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    I use them when traveling-decent amount of protein, no sugar. They are sweeter than I prefer and some do taste artificial, but I like the cinnamon roll and peanut butter flavors.

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    Yeah, the Balance and Kind bars may be more Primal, but they're worse sources of protein. I wouldn't say Quest bars are "Primal approved" but I'd definitely nominate them for your 20 percent if you need a convenient, packable source of good protein. Tanka bars or pemmican would be better choices, but the price can be prohibitive, and some people find pemmican unpleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picklepete View Post
    I don't know if my gut bugs would be braced for that whack of fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    As far as manufactured protein bars go, I think these are probably just about the best out there.
    I would agree with this, but they still have that whey pasty mouth feel that all "protein" bars do. As a candy bar, I prefer the Kind carb bombs. As a protein source, I prefer a couple of hard boiled eggs liberally seasoned with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I would agree with this, but they still have that whey pasty mouth feel that all "protein" bars do. As a candy bar, I prefer the Kind carb bombs. As a protein source, I prefer a couple of hard boiled eggs liberally seasoned with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
    Well we don't apparently disagree at all. I presently use some unflavored, unsweetened whey for the muscle protein synthesis benefits/BCAA content, along with the fact that it's so unfilling, but that's a temporary measure to help elicit some growth. I also eat eggs like they're going out of style (~60 super jumbos a week).

    For long-term health, I'm 100% in the "eat real food" camp. Never had a Quest bar in my life, so I can't comment on the taste.

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    Me too but as I said I'm gonna be on the beach with no real food to speak of so I need a decent fix so as to not indulge in appropriately.

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    "Epic Bars" if you can find them. A little pricey, but all Primal/Paleo. And good too(although the Turkey is a little on the dry side).
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    I eat these pretty often and like them. the raspberry white chocolate is absolutely delicious (but I only rarely pick that flavor because it's got sucralose), and the higher-fat ones are far more satiating than the lower-fat ones -- keep that in mind if you're using them as a meal replacement.

    Last semester, during finals week, I was eating 2 a day as meal replacements, plus a third meal of meat and vegetables. Lost weight, obviously, because of the reduction of calories.

    A note if you're diabetic (I'm not, but I've researched the bars heavily and came across some interesting articles): despite the low number of "net carbs", some diabetics experience blood sugar spikes from the bars... it's unclear why, though.

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    Thank you for suggesting these. I used to do the protein bars back when I was first beginning to get more into "health food", but dropped them after concluding it's just a candy bar. If the SO approves, I'll pick up their variety pack and see how it goes.

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