Best sports nutrition protein bars according to redditors

We found 2,080 Reddit comments discussing the best sports nutrition protein bars. We ranked the 689 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

Next page


Sports nutrition protein powders
Sports nutrition ready to drink proteins

Top Reddit comments about Sports Nutrition Protein:

u/-life_starts_now- · 72 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Pasta and rice are so low in protein that it wouldn't even compare to these sources listed. Nope! I was wrong! Editing these in!

Pea protein is almost identical cost to whey.

Pea protein on Amazon is $20 for 2.2 lbs:

Whey protein on Amazon is $24 for 2.2 lbs:

The Pea is a bit cheaper, but the whey has a bit more protein content (27g vs 24g per serving).

So I'd say they're nearly identical in price.

u/MobiusOneFox2 · 54 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Pamela's pancake mix. Light fluffy pancakes every time. Also, redditors, don't give me crap about how easy it is to make pancake mix.

Raw Meal chocolate replacement meal. This is my breakfast everyday. I drink it with almond milk. Doesn't taste good with regular water. Whole Foods sells this for $50-60ish.

Tamanishiki Super Premium Short Grain Rice. Only applicable if you have a rice cooker. Best rice I've ever cooked. Maybe cheaper if you have an asian market near you. I do not, so I bought this. I bought this bag for $22 last time.

u/HonkyTonkHero · 36 pointsr/Fitness


I usually drink a whey shake before hitting the gym first thing in the morning. Takes 2 seconds, easier on the stomach then than lifting with a belly full of food, and whey gets absorbed fast so maybe that helps or es muy tasty. Plus it is cheap, I am pretty sure the price per gram of protein comes out to equal between Performance Whey and Gold Standard, but overall price per tub is a little less. Personally, I would rather go for taste above all else, and that's where this guy wins. Runner up is Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey: Cinnamon Bun. Damn it is pretty good.

ON Performance Whey - Chocolate

  • Taste is the best of any protein powder I have had. Makes going back to regular ON taste like chalk.
  • Macros aren't the greatest (160 calories / 22g pro / 4g fat / 9g carbs per scoop) but not even caring because it is so good.
  • Mixes great, and can mix it with like of water and it is still delicious. Never needs milk, just water (guessing the higher /carbfat content help).


    This is more for the fiber than anything else, but the extra protein is nice too. I dropped buying fiber 1 bars and putting psyllium husk in shakes and just go with this. Glorious, glorious poops.

    Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi Fiber

  • I really like the taste, but probably something you have to get into. Kinda earthy, goes really well with a little cocoa powder.
  • Macros rule, lots of protein and fiber.
  • Mixes not so good. Better keep a spoon handy to get the last bit out.


    They are pasteurized, so you can consume them raw without getting sick and with all the protein being available. Can mix them with something else, or chug straight out of the carton.

    Carton of Liquid Egg Whites

  • Tasteless, especially if mixed with something else. On its own, drink them cold, otherwise there is a slight egg taste.
  • Macros are awesome. All protein.
  • Mixes almost like it is water.

    Want some extra carbs, mix egg whites with frozen orange juice.

    My go to is 1 carton of egg whites (50g protein), 2 scoops of hemp protein (22g protein) tablespoon of coco powder, tablespoon of sweetner (I use truvia), tablespoon of PB2.

    Supplementing protein makes it much easier to hit my goals. I usually have 1 whey shake, and one eggwhite shake per day to put me over 100g. After that it is super easy to hit another 100g from food. I don't even have to log or count macros anymore, as long as I am focussed on making sure whatever I eat is high in protein, I am hitting my goal. While cutting, since my goal is to keep protein high with calories low, this makes life a lot easier.

    tl;dr: Protein is good. Using a few drinks a day makes hitting protein goals easier.
u/[deleted] · 24 pointsr/IAmA

Bee pollen a) isn't vegan, and b) has about 6 grams of protein per oz., so you'd need about a pound of it per day.

I don't know where you got your "bee pollen has the most protein per weight of any food" facts, but it's simply not true, as rice protein powder has over 20g of protein per oz.

