To eat or not to eat protein bars!?!?

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Feb 2, 2015 2:14pm
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I got these protein bars to eat for after workout.... But they are 200 calories and 5 grams of sugar! I usually go to the gym around 6 ish at night and then come home and cook dinner but 200 calories seem like a lot after working so hard to burn those calories off! So the question im trying to get to is the 200 calorie protein bar worth it?
02 Feb
Don't eat them.
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1653 Posts
Feb 2, 2015 2:51pm
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My personal opinion is a big NO 
I'd prefer a piece of chicken or jerky as a last resort.
You can also make your own protein bars much cheaper and with way less of the unhealthy crap they put in protein bars to make them taste better 
They're better than chocolate though so I wouldn't beat yourself up if you wanna have one 
02 Feb
I don't really like them much and I usually very and eat chicken for dinner after my workouts anyways!!
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33 Posts
Feb 2, 2015 3:27pm
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For me, Its a big NO! If you must eat protein bars either make or you can get  some of these granola bars that are 90 calorie instead of 200. No way !!!

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195 Posts
Feb 2, 2015 3:46pm
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If I wanna grant myself an extra protein boost, especially after a tough weightlifting session, I go with sardines: almost 25% of protein (exceeds beef or eggs, only chicken breast is close), only 5% fat, almost Zero carbs, low calories and a lot of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

04 Feb
Ew!! Couldn't I use some other kind of fishy?
04 Feb
Salmon is good of you are not a sardine fan
04 Feb
It's really tasty! :-)
04 Feb
Salmon is also good, but has more fat, less protein and more calories
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Jul 14, 2016 4:59pm

Hey there. Interesting question and it's normal to get so many different opinions. I added them to my, after workout routine, for over a year now and I can say that they have a positive effect so far. You should check out this article about protein bars and see for yourself.

My personal favorite is the Chocolate Coconut but I love all of their products because they are gluten free!

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