Post # 1
I just tried some for the first time and YUM! I bought a few and have been eating one a day for breakfast but decided to google (stupid I know) and read that they are bad for you because of the sugar, carbs, and soy. I am an overweight female so the last thing I want is to gain weight but I am eating these as a breakfast. Any bees have some insight on these?
Post # 3
Fiance and I eat them, but usually only before/during exercise, like on a hike or rock climbing. I consider them a quick energy/protein bar, so I don’t eat them as an every day snack or meal.
Post # 4
You might want to try Gnu bars. They have a lot of fiber and not a lot of the bad stuff, plus some are pretty tasty!
Energy bars in general don’t make very good snacks unless you are using them before working out or something.
Post # 5
When I was in law school I went through a phase where I’d eat a banana nut clif bar for breakfast every day – they’re easy, filling, and tasty. But yeah, they are essentially candy bars with an aura of healthfulness.
Post # 6
I only use them before a really rough workout to give me an extra boost. Even then, I know there are healthier alternatives to Clif bars…
Other than that, yea they really aren’t good for you and probably not a healthy breakfast choice. (They are delicious though……)
Post # 7
I eat them when I go backpacking because the sugar and carbs are good for energy on long hiking days. If you want to loose weight you shouldn’t eat them for breakfast. They have a lot of sugar and the protein to carb ratio is crappy. You should stick to egg whites or oatmeal.
Post # 8
They are yummy, but I wouldn’t eat it for b’fast if you are trying to lose weight. Try making an egg/veggie scramble – or, if you are short on time and want something ‘on the go’ – make some egg frittats (kind of like this): http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/03/24/egg-cupcakes/
You don’t have to make that many – I usually do 4 eggs at a time and you can add in whatever you want (I’ll saute mushrooms, onions – and add whatever else I have in my fridge at the time: spinach, broccoli, etc.) – Options are endless!
It will give you the protein that you need to keep you fueled, without the extra sugar.
I got hooked on Lara bars for awhile – I liked them because they used really whole and simple ingrediants (no added sugar, etc.) but I also realized that if I wanted to lose weight, I couldn’t eat them every day because it had a lot of residual sugar from the dried fruit (dates). But, I do keep them around from time to time for emergencies or a treat.
Post # 9
I eat them every now and then if I’m hungry and on the run. I tend to do pretty well with carbs (it’s high protein and fat that makes me feel gross), so they give me pretty good, long-term energy if I’m running around or working out or something. There’s enough protein and fiber that they end up sustaining me for close to 3 hours which most snacks won’t do.
But even if you’re someone whose body runs well on carbohydrates, they’re still not “real food.” They’re a good option for hiking or driving or other times when a sit-down meal just isn’t possible but I wouldn’t eat them every day.
Post # 10
I love the Cliff Mojo bars. They have about 200 cal and 9 grms of protein. I usually eat them as an afternoon snack on days I run. They keep my energy up and keep me satisfied so I can get through a run after long day of work…but, I wouldn’t eat them every day.