Berries have a vanishingly small amount of protein, and while nuts have some protein, it's typically half the amount of fat.

Seriously, if you're considering yourself a "health freak", you might want to up the protein intake. and other sites make it easy to ensure that your diet is actually healthy, as the laws of physics and biology and nutrition still apply to vegans.

u/Eyedropers · 23 pointsr/Fitness

I use this brand. Tastes pretty bad, but the fiber content rules.

u/moose_tassels · 22 pointsr/ketorecipes

Pillowy soft on the inside, delicious all the way through. Mmm....buns.....

Ninja edit: these are meant to be burger/sandwich buns, but if you want dinner rolls, feel free to cut them into 8 or 10 pieces instead. Also, if you prefer seeded buns, brush the tops with an egg wash right before baking and then sprinkle the seeds on top.


14 g whey protein isolate (source)

57g carbalose (source) Also, this is the lowest carb version available. Do NOT use carbquick))

118g resistant wheat starch (source)

42g vital wheat gluten (source)

.5 tsp xanthan gum (source)

.75tsp salt

2 eggs, at room temperature

2 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces, at room temperature

3 tbsp sour cream, at room temperature

.5c warm water

.5 tsp syrup (corn syrup, maple syrup, or honey will do)

2tsp instant yeast

Note: if you are new to keto breads, a high carb syrup is used to feed the yeast. Don’t panic! It gets eaten by the yeast and turned into tasty yeast farts. None of it remains.

The method:

Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl, except the yeast.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or other bowl), combine the water, syrup, and yeast. Use the paddle attachment, but keep the dough hook around, you’ll need it later. Turn on the mixer for a few seconds to dissolve the syrup, but don’t worry if there’s clumps in the yeast. Add in the eggs and sour cream, and turn on the mixer again to combine. Don’t worry again about clumps of yeast, clumps gonna clump.

Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl, then turn on the mixer again, medium speed. After about a minute things should be coming together. At this point, start adding in the butter, a piece at a time, letting each piece get mostly incorporated before adding the next (10-30 seconds between each addition). This goes much quicker when the butter is soft, so it’s important to not skip that step.

Let the mixer run for about a minute after the last bit of buttery goodness, then scrape down the sides. Switch to the hook, and run the mixer for about 6 minutes. The dough should be soft and not particularly sticky (it may stick to your hands, but will come free with little effort). If it’s too sticky, try kneading it with the hook for a bit longer before you try adding more flour.

Once the kneading has been done, place the dough into an oiled bowl, turning it to coat, cover the bowl, and let it rise until it’s nearly double. It happens quickly – for me it’s usually about 20-30 minutes. Dump the dough out on a work surface and divide into 6 portions. Shape those portions into flattish balls, tucking and pinching the dough on the bottom if needed.

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment, setting them about ½” apart. Let them rise again until nearly double, again about 20-ish minutes for me (YMMV). Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375, and when they’re ready bake them for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool before cutting them open. Then do cut them open and stuff them with deliciousness!

Nutrition per bun: 212 cal/7.2g fat/14.5g protein/21.4g carbs/17.4g fiber/4g net carbs

u/HoodedJinX · 16 pointsr/ketorecipes

Recipe :

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup Isopure Zero Carb Whey Protein Isolate

2 Tbsp Flax/Chai Seed Ground Mix

A non-measured amount of (to taste) :

Chicken Bouillon, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder

Preheat oven to 325F


I melted the mozzarella in the microwave, mixed in all other ingredients with a spatula. I put 'dough' in-between 2 pieces of parchment paper (see, I learned my lesson from the pizza dough). I rolled it out as thin as I could with a wine bottle (because I could not find my rolling pin...... don't judge me). I cut dough into triangle shapes and placed cut outs on a parchment lined sheet tray. I put them in the oven for about 8-10 mins, turning half way.

I ended up making 2 batches. The first was too thick, and tasted very powdery for my liking.. so my mom took those. The thinner the better they are. I ate them with some guacamole from Whole Foods. They were pretty good, but I can't wait to find my rolling pin to try to get them a bit thinner.

