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When to Eat Protein Bars - Before or After Workout?

Posted: March 26, 2021
By Brittany Noelle @b_noellefitness

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You may have found yourself browsing the aisles of your local supermarket and stumbling upon the protein bars section. You think to yourself, “are these bars good for me?” How many times can I eat them in a day? When to eat a protein bar? Should I eat a protein bar before or after working out? These are all great questions and we will discuss each one of those questions for you in this article.

When it comes to selecting a protein bar, you want to pick one made of real food. You want the ingredients to be there for a reason. It should contain a handful of core ingredients and should be transparent with the amount of protein in each serving. This is why RXBAR are a great choice for a protein bar. Each bar shows the number of grams of protein contained in that bar.

Now how many RXBARs a day should you eat? Well that depends on your goals and your lifestyle. If you have a particularly busy day and want some quick fuel, then you may have more bars that day. If you’ve had more time to prepare meals that day, then maybe an RXBAR for a nice snack. I would suggest trying intuitive eating to make the best choice for your lifestyle.

So, when is the best time to eat a protein bar? Again, that is up to you, your fitness goals, and your lifestyle. If you find that you don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning, then a great option can be an RXBAR for breakfast. If you find yourself stuck in a meeting longer than expected, a RXBAR s a great item to keep in your office drawer for a quick lunch option, a snack before lunch, or even have a protein bar before the gym. If you need quick fuel pre workout, then eat a bar then. An RXBAR protein bar after workout can be a great option. A bar can even be a great pre bedtime snack if you're hungry and have extra calories available to consume for the day. The point is, choose the time of day to consume your protein bars based off of your lifestyle and nutrient needs for the day.

If you take anything from this article it should be to eat when and what is best for your body. Listen to your hunger cues to determine if you need to eat. Listen to your satiation cues to know when you’re full so that you don’t snack due to boredom or habit. Listen to your gut and determine which bar is best for your digestion and provides you with the most energy. Lastly, eat according to your fitness goal.

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