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How can protein bars affect weight?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Most Americans get more than enough protein each day, so eating protein bars as snacks can add unnecessary sugar, fat, and calories to your diet. Instead of overloading on protein bars, you can opt for bean chips that are low in calories and sugar, and packed with fiber that’ll help tide you over between meals.

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Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Protein bars can be part of a weight loss program. If you are in a hurry, protein bars work as a meal replacement. Make sure they have no trans fats, and do not have some type of sugar in the first three ingredients. If they contain flour, look for ones with whole grains. If you eat protein bars as a snack but take in too many other calories throughout the day, you could gain weight.

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