With the ingredients I used, the only real carbs are from the mozzarella cheese.Everything else was <1 carb.

The recipe I was going off of is from Sugar Free Londoner (I changed the recipe to use the things I had in my kitchen rather than buying something new. We all know keto can be expensive at time.)


Edit : Words.

Edit 2 : This is the Protein Powder I used, and I purchased it through amazon.

This is the Fried Chicken Recipe I originally purchased it for.; I used it to make chicken cutlets for chicken parm, which was absolutely delicious and my non-keto SO did not know the difference.

u/numlok · 14 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

Very cool, thanks.

I've just switched from whey to pea, and am curious to see where it might end up on the chart.

u/RedLotusVenom · 14 pointsr/veganfitness

24g of protein in a scoop of NowSports Pea Protein. A scoop or two a day with some PB thrown in to cut the foaminess and add flavor will help you hit your goal easily. It's also the cheapest protein powder I've ever seen. 2lb for $16, 7lb for $45. 120 calories, no saturated fats, and lots of iron. It doesn't taste good alone (unflavored, hence my PB suggestion), but it goes great in smoothies and shakes.

I have turned "bacon tho" carnist friends onto this based on the price alone.

Also, maybe think about replacing whatever vegan milk you might use with Silk Protein NutMilk. 10g of pea protein in an 8oz serving, with basically no fat.

u/tamtheotter · 14 pointsr/Fitness
u/kaidomac · 13 pointsr/fitmeals

If the powdered Vega didn't work for you, you may want to try their pre-mixed shake:

u/SexualRex · 12 pointsr/ketorecipes

this one actually but I'm sure any 100% whey protein isolate should work. I really, really like how fine this one is though. Same dry, fine texture as flour (and 0g carbs)

u/willyolio · 11 pointsr/Futurology

i'll be impressed if it goes well under $2 a meal. but for now... I still don't see much value over something like this:

It's basically $3 per day, plus a glass of milk, and whatever cheap carb you want (like a potato or bread) to top up the calories to your daily needs.

Soylent needs to drop to less than $2 per meal just to compete with existing products on the market. It's not particularly amazing in any other way, just another nutrition shake with extra calories dumped in (in the form of maltodextrin, which is a health concern in and of itself...)

u/CandiedColoredClown · 10 pointsr/Fitness

bulk supplements 90% whey

whey and nothing else

doesn't clump, tastes exactly like milk with water, goes really well with unsweetened almond milk

u/Mikey_Mayhem · 10 pointsr/Fitness

Instead of getting ripped off by paying $60 bucks for 20 servings of cricket protein, you could try pea protein or Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder.

That cricket stuff seems like a gimmick.

u/dsatrbs · 10 pointsr/fitmeals

Get isopure protein powder. Protein with no added flavors or additives. Or not necessarily that exact product, but something similar that is an unflavored whey of some sort.

Then get a scoop of sugar-free PB2 powder, which has a monkfruit sweetener. Mix them together vigerously. Bam.

If you get unsweetened whey and sugar-free PB2, you can add your own stevia/monkfruit to taste if you want it to be sweeter.

u/lmy24 · 8 pointsr/xxketo

SAME HERE! I LOVED the little chewy, sweet treat as a quick meal replacement, but noticed a complete stall. As soon as I cut them out, I broke out of my plateau.

An instapot or slow cooker can provide tons of options for easy, weekly meal prep. If you need something more compact or “portable”, you can also look into r/ketochow or a protein shake like zero carb isopure :)

u/twb2k8 · 8 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard. I've only tried Double Rich Chocolate and Chocolate Mint but they both taste great. I've been meaning to try Mocha Cappucino, however it's really expensive :(

u/stinkysteward · 7 pointsr/Fitness

Make sure you get an even mix of legume-based and grain-based proteins in your diet because each lacks an amino acid that the other contains. Beyond that minor inconvenience, protein is protein and you should be fine. If you're looking for a powder that is vegan, not vegetarian, my personal favorite is Orgain.

u/1Operator · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I like the NOW Foods natural unflavored whey protein isolate.
Only 2 ingredients: whey isolate & soy lecithin.
No fillers or flavors.
25 grams of protein per 28-gram scoop.

