DAY#14 - Fullbar or FoolBar?
Costco is my store. I love the place. I have been to BJ's and Sam's Club but Costco makes me happy. Maybe cause we have a family of seven it works for us more than other people. Buying food staples in bulk is fun and they have good meat too.
So this past week while strolling the pharmacy section I came across a new product called Full Bar
. Its premise is eat a bar 30 minutes before your meal with an 8oz. glass of water, it fills your stomach and you eat less at meal time and feel satisfied. The whole idea intrigued me. So I threw a box of chocolate chip flavored Fullbars into my cart and went on my way.
According to the labeling the bar itself is 160 calories so to be a benefit I need to eat 160 calories less at my meal to compensate for the bar. So the next day before lunch I opened up the box and took out my first bar. After unpacking the bar it looked big, bigger than any snack sized bar I had ever seen. It also looked like it was made out of puffed wheat.
Surprisingly It not only looked like puffed wheat, but it tasted like it too. Grabbing the box out of the cupboard I discovered under the ingredients that it was made of. . . . puffed wheat. :) I just paid $15 for a box of puffed wheat covered in a light semi-sweet chocolate glaze. LOL.
So how did it due as far as curbing my hunger? I think it worked ok, most likely it did help by curving my hunger pains. I am not 100% sure that I ate 160 less calories at my meal but I was not starving. Is it worth the money? I am not sure that it is. I think if I want to use puffed wheat as a tool I use to feel full I am just gonna buy Arrowhead Mills Puffed Wheat Cereal
from Amazon. Cheaper and lower in calories. Moral to my story: live and learn.