Protein Bar for weight loss?

  • X48384

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    Feb 14, 2018 2:31 AM GMT
    Hey guys I have posted on here before. I am new to this site and trying to lose weight. I am doing 1500 cal a day and find that when I get home from the gym I still have 800 or more calories left. I eat during the day when I can but still have a lot of calories left. My question is, is having a protein bar after a work out about 830pm, would do anything for weight loss. I mention the time bc I go to bed at 12 and not sure if having it too close to bed is a bad thing. Also, and suggestions on what ones to get?
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    Feb 16, 2018 2:09 PM GMT
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    If the protein bar is less than 800 calories, eat it.
  • tonyatl

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    Mar 01, 2018 4:12 AM GMT
    JScranton saidHey guys I have posted on here before. I am new to this site and trying to lose weight. I am doing 1500 cal a day and find that when I get home from the gym I still have 800 or more calories left. I eat during the day when I can but still have a lot of calories left. My question is, is having a protein bar after a work out about 830pm, would do anything for weight loss. I mention the time bc I go to bed at 12 and not sure if having it too close to bed is a bad thing. Also, and suggestions on what ones to get?


    That too-Close-to-bedtime myth is nonsense. 1500 Cal/day Is probably too little. The protein is essential and absolutely No reason not to eat it even 5 minutes before bed.
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Mar 05, 2018 11:45 AM GMT
    Stay away from protein bars. They are nothing more than glorified candy bars. They are processed junk and the protein they contain is inferior.

    If your goal is to lose weight I would recommend intermittent fasting. Search for it online. Go to leangains.com. There is a lot of useful information on that site. It's a great way to lose weight and maintain muscle mass and it's very easy to follow.

    To each his own. But I can't really eat a large meal shortly before bedtime. I wake up the next morning with a sour stomach. My digestion is a bit slow. Eating enough fiber has helped somewhat but I tend to make my first meal I eat my largest meal. I then try to taper off the closer I get to bed.

    It's also not a myth that eating right before bed can make a person fat. It's actually an older strategy for football players and lifters to gain weight; to eat a meal before bedtime. Since you want to lose weight I would not recommend eating before bed. And above all, don't eat a protein bar before bed. Look at the amount of sugars and carbohydrates in a typical protein bar. They're typically loaded with simple sugars and protein sources that are known to have trace amounts of arsenic.

    Good meals before bedtime are high in protein, fiber and some moderate fat isn't bad either. An example would be a serving of grilled salmon with some asparagus. You get healthy omega 3 oils, protein and all the vitamins from a nutrient dense green vegetable.

    Don't eat starchy carbs and above all don't consume simple sugars before bed. If you want to lose weight avoid all processed foods.

    I don't mean to be harsh but at 5'9" and 250lb you could stand to lose 100lb to be at an ideal weight for your height. Not sure what your ideal weight is but some of the guys on here who are lean and ripped are only 150-160lb at 5'8"-5'9". If you follow the right diet and lose two pounds per week you could reach your goal in a year's time.

    I personally think that people who follow intermittent fasting along with a paleo way of eating (avoid all processed foods, grains and limit dairy if not eliminate it altogether) can actually lose weight a little bit faster. But since you have quite a bit of weight to lose I would recommend that you go at it slowly. This is so that your skin doesn't sag and literally hang off of your body. I have known two people who have had this problem. One was able to have skin reduction surgery but had a horrible scar completely across his torso from front to back. It looked like someone took a melting tube of dull red lipstick and smeared it completely around his waist. The other person couldn't afford to have the surgery and never took his shirt off.

    They say that one's skin can eventually shrink back but the chances of that happening slow down dramatically if not halt it completely as we get into our forties and beyond.

    So take it slow. Even if you took two years to reach your idea body weight your skin will have a much better chance at gradually shrinking back as you steadily lose fat.
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    Mar 15, 2018 4:13 AM GMT
    X48384 saidHey guys I have posted on here before. I am new to this site and trying to lose weight. I am doing 1500 cal a day and find that when I get home from the gym I still have 800 or more calories left. I eat during the day when I can but still have a lot of calories left. My question is, is having a protein bar after a work out about 830pm, would do anything for weight loss. I mention the time bc I go to bed at 12 and not sure if having it too close to bed is a bad thing. Also, and suggestions on what ones to get?



    I'm not a big fan of protein bars but I do keep them on hand in case of emergencies where I simply can't get real food in me. I keep some Keto Bars in the fridge at work and also at home. My favorite "protein bar" is hard-boiled eggs. They're small, travel easy and can go several hours without refrigeration and they're filling. But these are the bars I like to keep on hand for emergencies.....https://www.ketobars.com/collections/all-products?aff=15