It's rated well at

Amazon usually has it at a good price for a 5-pound jar.

Of course, being unflavored, it has a very bland taste - and that's fine with me because I add other stuff to my shakes before mixing/blending & drinking (like a banana, or some blueberries, maybe some cocoa powder, maybe some almond butter, etc.).

u/shannancy · 6 pointsr/Parenting

Avocado is a pretty neutral flavor, packs a good healthy fat and makes the texture awesome! They also freeze pretty well, if you want to buy in bulk, just chop, peel and store in freezer bags. Break a chunk off when you need it.

You could also try whey protein isolate, has virtually no flavor, gives the smoothie a bit of a frothy texture. If you add ice to the blender the texture becomes something like a Wendy's Frosty.
I recommend this for both value and quality.

u/r0botdevil · 6 pointsr/veganfitness

If you're trying to build some muscle, it definitely is important to get enough calories. So if you've calculated your goal intake at 1515/day and you want to add a swim, you should increase your intake to account for that.

As for learning the lifts, I'd start with very basic stuff like bench press, squat, deadlift, and maybe shoulder press. There should be loads of video tutorials on YouTube for this, but proper form is extremely important to minimize risk of injury so don't be too shy about asking someone to check your form in the gym. Most good lifters will be happy to help out with spotting and/or form-checking once in a while, just try not to ask the same guy for stuff all the time or it might get annoying. The biggest single piece of advice I can give to new lifters on form is this: If your muscles are sore the next day, you're probably doing it right. If your bones or joints are sore the next day, you're probably doing something wrong.

As for getting adequate protein as a vegan, that may be your biggest challenge. This stuff is awesome, this stuff isn't bad, and this is a good recipe for a high-protein seitan.

Good luck!

u/mrsbunez · 6 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Thank you!!!

I started about 10 months ago and, admittedly, have been a bit more lax the last couple months.

Fasting: I'm a workaholic with a mentally demanding job. Usually, I do 20:4 because it means I can work 10ish hours straight and plow through everything I need to do in the day. If I do 16:8, it's a high protein snack midday (like greek yogurt or string cheese) and then a meal after work.

Diet: Normally, I eat about 1200-1400 calories per day. On average, 35% is protein, 32% carbs, and 33% fat. I try to keep carbs at about 100g/day and to make sure protein is higher. With the 20:4, it's often a struggle to get to 1200 because I'm eating one meal and then piecemealing the additional calories I need! When needed, I'll have a protein shake (I love Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate) to boost my protein.

Exercise: As far as working out, I average 6 days a week, but half of those days it's walking (about 60-120 minutes). The other days I run or, if the weather is poor, hop on the elliptical. Sometimes I'll do both if I'm feeling particularly motivated! I aim for at least 7000 steps but always try for more.

Tools: I use a FitBit charge and MyFitnessPal to log my food. I really like how easy MFP is for food logging and it connects with the FitBit app so I'm not having to do stuff twice.

Hope that helps!!

u/jvidican92 · 6 pointsr/ketorecipes

If buying online Isopure is king.

I get mine from a grocery store. Freshthyme and others keep it in the bulk bin section.

u/im-exhausted · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

Second this. Here is my favorite one, it’s vegan, dairy free, and gluten free!

u/AlexDr0ps · 6 pointsr/Fitness

Whey caused a lot of acne for me. I switched to a dairy-free, NOW Sports Pea Protein powder:

Saw good results from this and it's really cheap. The only problem is that it tastes pretty bad. I got used to it and it doesn't bother me anymore but starting out it's like eating unflavored chalk. I think Vega One makes some better tasting dairy free powders, but be prepared to spend a little more.

