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star2nite
06-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Has anyone found a good alternative for the IP chocolate drink mix? Not the ready to drink boxes, but the packets of the chocolate drink. I love them and they are not restricted, but 30 bucks a box is a little steep for me :(


new mommy again
06-29-2012, 04:14 PM
I buy the ready to drink chocolate protein shakes from Costco. Called premier nutrition. 30g protein, 1g sugar, 160 cal, 3g fat.
Box of 18 is $28. Very delicious too which is important

marlenesuer
06-29-2012, 04:42 PM
But I think she's specifically looking for the mix - not the ready to drink ...

I buy the ready to drink chocolate protein shakes from Costco. Called premier nutrition. 30g protein, 1g sugar, 160 cal, 3g fat.
Box of 18 is $28. Very delicious too which is important


Zartas
06-29-2012, 05:41 PM
I just tried the "chocoRite" shake mix. Very good!! It blends up nice with water, get think like IP, the chocolate fudge brownie is a lot like IP, they have several flavours, tried a scoop of the chocolate with a scoop of peanut butter last night. Yum. 150 cal, fat 3, carb 8, fiber 5, sugar 0, protein 24. I got mine at sugar free and more in Red Deer AB. It is an American product though made be Healthsmart Foods. I am sure it can be found on some of the low carb sites.

star2nite
06-29-2012, 06:28 PM
Yes exactly I'm looking for the powder chocolate drink :)

We drink the vanilla Costco Premier shakes for breakfast, but I notice they have more calories than the IP and they are larger at 11 oz compared to IP's which are 8 oz.

Just had my weigh in and didn't lose again... These Costco shakes and pure protein bars are the only alternatives I've been using. Wonder if they are causing me to not lose? Shake for breakfast at 7 am, bar at about 10:30, salad (lettuce only) and red pepper as cucumber for veggies at lunch + costco shake for protein and hamburger, 2 cups zucchini and mushrooms for dinner. Can't figure out where I'm going wrong :(

NOVAScents
06-29-2012, 07:36 PM
Yes exactly I'm looking for the powder chocolate drink :)

We drink the vanilla Costco Premier shakes for breakfast, but I notice they have more calories than the IP and they are larger at 11 oz compared to IP's which are 8 oz.

Just had my weigh in and didn't lose again... These Costco shakes and pure protein bars are the only alternatives I've been using. Wonder if they are causing me to not lose? Shake for breakfast at 7 am, bar at about 10:30, salad (lettuce only) and red pepper as cucumber for veggies at lunch + costco shake for protein and hamburger, 2 cups zucchini and mushrooms for dinner. Can't figure out where I'm going wrong :(

The bars have too many calories and too much protein. I'd buy from one of the other websites. IP bars have under 200cals, 12g or so of Carbs, and 15g or so Protein.

The drinks have 30g protein, where as IP is max 15. Try doing only one a day or splitting them.

star2nite
06-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Is 30g protein too much? Especially if I don't have my third protein a day?

myriadangel
06-29-2012, 10:17 PM
Sounds Yummy!

patns
06-29-2012, 10:22 PM
I buy the ready to drink chocolate protein shakes from Costco. Called premier nutrition. 30g protein, 1g sugar, 160 cal, 3g fat.
Box of 18 is $28. Very delicious too which is important

I know the original poster asked about mixes and this is a RTD but I wanted to comment on this product.
On another board someone posted that The Premier Nutition; Ideal Protein and Dr. Berenstien RTDs are all the same product. Apparently a company makes these for all three.
A difference is that the Premier Nutrion drinks are 11 ounces and IP and Dr. B are 8 ounces.

Pat

Dakin
06-29-2012, 10:56 PM
I've been ordering ProtiDiet Hot Cocoa drink packets 7 per box $ 10.95 from Nashua Nutrition. I like the flavor at least as much as IP, if not a little more. The other thing I like about the hot drinks is that you don't have to shake them. I put the mix in my mug, add about 1 inch of coffee and stir to dissolve, then top off with coffee and it's good to go.
I've also tried some other flavors like amaretto, and irish creme... love them all.

usmcvet
06-29-2012, 11:33 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Health-Smart-Foods-ChocoRite-Chocolite/dp/B000QAF8LU

http://www6.netrition.com/healthsmart_chocolite_protein_shakes.html

patns
06-30-2012, 12:21 AM
I used the Premier Nutrition RTD shakes throughout my program and lost weight steadily during the time I was using them.
I try to get 30 grams of protein in at breakfast as that was recommended to a friend who had weight loss surgery.
Does IP actually have an upper limit on how much protein you have at a meal? I was aiming for the same # of grams as half of whatever my current weight was in a day. Now in maintainence at 130 I aim for at least 65 grams a day.

Zartas
06-30-2012, 12:25 PM
That's the one. I really like it! I pay 24$ a bag for it here. 11 servings in a bag, but I usually get a little more than that.

