Originally Posted by lisa32989
There are two quest bars that can be considered "on the fence" between restricted and unrestricted. The rest fall into restricted (or super restricted), either because of carbs, fat, or calories.
The two that are on the fence are Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Peanut Butter, both with 160 calories and lower fat.
Here is a repost from the Quest Bar thread
The Quest Coconut Cashew bars don't fit our IP profile for alts (or maybe you could call them Super-restricted and limit to once/week). They have too much fat. Take fat calories (60) multiply by 3 (no more than 1/3 calories from fat) and you can see that there are too many calories from fat in this bar. You'd want no more than 56 calories from fat to be less than 1/3
The other Quest Bars that don't
work (based on fat content) or would be Super Restricted:
Vanilla Almond Crunch,
Mixed Berry Bliss,
Peanut Butter Supreme,
Peanut Butter & Jelly,
White Chocolate Raspberry,
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
All of the other Quest bars would be restricted. There are two that fall right on the edge between restricted & non (Choc Peanut butter & Strawberry Cheesecake). Fat cals are under 1/3 (but not way under) and they both have 8 g net carbs. I still personally call them restricted, altho some use them as nonrestricted. Make your decisions carefully and determine what works based on WIs.
Okay, I'm a really confused
The Quest Coconut Cashew bars should be fine because the total calories are 170 and the calories from fat is 50. If you multiply 50 x 3, you get 150, which is less than the 170 total calories. Since it's under 30% calories from fat and the net carbs are 4g (if you subtract the fiber and the sugar alcohols), wouldn't this bar be acceptable as a non-restricted?
I guess I'm not understanding why these would be restricted when they follow the IP guidelines... can you (or anyone) explain why they are restricted?
Also, if the Quest bars are indeed restricted, what can I substitute for them as a snack? I like to split my snack up - 1/2 between breakfast & lunch and 1/2 between lunch & dinner. Thanks!!