Hope this helps!

u/CivilBrocedure · 6 pointsr/Fitness

There are alternatives to whey. Blend 50% NOW Sprouted Brown Rice Protein and 50% Pea Protein. No gas, no bloat, full amino acid profile, BCAAs, iron rich, and super cheap. Plus, it's a more eco-friendly source of protein than dairy. If you get the large tubs from Amazon, they'll last for months and come in at around 40 cents per scoop - much cheaper than almost anything you'll find at GNC. I will drink it as a shake, make oat bars with it, mix it into falafel mix, and blend it into hot cereals. Plenty of ways you can use it since it is very neutral in flavor. Muscle has just been packed on like madness in only 6 months of pairing this with a solid diet and structured routine.

u/rharmelink · 6 pointsr/lowcarb

Not OP, but I've always used the Isopure Zero Carb protein powders. They come in a lot of different flavors.

u/SpringsOfInfinity · 5 pointsr/ketogains

Breakfast - typically I fast, which would simply include water/coffee/guayusa tea. If I'm hungry it's usually a scramble of 4 eggs, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms bacon and an avocado cooked in coconut oil and coffee with coconut oil.

Lunch - If I fasted I typically make the same omelette and add on a spinach salad and I'll usually scoop macadamia nuts out of almond butter. This is typically around 1 or two after a noon workout.

4pm snack - I'll have my 2nd avocado of the day blended in a smoothie with VegaOne and IsoPure. Sometimes I'll add chia seeds, spinach and light straw/blueberries.

6pm Dinner - Usually a mix of sauteed veggies, grass fed beef or salmon and a few eggs. Sometimes a chipotle salad.

I aim for 2,100 cals but typically account for 2,000 and assume that I missed 100 somewhere when tracking. I could transition to not tracking cals anymore but it's not really a hassle or stressful so I keep doing it. I supplement with 4k IU of Vitamin D3, Ultra-Mag Magnesium from Source Naturals, and Fish or Krill oil.

u/ggreatgrand · 5 pointsr/vegan

I'm not a body builder, but I use hemp protein powder in my morning smoothies. I order it in large vacuum sealed bags off amazon for pretty cheap.

It's generally considered one of the healthiest, which is why I use it (after doing some shoddy google research on them). Its a complete protein. It's high in omega 3, and has ratio of Omega 6 to 3 of 3:1, which is quite good. A single serving is about 15g of protein, 90 calories, and has 40% daily iron / manganese, plus some zinc.

It has two potential downsides. First, it's not water soluble, which means when mixing it in smoothies and stuff, the graininess is often still noticeable. The other is that its one of the lowest calorie protein powders, which I've read isn't quite what one wants for body building.

Also, it has that seed taste to it, because well, that's what it is, smashed seeds.

I've used about 3 different brands now, there's no noticeable difference in quality or nutritional content, so going with what's cheapest seems fine. (granted all 3 brands were the cheapest at the time i found them)

Here's my most recent order since you asked specifically. I didn't really shop around.

u/auraceen · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Here's an unflavored whey protein powder that I've used. link

I bought the 5 pound sucker. I enjoyed it! When I drink it with 8 ounces of nonfat milk, it tastes like milk. My boyfriend's taken it with just water and said it tasted like water. It's 25g protein for 110 calories. It's a pretty good payoff, imo.

You could also consider ON's natural line. It uses fructose instead of artificial sweetener.

u/PaleoHelp · 5 pointsr/Paleo

I'm sure that any paleo "purist" would probably argue that protein should be sourced entirely from whole foods. However, for different reasons among different people, not everyone can do that. Hemp protein is quality but it's kind of high in omega 6 (inflammation) and a bit pricey. Your best bet is finding high quality whey protein ISOLATE and I will shamelessly plug NOW foods. Their protein is affordable, flavorless (no aspartame, sucralose, etc), and high quality. It's probably your best bet. Add some blended fruit or cocoa to get your own shakes.

