Protein bars are probably the most convenient way to get in much needed protein when you are on the go. Protein bars should never take the place of nutritious whole foods in your daily diet but there are instances where these are a fantastic alternative, especially if the junk food isle is the next stop.


NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN?

Depending on the level of exercise you do, you need to make sure you get in enough protein in order to fuel muscle growth. You can aim for between 1.5 – 2.5 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. If you are struggling to get this from food alone, then add in a protein bar or shake.


NO TIME FOR BREAKFAST?

Early mornings in most households are often chaotic. Just getting the kids dressed and ready for school can be a gargantuan task. So if you are on the run and have no time for a cooked breakfast, then having a protein bar is an acceptable alternative. Just try to pair it with something that is more substantial like a yoghurt and/or fruit.



If you are on the run and have no time for a cooked breakfast, then having a protein bar is an acceptable alternative

BEFORE AND AFTER A WORKOUT

We all know that we need to get in at least 20g of protein before and after a workout. So getting in a protein bar 30 minutes before a workout and/or directly after a workout is a great idea, especially if you don’t have a shaker and protein powder on hand.


ON THE MOVE

Protein bars are great for when you are on the move. If you are frantically driving from meeting to meeting or are on your way to a dinner party but haven’t eaten in a while, then protein bars are an easy snack to eat while driving. Keep a bar or two nearby for when a craving attacks.



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