Chloe222
06-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Has anyone tried this one:
http://www.dietdirect.com/carbthin-zero-carb-whey-shake-mix-healthsmart.html
It has 100 cal, 0 carbs, 0 fat, 0 fiber, flavored with sucralose. Has 5 reviews and seems well liked although 5 isn't a lot of reviewers.

NOVAScents
06-30-2012, 01:12 PM
Is 30g protein too much? Especially if I don't have my third protein a day?

You stated you have a Shake for breakfast, bar for snack, shake for snack, and then dinner. I think its too much protein. Especially if you're doing the bars costco sells too- because those are something like 20g of protein and 200cals. So you're consuming something like 90g in just the processed stuff, which doesn't include your dinner protein.

It's just my opinion, so take it or leave it ;)

Chloe222
06-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Yes exactly I'm looking for the powder chocolate drink :)

We drink the vanilla Costco Premier shakes for breakfast, but I notice they have more calories than the IP and they are larger at 11 oz compared to IP's which are 8 oz.

Just had my weigh in and didn't lose again... These Costco shakes and pure protein bars are the only alternatives I've been using. Wonder if they are causing me to not lose? Shake for breakfast at 7 am, bar at about 10:30, salad (lettuce only) and red pepper as cucumber for veggies at lunch + costco shake for protein and hamburger, 2 cups zucchini and mushrooms for dinner. Can't figure out where I'm going wrong :(

It looks like you are having 2 shakes (breakfast & lunch), 1 bar as late morning snack, regular phase 1 dinner. It seems to me that you aren't having anything to keep you in ketosis after dinner.
Please check with others, but it seems that you could be knocking yourself out of ketosis during the night and going into starvation mode by not having a before bedtime snack. I always have a before bedtime shake. I use GNC's Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% whey in extreme chocolate (better than the milk chocolate flavor). Sometimes I add spinach to it, usually add WF choc syrup. Also have their vanilla ice cream flavor and add my Sweet Leaf liquid stevia in english toffee or valencia orange. Are you getting all of your oil every day? All your salt? ALL your water? Really, must follow to a T.
Let me know, I want you to succeed. Could be just a small tweak.

Baracuda
07-01-2012, 04:26 AM
It looks like you are having 2 shakes (breakfast & lunch), 1 bar as late morning snack, regular phase 1 dinner. It seems to me that you aren't having anything to keep you in ketosis after dinner.
Please check with others, but it seems that you could be knocking yourself out of ketosis during the night and going into starvation mode by not having a before bedtime snack. I always have a before bedtime shake. I use GNC's Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% whey in extreme chocolate (better than the milk chocolate flavor). Sometimes I add spinach to it, usually add WF choc syrup. Also have their vanilla ice cream flavor and add my Sweet Leaf liquid stevia in english toffee or valencia orange. Are you getting all of your oil every day? All your salt? ALL your water? Really, must follow to a T.
Let me know, I want you to succeed. Could be just a small tweak.

I couldn't agree more with having the snack between dinner and going to sleep. I can tell you that the first couple months I put my snack between lunch and dinner and my losses were not very good. I moved the snack o before bed and I have had much more consistent losses. In place of my post lunch snack, I have a giant salad which fills me up!

evepet
07-01-2012, 07:55 PM
I couldn't agree more with having the snack between dinner and going to sleep. I can tell you that the first couple months I put my snack between lunch and dinner and my losses were not very good. I moved the snack o before bed and I have had much more consistent losses. In place of my post lunch snack, I have a giant salad which fills me up!

That's interesting that you actually experienced more consistent weight loss when you moved it to before bedtime. Good to know. I've always had mine then...the 'Before Bed' protein packet is actually listed right on my Phase 1 info sheet as a required part of the protocol.

IPbeginnerNOLA
12-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Since this is a post about the chocolate drink packets, even though it's an older post, does anybody else have the problem with the packets getting all foamy and basically being pure foam the entire time after heating it in the microwave?

I love heating it because it tastes better than drinking it cold, and it reminds me of hot chocolate, but sometimes it's just pure foam. I'm wondering if maybe I'm not shaking enough or maybe shaking too much? I was just wondering on how I can fix that?

jlnelson
12-17-2012, 12:35 PM
I've had the EAS Lean and Carb Control ready made shakes and they are good. They have very similar percentages to IP shake mixes. There is also a EAS Lean/Carb Control Vanilla powder, but I haven't tried that one yet. It's 17 g protein, 3 grams fat, and 110 calories (I'm 99% on those numbers).

ragdoll74
12-17-2012, 12:37 PM
I add the packet to hot water, then just stir with a spoon. What works best is to mix the packet with a little hot water until smooth, then add the remaining hot water.

IPbeginnerNOLA
12-17-2012, 02:07 PM
I add the packet to hot water, then just stir with a spoon. What works best is to mix the packet with a little hot water until smooth, then add the remaining hot water.


Oh nice! Thanks. So exactly like a packet of hot chocolate. I'm going to have to try that tomorrow. Thanks so much!