Is whey isolate "paleo"? Probably not. However, I haven't noticed any problems with adding it back in to my diet.

u/eatdogmeat · 5 pointsr/keto

Low calorie and keto is totally possible. You can eat lean meat and leafy green veggies and manage to have a fairly low calorie diet. For protein you could just have one Isopure Zero Carb Protein Shake per day as well. As for fat bombs, I've never had one and probably never will. If I want something sweet I'll just have a 90% cocoa square or a scoop of peanut butter.

u/haxixe · 5 pointsr/vegan

yeah, i did the raw til 4 thing for a while, it is a joke. it destroyed my teeth, i started feeling like shit about 6-8 months in, and i was constantly bloated and my digestion/pooping was fucked up. seriously, eat some oatmeal, beans and lentils and nuts, tons of greens, get some protein powder if you're worried about it, (i like this: and this: your body will thank you. if freelee's got you scared to consume a couple grams of fat or protein, that's just stupid, and dangerous. your body needs it to function. yeah, supposedly you can get all the protein & fat you need from fruit, but you obviously aren't. you don't have to eat nut butter and coconut oil all day, but for the love of your health, please eat some seeds or tofu or something.

u/Spun_Bearing · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Those bastards! I was on the Amazon page looking at the price of $25.99 and wondering how much of a savings I was about to score, then they raised the price by $9 and give you an $8 "discount"???

Example: Here is the chocolate 2lb, still listed at $25.99

u/thehuntofdear · 5 pointsr/P90X

This wiki/blog post is helpful but here is a past comment I made as an answer:

  • A fitness mat (thicker) is nice for the plyo day (easier on the knees) but you otherwise want a thinner mat (e.g., yoga mat).

  • Resistance bands or weights. I have bands and might break down and buy weights. It is just easier and more intuitive. They are fairly expensive though...

  • Pull-up bar. I think this bar works well and it's not too hard to put together. Bonus: bands.

  • Chair for certain exercises.

  • Yoga blocks. I have not used them and you can get away without them but I can see their use. They make stretches easier (or harder) and are demonstrated in p90x.

  • Protein shake and bars. I hear the p90x products are actually very good but they're definitely expensive. I opted for Optimum Nutrition Whey Powder with a cheap blender bottle and these bars after a little research on /r/fit and google.

  • Lots of water and even more motivation! It feels like such an accomplishment after each day though. Off to go do Plyo for week 3!

    Ninja Edit: Heart rate monitor and push up bars are two very optional but very useful items that I plan to invest in soon.
u/TunedDownGuitar · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Isopure Whey Protein Isolate. Unflavored, unsweetened, no bullshit. I usually mix it in with other things like psyllium husk, cashew milk, PB2, etc. for flavor.

This is the only protein powder I've been able to find that doesn't make me sick.

u/lucy42 · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I use Nature's Best Isopure Unflavored. It has no flavor at all, so I add vanilla extract or cocoa powder to mine. It is very plain, if that is what you are looking for.

u/RoboChrist · 5 pointsr/Futurology

There's Joylent for Europeans. There's a powder from a company called "Beyond Organic". Jevity is also out there.

Soylent is just marketing better than the rest, but it's made by a dude who is not a nutritionist or a businessman, and is making things up as he goes. Gotta give him credit for enthusiasm, but his logistics and production are not where they could be with his funding. And the actual nutrition profile is something that has been replicated elsewhere.

u/Madhouse221 · 5 pointsr/nutrition

I'd suggest avoiding Whey all together, try a protein powder made from pea protein. I highly suggest this powder, both vanilla and chocolate are tasty and blend very well in smoothies and shakes. Best of all, it doesn't leave you bloated in the slightest. Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Sweet Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound, 1 Count

u/nebraskajones11 · 5 pointsr/xxketo

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Keto Friendly, Unflavored, 1 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

u/robotsapproach · 4 pointsr/P90X
u/cryospam · 4 pointsr/keto

Super simple, although you do need an ice cream maker.

DO NOT OVERBLEND THIS OR IT WILL SEPARATE INTO BUTTER!! Blend it on the lowest setting your blender has.

Into a blender put the following:

3 scoops of zero carb isopure (this is where much of your flavor and nutrition come from, any flavor works)

2 pints of heavy cream

1 pint of Kalifa Farms 0 Carb unsweetened almond milk

2 teaspoons of Liquid Splenda You can also use liquid stevia or another liquid 0 carb sweetener.

