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    I like bars for on-the-go meals. Rx bars have egg whites in them, dates, are they acceptable during phase 1?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    I know what you mean it definitely makes it easier sometimes to have something to take along. I had never had one of those bars before, but I just went ahead and looked them up to review the ingredients. I also reviewed the nutrition facts label to check out calories, fat and sugar content. They look acceptable to me. The ingredients are very pure and simple. Dates are great, they just have a lot of sugar so you need to tread lightly with them. I think the biggest thing is make sure you treat it as a meal replacement as the calories and fat are that of a meal on phase one, so just be sure to log and track it as such. Also I think you should have them in “emergency” type situations in which taking a meal along is impossible and you need something quick like this. You don’t want to rely on these over real food often. Otherwise it is a great meal replacement in a pinch. I am asking for another opinion on this one so this answer is a tentative yes for phase one…I will let you know if we end up thinking it is not quite ok for Phase 1.

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    I am on campus for quite a while and it’s hard to pack enough food for 6 hours, when there’s also not healthy options on campus besides things like Rx and Quest bars. Would it be the worst thing if I used these a couple times a week?

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    No I don’t think it would be the worst thing to have them a couple times a week! It is a far better choice than other things could be for sure. Anyways just stick to RX bars when given the choice, they are a little more pure in ingredients. Also be sure you keep track of the calories and fat. Try keeping a cooler/lunch bag with you to keep things like hardboiled eggs and sliced veggies to bring along, but yes RX bars are totally fine on occasion.

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

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