Energy Bars: Weight Loss Enemy
These may seem like the answer to that dreaded 4 p.m. hunger-induced weariness, but it’s worth your while to be selective. “Energy bars provide energy through calories just like any other food,” says Cipullo. “They don’t necessarily give you a different or better energy boost than a balanced meal would.” But since you likely eat them because they’re convenient when on the go, be sure to check the ingredients list and avoid bars with a double serving size in a single bar or lots of added sugars or fibre. Cipullo suggests Kind bars, Lara bars, Rise Breakfast bars, and Organic Food bars as great, nutrient-dense options.