2 TBSP Food Grade Glycerine

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract if you are using vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream, toasted coconut, or any of other cream flavors. For fruit flavors like Alpine Punch exclude this.

Run this all through your ice cream maker, put it into the freezer overnight, and you're good to go.

u/cforres · 4 pointsr/leangains

I eat alot of the Kodiak cake waffles from my Belgian waffle maker. Lately I've been adding a scoop of protein.

Brings the macros to:

  • 500 calories
  • 63 carbs
  • 5 fat
  • 52 protein

    Just have to add a bit more water until the consistency is right.
u/mastrann · 4 pointsr/gainit

I would not use a protein powder with creatine in it. Depending on how much protein I get in a day from normal food, I'll adjust how much whey powder I'm taking in (to meet my ~1g/lb body weight/day level). If creatine is mixed in the protein, that means my creatine dose would differ between days. This may be bad because 1) I may not get the 5g dose that is suggested or 2) I may get more than suggested and I'll piss it out which is a waste.

I use this whey:

I use this creatine:

u/SparklingLimeade · 4 pointsr/soylent

Prices fluctuate. Here are some brands that are commonly recommended or that I've used.

Bulk Foods Direct

Hard Rhino (isolate, concentrate)

NOW isolate (Amazon, SupplementWarehouse)

Looks like Hard Rhino just increased their prices again ._. For some reason SupplementWarehouse seems to have reduced their price... I hope I don't regret pointing this out.

u/ath1337 · 4 pointsr/BinghamtonUniversity

I guess they still add some laxatives to the food? Try supplementing some of this stuff:

u/DunkenPlums · 4 pointsr/Supplements

I have been using This for a few years. Minimal taste... I do mix it with chocolate milk though, so I'm not sure how it will taste if you mix it with water.

u/beenonymous · 4 pointsr/steroids

> Buy your protein at Vitamin Shoppe. They have an incentive program that earns me enough in-store spending dollars to get me a couple of free tubs of protein each year

Subscribe & Save through Amazon will save you 20% on each tub. This ends up costing $52 for good quality isolate.

u/obroc · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Now Foods Whey Isolate

100 calories and 25g protein isolate in 25g serving size? Can't beat it.

u/BigTexan1492 · 4 pointsr/keto

Isopure is what I drink. Many different flavors. With that said, you need to actively work on getting your protein from MEAT. Be a carnivore my friend :)

u/babbibaby · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

Now Foods makes a pea protein my boyfriend used to use when he was vegan. Now Foods Pea Protein

u/Timbermold · 4 pointsr/Fitness

If he is a vegan, it isn't whey based. You can easily get pea protein powder on Amazon at a similar price level.

u/mrsbastien · 4 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Nutiva Organic, Cold-Processed Hemp Protein from non-GMO, Sustainably Farmed Canadian Hempseed, (50% Protein), 16-ounce

Identical nutrition profile for US. I’ve used this for years and love it. Also Canadian hemp seed 🤗

u/political_bot · 4 pointsr/changemyview

So your issue here is that you aren't getting enough protein with the foods you've chosen? Is there any reason you cant eat a food with low environmental impact that isn't lentils in order to get more protein. Like a hemp based protein powder, tofu, seitan, tempeh, quinoa, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, etc... Sorry I'm kind of conflating low environmental impact foods with vegan here, but I think that's what you were looking at through most of this post. There's lots of stuff out there that isn't lentils and has low environmental impact. Not to mention a diet of lentils and rice is really dull.

>In the documentary, they advocate for 2 g protein/day. Good, that's about what we're using here as well.

200 g?

A few notable foods from that list I made that are more protein dense than Lentils if you're worried about it. I did some quick and dirty estimation to get these per 100 calories so they might be a little off +/- 1 g protein per 100 calories.

