At the risk of alienating roughly 50% of my readers I’m going to make an unpopular opinion public. It’s time to come clean guys. No, no don’t worry I’m not voting for Trump (owwww did I really go there? Yeapp). I have something that some of you will find even more appalling to say. I think Quest bars are complete sh**
Two years ago I posted this Cookies N Cream Quest Bar selfie to my Insta, and captioned it “Cheating clean before work!” Well if a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s just a few to describe the words that were really going through my head as I bit into this bar and hit publish on the photo:
- Okay, so that’s 180 calories for MyFitnessPal
- I hope I don’t start to feel lightheaded at work again
- I wish my stomach wasn’t so bloated (which I later would realize would pretty much all together stop when I stopped eating Quest bars)
- I really hope I don’t get that embarassing gas at work again (which COMPLETELY stopped when I stopped eating Quest bars)
Why I Ate Quest Bars Then VS Why I Don’t Now
|Because I loved the idea of cheating clean (with the implication of being better than those who eat unclean foods)||Because I refuse to support any company who has built its success on making millions of people feel like eating is ever an act of cheating|
|Because it tasted "better" than a real cookie!||Because it tastes sour and artificial - and I'd rather have the damn real cookie|
|Because my eating disorder considered it safe & healthy||Because I don't obey the rules of any eating disorder anymore, and there's nothing healthy about something so highly processed|
|Because the stomach pain was worth it and I could ignore the gas that smelled like rotten eggs as long as I could stay thin||Because I'd rather be 20 pounds heavier (which I am hollla) than be in constant agony and not be able to sit next to my friends in a movie theatre because my farts were literally THAT bad|
That last one though…I told you guys you were getting the unfiltered and ugly truth. These are my top reasons for keeping Quest Bars (and all Quest products) out of my body. But I know many of you have reasons of your own, which I’d love to read below in the comments. OR if you are a Quest fan, tell me why you disagree. Can’t wait to see your guys’ thoughts and remember – whether you are like me and can’t stand Quest or whether you love the stuff – no food is “bad.” As aways, you get to choose for yourself.
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