If you’re a fan of our IsaLean Bar, you’ll love our latest addition to the range! IsaLean Bar Chocolate Cream Crisp is creamy, chewy, and covered in delicious milk chocolate – plus it’s full of goodness too!

IsaLean Bar is such a versatile product, we thought we’d cover the different ways you can incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle depending on your goal.

If your goal is to lose weight…

If you’ve got a few pounds to lose, then you want to be aiming for a snack of around 100-150 calories. Ideally that snack would provide you with some protein and fibre, so that it can help to keep you feeling full  until your next meal. This can help to control how much we eat between meals and at the next meal. Protein-rich meals also have a greater thermic effect, which means that more energy is required to digest, absorb and meals rich in protein compared to carbohydrate or fat (1). So, a protein-rich snack can help you to feel full for longer and burn a few more calories too – win win!

IsaLean Bar provides 250-260 calories (depending on which flavour you choose), and so the perfect way to include this in your system is to cut it in half and save the other half for another time. Another way to enjoy the bar is to take half of the bar and cut it into slices, then add to a bowl with a handful of fresh strawberries.

If you just want to stay healthy…

We don’t know anyone that enjoys feeling hungry between meals, and so we can all benefit from protein-rich snacks. Even though IsaLean Bar might taste like an indulgent snack, it’s always good to know that it’ll provide you with a steady source of energy and will help you on your way to getting enough protein and fibre for the day. You can enjoy either half or a whole bar as your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.

If you’re very active and follow a training programme…

As you become more active and particularly if you’re including resistance training in your programme, your protein requirements will increase to support your body’s need to build and repair muscle tissues (2, 3). After an intense workout, it’s important to re-fuel your muscles with good nutrition. Making sure you have a good source of protein post-workout can help to build muscle and reduce muscle soreness. With 18g whey and milk protein in every bar, providing a superior branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) profile, this is the ultimate post-workout snack to help you get the most benefit from your workouts – so make sure to always keep one in your gym bag!

References
  1. Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Smeets A, Nieuwenhuizen A. Sustained protein intake for bodyweight management. Nutr Bull 2007;32 (suppl 1):22-31
  2. Phillips S. Dietary protein requirements and adaptive advantages in athletes. Brit J Nutr 2012;108:S158-S167
  3. Egan B. Protein intake for athletes and active adults: Current concepts and controversies. Nutr Bull2016;41:202-213.