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BRITOMART Posts: 8,253
7/8/12 8:50 A

It's possible to get whey protein (for instance) with a minimum of additives. For me, that makes powder a better option than bars (most of the ingredients are not 'readable;' that indicates it's got stuff in it I don't want in me). Try your local health food store; often you can get pp in bulk--less costly and less unwanted junk if they are responsible in their buying practices.

Greek yogurt (the REAL GY, not the stuff that's been pumped with artificial protein) is another way to up the protein easily while maintaining the emphasis on real food.

MAMA_CD Posts: 1,507
7/7/12 6:50 P

I use both, depending on what I want at the moment, so I have variety. I find protein drinks like a pretend "milkshake" so they are yummy, and the protein bar like a "candy" so it depends which one I want, try alternating btwn one and the other

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7/7/12 6:43 A

If you're trying to increase your intake of protein, dark leafy green veggies like spinach, kale, swiss chard, collards, etc... would be a great way to get more protein if you're trying to watch the amount of saturated fat you're eating. Personally, I'm not a fan of protein shakes. I believe people should be getting their vital nutrients from the food they eat.

However, if you are looking for a post work out snack, I'd say a Clif Bar or Kashi Go Lean bar would be two good options. Nuts are another good option for protein snack. Another could be something like beef jerky. just watch the sodium.

BETHS60 Posts: 570
7/6/12 11:27 P

My personal preference is for protein powder, made into a smoothie.

I don't really like the taste of protein bars. Some of them add lots of weird stuff like saturated fats and sugars and artificial flavors and preservatives.

It's much easier to find a decent protein powder that you can add your own ingredients to.

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7/6/12 9:28 P

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which one is better a protein bar or powder protein? I know i should get actual protein in my diet but till i figure out something i like i need to do something. Any help would be nice.

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