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Monday, November 16, 2020


Today was a grocery order day. I am pleased to say that I did not order anything I know I wouldn't have self control over! No protein bars, nothing problematic. Yay! I was really starting to become "addicted" to those protein bars so it's good to break away from them.

I will start making protein shakes more again. I do need to add protein into my diet somehow. Protein shakes are not light in calories, but I won't crave for them in the way I crave chocolate bar like protein bars, so this will be much healthier habit!

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  • ACLOUDBERRY
    Thank you all!

    OSONIYE - I don't think they are healthy either, just glorified chocolate bars. I have mixed feelings about them. I for example like to carry something to eat with me, because I am one of those people who gets HANGRY suddenly, and eating helps. Protein barsare easy to carry and satisfying. I also tend to eat too little protein, especially when stressed or fatigued, and have a quick source of tasty protein can be really helpful. Even when I don't feel like eating anything and have lost my apetite (it does happen), I tend to like protein bars.

    But like I have wrote many protein bars are just too tasty, and I lose my self control over them. They are also very expensive, and it can be a realchore to find vegan protein bars, my nearest grocery store for example doesn't carry them. So I tend to then buy larger quantities from shops farther away or online, and that spells trouble for me. Additionally, like you said, they are not healthy. Many are very sugary, although I always try to buy those with little to no added sugar.

    But sugar or no sugar, they are highly processed products, and it would be much better to eat normal, healthy diet with enough protein, and maybe just use the protein bars for occasions when I am on the road and need a quick snack. I wish I would always have energy to really make sure I would eat well enough, alas, I don't, so I look into products like protein barsto help me tide over the difficult period. But now that I have seen this autumn that currently protein bars do moreharm than good, I need to think of new ways to take care of my protein needs and those moments of hunger when I am not at home.

    BROOKLYN_BORN - It's good you have found a brand of protein bars you like! Isn't it irritating when the brands you would like to buy are not carried by the grocery stores nearest to us? I have the same issue, and that's why I also ordered them online. If you have tendencies to binge eat, like I do, be careful with buying large quantities of protein bars, lol! Learn from my mistakes! emoticon

    1BLAZER282005 - Yes they are calories dense, but it's not a problem when we think of them as meals, not equal to glass of water. I do like my protein shakes but somehow I just don't make them very often. But now I will try to start making a shake almost daily. I need to up my protein as I don't currently get the minimum requirements (fatigue + almost vegan diet).
    102 days ago
  • 2BE-MY-BEST
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  • OSONIYE
    Good for you not ordering protein bars. I don't think they are a healthy option in the end!
    103 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    I drink a protein shake from time to time but you're right it's loaded in calories
    104 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    I used to eat a brand of protein bar by NuGo which I remember as being quite healthy. Maybe I will look for them online since the store where I used to buy them is too far away in this Covid era. I also remember a Spark recipe for protein bars. I should look for that too. It's good to have options for more protein.

    Shakes have never been an option for me. I have to chew and crunch my calories LOL
    104 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    104 days ago
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