Fullbar Review - Does this Meal Replacement Bar Work?
We’re hearing a lot of buzz about Fullbar. We decided to find out why, so we picked apart the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer service quality. Then, we analyzed hundreds of customer comments and testimonials. Then, we refined and summarized to give you the info you need.
What is Fullbar?
First off, Fullbar ingredients are brown rice syrup, puffed wheat, evaporated cane juice, soy protein, cranberries, oligofructose, glycerine, fractionated kernel oil, agave syrup, honey, almonds, canola oil, maltodextrin, acacia gum, nonfat dry milk, soy protein isolate, potato extract, potato maltodextrin, soy lecithin, salt, sugar, distilled monoglycerides, cinnamon, sunflower oil, rice starch, peanut flour, wheat starch, almond flour, pecans, walnuts, cashews and hazelnuts. The product promotes weight-loss by creating a sense of satiety. You’ll eat two bars per day instead of meals.
Fullbar has been around since 2001 and was created by Dr. Michael Snyder, a bariatric surgeon. The product is sold through trusted retailers and local grocery stores. We like the inclusion of some natural ingredients and that we located a few positive customer comments, but read on…
Ingredients – “No Weight-Loss?”
The first concern with Fullbar ingredients focused on the lack of results. “The website states this one is ‘clinically proven to help you lose weight’,” said our Research Editor. “Customer reviews and science may have something else to say.”
“Anyone eating two snack bars instead of a meals will lose weight. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people,” said a user.
“A snack bar and a glass of water didn’t help me lose anything,” said another.
On the other hand, we found some dieters that noticed results.
“I feel so full and my appetite is suppressed. Plus, I’ve lost a few pounds,” said a customer.
Taste of Fullbar – “Not the Best”
According to customer reviews, Fullbar side effects wasn’t a concern, it was the poor taste. “Oh please, this item really has no taste. It’s like eating stale Styrofoam covered with chocolate,” commented a customer.
“Tasted like cardboard with pieces of crunchy sand mixed in. Gross,” said another.
While some customers disliked the flavor of Fullbar ingredients, we found some that didn’t mind the taste.
“I like how it tastes–it’s kind of like a chewy rice krispie treat or chewy rice cake,” reported a consumer.
“It tastes good. Not great, not like I’m daydreaming about it all day, but like a wholesome candy bar,” stated a dieter.
Our research indicates that if there’s part of a supplement considered concerning, like the taste of the product not being the best, it is harder for users to maintain long-term use. If dieters want to lose weight with Fullbar and can’t get past the flavor, is it worth their money?
The Science – “Clinical Evidence?”
Science shows that if our stomach is full of something else, like fiber and water, we are bound to be less hungry when we sit down at a full meal. This is the “research” supposedly used by Fullbar, when they mention the product is clinically-proven. There are studies showing potato protein causes satiety, but the finding don’t directly point toward this product. Also, if you replace two meals per day with a 170 calorie bar, shouldn’t you some weight? At DietSpotlight, solid science is critical. When there are no studies connecting ingredients to you losing weight, we have concerns.
What Users Are Saying
"I have tried all of the flavors and all of the bars are fantastic. When you really need something sweet and filling, this will do the trick. If you drink the amount of water recommended, they really do fill you up. Two per day does the trick."
"While I suffered no ill effects from consuming the bars, I did not experience a complete fullness feeling after eating them. Maybe it’s just me, but Fullbar just didn’t stop my hunger. The flavor was fine enough and the texture I got used to, but I was expecting to be more full."
"Tasted like cardboard with pieces of crunchy sand mixed in. Gross. Definitely didn’t get full” from eating just one."
The Bottom Line – Does Fullbar Work?
Should we throw every Fullbar into our shopping cart? Well, we like that it contains a few natural ingredients and that we found some positive comments, but the lack of research connecting the formula to weight-loss leaves us concerned. We’re also a bit skeptical about this one due to customer reports of not losing weight and the poor taste.
Weight-loss is more than just eating a bar, so we suggest going with a supplement packing ingredients shown to help you lose weight and backed by positive customer comments.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. The supplement promotes weight-loss by featuring four clinically-tested ingredients which have been shown to help accelerate metabolism and ignite fat loss. Dieters are talking about their great results and there’s no chatter about harmful side effects.
An added bonus? The makers of Dietspotlight Burn are offering customers a special trial offer; this is an excellent sign of confidence in their supplement.
Previous Fullbar Review (Updated March 6, 2014):
What You Should KnowFullbar is a diet supplement created by Dr. Snyder, a general surgeon who has performed more than 1500 bariatric surgeries according to the Fullbar website. After working with many patients with significant weight issues Dr. Snyder decided he wanted to do something for those who wanted to lose weight without surgical procedures. The Fullbar program parallels surgery in that it fills up the stomach so that dieters eat less at meals. According to Dr. Snyder, "When you feel full, you eat less. When you eat less, you lose weight". The Fullbar is a snack bar that is designed to be eaten 30 minutes before meals twice a day. The bars consist of basic food ingredient and do not include any effective appetite suppressants or fat burners. Flavors include Cranberry Almond, Cocoa Chip, Caramel Apple Crisp, Peanut Butter Crunch, Fresh Berry Bliss, and Zesty Lemon Lime. While the product website includes testimonials from satisfied customers there are other diet blogs that include customers who did not see positive results from this product.
List of IngredientsAll of the Fullbar products contain wheat, soy, and an assortment of other food ingredients based on the flavor. They are not recommended for those with peanut allergies since they are manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts and peanut products. Some of the bars are dairy-free for those on special dietary restrictions. The bars contain a significant amount of fiber and carbohydrates but do not include sufficient nutrients to substitute them for a meal. Calories for the bars range from 150 to 180.
Product FeaturesWe are pleased to see that Fullbar offers a 30-day money back guarantee on purchases. There are also discounts for bulk purchases and a two-week free trial available. Customers who choose to sign up for the auto ship program will receive a discount on purchases. The product itself is quite expensive, running $100 or more for a monthly supply at the time of this review.
- The products come with a money back guarantee.
- There are a variety of flavors to choose from.
- Discounts are available on purchases.
- Fullbar does not contain any proven diet ingredients.
- The products are expensive.
- Some of the feedback on this product has been negative.