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Old 02-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #331
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I love the Cookies 'N Cream bars. Those are my new favorite restricted snack along with the Chocolate Chunk.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:42 PM   #332
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So I'm just relatively new to Quest bars and am wrapping my head around which ones are/aren't restricted, plus experiencing the joy and lure of something so delicious! So today I had a Quest Banana Nut Muffin for lunch and then, while out looking to purchase another flavour, I went and bought a Peanut Butter Chocolate single bar and ate it for a snack while I was shopping....not thinking that I might have just eaten 2 restricteds in one day. Any feedback on that? Hope I didn't screw my ketosis?
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So I'm just relatively new to Quest bars and am wrapping my head around which ones are/aren't restricted, plus experiencing the joy and lure of something so delicious! So today I had a Quest Banana Nut Muffin for lunch and then, while out looking to purchase another flavour, I went and bought a Peanut Butter Chocolate single bar and ate it for a snack while I was shopping....not thinking that I might have just eaten 2 restricteds in one day. Any feedback on that? Hope I didn't screw my ketosis?
There is quite a lot of info in this thread. If you have read it all, you'll know that most people consider all quest bars restricted and a handful of people consider the two that sit on the fence between restricted/non-restricted to be okay for a non.

If you haven't taken the time to read the entire thread and plan to make quest bars part of your IP journey, I suggest taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge that has been shared here.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:08 AM   #334
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I have actually read this thread from beginning to end. I do not see any mention, however of how the state of ketosis might be affected by eating two restricteds. I've also searched the entire forum as a whole with specific keywords such as "two restricted ketosis" in order to find my answer...haven't found it. I hoped *someone* might help me with a direct answer....I get it...I'll go figure it out for myself...or at least I'll try with this clunky forum search.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #335
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I have actually read this thread from beginning to end. I do not see any mention, however of how the state of ketosis might be affected by eating two restricteds. I've also searched the entire forum as a whole with specific keywords such as "two restricted ketosis" in order to find my answer...haven't found it. I hoped *someone* might help me with a direct answer....I get it...I'll go figure it out for myself...or at least I'll try with this clunky forum search.
Two restricteds still shouldn't have enough carbs to take you out of ketosis I don't think (could be wrong). Just make sure you drink plenty of water and get back on track right away. It's done, just keep going and staying OP.

I agree, the search function on this site leaves something to be desired. I believe there's a good link in the first post of the daily chat that gives great tips for searching.

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Thanks Ruth Ann...when I posted first, it was last night and I was soooo hungry, which was unusual for me. So actually that's when my mind started working overtime, thinking "maybe I'm this hungry because something threw me out of ketosis. OH NO! Maybe it was the two Quest bars!". I've been so strict and anal about following the IP protocol exactly. Feeling a little "alone" since deciding to go the alternative route to save money and feed the husband and three kids better than I was when I was hogging 1/2 the grocery budget for me! LOL Most of the research I do is from you all here and luckily EVEPET lives within my area, so her blog is invaluable to me. I am not the left brainer...so all the number crunching and logical stuff is hard for me to understand. I tried figuring out the "calories from fat" deal and honestly my brain just shut off.


Anyhow, thanks...I think I'm fine because today I'm much better. Had my Hope Mills pancake with WF syrup and my coffee and I'm good to go
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You're quite welcome.

My shortcut for calories from fat is to take the total calories and divide by 3. If the calories from fat are higher than that it's a no go. Not exactly perfect, but easy enough for me to do. And I admit to cheating and using the calculator on my phone or pad if I'm in the store!

Oh, and come join us on the 100% thread - lots of support and motivation there!
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #338
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It depends on which bar you are talking about.

The vanilla almond, mixed berry, peanut butter supreme, peanut butter jelly, and coconut cashew are no good - calories from fat is more than 30% total calories.

The others look ok.
I'm a little 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 someone explain it to me?
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It's possible their current label is different than the one being evaluated over a year ago.
It seems at the time, stats were higher for this product.
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It's not just carbs to take into account...you also need to look at calories.

The coconut cashew, with 170 calories, is higher than any IP non-restricted by about 30 calories and about double the calories of certain packets (orange drink, pink lemonade, pina colada, etc)
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Hello!
Anyone who is interested, GNC .com has free shipping on quest bars, and a current sale of 2 boxes for $48 (you have to get two though)
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It's not just carbs to take into account...you also need to look at calories.

The coconut cashew, with 170 calories, is higher than any IP non-restricted by about 30 calories and about double the calories of certain packets (orange drink, pink lemonade, pina colada, etc)
I eat a Quest bar every day as my snack, and I'm still losing weight It seems to work for me, and they are yummy, so I'm not going to change a thing!

Everyone is different, though!
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I eat a Quest bar every day as my snack, and I'm still losing weight It seems to work for me, and they are yummy, so I'm not going to change a thing!
IPN was pointing out to others that may read this thread that there are some QBs that are more IP compliant than others.
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IPN was pointing out to others that may read this thread that there are some QBs that are more IP compliant than others.
Thanks Lisa.

It's also worth noting that weight loss tends to be faster in the beginning so people can get away with more calories than in the later stages.

If it's working for you, great, but other dieters should be aware of the guidelines that are in place. They are there for a reason.
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Thanks Lisa.

It's also worth noting that weight loss tends to be faster in the beginning so people can get away with more calories than in the later stages.

If it's working for you, great, but other dieters should be aware of the guidelines that are in place. They are there for a reason.
Well, I follow the guidelines... I just happen to be using alternatives... I feel like some members on here think that being 100% IP is the best (and only) way to make this diet successful, but that isn't true. You can still follow the guidelines and lose weight without being 100% IP. Just saying...
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