djbroder's Journal, 08 February 2013

It is surprising how much Saturated Fat and Carbs are in Diet Bars...take for instance--Slim-Fast Optima Snack Bars - Chocolate Peanut has 5 grams of fat or 38% of the calories -- 2.5 grams worth of saturated fat(that's 17% of your daily recommended allotment of saturated fat in one bar) has 19 grams of carbs as well.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar (28 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45 Calories 120

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5 g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.5 g 12%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
Sodium 70 mg 3%
Potassium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19 g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 2 g

The lesson here is to learn to read these nutrition labels...just because the items is from a well respected Brand and is labeled a diet item -- Does not mean it will fit into your diet plan...


Here is another "Diet Bar" Atkins Endulge Treats 12 Chocolate Coconut::This bar is 65% Fat calories...84% of those fat grams are Saturated Fat(67% of your daily allotment in one bar) also has 19 grams of carbs--- Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 bar (40 g) Amount Per Serving Calories from Fat 110 Calories 170 % Daily Values* Total Fat 12 g 18% Saturated Fat 10 g 50% Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 65 mg 3% Potassium 150 mg Total Carbohydrate 19 g 6% Dietary Fiber 16 g 64% Sugars 1 g Protein 5 g Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% Iron 4% You really have to be careful when you are looking for a snack that is prepacked... 
08 Feb 13 by member: djbroder


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