Sunday, 16 February 2014

Quest Bars

I'm sure that most of you have heard of Quest Bars. But if you haven't, they are a brand of protein bars that are "healthy" and not very calorie dense. And I will admit that some of the flavors taste okay. But what I find so interesting is that these bars are making a huge splash in the eating disorder recovery world. Everyone I know who is either in recovery or pretending to be or anything like that, has suddenly become infatuated with them. I mean if they were looking for a niche.... they found one. I had one with me at practice the other day and my coach (being the soon to be nutritionist that she is) wanted to look at it. As she read the ingredients she noted that one of them is a modified plant substance that humans cannot even break down. And after trying it, she wanted to kill me! Apparently it's more of an acquired taste than I thought. I guess my point is that there are so many better tasting bars like Nature Valley protein bars are delicious and good for you! I don't totally understand how I and my friends all fell into the same bar trap. We didn't even talk to each other about it. But I do think it could be a major problem.

Don't let "health" dictate everything.

Stay Strong
xo Aria

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