Bar Build Muscle

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Whether you have just started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for several years, allow me to share one of the main pieces of advice I’d ever been given: achieving your goals relies on the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in some iterations of this principle — 70-30 or 80-20 — but it teaches the same lesson. No matter how hard you work out, if the food you put into your body isn’t balanced, don’t expect any positive changes. I guess it is like having your cake and eating it too; which I’ve never understood, because what else is there to do with cake other than eating it?! (Someone’s getting mad here). But fortunately, so many food trends and products have made it feasible to eat clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the flavor.

Why Protein Bars Bar Build Muscle

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I have had to accept the painful truth I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a fairly good amount of protein in my diet. For someone like me, who has an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the most difficult adjustment of all. The physical training is not, and hasn’t been, my problem. If there’s anything I’m grateful for, it’s that I do not mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming stronger and faster with every movement: I live for this.

Then there is the post-WOD struggle of wanting to consume double my body weight. Facepalm. I need my dessert. I would like my midday snacks. What is a girl to do? The only real answer is finding a healthy alternative for all my cravings.

Here is where protein bars come in. I’ve tried them all, and when I say all, I mean I have had some pretty decent ones, some rock hard ones, some chalky, some that tasted like medicine, and some that tasted like cardboard. Even those, I tolerated for a phase, but the really terrible ones were those that were advertised as “guilt-free,” only to reveal a great deal of sugar or fats in their nutrient fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having a genuine cheesecake.

Bar Build Muscle

Bar Build Muscle

Introduction to Built Bar

Enter a new kid on the block. I’d been hearing a buzz about Built Bar from friends (is this an alliteration or what), and I knew I had to try it. They can only be purchased directly from their website, which I am totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that has been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I’m the type to go all out or nothing at all, I decided to avail of the BYOB or Build Your Own Built Bar Box. I don’t shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my own $38, that comes out to only a bit more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a deal to me! The box can have up to 3 distinct flavors, allowing me to try out some of their 15 flavors in total. And like I said, I can get really extra, so I got two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I chose 3 other flavors I hadn’t chosen yet, leaving me with 9 left to try for next time (and believe me, I’ve had my “next times” several times over by now).

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The Hype Was Real Bar Build Muscle

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could’ve sworn it was chocolate that coated the entire bar. I quickly looked at the ingredients and nearly cried with joy: it WAS real, dark chocolate, and this is something that’s not typical in the majority of the competition.

If you are not a fan of fruit and chocolate combos, be warned. I am the total opposite, and absolutely love fruit together with chocolate. My favorite flavors include the banana, strawberry, and coconut chocolate crèmes, because they taste like fruit and none of these artificial, supplement-y types. Having said that, I can vouch for the other 6 variants with no fruit, also. The people at Built Bar thought this through and have made something for everyone: just good’ol classic dessert goodness like double chocolate mousse and peanut butter, to name my top 2. In case I haven’t made myself clear, my sweet tooth doesn’t feel neglected and is very satisfied. By taste alone, I’m a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Bar Build Muscle

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. The ones that get too hard are a pain to eat, and those that are chalky are unpalatable. When I eat those, I feel like I’m being punished to eat better.

Built Bar has the most unique, marshmallow texture that reminds me of a favorite chocolate bar that I used to devour as a kid. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of those dipped ice cream cones of my youth. I can’t stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (thinking about it this very moment)!

Nutritional Values Bar Build Muscle

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned earlier, I had been equal amounts of impressed with the detail and care that Built Bar placed into their products.

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Ingredients

The company boasts that they are serious about nutrition, which reflected in the ingredients that they chose to exclude and put in their bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have eliminated the components of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in several of people. They have chosen erythritol and glycerine for their sweeteners, 2 of the healthier options that have little to no side effects, while keeping the bars moist and delicious. The soluble fiber in every bar is maltodextrin, which not only contributes to the yummy texture I gushed about, but is also known to increase health benefits. There are no nuts nor soy in their products, so this is safe for those who have allergies. Last but definitely not the least, may I repeat, REAL CHOCOLATE. ‘Nuff said.

Regrettably, whey protein and another ingredient, gelatin, fall under the category of non-vegan and non-vegetarian, in addition to non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can’t experience this treat.

Macros

For the macro counters, I am delighted to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all the best brands in the market. At only 110 calories, 15 g of protein, and only 7 g of net carbs, 4 g of sugar, and 4 g of fat, they could genuinely claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be angry about these numbers. In fact, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.

Cost and Shipping

I’ve touched on this earlier, as I recounted my initial order, but another superb thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that heap on the discounts, like adding additional items to cart will shave a bigger percentage off your final checkout sum.

They also have a sample box with 10 unique flavors (only available for 1st timers, which I did not know about earlier ), that bring each bar’s cost down to about $1.76.

Shipping is free on USPS priority over the united states, and arrives in a reasonable amount of time, considering they are all shipped 2-4 days after production. I’m all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.

You can probably tell I am a Built Bar enthusiast, and if I haven’t expressed how much I really like it, I’m throwing in some extra FAQ for some of you who are still on the border.

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FAQ Bar Build Muscle

Which are the other flavors of Built Bar?

So glad you asked. They change their offerings every so often, maybe to keep giving us die-hards something new, or to deal with market demands. However, from the last time I checked, here are a few of their current flavors (or the last ones that I purchased ) along with their macros.

Double Chocolate Mousse — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Vanilla Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Raspberry Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Orange Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Coconut Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Black Cherry Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Banana Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Salted Caramel Chocolate — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

Coconut Almond — 130 calories, 18g protein, 5g fat, 7g fiber, 3g sugar

Peanut Butter — 170 calories, 20g protein, 7g fiber, 7g fat, 3g sugar

Banana Nut Bread — 150 calories, 18g protein, 5g fat, 6g fiber, 5g sugar

Peanut Butter Brownie — 170 calories, 20g protein, 7g fat, 7g fiber, 3g sugar

Mint Brownie Delite — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar

How sure are we that these are healthy?

I have detailed most of the ingredients above. However, another reason to trust the company is because its founder and has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He even makes the chocolate himself, from cocoa beans.

Are there any side effects?

Personally, none for me. If you have allergies, please thoroughly check the ingredients before consuming.

What if I don’t like how it tastes, and I am left with 17 bars from the BYOB?

First of all, you must try more than one variant. I don’t like all the fun-sized variants in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones I love by trying them all (well, no one asked me to…)

Second, they actually have a Built Taste Guarantee. You may get in touch with their customer service within 14 days and request a refund, but they solely entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they don’t accept refunds, they do trades, and hopefully then you will receive flavors that you’ll love as much as I do.

Can they melt?

Yes, exactly like chocolate and other foods that are not laden with artificial stuff. I wouldn’t recommend lugging them around with you on a hot day; they have to be kept at least room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them cold, straight from the fridge.

Does it work?

If you mean has it suppressed my sweet cravings and given me a healthier snack alternative, definitely. I feel fuller for longer, and gives me a boost of energy for my workouts. Then again, it really depends upon our unique objectives, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Bar Build Muscle

Yes, they’ve vitamin blends called Built Boost that include 11 essential vitamins, 3 plant extracts, and the max amount of vitamins B2 and B6. They’re a great supplement for a healthier lifestyle.

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If you’re looking for a protein bar to attempt, consider this option for next time. I really like it and hope you will, too.

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