Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The bar has 19 grams of protein, 2 net carbs, and 240 calories. I found this little guy when I was doing Atkins, and like it for several reasons. Although it is not something you will probably ever crave for its superb tastiness, it is not bad. It is also very solid and takes me about 10 minutes to eat. I take a bite, put it down, have some milk...rinse and repeat. And while it has the same amount of calories as a Snickers (trust me, this is how I have justified eating a Snickers for breakfast recently), it is a good way for me to NOT to start my day off with tons of sugar.
Now, I like my 2% milk. I could drink 1%, but for a few extra calories, I prefer the 2. Depending on whether I drink 1 or 2 cups, that is anywhere between 8-16 grams of protein.
This is also a great breakfast for me on mornings I work out. 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes before or after working out is a good rule of thumb. Your muscles are very hungry and use the goodies in protein optimally at that point.
ALSO, this will hold me for a few hours before I am physically hungry again.
Happy Wednesday. I am extremely grumpy today and probably should be quarantined until further notice.
Posted by Amy W. at Wednesday, June 29, 2011