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Old 01-23-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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I know there are several threads about this, but I am overwhelmed with all the information. Also, they are old threads.

In general, what is a good alternative to Ideal Protein (for cost purposes)? I've looked at several and am leaning towards ProtiDiet, although it's not marketed as an IP alternative and unrestricted vs restricted products. Does anyone know if it's comparable? I do chocolate drinks for breakfast everyday and switch up the lunch packets. Is ProtiDiet's shake similar to IP, or do you use a different kind?
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hi Amanda,
I haven't tried the ProtiDiet chocolate drinks, but I use the orange mix and the strawberry kiwi mix. I also LOVE the vegetable soup mix and the caramel bars and chocolate peanut bars (both bars are restricted). The cheddar and broccoli soup is not great (IP one is much better). I can't say I've experimented much with their other products as I tried those few and liked them a lot. They will send a sample of another product when you order, so you can try a new flavor. As far as chocolate shakes, I do the premix from EASadvantage (bought at local grocery store).

After phasing off IP, I switched to Protidiet (and EAS shakes) for my reboots and lost just as consistently. This past year has been rough and I let myself go to almost my original weight, but after 3 weeks of this round of Phase 1, I'm already down 11 pounds with alternatives.

Check the Nashua website though, they used to let you choose a few free samples before placing your first order. That's where I found the mixes and bars I liked and have just stuck with them.

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Find the alternatives thread and there is a sticky post that is at the top that gives you the guidelines for alternatives including restricted.

I use 4 brands from Nashua Nutrition - Healthsmart, Proti-diet, Proti-thin, and Weight Loss Systems.

I have not found a better hot chocolate than Healthsmart's aspartame free classic - I order boxes and boxes of it at a time.

I also use Quest protein powder but typically use just 3/4 scoop to get same amount of protein as in an IP packet.

EAS, muscle milk, Orgain have comparable RTD drinks that you can buy in a brick and mortar store along with Quest (vs online ordering).

Most products I have found as good replacements.

For me, there is no alternative that compares to IP soups.
And, I have not found any comparable alternative so far to IP Chocolate drink mix that I make chocolate cake from. I ordered Weight Loss systems and have yet to try, but I am optimistic they might be as they seem like a darker chocolate like IP's.

I don't typically eat bars so can't comment on that.

Overall, I found the Quest protein powder to be the most versatile alternative as I make pancakes, bread, waffles, muffins, cookies, cakes, shakes, pudding and ice cream out of it and I like the variety of flavors. Using that powder, you can make sweet or savory. And, if you are traveling, they come in individual packets too as well as the chips so portable as well.
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Find the alternatives thread and there is a sticky post that is at the top that gives you the guidelines for alternatives including restricted.

I use 4 brands from Nashua Nutrition - Healthsmart, Proti-diet, Proti-thin, and Weight Loss Systems.

I have not found a better hot chocolate than Healthsmart's aspartame free classic - I order boxes and boxes of it at a time.

I also use Quest protein powder but typically use just 3/4 scoop to get same amount of protein as in an IP packet.

EAS, muscle milk, Orgain have comparable RTD drinks that you can buy in a brick and mortar store along with Quest (vs online ordering).

Most products I have found as good replacements.

For me, there is no alternative that compares to IP soups.
And, I have not found any comparable alternative so far to IP Chocolate drink mix that I make chocolate cake from. I ordered Weight Loss systems and have yet to try, but I am optimistic they might be as they seem like a darker chocolate like IP's.

I don't typically eat bars so can't comment on that.

Overall, I found the Quest protein powder to be the most versatile alternative as I make pancakes, bread, waffles, muffins, cookies, cakes, shakes, pudding and ice cream out of it and I like the variety of flavors. Using that powder, you can make sweet or savory. And, if you are traveling, they come in individual packets too as well as the chips so portable as well.
Thanks for sharing all this Ro! You are a fountain of facts regarding this weight loss program!!!!
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We have a FB group of 32,000 with all the information , documentation and guidelines you need to follow IP using alternatives. Visit us for info...

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/811159348959492/?ref=group_browse_new
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:06 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the good info! I am looking into the alternatives you suggested now and also joined the FB group.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:59 PM   #7
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This was helpful for me, too. I am trying to find good alternative products.
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