My CDC let me take three bars in my second week.....but she only gave me the peanut one and the cranberry one as she said these have about the same calories as a shake. loved the cranberry one but hated the peanut one! left a horrible taste in my mouth so wont be having them again!! Have you tried the husks to make porridge?? This is really nice in the toffee and walnut and vanilla shakes!! its another option for you!