Meal Replacement Bars For Weight Loss


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Years ago, when I needed to lose weight quickly because I overindulged, I would do my protein bar diet. I was very successful in losing weight that way. Meal replacement bars for weight loss has its pros and cons, but if you do it right, it can be very healthy.

Pros:
  1. Easy to do and can start the diet very rapidly
  2. Saves you a lot of money, especially if you make your own protein bars
  3. Great for those on the go
Cons:
  1. Can leave you very hungry especially if you don't consume your fruit, vegetables and drink your water
  2. If you buy certain bars, they can be high in sugar
  3. Not great for a long-term weight loss
  4. You can't do heavy workouts while on this program

If you decided to do this plan, you should only do it for a short period of time, a week to 10 days and that is it. After doing the protein bar diet, follow a higher calorie but healthy eating plan. You can always intermittently do this program if you hit a weight plateau.

Protein bar diet

Breakfast
250 - 350 calorie protein bar
Water

Mid-morning
Apple or Pear
Water

Lunch
250 - 350 calorie protein bar
Fruit serving and a can of V8 vegetable juice
Water

Mid-afternoon
2 Low-fat cheese sticks or 20 nuts or celery with Laughing Cow cheese
Water

Dinner
3 to 4 ounces of meat
1 to 2 cups of vegetables (no peas or corn as a veggie) or large salad

*I would add a serving of carbohydrates and it depended upon how hungry I was. I would have a 1/2 cup (250ml) to one cup of cooked rice or beans or corn. You could also just have a baked sweet potato if you don't want the above carbohydrates.




Have you ever done a diet similar to the one above? 



Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to try some of the recipes to make my own bars. I just hope I don't eat them all at once! :-) lol

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