Protein Bars?

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    Mar 03, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    I have been eating protein bars for a while now. I drink shakes and eat plenty of protein as well (cottage cheese, milk, beans, etc) on top of that. My question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building? I need to gain weight so Im not worried about fat... thanks for your thoughts.
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    Skierboy26 saidMy question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building?

    You're better off eating a can of tuna instead of that sugar-laden bar o'shit.
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    Mar 03, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    I have seen somewhere on RJ forums a few recipes for making your own protein bars.

    search for those and control the sugar content yourself
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    Mar 03, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Skierboy26 saidMy question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building?

    You're better off eating a can of tuna instead of that sugar-laden bar o'shit.


    Agreed. Pure whey or casein are the best (eggs, meat, fish).
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    Mar 03, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    Sometimes, you just need calories. Sometimes, it's hard to get that if your diet is too strict.

    Fast sugars are best post workout, and, in fact, a good idea. Fat is essential for good health, and, you need fat to keep your calories up and so that testosterone works right.

    Like anything, you should apply common sense. A diet of all bar X is not a good idea, but, with a busy lifestyle, and fast calories on the go, you're fine eating them. Just engage your brain when doing do.

    Lots of folks sabotage their training efforts with too few calories. If you're active, 8 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar might just be the thing you need, especially post workout.

    Eat.

    Even when I'm at 4% fat, I load post workout with up to 150 grams of carbs, with about 1/3 to 1/2 of that being fast carbs. It's all in the timing.

    If you just sit on your ass all day, drinking 64 oz soft drinks on top of pizza is idiotic. Our requirements change contingent to our activity levels.

    If you're 21 years old and constantly on the go, 330 calories from a bar is what you NEED.
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    Sounds like you might be vegetarian buddy since you "eat" protein such as cottage cheese, milk and beans. Am I correct in that assumption?
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    Skierboy26 saidI have been eating protein bars for a while now. I drink shakes and eat plenty of protein as well (cottage cheese, milk, beans, etc) on top of that. My question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building? I need to gain weight so Im not worried about fat... thanks for your thoughts.


    As small as you are for your height...EAT....you're tiny.
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys. You are right. I am way too concerned about calories and fat... I am small as shit anyway.

    Not a veggie, but Im a busy boy and it's bloody hard to have a steak in the middle of the work day... so the protein bar is easy.

    thanks again!
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    Jun 01, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    This is a good one....
    http://www.vpxsports.com/sports-nutrition-supplements/detail.aspx?muscle-building=ZERO-IMPACT-Protein-Bars
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    Jun 04, 2010 9:04 PM GMT
    MenschPress saidThis is a good one....
    http://www.vpxsports.com/sports-nutrition-supplements/detail.aspx?muscle-building=ZERO-IMPACT-Protein-Bars


    that one sounds pretty good....just ordered some. thanks! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 18, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    Based on my experience I would rather have two slices of whole grain bread with natural peanut butter before eating protein bars. When you read the list of ingrediants that were used to make thoes bars they are just filled with preservatives in order to have a long shelf life. I used to eat thoes bars about 3-4 or years ago but I have gotten wiser in regards to good nutrition.
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    Jul 29, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Skierboy26 saidMy question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building?

    You're better off eating a can of tuna instead of that sugar-laden bar o'shit.


    Farmers and artisans did not take whey or protein whatnot bars...They just ate hearty meals.

    The problem with massive body building is the moment one stops the muscle tissues atrophy and the skin is rarely elastic enough afterward.
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    Jul 30, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    Sam52 said
    The problem with massive body building is the moment one stops the muscle tissues atrophy and the skin is rarely elastic enough afterward.


    This is pretty much completely wrong.
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    Jul 30, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    Skierboy26 saidI have been eating protein bars for a while now. I drink shakes and eat plenty of protein as well (cottage cheese, milk, beans, etc) on top of that. My question is: are eating these sugar filled candy bars loaded with protein really healthy and good for muscle building? I need to gain weight so Im not worried about fat... thanks for your thoughts.



    Most are loaded with sugar, tons of chemicals, and overly processed. You're better off eating a banana, a hard-boiled egg, or a tuna sandwich