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Today's review is another this new range from @phd . It is the cookies n cream from their Smart Bar range. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | || | | | | | | | | | | | |
Macros per 64g bar 📊
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Price: @hpnutrition is the first place I saw selling these. They do 5 for €9.90, 12 for €21.90 or 2 12 boxes plus protein water for €39.90. All decent deals.
Macros: bigger than the average protein bar at 64g. Cals reflect this. Quite high in fat at 11g but when you taste the bar you will see why.
Texture/ taste: texture is brilliant. Reminds me of the Nutramino range but with much better macros. Top milk chocolate layer is delicious. This sits on crispy rice pieces. These sit on a Thick layer of caramel which is so sweet. Then a Vanilla centre and a final chocolate base. Flavourwise it's not cookies n cream and seems strange that they would say it is. Don't get me wrong a delicious bar but I would call it vanilla caramel.
Overall verdict: despite not being cookies n cream this bar is delicious. I mean really good. The hype has been real for these bars and I back it up.
8/10 loses a mark for not being what the packet says 😎. Either way good work PHD #iifym#irishfitfam#aesthetics#ukfitfam#fitfam#fitfamily#healthychoices#weightloss#weightlossjourney#gymlife#fitness#fitnessaddict#fitnessmotivation#gymrat#carbs#gymfreak#gymmotivation#gymaddict#healthyliving#strongnotskinny#fitspo#fitspiration#getfit#nutrition#flexibledieting#fitnessjourney#fitnessfreak#weights#fitstagram
باستمرار يكون عندنا أهداف نطمح و نخطط لتحقيقها بأقرب وقت، لكن يشيء الله و تعيد الأقدار اتجاه سيرنا✨
بالرضا و الإصرار و الصبر كل أهدافنا تصير إنجازات و لو بعد حين❤️
إصابة بسيطه بالقدم، تمنعني من ممارسة الرياضه ( بالجبيره ل شهر) ممكن تُأخّر تحقيقي لهدف رياضي خططت و بدأت فيه قبل أسبوعين ،لكن الحمدلله أيقنت انها فتره و تعدّي و بعدها أستعيد لياقتي و الهدف يتحقق بإذن الله ❤️👏
الحمدلله دائمًا و أبدًا ✨
6 Small Meals per Day Doesn’t “Kick Up” your Metabolism 👎🏼
Many have been told that we need to eat “X” Meals per Day to Fire up that Metabolism
Not 1 bit. Hit your Calories.
((Look up the actual case studies))
Preferably with Whole Foods, so you get those ever so valuable micronutrients(vitamins & nutrients), & so you don't get so hangry 😤
✅ Fact, it doesn’t matter how many times you eat throughout the day, As long as your total Calorie Intake is in Check
👍🏼 The reason it's probably a better idea to break up those Calories into small meals throughout the day is because it can be easier to ingest all those Calories broken up instead of sitting down in 1 meal. There’s also the fact that you could feel weak powering through your workout. But… Point is no matter your goal. Just hitting your Required Calorie Intake every day plays a huge role in the progress you see in your health
🙏🏼Have a great day!!
There is so much conflicting nutrition information in the media it can make food seem really complicated. A great place to start is to plan your plate so that you have half a plate of vibrant, multicoloured veggies and the remaining half filled with a mix of quality protein and whole grains or starchy veg. Add a little healthy fat from nuts, seeds or avocado & you're done ✅ I've also added some gorgeous kraut for its tangy taste & probiotic benefits. From turning on the oven to sitting down to eat this took 20 minutes 🥗🍴🥔🍅🌶
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY?
We see this advice everywhere, and even I've promoted the general rule of thumb - if you want to be healthy and happy, you should just listen to your body. Simple.
But what happens if you don't know how to listen to your body? What if you've become SO detached from what your body needs, that when the time comes to truly listen to it...you miss all the signals and end up doing yourself more harm than good?
Welcome to where I'm at now. I've been trying to eat intuitively after years of rigidly tracking macros, weighing food and logging my intake - and in doing so, I've lost a bit of the weight i've worked so hard to gain and I've messed my hormones up again.
