I have tried a number of protein bars and shakes over the last few days. I have not had my follow up appointment yet with Medical Weight Loss and so am shopping around trying to find an alternative to the OPTIFAST product.
I have tried Quest Bars. NOT a fan at all of either of the two I have tried. They are gummy and flavorless, okay well a tad bit of cinnamonish flavor on the cinnamon bun one. I am already struggling with constipation on this diet, I am sure the Quest bar will make it so I don’t poop for a week. YUCK.
I am a huge fan of the Pure Protein Bars. The three flavors I have tried are delicious, great texture, great flavor. All under two hundred calories, all over 15 grams of protein. The local box food store has a bulk size and you can buy them by the case in other flavors at Wegman’s Grocery stores. I am trying their shake product but it has dairy so I don’t think it will work for me.
I also tried the Vega Shake. Oh MY GOD it is so gross, but vegetarian and so healthy. Sad trombone, I even put blueberries and yogurt in it, slightly more palatable but holy cow it is nasty. I may keep buying it though because it is a really healthy choice.
So far my favorite is the OPTIFAST strawberry with strawberries in it, and the EAS whey protein (I know, milk 😦 vanilla which tastes like a cream soda milkshake – ish. My step son just had oral surgery and I gave him some of my EAS shake packets and he said that peanut butter in the chocolate EAS was also a double thumbs up. Perhaps that dehydrated peanut butter substitute for the fat chick?
Also that no name, no label bar offered at the doctors office that tastes like a Rice Crispie treat. That was good, the lemon was okay and the s’mores was okay, but didn’t really taste like a s’more.