Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Balance Bar Review {Health & Weight Loss}

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Balance Bar Review {Health & Weight Loss}


I was sent a fabulous pack of Balance Bar® products to try to help me stick to my New Year’s Resolutions. The variety pack I was sent included a pair of each of the following: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch, Blueberry Acai and Cookie Dough & Double Chocolate Brownie Minis (<---only 100 calories each!).


I’ve seen Balance Bar® in stores, but have never tried them until I was sent this variety pack. My absolute fave is the Double Chocolate Brownie Mini—I eat half before a workout and I eat the other half right after. My 2nd favorite is the Blueberry Acai bar—it’s become my go-to 3 p.m. snack. It satisfies my sweet tooth and keeps me satiated until dinner time at 6 or so.

But my favorite thing about Balance Bar® is that the bars are all reasonable/low in calories, and have a perfect amount of fat/protein/carbs plus vitamins and minerals. And, to be honest, some of the varieties are pretty darn close to being better than a candy bar. Sweet and satisfying.

Since I am trying to calorie count/do Weight Watchers, these bars don’t break the bank like some others I’ve seen. The most they have is around 200 calories and the mini’s have 100. Perfect as snacks or a quick breakfast. They’ve made it a tad easier and convenient to stick to my New Year’s Resolution of losing mucho weight.

Also included in my goody box of bars were some tips to help “outlast” my New Year’s Resolution. In 2011 I pretty much caved in April, and in 2012 I caved on January 3. This year, I hope to beat both of those records by making 2013 my lucky year. This tip is really what I keep telling myself daily because some days it really feels like a lot of work to stay on track:

“Be Patient with Yourself - On average, it takes 21 days to create a new habit. When you first get started, it will take more time and energy to focus on your daily goal. The trick is to notice when you didn't accomplish your daily goal - and to not beat yourself up about it. After about three solid weeks of working on your daily goals, they'll become second nature and part of your daily routine.” –Amber Rosenberg, Certified Life Coach

So, I’m being patient with myself, trying to enjoy the process, and trying to focus on the fact that it’s a journey not a phase.

And to help YOU outlast your New Year’s Resolutions, I’m giving away a box of Balance Bar® products just like the one I got! YAY!

You can enter below using the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck! Smile 

Disclaimer: I received products to review/giveaway, but was not otherwise compensated for this post.

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  1. Oh man! I think I'd tear up a cookie dough bar!

  2. I love a good granola bar, and these look great!

  3. Good luck with your goals!!! I am a lifetime member of WW (currently slightly above goal weight) and I know what a great support WW is ...and having the right foods helps a lot!

  4. I think I would like Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch the best! I would love to try these, because they would satisfy my chocolate cravings but actually provide some valuable nutrition!

  5. Okay, I've tried Balance bars before, but never chocolate mint or blueberry acai! Those sound delicious! And I've seen your workouts and MyFitnessPal posts on twitter. Sounds like you're doing a great job of forming good habits!

  6. I would love to try their s'mores flavor! I am always looking for a healthy breakfast or snack that I can bring with me.

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  7. I would love to try the Cookie Dough bar.. I'm always craving cookies and that makes it hard to stay under my calories!

  8. yum! how fun! i am currently addicted to the Life Choice Chocolate Mint Bar - so I imagine that the double mint cookie crunch would be my favorite! I love having bars like these to help me through school and studies as a medical student! :)


  9. I've been addicted to KIND bars lately, but have never tried
    Balance bars. I love to have something quick and grab when we are on the go

  10. Would Like to try the Raspberry Chocolate. I Walk for exercise and lift small weights. Thank you, Jerri Davis

  11. Mint Chocolate Crisp!
    Thank you!

  12. YUM! They all look so good. I would love anything chocolate!

  13. I wish you the best. I know from first had experience how to fail at resolutions. I love the quote!! Thanks!!!

  14. These look so good! I want to try the chocolate mint cookie crunch! I don't think I've ever seen these, but it's hard to find anything in South Dakota...

  15. I enjoy reading a lot and your stories are worth reading, nice blog, keep it up.



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