And probably I am not alone in this! I am a Gold customer of GNC, that famous shop that sells a lot of proteins products and others nutritional items. I entered the store webpage to do a search on how many branches they have in part of New York. You can see the result below:
No wonder that we find shops almost in each block in Midtown! Obviously GNV is not alone in this field. You can imagine how New Yorkers are in love with food supplements. In addition, it is very nice to have GNC around me everytime. I do my weekly grocery there. I have to eat protein products few times a day, I’m kind of addicted.
I’ve eaten several appetizers, several brands, several bars, various flavors … My favorite are:
I’d been buying the big pot of Lean Shake powder, those that we have to mix with water and voila! However, it wasn’t delicious. Every meal that I’d done with that shake, I felt very frustrated. Hence I’ve decided to test this Lean Shake replacing a meal! It is amazing because it has just 170 calories. Much better, especially when it is cold. My boyfriend also liked, but he prefers at room temperature.
My English teacher gave to me a bottler of Slim Fast last week. The flavor is also good, but it has less protein than Lean Shake, and more sugar, fat and carbohydrates. I will be with my old Lean Shake the GNC, yet! :)
Talking about cost-effective, Quest Bar is the best choice for a quick snack. It has several flavors, but I confess that after more than one year eating it, I’m a little sick!
The newest flavor of Quest Nutrition is Mint Chocolate Chunk. I have eaten a few times, it is nice. This flavor, for example, has 20g of proteins, 4 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g of sugar, 15g of fiber in 190 calories. That’s why it is so famous here in N. Other flavors have other nutritional values, but all a bit close. Success, right?
However, my new passion is the Power Crunch. I’d found it by following a fitness profile on Instagram. The girl was Brazilian and had imported a box of this bar, and she said it seemed Bis, a Brazilian chocolate.
I went to the nearest GNC and bought all the available flavors. My favorite bar is the Cookies & Cream. I gave it to my friends try and they also said it seemed like that Brazilian chocolate!
Unfortunately, it is not so healthy! It has 205 calories, 14g protein, 5g suggar (not bad) and 12g of fat. :( But it is gluten-free. :) I’ve been eaten a bar per day, I hope to get sick of it quickly, because I think this is messing up my weight loss. :(
I’d sent an email to the company, which is Canadian, suggesting that they could do a version of Lemon Bis, which is my favorite! They’d answered me! :( It broke my heart! I was hopeful to eat my favorite chocolate in the healthier option.
Everything isn’t perfect in supplementation world….
Besides that Lean Shake powder, GNC has the Lean Shake Burn, I’d tested all the flavors, they are horrible … the taste, the smell, everything … I’d lost weight, but it was a lot of costs, I also had stomachache. I do not recommend!
Does anyone has a favorite protein bar?