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Old 07-16-2017, 10:07 AM   #1
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Do you use protein powder?

If you use protein powder, what is the best one that is low carb? I cannot do soy protein. Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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I used to use it once a day. I loved it. There are lots of good ones out there but it depends how picky you are about ingredients which one you get. You'll get lots of recommendations for brands.

There are lots of good recipes, including some I posted that include tips.

I no longer use protein powders. I'll always kind of miss the wonderful blender shakes I made but I've evolved to where I no longer consider them healthy for me - regardless of ingredients. Also, I tried to add them back a few years ago but couldn't find a place for them. I'd become all about whole foods and did not want to stick a shake in instead of or in addition to.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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I used to use it once a day. I loved it. There are lots of good ones out there but it depends how picky you are about ingredients which one you get. You'll get lots of recommendations for brands.

There are lots of good recipes, including some I posted that include tips.

I no longer use protein powders. I'll always kind of miss the wonderful blender shakes I made but I've evolved to where I no longer consider them healthy for me - regardless of ingredients. Also, I tried to add them back a few years ago but couldn't find a place for them. I'd become all about whole foods and did not want to stick a shake in instead of or in addition to.
Thanks, Deb. I have gained a bunch of weight back in the last 3 years. I am going to try to get back to low carb. Are you doing Whole 30 and do you like it? How does that work? I am getting desperate! Thanks!
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Thanks, Deb. I have gained a bunch of weight back in the last 3 years. I am going to try to get back to low carb. Are you doing Whole 30 and do you like it? How does that work? I am getting desperate! Thanks!
I highly recommend doing Whole30 as it is written to do - for 30 days. It is an elimination diet that eliminates a lot of foods that can be inflammatory. Then, after 30 days, you slowly add things you want to add back in to see how your body reacts to them. It is an eye-opener. There is a site that has a list and "how to" instructions.

I'm using it for pain management (back/neck pain from accident) and really don't recommend anyone eating this strictly for extended periods of time unless it is necessary. Most people don't need to be quite this nitpicky about so many things as I am being. It does help with my pain so I am continuing longer. I started in February and have not added much back in.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:23 PM   #5
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I do. I use Syntrax Nectar and I buy it from Netrition. I love it!

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Old 07-17-2017, 03:20 PM   #6
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I dont - I consider it a processed food, and try my utmost to get nutrients from the foods they naturally occur in. That said, I think there is worse things you can consume.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:43 PM   #7
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I just started back on doing green smoothies.It worked for me.
I just got and going to use tonight.> Plant base protein.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:51 AM   #8
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If you use protein powder, what is the best one that is low carb? I cannot do soy protein. Thanks!
DiamondDeb is correct when she said "There are lots of good ones out there but it depends how picky you are about ingredients which one you get. "

Other than no soy, what other ingredients do you prefer to avoid? Some people are ok with artificial sweeteners like Sucralose (aka Splenda). Others prefer Stevia and more natural sweeteners. Do you have a preference?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:57 AM   #9
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DiamondDeb is correct when she said "There are lots of good ones out there but it depends how picky you are about ingredients which one you get. "

Other than no soy, what other ingredients do you prefer to avoid? Some people are ok with artificial sweeteners like Sucralose (aka Splenda). Others prefer Stevia and more natural sweeteners. Do you have a preference?
I prefer Stevia if possible. Know some good ones?
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:23 AM   #10
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Here are a few for you to check out.

Garden of Life Raw Protein is one of my favorites.
http://www.netrition.com/garden_of_l...w_protein.html

NOW Grassfed Whey Protein is just a little higher in carbs (2g - 6g net carbs depending on flavor) and I like this one too.
http://www.netrition.com/now-grass-f...ncentrate.html

I haven't tried the About Time Whey Isolate but it gets good reviews and has a lot more flavors to choose from.
http://www.netrition.com/sdc_nutriti...y_isolate.html

Designer Whey Protein also gets good reviews ... and is on sale this month at 20% off.
http://www.netrition.com/designer_page.html
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:38 AM   #11
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Thank you, Kathy!
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I like Jay Robb. I use the egg white one because of a dairy reaction. I get vanilla because it is a pretty basic flavor and I can mix it with anything.

I don't use it a whole lot, but it is nice to have around of I want it.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #13
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:26 PM   #14
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Thank all of you for your ideas and recommendations!
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Protein powders (specifically whey), made me hungry. Even if I added an egg and/or hwc. I was perplexed as to why that was. I went on a search to learn more about that specific food and discovered that protein powders are known to be insulinogenic. This simply stated means that it stimulates insulin production. Elevations in insulin drives hunger. I no longer use and protein powders.

I am sure this is not the case for many, many people but is worth mentioning in case you are one who is sensitive to protein powders.
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If you use protein powder, what is the best one that is low carb? I cannot do soy protein. Thanks!
The only one that enters our home is ISOPure - the zero carb, zero sugar varieties. I use it in some of my baking (I use a mixture of this and almond flour for many recipes) and my husband works out and drinks a protein drink after every workout.
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I use Giant brand whey protein powder. It's inexpensive and easy to find. I don't use it a lot, but it's nice to have on hand when I want a smoothie.
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