Protein Bar Challenge: When Losing is Winning (Or How I Dropped 12 Pounds in a Month)

By Nevin Martell Right now I’m sitting in Alexandria’s Buzz Bakery, sipping on a cup of coffee and nibbling on a most wonderful gingersnap cookie – sugar speckled and soft with a slow-burning spiciness that lingers. Yes, the Protein Bar … Keep reading

Protein Bar Challenge: An Interview with Protein Bar Founder Matt Matros (Day 24)

By Nevin Martell Only two more days to go in my Protein Bar Challenge. On the morning of Halloween, I’ll be doing an official weigh out to find out the results. Unless I have a last minute tumble off the … Keep reading

Protein Bar Challenge: Burn, Baby, Burn (Day 21)

Words and photo by Nevin Martell No diet can succeed without a strong exercise component, so I’ve been working out a lot for the past three weeks. You may be surprised to learn that this is no different than my … Keep reading

Protein Bar Challenge: I Get By With a Little Help From My Chef Friends (Day 14)

By Nevin Martell Chefs are constantly surrounded by unhealthy food choices in the kitchen, and it’s their job to be testing it relentlessly. Oftentimes these quick bites don’t add up to a full meal, so they end up eating dinner … Keep reading

Protein Bar Challenge: Turning Back to the Dark Side (Day 10)

By Nevin Martell After a successful week of making significant progress, I took a scheduled day off from the Protein Bar Challenge. I’ll freely admit that I was looking forward to my 24 hours of food freedom with some anticipatory … Keep reading

Protein Bar Challenge: The Regimen (Day 3)

Words and photo by Nevin Martell I’m three days into my new diet and it’s going well. I haven’t found myself so hungry that I’ve seriously considered cheating, and I’ve been largely impressed with what I’ve eaten. The slightly spicy … Keep reading