Ideal Protein Diet - Egg Beaters




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barri1970
01-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Does anyone have any information about using Egg Beaters in place of the IP Omlets?


sandralosingweight
01-21-2013, 08:55 AM
Hi,

I just looked up the nutritional info and I see that the original one has 0 fat and 0 carb so you can use it, but for the florentine has 2g of carb.

IP43
01-21-2013, 08:56 AM
Nope. I do use my eggs to make a fabulous omelette -- often just egg whites-- and then add my IP product later in the morning (like a shake)
I don't know if there are any carbs added to the egg beaters things. You could compare the IP omelette info with the info on the side of your egg beaters to see how protein/carbs etc. compare. The IP info is on the stickies at the top of the page if you don't have that info in your IP info pack.


barri1970
01-21-2013, 09:04 AM
I meant in place of the IP Omlet...The IP Omlet has 7 carbs and 120 calories. So I was going to use Egg Beaters in place of the omlet for breakfast. I am trying to save money and I wanted to replace the Fine herbs and cheese IP Omlet with the Egg Beaters. I wanted to know if anyone has done this and does it work???

Willi
01-21-2013, 12:00 PM
I used Egg Beaters alone when I was extra hungry. I sprayed a ramekin with Pam and used the equivalent of two egg whites. I microwaved them ( think for 40 seconds).

IP43
01-21-2013, 12:18 PM
I meant in place of the IP Omlet...The IP Omlet has 7 carbs and 120 calories. So I was going to use Egg Beaters in place of the omlet for breakfast. I am trying to save money and I wanted to replace the Fine herbs and cheese IP Omlet with the Egg Beaters. I wanted to know if anyone has done this and does it work???

If you're not following the IP program then you have to look at comparable alternatives. From what you're saying, it could work as far as the carb count goes, but I don't know how much protein is in an omelette vs. the egg beaters. If you don't think you're getting as much protein as needed then you'll need to supplement the protein part. The "egg serving" on the IP plan for supper is 4 eggs + 2 egg whites and I'm sure that's way more than you're having in your omelette :) That's why I suggested you have your "shake" or whatever you'd have as your snack in the morning to make sure you're getting in your protein if you need it.

evepet
01-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Does anyone have any information about using Egg Beaters in place of the IP Omlets?

I don't have a coach so this is just based on my observations, but after having checked the nutritional values for Eggbeaters http://www.eggbeaters.com/nutrition-label?upc=7027200216 I think it would be ok occasionally, as long as you used 3.5 - 4 servings/omelette. This would bring you into the req'd amount of protein to equal what is in an IP omelette packet.

According to this nutritional info, with 4 servings you'd end up with: Cals 100; Fat 0; Sodium 360mg'; Carbs (1 serving is 'less than 1g' so it would be low); Protein 20g.

There are also alternative omelette products available through http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/breakfast-items/healthsmart-omelet-bacon-and-cheese-7-box.html that some of the folks here use, and they are more inexpensive than IP. I was just looking at their website, and I see that Healthsmart sells a box of 7 omelette packets for $16.00, and it's currently on special for $11.50. If you go this route, you might want to check into the threads here that talk about alternative products for more specific recommendations.

lisa32989
01-21-2013, 02:32 PM
I don't have a coach so this is just based on my observations, but after having checked the nutritional values for Eggbeaters http://www.eggbeaters.com/nutrition-label?upc=7027200216 I think it would be ok occasionally, as long as you used 3.5 - 4 servings/omelette. This would bring you into the req'd amount of protein to equal what is in an IP omelette packet.

According to this nutritional info, with 4 servings you'd end up with: Cals 100; Fat 0; Sodium 360mg'; Carbs (1 serving is 'less than 1g' so it would be low); Protein 20g.
That would make a nice, big omelet! Lisa-size!
My friend who is at goal used Egg Beaters for her entire IP P1 instead of a packet. She sent me the info one day with a big (ssshhhh!)...trying to be a big secret! LOL

evepet
01-21-2013, 02:49 PM
That would make a nice, big omelet! Lisa-size!
My friend who is at goal used Egg Beaters for her entire IP P1 instead of a packet. She sent me the info one day with a big (ssshhhh!)...trying to be a big secret! LOL

LOL....:) Yes - it will definitely be a good-sized omelette. :) Filling :) Actually, I'm thinking I may put this into my meal planning too... I just never considered it before. I've never been a fan of the IP or alternative product packet omelettes, but can see myself enjoying an Eggbeaters one with some veggies. I do eat 'real' eggs and egg whites in an omelette from time to time, but gotta say I like the low fat and cholesterol in Eggbeaters.

bubbleblower
01-21-2013, 05:44 PM
I use Egg Beaters on occasion as a substitute. You do have to be hungry, since you'll be making a pretty good sized omelet! My coach would rather I use solely IP products but acknowledged that using Egg Beaters was not a problem in terms of nutrition or calorie content, and is an equivalent substitute.

IP43
01-21-2013, 05:54 PM
I also use the Premier Protein shakes from Costco that have 30 g of protein for one shake -- so that's like 2 IP shakes protein wise. Because of that, I don't worry when I make an omelette instead of using an IP pack once in awhile. I always worry I'm getting too much protein due to those shakes. But I love 'em

New Englander
01-21-2013, 06:56 PM
I know I couldn't substitute egg beaters for real eggs as my protein at dinner. This was because the fat and cholesterol of real eggs was needed. I imagine you probably should use the IP protein for some unknown reason...

Psycht
01-21-2013, 07:52 PM
I also use the Premier Protein shakes from Costco that have 30 g of protein for one shake -- so that's like 2 IP shakes protein wise. Because of that, I don't worry when I make an omelette instead of using an IP pack once in awhile. I always worry I'm getting too much protein due to those shakes. But I love 'em

I am like you IP43 - LOVE those Premier Protein shakes :D This afternoon I made 2 eggs worth of Egg Beaters Egg Whites scrambled with sea salt, pepper, and a spray of "I can't believe it's not butter" and it was delicious. I was thinking of making a larger sized one for breakfast every once in a while instead of one of the shakes. Nice that this topic came up for me :smug: