Thread: Protein bars: good or bad?
1/11/2005 9:22am, #21
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- North Carolina
I don't think the Clif/Luna bars have much in the way of protein, though. I mean, they taste really really good, but they're not awesome nutritionally-wise.
I find that if I consume a lot of protein I start getting the protein farts, so I'm not sure if it's the shake or the bar or whatever; I've had it after eating a ton of cashews. I'm trying Beano to stop them, because protein farts are ... nasty. (I've also been told that they signal when you're getting the maximum amount of protein you can digest).
Also, I don't mean to bash on AllTheWhey's protein shake; it's actually not bad if you can mix it long enough, but I'm too lazy to mix it all the way, so it's all lumpy and stuff. I just gulp that one down without breathing.
1/11/2005 9:28am, #22Originally Posted by JohnnyFiveSuccess is the child of audacity. - Benjamin Disraeli
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1/11/2005 10:04am, #23Originally Posted by TheStanMan
Other studies have shown that protein shakes are more effective in building muscle if consumed BEFORE working out. This also goes for protein-rich foods like turkey sandwich, but that takes much longer to digest if you don't have much time before working out.
If you're getting your 1g of protein or so per lb of bodyweight (so, 165g for me, which comes out to 660 cal on a 2600 calorie diet or so), you're meeting your protein needs, including for athletic purposes.
As for GNC, I buy so few things that when you factor in shipping, I pay more online than at GNC with the Gold Card. Especially the energy bars. Those are usually on sale on top of the 20% Gold Card discount. In my circumstances, it works out better.
I get protein farts too and they're fucking AWFUL. I thought it was the GNC powder I was using, but when I switched to Designer Protein, I had the same issues, and figured it was overconsumption.
1/11/2005 10:09am, #24
I just fart regardless, I really don't know why. Thank god the sound of people hitting the heavy bags or skipping rope masks it.
1/11/2005 10:14am, #25
CC- You could always eat your horse. :-P. Alot of bars lack protein and therefore are for endurance activities. They have Leucine & Valine amino acids, but no protein. They're metabolized quickly for energy and that's it as Stan said.