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  • #16
    Originally posted by Damiana View Post
    just don't fool yourself into thinking they're anything than a candy bar.
    Lolwut? I think I'd reach for one of these over a Snickers bar. Not quite sure how that comparison is valid in the slightest. Once again, the food purity police are out in force.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ashley.thepie.rat View Post
      i do find it easier for me to just break down & eat a quest bar & be satisfied, than trying to eat almonds or nuts by themselves...i have NO concept of portion control with nuts & for me, eating just a handful of cashews is just asking for a binge..
      For just this problem they make measuring devices. Weigh out a serving in the lid of the jar you intend to carry them in, and make a note of what that size serving looks like.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
        For just this problem they make measuring devices. Weigh out a serving in the lid of the jar you intend to carry them in, and make a note of what that size serving looks like.
        I measure everything..but self control is hard when you have a huge jar of cashews...so its easier for me to just eat one quest bar, than try to control & trust myself to count out & eat only a few nuts.

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        • #19
          I'm not going to demand that you eat steak for breakfast, but honestly, the Quest bars look too manufactured to fit into 80%.

          I would put them into my "non-cheat, good" 20% category, mostly because of the whey powder. The meaning of "non-cheat good 20%" is open to interpretation.
          5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by BoldAsLove View Post
            Hey all,

            My last post was also about a product (a sale on Vibrams) but I swear I'm not hocking merchandise or spamming or whatever. I just purchased the new Quest protein bar flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough - and was interested in having MDA weigh in on the ingredients/macros. I'd likely be using these (1) for breakfast on weekends when I'm running out the door; or (2) when I'm having a serious chocolate craving, but my body could use the extra protein rather than going for a 70%+ dark chocolate bar. So, I'd say probably about 2x/week - not a diet staple.

            So what do we think, not totally primal but safe enough? My 20% is typically spent with some nice craft beer on Friday/Saturdays, so I'm hoping for more than a "it can be your 20%" answer. Thanks!!!

            Choc Chip Cookie Dough - Box of 12 - Original Line

            Ingredients - Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate and Milk Protein), Isomalto-Oligosaccarides (100% Natural Probiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol.

            Macros - 190 cals, 70 cals from fat, 8g fat, 3g sat fat, 21g protein, 21g carbs, 17g dietary fiber.


            By the way ... these are AMAZING. Pop them in the microwave for 20s and it is seriously like eating a warm chocolate cookie.
            Hmmmmm, processed junk and READY IN just 30 seconds! You can fool yourself all you like, but the golden standard is a list of foods on Mark Sisson's "what I eat list". If the 30 second processed cookies don't appear on Mark's food list, then I humbly suggest it's because it doesn't meet the requirement of being healthy or whole foods.

            Now, no one here is saying you need to reach for the golden standard. Then again, there are a lot of people who do not meet their weight goals and that's fine -- because some are not really willing to give up the processed foods, beer, alcohol and anything else that inhibits weight loss. Cause and effect ....... /lu
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            F, 48, 5'10"
            Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

            Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ashley.thepie.rat View Post
              I measure everything..but self control is hard when you have a huge jar of cashews...so its easier for me to just eat one quest bar, than try to control & trust myself to count out & eat only a few nuts.
              You can manage to have a Quest bar ready to eat after workout. Yet the only option for you were you to choose nuts is to have a huge jar and eat fistfuls. Somehow I think there is ground between the two.

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              • #22
                Sooo... if you're open to trying alternative bars that are more primal/paleo friendly you might want to hear me out.

                I just bought some "Perfect Food Bars". The ingredient list looks pretty darn clean and the protein and net carbs is comparable to the Quest Bars (which I also tried. They taste like funk.)
                the only issue some purists might have with the Perfect Food Bars is peanut butter as the main ingredient
                Perfect Foods Bar — Ingredients & Nutrition Facts

                they taste awesome, though, and you have to refrigerate them or else they'll spoil. I dunno about you, but anything that can go bad (in my opinion) is good for you!
                --Trish (Bork)
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