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Low carb protein bar

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Muddikins, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Muddikins

    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just had my weekly news email from British Cycling with an offer from a well known sports nutrition company for a new low carb protein bar.
    It starts promisingly with 8.9% fat and 20% protein but then has 39% carbs of which 3.7% is sugar, 1.4% fibre and 34% polyols:yuck:.
    My first thought is that you WILL peddle quicker but only in a desperate and futile attempt to find a toilet. Shame really, boiled eggs and cold sausages are not hugely convenient cycling refuelling options but the best I can come up with unless you clever people know better?
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Have you tried this type of bars? I have the occasional PhD Smart bar or Carb Killa bar, similarly high protein, low carb bars. I don’t have them as a cyclist or indeed because I take part in any kind of enthusiastic excercise (!) but because I enjoy them as a treat in coffee shops in place of carb loaded cakes and muffins (I smuggle them in in my bag!) I never have a problem with them making me pedal harder or run! :joyful:
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    so that will be low carb compared to a Mars bar?
    I don't know how they do it.....
    :banghead:
     
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  4. Muddikins

    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried them yet. I am returning to cycling after 25 years off and pretty much everything has changed, including me.
    I did try some sugar free sweets on a whim a couple of months ago and ended up wolfing the very small box as it was the first sweet thing I had tasted in a long while. They were polyol sweetened and had me contemplating the world from the smallest room for a looong time and vowing to avoid them in future. Perhaps I should do some sums and see how many grams did that to me, perhaps the bars seem worse than they are.
    I can peel a boiled egg on a bike but putting on some salt is a nightmare:)
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My experience is most bars use maltitol which whilst it doesn’t make me “run” it does still spike my bgl. If you decide to try then please check your personal reaction to it beyond the bike or the toilet.
     
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    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the thoughts. I will give them a miss I think and plan rides to include a stop for coffee and refuel in a properly low carb way then. Home made egg mayo with bacon bits sounds just the job and would be very funny to pull out of my saddle bag amongst people frantically guzzling sugery gels and bars.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Know whatcha mean, Tried a few different ones, worst one was an Atkins bar some years back... worst day ever!

    Been years since I bothered with protein bars. Just not for me.
     
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    Numan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have just bought some nut and honey bars from Waitrose for testing on a ride on Sunday, only 9% carbs, which was half of the usual type cereal bar I used to use. IMG_1553239343.173493.jpg
     
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  9. Muddikins

    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They do look good. I was always very partial to anything flapjacky but they do terrible things to my blood sugar levels these days. I have wondered if I couldn't get away with it in the middle of a long ride but then realised that that might be the start of a slippery slope for me and I had better not even try it.
    Keto has been so good for me that I would hate to risk compromising it and I bet if I had a box in the house I would just start craving them whereas if I don't I don't (if you see what I mean:))
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I love the seeds, delicious, 9BAR, different varities too
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    9Bar
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    Original (40g)
    Food database and calorie counter
    9Bar
    Original (40g)
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size: 1 bar (40 g)

    per serve
    Kilojoules 928.848 kj
    Calories
    222 kcal
    Protein
    7.3 g
    Carbohydrate 11.7 g
    Sugar 10.5 g
    Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 5.4 g
    Fibre 2.1 g
    Sodium 100 mg
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    Last updated: 10 Sep 13 07:35 AM
    Source: FatSecret Platform API
    11%
    of RDI*
    (222 cal)
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    Calorie Breakdown:

    Carbohydrate (21%)

    Fat (66%)

    Protein (13%)

    *Based on an RDI of 2000 calories
    What is my Recommended Daily Intake?

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    Nutritional Summary:
    Cals
    222
    Fat
    16.2g
    Carbs
    11.7g
    Prot
    7.3g
    There are 222 calories in a 1 bar serving of 9Bar Original (40g).
    Calorie Breakdown: 66% fat, 21% carbs, 13% prot.
    Related Cereal Bars from 9Bar:

    Nutty
     
  11. Muddikins

    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear, it turns out that just reading about yummy, seedy, nutty, fruity things makes me salivate like Pavlov's dogs.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    If you have time you could try making your own ?

    Featured snippet from the web

    Ingredients
    1. 2 cups nuts (preferably soaked)
    2. 1/2 cup organic flax meal (flax seeds ground in a blender or spice grinder)
    3. 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened and organic if possible)
    4. 1/2 cup seed or nut butter (made from soaked and dried nuts or seeds is preferable)
    5. 3/8 tsp salt.
    6. 1/2 cup organic coconut oil.
    More items...

    6 Mar 2019
    Homemade Protein Bars - Protein Bar Recipe | Whole New Mom

    https://wholenewmom.com/whole-new-budget/homemade-protein-bars/
     
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    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now there's a thought. My kitchen is being refurbished (very, very slowly) leaving me without a cooker but hopefully I will be back in business early next week.
     
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    tandy11 · Newbie

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    Literally insane XD
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Numan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve ordered it Robbity, thanks for the tip
     
  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    You could always make salted eggs: https://delishably.com/dairy/Salted-Eggs-Recipe

    I haven't tried this yet, but I will, when back in UK, in my own hime kitchen.
     
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    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I have never heard of them before They sound dead easy to make so I might just give them a go to see what happens, I do like a culinary adventure.
     
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