I am SO FRUSTRATED at myself....but I know that this only happened because I threw myself in the deep end and didn't trust myself to read the signs my body was giving me...especially the hunger signals and the cues to slow down and just REST.
Here's the thing, if you've been following a strict diet plan, rigidly tracking your intake or have suffered from an eating disorder, all of a sudden deciding to "listen to your body" isn't going to be ideal. Because you're going to have no fucking clue how to. You're going to miss signals, ignore signals and stick to what feels 'safe' rather than what feels 'right'. You won't easily break old habits and you'll be left feeling so confused because you thought you were doing the liberating and empowering act of "listening to your body".
As much as I would love to say that I can comfortably hand over the power to my body and live a life free of structure and pressure...the truth is that I have to force my body a little right now.
I have to push past the comfort of "satiety" and eat a little more, because I need to gain weight. I need to rest through the urges to "burn more" because I need to give my body a chance to heal. I need to keep monitoring my intake after each meal despite feeling guilty that I've "failed my intuition" because right now, I just can't trust myself to not under-eat.
Sometimes, you just have to admit that you still need more time and practice before you can properly do what needs to be done ✌🏻
The best part of this change is #confidence . It's not weight because that number always fluctuates. It's how I feel, how I perform & my overall well being. Fitness and nutrition are lifestyles and there are good days and there are bad days, but I'll tell you what it always makes me happy in the end. Find what you love and you will become confident, happy and energized. #HappyThursday#StrongerAsACommunity
Huge shoutout to my girlfriend, my best friend, my partner in crime, my soul mate 💫 Thanks for looking after me when I'm being high maintenance, thanks for making me feel pretty even when I know I look like a foot, thanks for being patient with me when I breakdown, thanks for always treating me with respect even though sometimes I might not deserve it, and most of all thanks for making me feel so loved, every single day.
Life has never been so good 💞
Good morning campers! I made the biggest breakfast this morning : a little layer of oats, topped with a good portion of mixed red and white cooked quinoa, 1 small grated apple, 1 small grated pear, 1 grated carrot, @alpro soya yoghurt, a drizzle of agave and a sprinkle of nuts - and don't forget the cinnamon like I did 🙃
¡Cuántos #mitos no hay en torno a las #vitaminas y #minerales ! Recuerda que existen 13 vitaminas y 16 minerales esenciales, denominados #micronutrientes , pues tu cuerpo necesita solo muy pequeñas cantidades. ¿Has pensado alguna vez que las vitaminas te dan energía o engordan? Lamento decirte que no ✖️, porque simplemente no aportan calorías. ¿O cuando las tomas estimulas tu apetito? 👎🏻Usualmente, cuando tienes recortes de energía o carbohidratos y tomas más vitaminas y minerales se produce esa sensación; pero, estos micronutrientes no son los causantes sino es tu cuerpo el que comienza a trabajar con mayor eficiencia. En efecto, no hay evidencias científicas de que su ingesta en personas sanas mejore el cansancio o el apetito.
Considera también que al no conseguir las pequeñas cantidades de estos micronutrientes o consumirlos en exceso puedes tener problemas de salud. Una dieta de moda que restringe nutrientes o el mayor consumo de fibra pueden limitar la absorción y tener el efecto contrario al que buscas.
Peanut Butter on toast vs Peanut Butter on toast 🍞
😄I’m sure most people would agree that when they have peanut butter on toast, it probably looks more like the one on the right.
‼️These are the same pieces of toast, and the same brand of peanut butter. But one contains almost DOUBLE the calories.
🙋♂️I must admit, when I have peanut butter on toast (usually pre workout) mine is about triple the thickness of the piece on the right – oops.
💥The left slice contains "one serving" of peanut butter (15g) and the right contains about 2.5 servings (40g)
🤔It’s so easy to think you’re doing the right thing, when in reality your calories could easily be spilling over due to ‘little’ things like this that quickly add up.
⏩This is why whenever you’re trying to make any changes to your body composition, tracking your calories and macros is an absolute MUST.
😏That way if you do decide to lay it on thick (like me), you can easily factor it in with some forward planning.
🤡I just said peanut butter way too many times.
❤️Thanks to @thefashionfitnessfoodie for the cool visual. Check her out if you haven’t already.