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baileychristine 02-25-2014 02:33 PM

Quest Bars?
 
How many of you, without diabetes, have tried Quest Bars? What was your experience? Did you test your blood sugar? I have been on a LC woe since Jan, and I am nervous to try these because I do not want to stall. However, the net carb count is low, so idk. I think maybe if I only have half a bar, say 3 times a week, it shouldnt be bad?

Any opinions welcome!!!:D

Leo41 02-25-2014 03:17 PM

I think this may be a YMMV situation (individual response). I am NOT diabetic, and I love the Quest bars because they seem to have the healthiest ingredients of those bars on the market. However, I've tried them several times with the same result--they spur my appetite into the stratosphere. You may not have this reaction at all.

IMO, 'foods' don't stall us (unless we have a sensitivity to them), but they can derail us by stimulating our appetite with resulting overeating if we're not vigilant. That's when we 'stall.'

pulchritudinous_j 02-25-2014 04:37 PM

They're SO yummy.
They're SO expensive.
They make me incredibly hungry.

I know many who have had awesome results with them, so it's a YMMV thing (As Leo stated above). I'm not diabetic, but sweet things tend to give me cravings. I'd rather stick to bacon. :)

Maybe buy a few single bars (I know my local GNC carries them) and see how they affect you?

ravenrose 02-25-2014 04:46 PM

having something like this around with the idea of eating only a half and then waiting a few days doesn't tend to work out well for me. the second half is too tempting. and then if there is another bar, that is tempting too. we need to know our own strengths and weaknesses, and this is a weakness of mine!

MargD 02-25-2014 05:09 PM

I have 1/2 of a Quest bar every workday, with my (rather meager) lunch. I'm happy to say, I don't have the problems some others do with craving sweets afterward.

However, after months of bringing an entire bar to work every other day and only eating 1/2 each day, I went through a period where I was justifying eating the other half. I solved that problem by portioning the bar at home, so I only have 1/2 with me each day.

Liz1959 02-25-2014 09:18 PM

They taste great, but I binge on them. I tried cutting them up into treat pieces(8ths). Doesn't work. I don't know about BS I never tested after eating one. That would be interesting. It might explain the craving.

kjwalsh 02-25-2014 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo41 (Post 16815154)
I think this may be a YMMV situation (individual response). I am NOT diabetic, and I love the Quest bars because they seem to have the healthiest ingredients of those bars on the market. However, I've tried them several times with the same result--they spur my appetite into the stratosphere. You may not have this reaction at all.

Me too! And they are so good, I'll eat one and then want another one! Not safe for me to have around. But hubby and I are going on a road trip so I might have some on hand so when we stop for gas I'm not perusing the aisles for a carby snack.

:laugh:

Janknitz 02-25-2014 11:36 PM

I use them when we travel and i cant always control what food will be available. Case in point was yesterday. We were staying at a lovely B&B and I scored the first day--a yummy egg dish, strawberries and heavy cream, and roasted tomato--I just had to skip the pastries. Win! But yesterday I couldn't have any part of the breakfast--broiled grapefruit with caramelized sugar, grits, crepe filled with a flour based sauce, cinnamon rolls. Lose.

So my breakfast was a cinnamon roll Quest bar and coffee. Not eating the carbs--win!

I would not consider them part of my regular diet--for all their supposedly "good" ingredients they are NOT real food. But in a pinch they will do.

I dont think any of them taste all that great. I don't like apple but that's my favorite,because I have no expectations about what it's supposed to taste like.

shirlc 02-27-2014 01:35 PM

I often don't do well with portion control, but for some reason, I do with Quest Bars. I portion them into 4ths (micro 7-10 seconds so they get soft and I can cut them), then eat just 1/4 per day. I like that they are really chewy and I can take small bites and make them last a while.

Hot Tamale 03-01-2014 10:54 AM

I had a choc chip cookie dough one yesterday and it was soooo good! Just like eating real cookie dough!

I do eat a whole bar at a time...they are delicious to me. I just ordered 3 dozen - 2 dozen coconut cashew and one dozen vanilla crunch I think they are called... (because soon I will have to have them packed in dry ice for more $$$, so I try to avoid that). I don't like having so many around, but I will just have to be disciplined about them... They are pricey and they will have to last a long time!

dgidaho 03-01-2014 03:57 PM

I don't have any problems with them. They don't spike my blood sugar or my hunger. I'm not willing to spend the $$ to have them daily, but will purchase 10 or 12 at a time and eat them over the course of a month, then skip a few weeks until I want more. I keep them in my desk at work and have one when I'm super hungry or working late. They don't immediately satisfy my desire to eat, but the higher protein level creates satiety within the next half hour or so--so I just wait it out. I think most of them are pretty yummy, but we all have our favorites. I really like the coconut cashew. One thing I've noticed, though, is that when I only eat a half-bar and don't get around to the other half for a few days, it is as hard as a rock. I'll pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up, but they are much better when fresh.

TheBigKahuna 03-01-2014 04:18 PM

I thought Atkins bars were high at about $1.25 each. Looks like Quest bars are $2+ each?

Do they have any cards, or sugar alcohols?

dgidaho 03-01-2014 04:27 PM

There are two different lines of Quest bars. One is sweetened with lo han guo and sucralose. The other line is sweetened with stevia and erythritol. I've never experienced gastric distress from either type. Go to the website for Quest Protein Bars and check out the ingredients and nutritional information. It's actually very impressive for a bar of this nature.


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