To bar or not to bar....

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  1. peanut

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    Need some advice from you LLifers that have been going on longer then me.

    I can now have bars... and my immediate reaction is 'oh i'll have one a day' as they are yummy (raspberry).

    But im wondering do bars slow down the loss? Is it better to stick to liquid packs? As I know they are less cal's?

    I thought I might get 3 bars and use them at the weekends and stick to the liquid in the week?

    I want to lose as much as possible in foundation. Has anyone anyone had experiance in this? Do you tend to lose more the weeks your on liquid only. Or hopefully - it makes no diffrence at all?

    Thanks.
    Peanut xxxxxxxxx :p
     
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  3. Dancing

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    only one bar a day. Don't start having two a day. I don't believe they slow weight loss at all. Ll know what they are doing and have planned what we can have in a day. So enjoy having the one a day you are permitted.

    Your weight will always fluctuate on this programme so don't get caught up in the week by week thing. There is no rhyme nor reason as to why mine goes up and down (apart from the link to TOTM). I don't have any bars this week but only because I'm saving the crunchy peanut ones up for when I go on holiday to NZ (and they are the only ones I can take into the country) and my scales tell me it is another of my slow weeks. Which, I stress again is ONLY due to water retention fluctuations. I am still losing fat and I can see the difference in my measurements. Remember to use that as a guide to what you are losing too.
     
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    Hey!!!

    When I was on LLife, and even now as i started again today! I have one bar today, I have this at work.....I have half a bar at 10am cuppie time and the other half at 3pm,,,and no it does not slow down your weight loss! last time i still averaged out of losing 7.5lbs a week......sooo no i would say the don't!!

    Enjoy your bars!!!!
     
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    Hey Dancing,

    I know I should only have one a day so thats good. But I cant understand how the rasp bar can be so nice and work as well as the liquids!
     
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    don't question .. just accept that it is that way and be really grateful for something so scrummy being available. lol
     
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    You know dancing I think you are right and i'll just accept it.

    Thank god for the Rasp bars!!!

    hahaha!
     
  8. Alibongo

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    The difference in cals between a shake and a bar is about 50cals I believe, that is nothing.
    I do an extra couple of minutes on my cross trainer just in case.
    I couldn't live without the crispy peanut bars. I keep asking myself, can I really have nuts. I love them and they are a real treat for me.
     
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    I tried all 3 bars over weekend (one a day!) -

    I enjoyed the peanut.. best sawdust I have ever eaten. (joke aside) was good.

    Wasnt so sure about the large bar - peanut something?! The smell put me off as I was eating it.

    Then last night the raspberry...... WOW it was amazing. I think it's covered in yoghurt! You know what the bars are quite large as well arnt they?

    I also love the fact that they can be eaten on the go - no water required. Should sort me out when I have meetings as can scoff that just before and then mingle around with a plate of crumbs ;) or when travelling.
     
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    I am sorry to disagree but I found that if I had 7 bars in a week my weight loss was not as good as if I only had no bars in a week. I wanted to have the bars so I limited myself to 3 a week.

    I did experiment with this in the early days of the diet

    Jo
     
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    Did you do any exercise at all during that time?
     
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    No exercise. Same amount of water.

    Jo
     
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    ok, thanks for that.
    My personal theory is that as I walk for an hour per day and then 10 mins on my cross trainer that the bars should be ok for me if I am working them off, but will bare in mind that some people have had issues with the bars and see. At the moment they are getting me through the day, however, I could possibly replace them with a muffin (I really feel the need to eat something solid).
    Being only in week 3 I have no idea what my regular weight loss is going to be.
     
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    Ali

    No probs. Remember everyone is different and it may not affect you at all. You will also be turning fat into muscle which also weighs more from the exercise.

    I hope you are able to have the bars with no effect as I enjoyed having them just to break the cycle of soup and shake.

    Jo
     
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    thanks Jo
    I am going to speak to my LLC about it tomorrow and see what she thinks. I just want to get the weight off and don't want to hinder that (just like everyone else really), but on the other hand I need to eat something IYSWIM.
     
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    Hey I really wouldnt worry. I was the only one in my class of 12 that had the issue. And if you do find that it hinders the loss well you can adjust the week after. You can cook the packs if you need to have something to eat not that I did that very often.

    Good luck with your journey it is the best thing I ever did

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    can I just add a word of caution though ... remember that weight will fluctuate so you may coincidentally not lose as much in the week you have the bars - it doesn't mean that it IS the bars that is the problem.

    If you are comfortable with it mentally and are going to worry they may slow your loss, then don't have them. Otherwise, enjoy them.
     
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    There are more carbs in the bars, so they may make you feel more hungry. Personally, I have had them from the start and I look forward to chewing them - I can make them last about 4 hours at work by picking at them..... lovely and very convenient if you are out and about!
     
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    I spoke to my LLC about it last night as it was an issue for me, the bars keep me going every day, I need something to chew, but do not want to hinder my losses.
    What she said was:
    1. She has been an LLC for several years, and has never noticed the difference in her clients who do and don't.
    2. The official research says that it is only likely to affect you by 1lb over the whole 14 weeks.

    So that is good enough for me.

    Hope that might help somebody else too.
     
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    Hi Ali,

    Thanks for the above. I know this sounds mad but I can actually feel that they dont work for me. After the liquids I feel full but lite. After the bars I feel full but sluggish.

    Im going to pop in tonight and swap my bars for hot choc and see how I feel again.

    I think its bizarre... you know what come to think of it I eat them late at night also. Maybe I should try early in the day?

    P x
     
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    you can always keep one back to try for lunch or afternoon snack, or have half now half later.
    have you tried the muffins? I am really into them and if you need something to eat rather than drink you could try them. Had a choccy one today and was really good, needs a couple of sweeteners in it I found.
     
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