Originally Posted by shrinkingsusie
I also order from Nashua Nutrition. Even with shipping to Canada (shipping is free in the US on orders over $99), exchange rate AND duty, it works out to $12.50 a box for me. On their site, I order from the ProtiDiet (love their liquid concentrate juices... nice change from powder), Healthsmart (LOVE LOVE LOVE their mint hot chocolate!!), Protein Wealth and ProtiThin (the bars and soy puffs are the exact same as IP, even down to the same packaging!)
Just be careful because some of the items within these categories have a lot of carbs so they would be considered off protocol. I have a friend I order for as well and she loves the maple oatmeal. I believe it's under the Healthsmart section.
I have been ordering from there for a long time as well as using the Premier Nutrition Protein RTD shakes from costco. Really helps keep my costs down. Costs me about $35 a week. Almost like getting three weeks for the price of one!
Good luck!! I have typed a list of the items on nashua nutrition's site that I have checked and are the most comparable to IP for my friend if you would be interested in it.
Yup to everything she said.
I use the Premiere RTDs, I also buy Detour bars at Costco- which are too yummy, I might add. I buy all of the ProtiThin soy snacks from Nashua- exect for regular soy nuts which can be bought nearly anywhere. I order the ProtiDiet chocolate pudding, chicken noodle soup, and mushroom soup, as well as plain pancakes and I should be getting my first box of oatmeal from them today...
I eat 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites 6/7 mornings for breakfast and use the pancakes for a weekend treat. I spend about $100 every 3 weeks on special food, but it's a lot less expensive than the real IP and I'm happy with my loss so far.
There are some great spreadsheets for comparison of different products. I just copied the IP product info sheet and find items as close to those as possible. Nothing has over 18g of carbs (which are restricted to 1 per day) and be careful with the sugar subs in the ingredient lists.
The alternative products thread has an immense amount of info! I know it's an overwhelming read, but it's worth going through if you haven't yet.