well its not just about the calories.. and if you are eatingthe 5-6 times a day... the first few days you might feel a bit hungry but eventually your not hungry when your eating cause the body gets used to it. And true not everyone will be sore after working out.. espically if you do lift alot.. a perosn starting off for the first time if they are doing things properly... will more often thennot be sore the first few weeks as the body gets used to the recovery process it does it faster and faster.. and you can build size and strength with out pushing your max.. thats usually done with more reps then is needed.. when I was on the above mentioned program... I spent a max of 4 hours a week in hte gym over those 6 daysgratned as I came to enjoy working out more and more.. I was at the point I was spending 4 hours a day in the gym.. part of it was working out with my martial arts instructor as well..
as for the bars what I ment was there are two main types.. one for the fat people trying to lose weight and people wanting to add good calories.. you want teh latter ones.. and the bars and shakes are great for you then if your out and about as they are a complete meals worth of nutrients and easy to transport.. plus in the long run cheaper as I stated before then fast food..