NEW & IMPROVED?????

Don’t be fooled.  I have been a long time supporter of Mission Bars, they were great to eat out of the wrapper and easy to cut up and bake to make cookies and cereal bites.  I was very happy with Muscle Tech’s Mission Bars, however, I ran out so I reordered my usual supply from Jet.com, I like Jet as you get discounts for the more you buy and you get a real low rate if you click the option not to return the item, which come on they are my favorite bars why would I return them?  So I ordered my Mission Cookies ‘n Crème, Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie dough.  When they arrived it was a *New & Improved* version of the bar unbeknownst to me and the seller the new bars are baked and are replacing the old version of Clean Protein Bars.  The new version is no longer made with Stevia and now has a higher sugar count.  I know for some that may not make a difference but for those doing restricted low carb the old bars net carb count of 5 compared to the new bars net carb count of 9 is a huge difference. That’s 4 extra carbs, that is literally a whole other meal that I could be enjoying instead of this bar.  If you go to Bodybuilding.com, they have reviews glorifying how great the new bar is, however, the old information is captioned by the new product and claims to have low carbs and sweetened with Stevia, which the new bars don’t even contain Stevia. (FALSE ADVERTISING)

Now lets get to the actual product, rip oven the package but heed cover and plug your nose or else you will be overwhelmed by the dog food like smell.  The bar itself is soft and stuck to the foil.  Yeah good luck prying remnants from the wrapper and your teeth.  The taste is nasty and takes a lot to just choke it down, oh and be careful, its made with sugar and Sucrose I was on the toilet with the runs after ingesting this bar and Sucrose triggers your sugar craving button as it is so adding more sugar atop of that…Just WOW. I actually gained weight from the higher sugar and sucrose combo.

I did give it a chance to redeem itself and tried to bake it as I had with the original bars.  DON’T DO IT.  They are Nastier baked in the oven.

 

The first picture is the nutrition count for the new & improved baked bars as pictured in photo 2.  the 3rd, 4th and last picture are all for the original version of the bars.

Muscle Tech should have been smart and offered both bars as options as I am sure some people do enjoy the new bars and some people are not as limited on their Carb intake as others but I am just going to stick with Quest, they are tasty, low carb, sweetened with stevia and I can cut them up to bake with them and make my tiny protein cookies and/or cereal bites.

*FYI MuscleTech don’t care if you do not like their product.  I messaged them on June 30th when I received the new bars.  They read it that day, actually read it within 15 minutes of me sending it, and the company has failed to respond to me at all.  I guess they are just happy that they received their share of the sales.  Its all about the all mighty dollar not customer satisfaction.  Such a shame as I will miss my Original Mission Bars, we have been through a lot together and I hope I can have continued success on my journey without you.

Quest Bars, I would like to give you a shout out and say Welcome to my Journey and take your seat right here next to me and hold on this is gonna be a bumpy ride.

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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

Did you celebrate the tradition of March 17th?

I know I made my dad and I some corned beef with sauerkraut.  I topped mine with a slice of thin sliced Swiss Cheese and made a lower carb Thousand Island Dressing by using Mayo, SF Relish and Low Sugar Ketchup.

Who needs bread?  It tasted fine without the bread.

I know it was low on the carb meter, but boy oh boy I am feeling that high sodium content.

I am making sure to fill, perhaps even overfill, my water quota for the next few days.

 

 

NOT EASY!

It has been 8 months since my dad got sick, c-diff infection wrecked his system..8 months of me caring for him as the infection destroyed his immune system so its like he is catching all colds.  I am stuck making his meals, taking them to him to make sure he eats, cleaning up dishes, daily household cleaning, shopping, medical treatments, chaueffer ,etc..

It’s hard enough when you yourself are disabled but when a loved one to as well it makes your battle that much harder.

By the time I am done helping him I have no energy to help  myself.

I have no time to make myself healthy and elaborately delicious meals.  My eating schedule is way off and the stress, not good for any emotional eater.

Rarely do I have time for myself, like today is a rarity so I decided to just blog as I hadn’t done so in so long.

At first I thought my dad would bounce back but 8 months later, I am beyond burnt out and losing faith.   Secretly I still hold hope that the warmer weather coming with also bring a renewed spirit and improve his health.

I am shocked in reality I have not gained tons of weight and that I am actually just steadily sailing around the same number, considering how out of my lifestyle that I have gone.  I still eat healthy just more of my meals are actually just processed snacks such as protein bars.  Protein bars are good but not for everytime you are hungry in a day.

My dad is the only family member I have left and I love him deeply but I am loosing myself by being the person who does EVEYTHING.

BTW if you think my eating and sleep schedules are shifted and I am struggling for time just to blog, think about how hard it is for this writer to get their story completed.

FREE SAMPLES!!

Here is your change to try some Spiru-tein Shake samples.  There are some low carb and keto shakes, you just need to search through them.  The ones with Gold in their name and Skinny Mini usually are the lower carb options.

Here’s the link:

http://www.guide2free.com/food-and-drink/free-spiru-tein-gold-health-shake-samples/#more-1399