a FREE member

Kennedy
Kennedy

I found that they sell these at circle K! sweet!! there like 1.50 a bar.