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    Protein bars and should they be part of diet?

    I started reading a lot of articles on here and noticed not a lot has been covered about PBs or shakes. I agree natural protein in form of meat is best but it is not always convinient. I come accustom to Quest and Pure Proteins bars for quick 20g of protein with low sugar and caloric intake (200-250 cal and 5-10g sugar). Would you guys recommend them. For my size I need 310+g protein a day and honestly I am freaking out cause I don't think I can find that (I don't cook so would have to buy meal prep).

    Side note, I eat a lot fruits and seems like fruit is a no-no as well even though it's natural sugar (it's still sugar).

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    Quote Originally Posted by puffy16 View Post
    I started reading a lot of articles on here and noticed not a lot has been covered about PBs or shakes. I agree natural protein in form of meat is best but it is not always convinient. I come accustom to Quest and Pure Proteins bars for quick 20g of protein with low sugar and caloric intake (200-250 cal and 5-10g sugar). Would you guys recommend them. For my size I need 310+g protein a day and honestly I am freaking out cause I don't think I can find that (I don't cook so would have to buy meal prep).

    Side note, I eat a lot fruits and seems like fruit is a no-no as well even though it's natural sugar (it's still sugar).
    I swear buy Quest protein bars but there's only a few flavors that don't have artificial sweeteners in them that use Stevia instead also I like pure proteins Protein Plus line that also doesn't have artificial sweeteners but man some of those bars are loaded with saturated fat I try to go for the ones that are 7 grams of fat or less with less than 4 grams of saturated fat

    Cuz once a bar gets up into the 10 grams of fat 35 grams of carb range it's a fucking glorified Snickers bar that's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by puffy16 View Post
    I started reading a lot of articles on here and noticed not a lot has been covered about PBs or shakes. I agree natural protein in form of meat is best but it is not always convinient. I come accustom to Quest and Pure Proteins bars for quick 20g of protein with low sugar and caloric intake (200-250 cal and 5-10g sugar). Would you guys recommend them. For my size I need 310+g protein a day and honestly I am freaking out cause I don't think I can find that (I don't cook so would have to buy meal prep).

    Side note, I eat a lot fruits and seems like fruit is a no-no as well even though it's natural sugar (it's still sugar).
    Myprotein has some really good milk protein bars ..at 310 grams protein a day your gonna have to cook at some point bro..my guess is you havnt been teaching that macro range ..that's about what I take in and Iam constantly cooking ..beef jerky,almonds,tuna kits,sliced deli turkey things like that you can buy and eat on the go..

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    I also drink egg whites sometimes but I've read some studies that say you only digest half of the liduid egg whites you consume..make sure your bars are a good quality protein most I see are whey protein concentrate which I would avoid ..go for a isolate or milk protein, they are hard to find but much better quality..

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    In my opinion, protein bars can be good, but they're often loaded with sugar and not worth the money. You'll be healthier and more fit if you focus on eating a balanced diet of real foods.

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    Dude

    \300 Grams Protein of Chicken Breast is five medium breasts. You cannot handle eating a breast per meal? Get serious and do the basics. This is the basic of the basics.

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    I doubt you NEED 300g + protein per day in any event. Where do you get that figure from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    I doubt you NEED 300g + protein per day in any event. Where do you get that figure from?
    I am reading Nutrition 101 with clean bulk in stickies. I'm 6'2" 215lbs. lift 3-5 times a week. There is a formula for clean bulking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puffy16 View Post
    I am reading Nutrition 101 with clean bulk in stickies. I'm 6'2" 215lbs. lift 3-5 times a week. There is a formula for clean bulking.
    Unless you are zero % bodyfat you don't need that much protein. 1.5g protein per LEAN lb of bidyweight os more than sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Unless you are zero % bodyfat you don't need that much protein. 1.5g protein per LEAN lb of bidyweight os more than sufficient.
    according to TDEE my maint is 3200cal + 500 bulking is 3700cal. based on 40/40/20 percent thats 370g of protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puffy16 View Post
    according to TDEE my maint is 3200cal + 500 bulking is 3700cal. based on 40/40/20 percent thats 370g of protein.
    Forget using percent for macros as you will be way off. BiB recommendation on 1.5g of protein/lbm is the absolute max you would ever need to consume. Personally I have never needed more than 1g/lbm but I am also not on his level.

    Protein = 1g/lbm
    Fat = 80g
    Carbs = rest of calories

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Forget using percent for macros as you will be way off. BiB recommendation on 1.5g of protein/lbm is the absolute max you would ever need to consume. Personally I have never needed more than 1g/lbm but I am also not on his level.

    Protein = 1g/lbm
    Fat = 80g
    Carbs = rest of calories

    Interesting, so how would one calculate LBM since obviously my 215 is not lean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puffy16 View Post
    Interesting, so how would one calculate LBM since obviously my 215 is not lean.
    What is your bodyfat%?

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