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  1. #16
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    I agree wirh YogaBear. When you exercise a lot there is not much to worry about from calories/fats especially when these are considered to be the good fats. My new nutritionist has been reminding to balance a good fat, protein and carb at all times.

    I'm also sensitive to wheat, dairy, eggs and soy so it was a joy to find these recently..and they taste so good. For the food sensitive crowd the ThinkOrganic bars are good too.

  2. #17
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    Ditto on the food sensitivities. I'm thrilled that Clif makes Nectar bars (copies of Lara bars) because even if i can't find Lara bars, I can sometimes find Nectar.

    There's another good bar, "BumbleBar" that has very few ingredients (no wheat, oats, barley or rye) and I think it's vegan, too. The Chai flavor is my favorite. Bumblebar's base is sesame seeds, so it's not as sweet as Lara which is based on dates.

    As far as I know, BB isn't a raw food though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leacato
    I agree wirh YogaBear. When you exercise a lot there is not much to worry about from calories/fats especially when these are considered to be the good fats. My new nutritionist has been reminding to balance a good fat, protein and carb at all times.
    When you get to be my age and your metabolism totally stops, you have to start watching diet, even when exercising a lot. I used to be able to ride, lift and eat ice cream. I still ride & lift....sigh...
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by leacato
    My new nutritionist has been reminding to balance a good fat, protein and carb at all times.
    You should absolutely balance fats, protein, and carbs. But if you look decent sports nutrition guidelines, a food that is 40% fat does not fall into a good balance for supporting activity like cycling. (You are right that the Lara bars contain only good food components and no crap, but the percentage of fat is way to high for my body.) If you are eating your Lara bar along with a better source of protein & carbs, everything will likely come into the right proportions for generating energy. Alone? I doubt it.
    Last edited by DeniseGoldberg; 08-26-2006 at 06:42 AM.
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