Well, there is a difference between meal replacement shakes/bars and protein shakes/bars.
A meal replacement bar/shake will have a more balanced ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates...and vitamins and minerals. It is basically meant to fufill basic nutritional needs across the board, in place of a regular meal.
A protein bar/shake is normally meant to supplement someone who needs extra protein for a particular purpose-such as heavy strength training and muscle growth, which increases the need for protein.
You want to decide what you are using the bar/shake for, and choose the product best suited for that.
Start weight after baby #3: 233.9
Current weight: 143
90 pounds lost!
Last edited by aphil; 02-04-2008 at 11:22 AM.