I get asked all the time about protein and snack bars. There are a lot out there that can actually cause more harm than good because they are loaded with fat, calories and sugar. If you are having a bar as a snack or one of your six mini-meals a day…you should keep it around 200 calories or less. Two of my favorites are Think Thin bars and Larabars that I get at Whole Foods. The Think Thin bars are great because they have 0g of sugar and you get 15-20g protein. On average they have about 230 calories, which isn’t too bad…but you can always eat half and save half for later. My favorite thing about Larabars is that they usually only have 2-3 ingredients and are made of just fruit and nuts. Simple is always better and you don’t want to be stuffing your body full of chemicals and crap or it will start to show on the outside. I buy the mini bars that have 100 calories each.
Hi! I'm Cari! I'm a fitness star turned Mom of 3 who lives in Houston, TX. Getting fit and healthy is a journey and one I understand well. After graduating from college I worked in a corporate setting for many years and gained a lot of weight and had an unhealthy lifestyle. Finally, after I had enough - I decided to regain my healthy lifestyle that I had in college by fitting in workouts and eating healthier. Eventually, I left my corporate job to become a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I also created Bombshell Bootcamp over 10 years ago and it has become one of Houston's top bootcamps! My passion then turned into greater opportunities to write workouts for national magazines, appear on tv doing workouts and speaking about healthy and fitness, making fitness DVD's and working with many celebrities. Fast forward a few years....and then I had my first baby! I'm now a Mom of 3 little ones and try to incorporate healthy living and exercise in our family's lives. Not only do I still blog about workouts and fitness, but I have shifted some to include family fitness, family travel, fashion, health/beauty and general lifestyle.
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