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07.25.17         food reviews  

Quest Hero Bars


I haven't done any food reviews for a while, but I have discovered a few new things Im eating that I need to share!

As many of you know, I have for the most part given up nearly all sugary foods, and most standard starchy carbs from my diet. I had been gaining a lot of weight, went a on keto diet for a few months and immediately lost 30 lbs.

I love cross-fit though, and just couldn't get enough energy for the workouts, so I eat certain kinds of carbs in the am, and taper them off as my day goes and have found a sustainable diet balance I am very happy with, and continuing to lose fat and gain muscle. I haven't eaten real ice cream in many, many months now, and I feel like I am cheating when I eat the occasional apple lol.

Often I do not have time to eat a complete meal, and in conversation with my buddy Thad I told him that I occasionally eat Quest bars if there is nothing else and I am in a hurry. They taste pretty good, but don't have many sugar carbs than affect insulin, usually between 2-4 grams.

The other day I was grabbing a few Quest bars at GNC, and I spotted their new "Hero Blue Berry Cobbler" bar. Reading the ingredients, it sounded similar to the other Quest bars as far as insulin spiking sugars (4g) but that there was something called "Allurose" another type of sugar substitute that tastes sweet but isn't metabolized by the body.

So I bought it thinking Id save it for a rainy day snack.

Holy cow. This is best tasting protein bar Ive ever had (and I have had many in my life time). It really does taste like a glazed donut. It was incredible. I felt very guilty! Bad maven!

Honestly, Im not sure if this is messing up my diet, but obviously, it can't do the damage of what all that ice cream I used to eat did.

If you are looking for a low carb, guilt free snack. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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