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Day 5 Protein Bar Breakdown

I know everyone has days where it is just harder to find the motivation to exercise.  Trust me, I have been there too.  But if you make yourself go for a run or get to the gym and do your workout, don’t you feel so much better after?  Exercise is known to increase endorphin’s and boost energy levels.  It creates a natural “high.”  Plus, there is a minimum amount of exercise we should get weekly for our general health.

Exercise Recommendations

It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five to most days a week.  And this is just for general health.  If you are looking to lose weight, you should aim for more than 30 minutes each time.  Walking at a brisk pace is considered a moderate-intensity exercise, so if you do not have time to make it to the gym, just go for a brisk walk.  There are ways to fit exercise in during the day without having to go to the gym.

It is also important that you aim for 2-3 days of strength training.  Each workout should contain at least 8-10 different exercises, and perform each exercise for 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

One part of exercise most people overlook is flexibility and stability.  It is recommended to do stretching exercises at least 2-3 days a week, but preferable before and after each workout session.

The Fit and Fab Life

Pro Bar Base Mint Chocolate Protein Bar

This protein bar contains 280 calories with 80 calories coming from fat.  It is a little higher in saturated fat with 6 of the 9 total fat grams coming from saturated fat.  When you are comparing protein bars, it is important to compare how many grams of total fat come from saturated fat.  Ideally, you want most of the total fat grams to come from mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fat.  This bar does have 17 grams of sugar and only 4 grams of fiber.  If you are looking for a low-sugar bar, this may not be the best choice for you.  It does have 20 grams of protein, which is a good amount for a protein bar.  Some other positives for this bar, is that it is gluten-free and contains organic ingredients.

 

**Disclaimer: I performed this analysis between different protein bars on my own and all opinions are 100% my own.**

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