Our 7 Best Meal Replacement Bars for Weight Loss
Busy schedules often lead to not having much time to actually sit down and eat. This is where meal replacement bars come in handy. Meal replacement bars are similar to protein bars but usually have more calories, fat, and fiber since they’re used to replace a meal.
Meal replacement bars
are between 150-400 calories, and funny enough, they’re actually not supposed to be consumed on their own! The majority of bars do not contain the appropriate number of calories for a full meal replacement, so they need to be paired with other foods, like a yogurt cup or a side of fruit.
Are Meal Replacement Bars Actually Good for Weight Loss?
Having the occasional bar will definitely help prevent you from getting in the drive-through lane and choosing unhealthy options. While protein bars for weight loss make up the calorie count, you don’t get the same vitamin and mineral intake you’d get from eating vegetables, protein, and whole grains.
That being said, having one meal replacement bar a day can definitely help you achieve your weight loss goals as long as your other meals meet your macronutrient and micronutrient count.
However, it is important to note that because they are missing certain nutrients you would normally get from macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein, lipids), you should check which nutrients are missing and supplement with a food item that is able to replace them.
For example, if your bar is missing zinc, calcium, and B vitamins, a cup of yogurt is a great addition to your food bar.
Here are our seven picks for meal replacement bars.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Vanilla Wafers
Our Bariatric Health & Wellness Vanilla Wafers offer a light and delicious flavor when you’re too busy for a real meal! They’re perfect for when you’re running late to and from your lunch and you need a quick bite.
They pair well with a yogurt cup, fruit, or a vegan option.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Fudge Graham Protein Bars
One of our favorites is the Bariatric Health & Wellness Fudge Graham Protein Bar that gives a chocolate lover the best treat, providing a graham cracker-like taste!
These bars are kosher certified and are aspartame-free, making them perfect for a breakfast replacement. These meal replacement bars are great for fulfilling your sweet tooth and helping your weight loss journey.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Chocolate Mint Protein Bar
If you’re a chocolate mint lover, these are the meal replacement bars for you.
Our chocolate mint bars are a great way to add protein and cover that sweet tooth throughout your day without sabotaging your diet. These protein bars are about 150 calories (slightly less than normal for a meal replacement bar); however, they are high in protein and carbohydrates and pair perfectly with some fruit or a yogurt cup.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Peanut Butter Crunch Bar
If you love peanut butter, now you can enjoy it with our nutrient-dense formula that is high in protein. This bar will take care of your hunger when you don’t have time to eat lunch. You can definitely enjoy that peanut butter taste without it sticking to the roof of your mouth!
However you choose to eat it, our Peanut Butter Crunch Bar is a great addition to any weight loss diet.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Cinnamon Protein Bar
Cinnamon spice and everything nice. Our cinnamon protein bars are a quirky yet sweet addition to the foods you eat on your weight loss journey. Our Cinnamon Protein Bars are the perfect combination of cinnamon and granola and are a nutrient-dense replacement meal that will leave you feeling satisfied.
You will definitely get your energy boost and your occasional dose of cinnamon, a win-win!
Bariatric Health & Wellness Rockie Road Bar
Rockie Road fans, this one is definitely for you!
A great mixture of chocolate, marshmallows, and that sweet crunch of nuts is what makes this a customer favorite. This is the perfect meal replacement to treat yourself without sabotaging your diet on your journey.
It also pairs well with veggies or a smoothie of your choice.
Bariatric Health & Wellness Strawberry Cheesecake Bar
Who doesn’t love a great cheesecake or cheesecake flavor?
Our strawberry cheesecake meal replacement bars will have you by your toes! It’s great to indulge while you’re on your weight loss journey.
This is on the lower side of calories, making it slightly less nutrient dense than our other replacement bars, so it’s highly recommended that you really do pair this bar with steamed/grilled veggies and a yogurt cup.
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