Ideal Protein Diet - Alternate to IP Chocolate Protein Powder




nellia
02-12-2013, 01:07 AM
Hi! I've been off of IP for a few months but really want to start again. Problem is, I can't afford it so need to find alternatives. I've searched through the forum but haven't found the answer yet (either I've tried the shakes and didn't like them or they're not available here). I LOVE IP chocolate shakes. Seriously delicious. But haven't been able to find an alternative that tastes as good. I've tried the Whey Protein from Costco - bleh! gross. I've also tried Pure protein from Walmart - gross again! (plus I want powder, not the pre-mixed)

Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to go to the health food store and buy a whole tub of it before trying.


IP43
02-12-2013, 01:45 AM
No, I got nuthin'. I feel the same way (same "whey" even!) I have TWO tubs (huge ones) of protein powders that just gross me out, and the cookies turn out worse than cardboard. I'm not sure if it's cheaper to buy the IP shakes online? Personally, I buy the costco ones for drinking (premier protein) and they are delish. And I buy my IP ones to make cookies so I don't use as many.

Good luck and let me know if you find ones you like. I'm willing to try...just one more time... Now I have to figure out a 'whey' to get rid of the kilos of powder I have. May have to experiment with some syrups or something.

lisa32989
02-12-2013, 07:42 AM
Nellia
There are MANY alternative threads. Have you read them?


LexiChanel1
02-12-2013, 10:05 AM
EAS ADV RTD carb cantrol are good and really filling.

evepet
02-12-2013, 11:10 AM
Hi! I've been off of IP for a few months but really want to start again. Problem is, I can't afford it so need to find alternatives. I've searched through the forum but haven't found the answer yet (either I've tried the shakes and didn't like them or they're not available here). I LOVE IP chocolate shakes. Seriously delicious. But haven't been able to find an alternative that tastes as good. I've tried the Whey Protein from Costco - bleh! gross. I've also tried Pure protein from Walmart - gross again! (plus I want powder, not the pre-mixed)

Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to go to the health food store and buy a whole tub of it before trying.

I've tried several, and ChocoRite Chocolate Supreme Shakemix is by far my favorite:

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

scorbett1103
02-12-2013, 11:11 AM
Here are the alternative threads - and I'm going to bump them up for newbies, they were on page 5.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270731-alternative-products-will-work-phase-1-a.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/266666-alternative-reviews-vol-1-a.html

BrittStar027
02-12-2013, 11:25 AM
ProtiDiet chocolate shake is the closest i have found to the IP one. I order from Diet Direct and have done well with those products. There are TONS of reviews in the alternative threads. Good luck!

nobylspoon
02-12-2013, 12:21 PM
I just ordered a tub of chocolate Dymatize ISO 100. The reviews are all very favorable for both quality and taste. It is a hydrolyzed whey protein isolate so it is a little pricier than standard isolate powders but the cost is still under $1 a serving.

I just picked this up as an alternative for the EAS shakes due to an allergy I developed for one of the artificial sweeteners. I will let you know how the Dymatize ISO 100 is in comparison to the IP and EAS drinks when it arrives.

ragdoll74
02-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Protithin hot chocolate is very close to the IP one, it tastes great hot or cold. I buy it at Nashua Nutrition.

LexiChanel1
02-12-2013, 03:40 PM
Hey nobylsppon,

Is that Jillian Michaels in your pic? Shes so pretty!
Did EAS give you a rash on her fingers?
I feel like I might be having a reaction to the EAS shakes.

LexiChanel1
02-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Hi Brit,

I really like the Protidiet shake, I was wondering if the # of carbs is acceptable though?

nobylspoon
02-12-2013, 03:48 PM
Hey nobylsppon,

Is that Jillian Michaels in your pic? Shes so pretty!
Did EAS give you a rash on her fingers?
I feel like I might be having a reaction to the EAS shakes.

Yup, it sure is! We met her in NY at a book signing.

I have developed an allergy to acesulfame potassium. No rash on my fingers, I get severe stomach cramps/pain 20min after consuming EAS shakes and several IP products. I didn't have the issue during my first 4 months on the program. I'm looking forward to reaching my goal so I can cut out all of the chemical additives from my diet.

LexiChanel1
02-12-2013, 04:10 PM
wow thats so cool.... I love her.

God luck with your journey.

nobylspoon
02-12-2013, 04:38 PM
wow thats so cool.... I love her.

God luck with your journey.

Thanks, you too!

BrittStar027
02-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Hi Brit,

I really like the Protidiet shake, I was wondering if the # of carbs is acceptable though?

Hi Lexi,
There is only 6 grams of net carbs in the shake (total carbs minus the fiber), anything under 9 is unrestricted. This is the closest thing i've found to the IP chocolate drink and it's awesome hot or cold. Also, it's only $12.50 for a box of 7 (so much better than IP)! Hope that helps. I've been using solely ProtiDiet products since i re-started IP, and i've been doing well. I really like that there is a decent amount of variety with unrestricted products too.

http://www.dietdirect.com/protidiet-high-protein-shakes-diet-drink.html

leannekarella
02-12-2013, 10:05 PM
The one I think is the yummiest is WonderSlim Chocolate Cream pudding/shake I ordered from Diet Direct. I LOVE these!

rainbowsmiles
02-12-2013, 11:10 PM
jay robb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ilovesugar
02-12-2013, 11:46 PM
I used to drink Designer Whey chocolate before starting IP. It was low carb and a good amount of protein. Also, no corn syrup which surprisingly is found in lots of shakes. :)

JenRem
02-13-2013, 12:17 AM
Hi! I've been off of IP for a few months but really want to start again. Problem is, I can't afford it so need to find alternatives. I've searched through the forum but haven't found the answer yet (either I've tried the shakes and didn't like them or they're not available here). I LOVE IP chocolate shakes. Seriously delicious. But haven't been able to find an alternative that tastes as good. I've tried the Whey Protein from Costco - bleh! gross. I've also tried Pure protein from Walmart - gross again! (plus I want powder, not the pre-mixed)

Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to go to the health food store and buy a whole tub of it before trying.

Costco is really awesome about returns. You could return the chocolate whey protein even though it's been opened and even if you don't have the receipt. They are the best! I think that bag cost close to $50, so it would be worth it to take it back and get the money.

I'm trying a couple from Nashua as soon as they arrive. I'll post here in a few days/week what I thought of them. They are the Syntax Matrix milk chocolate and simply vanilla. There is a way to buy a "sample" of some of the protein powders on Nashua for $1.95 per serving. Jen