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Find out where to get Quest Protein Bars in Shanghai, China. Using this information, and Taobao you can get reasonably priced, delicious protein bars.

Back after quite a while with a quick entry on an awesome health/fitness product Ive found on Taobao over the last month. Before, I told you about where to get Whey Protein powder, Creatine, Pre-workout, and other fitness supplies I was introduced to Quest Bars by a crossfitter here, who brought back a whole suitcase full of these guys! I tried one, and was pretty impressed by the taste, especially since my main source of non-food based protein has been chocolate shakes for the past 4 years. The best thing, hands-down, has to be the number of flavors. There are 16 different flavors of Quest Bars. Ill list them below, with the Chinese translation so you can easily find which ones you want to add to your Taobao Shopping cart. You can either order bars individually, or a single flavor box of 12. At the time of writing, there is barely a price difference between the two, so Id suggest giving a bunch of flavors a try. Each bar has 20 or more grams of protein, and very little sugar, only 1 or 2 grams. There are lots of good reviews of these out there on the internet, which also encouraged my purchase. The Taobao seller is located in Southern China, so they bars will take a couple days to arrive to you in Shanghai (and other Chinese cities...

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How to use Taobao to find Whey Protein in China and Workout Supplements in China

Id written previously about creating your own home gym in China. So, now that youre working out, what about the workout supplement, protein, and other fitness food items that youd usually just get at GNC or Vitamin Shoppe? Well, as most things here, you can get protein on Taobao in China. There are several physical or online shops that cater to expats that sell whey protein in Shanghai and other supplements, but the prices are much more expensive than Taobao. For a great guide on using Taobao, check out the Taobao Field Guide. Getting Whey Protein in Shanghai First, Im just going to do a promotion of the seller that Ive been using for the last couple months. Ive been happy with the whey protein Ive been buying. I like them because theyve got a great selection, low prices, and are in Shanghai, so Ive been receiving my shipment the day after I order. The link is So, Id suggest using this shop if the link is working at the time you read this. If you do buy from them, make sure to read step #3 below about specifying flavor of your protein. If you are not in Shanghai, or would like to find a different seller in China to buy protein and other workout supplemtns, here are some steps to follow to make sure you get quality...

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Finding gyms in shanghai and China can be expensive, so if you’d like to build you own home gym using Taobao, check out my guide for an alternative to the gym

Gyms in Shanghai are many, and they range from amazing spa-like fitness centers, which cost over $1000 a year, to local community centers, with mismatched weights and shirtless, cigarette-smoking patrons. Lots of articles have been written about the different gyms in Shanghai, so Im going to skip that. I like going to the gym as much as the average person, but last year when I was short on funds and unable to put down for a full membership, I used Taobao to buy all the materials to make my own home gym, and spent around $1000 RMB ($160). Using Taobao to build you own home gym is an especially good decision for those living in smaller Chinese cities where there are no gyms, or where selection is very limited. For learning how to do online banking in China, see my previous Shanghai Guru blog post For using Taobao in China, check out the Taobao Field Guide, which I highly recommend Build Your Home Gym in China When building your own home gym in China, first decide what you need. For me, the essential (and most expensive) were free weights. Thankfully, you will not have to buy a whole set of weights. Instead, you can get a knockoff Bowflex dumbbell, which allows you to turn a dial and change the weighs engaged by the dumbbell. Heres how you buy this...

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Winter in China can be freezing, but it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Look here for cheap key items that you can get off Taobao and delivered to you.

Winter is quickly descending on China,and there are all sorts of ways to stay warm. Ill get into methods in a later post, but for now I want to focus on some Ive also recently discovered the ease and joy of online shopping using Taobao and its sister site Tmall. Ive found the prices there to be equal if not lower than the stores, and with cheap delivery there is no need to actually go shopping for some items in physical stores. The one large purchase item, a space heater, I have yet to buy yet, and am waiting till I really need it. But until then, here are some of the goodies I bought, along with the prices I paid. Stave Off Winter with These Online Purchases 1. Area Rugs (地毯) This is the first time Ive had a rug in a Shanghai apartment, and Im loving it so far. Its so much nicer to step out of bed onto a rug than a frigid wood floor. I bought two ROBO (not sure what this means) off Taobao, and together they cover most of the bare floor in my bedroom. Also, they arent super shaggy, so they can be vacuumed fairly easily. If you dont have a vacuum I would caution about getting rugs. Chinese cities can be pretty dusty, and hardwood floors can be easily swept and...

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