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This Quest bar just saved my life. Omg why haven't I have one before now? Going back today and getting more. Net carbs is what we look at right?

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Yes, the net carbs is what you count for nutrition purposes. The net carb count is what impacts your blood sugar.

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There is no "we" when it comes to post-wls surgery eating plans, unless you are talking to someone with the same surgery, same surgeon, and same dietitian as yours. My dietitian says net carbs are a lie that people tell themselves in order to feel better about eating crap. But what does yours say?

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I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less Fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.

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I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.

Most people also subtract sugar alcohols and that's a bit more questionable. Quest bars do have sugar alcohols and the net carbs they advertise subtracts those.

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There is no "we" when it comes to post-wls surgery eating plans, unless you are talking to someone with the same surgery, same surgeon, and same dietitian as yours. My dietitian says net carbs are a lie that people tell themselves in order to feel better about eating crap. But what does yours say?

It will ask them and see what they say. I would hope that they all say the same thing or at least similar. I've heard it a few times that net carbs is the number you go by but you are the first to say otherwise.

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I thought Quest bars are the best out there for Protein bars!

most of them taste pretty good, they have high Protein and high fiber, what's not to like about that? And low sugar. So I'm confused now, they aren't good bars then??

I bought a few of the Quest chips and I'd do the bars any day of the week over the chips!

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I thought Quest bars are the best out there for Protein bars!

most of them taste pretty good, they have high Protein and high fiber, what's not to like about that? And low sugar. So I'm confused now, they aren't good bars then??

I bought a few of the Quest chips and I'd do the bars any day of the week over the chips!

Oh don't get me wrong, I think quest bars ROCK and use them 4-5 days a week. I'm just weighing in on the net carbs controversy. I don't mind their carb count because of the fiber and I also am not concerned about artificial sweeteners, but some people are.

It's just important to know and make a conscious choice!! I think real whole food is better and eat that as much as possible, but I am not averse to processed food in my diet.

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I don't really overly concern myself with carbs. As long as the source of the carbs is good ( as in not processed or overly refined foods), I don't worry. I tend to stick to all natural bars like KIND , Larabar and Cliff bars. It hasn't negatively effected my weight loss in the least.

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Quest bars have high Protein, low sugar . I have eaten them since I had my surgery almost 3 years ago. They are way better for me and my band than any of the other Protein Bars because the amount of sugar in some of them is very high. Sugar=carbs and makes me want to eat more sugar.

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I love Quest bars and I eat one every day. I count the net carbs and the nutritionist agreed on handling it this way. It's on my program's list of approved Protein Bars. I've been eating them for over four months now. I had surgery six and 1/2 months ago and I have never had a stall, not even the dreaded 3 week stall. I think I'm like the tortoise and not the hare - slow and steady is my race.

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I can't wait to get some different flavors. Good to mix them up in guess. It was like eating a real candy bar after the cardboard I've been eating

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Mark,

I agree. Quest bars are excellent tasting. The Fiber amount in them are substantial.

I find them to be an excellent addition to the menu. I have one every two or three days when something sweet just seems good.

The extra fiber is certainly welcome with a low carb diet, for sure. I look at the labels of the various flavors and select ones with less sugar alcohol. I understand there is now a pumpkin flavored version, too. Cool stuff.

I was in Academy Sports today with my son and we found them for sale in there over by the weight lifting gear. Super cool.

I seem to go to Academy on a weekly basis anyway....now I'll grab them as I do. They had over a dozen varieties.

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the Quest bars are too expensive for me, over $2 a bar. I do like the ones that you can buy on this website

http://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/protein-bars/products/bariatricpal-high-protein-bars-variety-pack#gs.myysIuU

my favorites were the strawberry cheesecake and the Peanut Butter and jelly ones.

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