7. Energy bars
Energy bars may seem like a comme ci comme ça meal replacement, however, most of them are just energy vampires in disguise. Just read the labels! And although popular brands are pretty low in carbs and quite high in protein, they are also high in added sugars. (Some may even pack artificial sweeteners).
“Carbs are our body’s primary fuel source. Though technically carbs, an excess in added sugar can result in a blood sugar spike, which would be shortly followed by a dip in blood sugar as the body releases a surge of insulin to counter the sugar overload,” Fine says.
So, before you grab that energy bar, read the label, you may not want to buy it again!