Power bars

  • Dan160

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    May 04, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Hey guys. I've been trying to figure out the best kind of power/energy bar to ear and when the best time is to eat them. I've been eating them first thing in the morning with a glass of water. I'm not sure if the power bars i'm eating are doing me any good either. They are called power bar performance energy and they have about 9-10grams of protein. Let me know your thoughts, Thanks.
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    May 04, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    most protein bars/power bars are just glorified candy bars. Definitely should only be a last resort. If you're having one for breakfast, then do yourself a favor and wake up 10 minutes early and make something real.
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    May 04, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Also, you can make your own as well if you need something to take with you on the hoof.

    I make mine with old fashioned oat meal, walnuts, dried cranberries and blueberries, protein powder, and soy milk. Quick cook (5 minutes) to take some of the raw taste off of the oats, and form into cakes. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Lasts about a week in the fridge, but I go through them much faster.
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    May 04, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
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    I eat these when I am in a hurry, they taste good, and I love candy bars! so they keep me away from reese..snickers...twix...clark..../drool
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    May 04, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    I love protein bars but have started eating "real" sources of protein.

    I just became tired of my ass becoming an active volcano due to the shocking bloat. icon_redface.gif
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    May 04, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    I used to have protein shakes and then power bars and my body is apparently allergic to all this much supplemental protein, so I have been eating lots of actual protein (high fiber/high protein bread, milk, yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, meat, fish) to get my protein...I also take one PowerBar ProteinPlus bar every day. It's pretty tasty (but super chewy).

    This way, it's not all focus on supplements and actually get majority of my protein from real foods.
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    May 04, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    Read the ingredients before you decide to implement protein or energy bars into your daily food consumption. The original Power Bars are all sugar. They're fine, if you're about to participate in some intense physical activity. But not so fine if you want to use them as meal replacements. I know eating breakfast is challenging for most people, in terms of time/effort, but eating a protein bar is not the best approach.
  • tazzari

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    May 04, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    These things are only good for a pick-up of for emergency food. We used to use them during long endurance workouts (2-4 hrs), and they're great to snarf down when you finish a long session and can't immediately get to the table.

    It's actually pretty simple: eat real food.

    Nat


    Nat Brown taught and coached cross-country running and skiing for 16 years before joining the US Biathlon Team as wax technician. In 1989 he switched to the US Cross-Country team. He was the first American to take over technical services for a foreign team (Slovenia) and worked also for Germany and Sweden. He has coached at 3 Olympics and 14 World Championships, edited Nordic Update for 9 years and Cross-Country Skier for 2. He has written three books on skiing and training; the latest was The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation (Mountaineers Books) which has gone through two editions and a Russian translation. He spends as much time as he can at his ranch in British Columbia where he most recently hosted a pre-Olympic training camp for Slovenia.


  • raider3

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    Jul 04, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    You might try the natual peanut protein bars from Greens Plus. It would be hard to find a more healthy protein bar.

    http://greensplus.com/product_info.php/cPath/84_21_124_65/products_id/155