Protein bars sometimes get a bit of a bad rap due to the number of calories they contain.
But calories only play a small part in weighing up whether something is a 'good' or 'bad' food choice. And this applies to ALL foods, not just protein bars.
We need to focus on WHAT those calories are made up from.
Let's compare a good quality protein bar with a standard chocolate bar (which just so happens to be my favourite 😆).
You'll see that although the calories per bar are almost identical, with the protein bar I'm getting:
🍬 12g more bar to eat
🍬 17.7g MORE protein resulting in increased satiety
🍬 22g LESS sugar (that's over 5tsp less 😱)
🍬 100% more satisfaction for making a better choice
🍬 the desired sweet fix without the undesired sugar high (and crash)
So yes - calories are important but we can make better choices by understanding WHAT are calories are made up of.
Check your food labels next time you're shopping - it pays to be more aware as to where our calories are coming from! 👊
P.S - yes I ate the protein bar and NOT the Wispa Gold 🤣