Evaluating Popular Nutrition Bars


Nutrition bars can be a convenient and satiating snack that you likely won’t feel guilty eating. However, is the healthy packaging deceptive? How can we be sure that we’re making a healthy choice for a snack, pre- or post-workout fuel or a protein source? I’ve evaluated 5 common nutrition bars obtained from a health food store – Larabar, Simply Protein, Cliff bar, Luna and Kind bars. I will rank my choices from best to worst.

Kale & Apple Salad with Goat Cheese

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Time = $$! I’ve been capitalizing on easy and quick recipes recently as my life seems to be getting increasingly busy! However I still hold preparing my own meals at home to be a priority. One of the most over-looked etiologies contributing to our current state of health in Western culture is the number of meals we prepare at home.

How to Feel Full – Understanding The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster

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Satiety. One of the simple keys to weight management. How can we eat strategically to feel full while still managing our caloric intake?
Understanding how your body utilizes carbohydrates is important for everyone  – not just people with diabetes.

What Makes You Move? Motivation for Exercising

Yesterday while driving home after working a very long day, I could not think of anything else I’d rather do than blow off some steam at the gym. Yes I was tired, but I felt like going for a hard run would make my day complete.  I started to ponder what my strongest motivators were for wanting to exercise. This then lead to a spiral of thoughts about motivation and physical activity.