About two weeks ago I started following the Insulin Resistance Diet (it's a book, google it if interested) which basically consists of trying to moderate carbs (no more than 15 g carb at snack, 30 g carb with meal) and always balancing carbs with protein. I'm doing fairly well so far and have lost a few pounds which is encouraging.
What I have run into is that it is hard to get enough protein to balance out my carbs. For example, if I have a reasonable sized bowl of steel cut oats for breakfast with some organic blueberries thrown in, that is 30 g of carbs. And I usually add almonds to my oatmeal, but it takes a whole lot of almonds to get to the 15 g of protein I'd need to balance. I am considering using protein powder - my SO uses it, mixes it in milk (he needs lots of protein b/c he is all muscle but tries to keep cholesterol down, so doesn't want lots of animal fat) - and likes it okay.
What types of protein powders have folks tried, and with what results? I'm looking for something low in carbs and sugar, something that is not crazy processed (I prefer whole foods) and something not made with genetically modified soy (because GM foods just weird me out). Anyone have a recommendation? Thanks everybody!