jmdmaracazzo's Journal, 22 February 2018

Would meal replacement protein bars be helpful for someone like me, or would it be too easy to binge on? I've tried before when I was much much smaller and my experience was mixed

Diet Calendar Entry for 22 February 2018:
9940 kcal Fat: 512.00g | Prot: 402.00g | Carb: 1002.00g.   Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin Pie Protein Bar. Lunch: Chili's Bacon Burger, Chili's Homestyle Fries (Side), Chili's Skillet Queso with Chips, Chili's Molten Chocolate Cake. Dinner: Pizza Hut 14" Large Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza. Snacks/Other: Snickers Snickers Bar (1.86 oz), Taco Bell Soft Taco - Beef, Taco Bell Chips & Cheese, Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists. more...
on diet Weight Watchers  

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Protein bars are a good after w/o muscle aid but 80% of your diet should come from food to reach your RDI. 
22 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
I use protein shakes and bars to hit my protein goal. I can't imagine over eating on them. They are so heavy and filling. Test it and see. Make sure you are getting ones that help you reach your Marco goals. Just because it's labeled as a protein supplement doesnt mean it's going to be nutritional.  
22 Feb 18 by member: CoachKitty
Man doesn't live on protein shakes and bars alone,those are designed as fillings not to used to take the place of a well balanced diet.common sense needs to dictate here! 
22 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
JM, do you use the FS app or do you use the full site, I find that the site is much more informative than the app, you may find some of the info you need on the site  
23 Feb 18 by member: Shrinking_Shamrock
Just don't get the delicious ones and you're good, lol. I have premier protein bars because 30g of protein vs. 290-300 calories is a good ratio and they are not so good that I'd eat more than one at a time. 
23 Feb 18 by member: Diablo360x
I use protein bars for when I am on the road and would otherwise skip a meal or eat Mexican food.I also use them when my daily total is not as high in protein as I want but they are definitely not as healthy as a balanced meal...just one tool in the toolbox. 
23 Feb 18 by member: Gingerk65
I keep some around for times when I can't eat on schedule, like time out of town with clients. Otherwise, they tend to be less nutrition per calorie than 'real' food or protein shakes. Maybe once a month or less I just eat one because I'm hungry and in a hurry. A can of tuna is a lot more bang for the calorie buck. 
23 Feb 18 by member: TomLong
They are carb triggers for me. Have occasionally when I'm caught away from home. But I try to keep protein shakes in the car. easAdvantage is 17g of protein and 100 calories.  
23 Feb 18 by member: ClassicRocker
I found that, personally, I eat more than the suggested serving. I will sit and eat a box of them and then hate myself afterwards. Make snack packs with those tiny sandwich bags with roasted almonds dusted with coco powder, or cheese squares with pepperoni, stuff that gives you a little more. Those protein bars are great, IF you can stop at just the one. I always felt hunger pains after eating just one, like it was a trick to my stomach.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Klynn82
I have much better luck with peanut butter crackers. Anything sweet seems to aggravate my cravings for sweets. 
23 Feb 18 by member: jan-e333
For me, Atkins bars or the Fit Crunch bars by Chef Irvine were ok as snack replacements. By snack I mean the 2 meals/snacks I have in-between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By eating 5 meals a day but keeping my total daily calorie intake under 1800, and walking daily... I lost weight really fast in the beginning. If you eat more meals (each with smaller portilns and calories) you turn up your metabolism and take care of much of your craving urges at tge same time. Then, by adding walks for excercise you build muscle (which burns fat) and again turn up your metabolism. It is a quadruple whammy on fat burning! 1. Less calories a day 2. Speed up metabolism by eating more times a day 3. Speed up metabolism by excercising 4. Build muscle All of this burns fat! 
23 Feb 18 by member: dadreggors
If you want more info on types of foods, or just encouragement in general... reach out to me. Feel free to reach out to any of us here really. Most here seem to be pretty ready/willing to share ideas and help.  
23 Feb 18 by member: dadreggors
Kylnn, If those are protein bars your eating by the box full.That's way..way to much protein.The supplier makes their rec.for a reason! This isn't candy your eating!! 
23 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
Yeah murphthesurf is right, and I neglected to mention... I would eat 1 a day for just one of my snack times. Also, that is not every day. The Atkins and the Fit Crunch are both protein bars. I ate them on heavy workout days or on days I ate less protein (meats, eggs, etc...). 
23 Feb 18 by member: dadreggors
For me what I throw together as a little snack pack is a handful of sesame sticks, some wasabi peas, dry roasted peanuts and some raisins. wasabi peas don't always do the trick for me but mix it all together and it gives the sweetness from the raisins, spiciness from the peas, and crunch from almost all of it., along with that, it kills my cravings for sweets and junk. Maybe you could find a few things to throw together that will suit your taste and kill your cravings too., try a few different mixes that you create for yourself, sooner or later you'll find one that you enjoy and works for you.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Shrinking_Shamrock
@Murph, I know, thats why I dont buy them. I havent had a protein bar in more than a year, because I know that I am unable to handle having them around.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Klynn82
I wouldn't, unless you had no time to eat right. I snack on fiber one bars (90 calories) between meals; the fiber helps you feel fuller and drink lots of water. Otherwise, I don't try to eat too much processed food and would rather eat fresh food, which is usually lower in fat, sodium and sugar, than processed food. Depends on the food you choose, I suppose, but 4 oz of lean chicken or turkey is an excellent source of protein. Even beans, if you are vegetarian. 
23 Feb 18 by member: pylesw
I don't do meal replacement bars - I use the RXBAR as a snack for pre/post -workout or in between meals if my numbers are low for the day. they are real food, good balance of protein, carbs and calories. the flavors are good , they are really chewy however. 
23 Feb 18 by member: tahoebrun
dadreggors, Thanks for the 4 points you said about losing weight. I'm going to snap a pic of it and save it for when I need the info.👍 
23 Feb 18 by member: Gardenia.aa91
I personally don't like the taste of protein bars. My weakness is just real food.Not manmade food. 
23 Feb 18 by member: Gardenia.aa91


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