So I'm on day 3 and haven't cheated once...which is huge for me. But I recently bought the Zone Perfect Bars and have been using these as my meal replacements along with Muscle Milk. Are these ok to use? I've tried Myoplex products and a bunch of different kinds of protein bars and these are the two that I actually like and I find don't taste like protein. Will this affect my outcome?
The other thing I noticed with the Zone Perfect Bars is that they're also energy bars so an hour or so after I have one, I want to exercise which is perfect. Please, if anyone has any news about this, I would appreciate it.
Congrats on accepting the challenge!!!
Personally I am careful with bars. Most of them have a lot of sugar in them. They should really only be used in emergencies and not as a regular part of your 6 daily meals. Nutritional shakes like myoplex or using a protien powder is a better way of getting enough protien into your diet. Sorry I don't know about muscle milk. The main thing is that you have 6 meals a day spaced 2 - 3 hours apart and they are roughly the same size. Each meal should be balanced in protein and carbs. As a guide 20g protein and 20g carbs for women and 30g protien, 30g carbs for men. Plus veggies with two meals a day and lots of water.
I hope this helps!
Thanks so much!! I'm pretty pumped and hope I can make it to the end. No wait, I WILL make it to the end. Then hopefully it will just become routine and no longer a DIET.
I appreciate the response. I just looked up Myoplex Lite and there are a few differences, Myoplex Lite is less on Fat by 3 grams and 3 grams less of sugar. But Zone bars are 50 mg less sodium and 4 grams less of carbs. I'm hoping this sort of balances out. I guess if the results aren't showing in a few weeks, then I'll switch to what's recommended.
Bar Fat Sat. Fat Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein Sodium Calories
Myoplex Lite 4.5 3 26 4 11 15 260mg 190
Zone 5 6 22 1 14 12 210mg 190
Thanks again for the response.
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