Seitan: 20 g protein per 100 Calories

Tofu: 11 g protein per 100 Calories

Protein Powder: About 16 g protein per 100 Calories

Lentils: Only about 8 g protein per 100 Calories

Then moving on to some non environmentally friendly foods that are traditionally known for having high protein content.

Beef: from what I'm seeing about 8-19 g protein per 100 Calories depending on what part of the cow it comes from

Chicken Breast: 31 g protein per 100 Calories, oh if you want lots of protein chicken breast is the answer

Whey Protein Powder: 16 g protein per 100 Calories

The main issue I'm seeing here is that you want to eat lots of lentils and have a high protein intake. Sure it's hard to match the protein content of chicken with environmentally friendly alternatives, but there are vegan/ environmentally friendly foods that provide more protein density than lentils and rice.

u/digitalrasta · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Lots of different sources: hemp protein (, nuts, beans, many vegetables have protein in them, quinoa (packed with protein) and other grains, tempeh, soy, seitan (tempeh soy and seitan can be cooked as fake meats although i personally don't eat much soy if i can avoid it).

Not only are they good sources of protein but they don't come with the downsides like heart disease and other issues that you get from a diet really heavy in animal proteins.

To be fair, it's very difficult to look like this dude when you are on a vegan diet without intense calorie heavy foods like whey but for 99.9% of people who are training and working out there is more than enough brotein in what i've mentioned

u/hey12delila · 4 pointsr/Supplements

Protein powder is normally low in calories and won't "bulk" you up. It is however delicious and very filling. Most people around here (including me) recommend Optimum Nutrition as it mixes well and has very few additives.

u/afsh33n · 4 pointsr/f45

my favorite protein powder:

no artificial flavoring, its whey isolate, no carbs, and not too expensive. Checked all my boxes with this powder and doesn't really taste like anything at all if you're worried it will taste bad.

u/new_grass · 4 pointsr/vegan


Fellow vegan lifter here. It's really not as hard as people make it out to be. (I don't compete, for the record, I just train for my own fitness.)

Protein shakes are going to be your best friend for reaching a caloric surplus without an obnoxious amount of volume. My go-to was pea protein + frozen banana + peanut butter + soy milk + cocoa powder. Pea protein is known to taste like ass on its own, but it's actually the cheapest protein powder per gram of protein on the market, as far as I know -- even more than whey! It's a little low on L-methionine, but you get plenty of that from nuts / soy / beans, which you'll presumably be having plenty of anyway.

Go-to meals for me, in broad strokes, are usually a bunch of vegetables, beans, and tofu on top of rice. That basic food schema has nearly infinite variations, and covers a lot of different types of cuisines/flavor profiles (Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Thai, etc.), so it doesn't really get boring.

u/X-AnarchoBaptist-X · 4 pointsr/vegan

Unless you're buying imitations of non-vegan foods, veganism can actually be one of the most affordable ways to eat. The vegan meals that I make are almost always the cheapest. If you don't like beans, stir fry is pretty great. Here is a recipe for sesame stir fry that I made earlier this week. It was delicious, and you can substitute different veggies each time you make it to keep it from getting boring. PB&J is a cheap and easy vegan option. If you're worried about not getting enough proteing because you don't like beans or nuts, pea protein is actually cheaper than most other protein powders. The only downside is that it's a bit high in sodium. Here is the stuff I use. Good luck!

u/Noetherville · 4 pointsr/vegan

Umm, how much protein do you think there is in standard whey protein powder? It's 25g, about. Here is a pea protein with 27g

u/llieaay · 3 pointsr/vegan

I like the rice ones. They sometimes have a slightly grainy texture that I actually like. It comes in plain (& chocolate & berry) - but the vanilla is amazing in smoothies.

u/dreiter · 3 pointsr/soylent

There are many rice options that are low sodium. I think Naked Pea is a low sodium pea option, but most pea proteins have quite a bit. If you are exercising (sweating) then the higher sodium intake shouldn't be a problem.

I personally use this rice protein. The arsenic isn't as much of a concern since I contacted the company and they don't source their rice from the southern US, which is the only location with very high levels of arsenic in the soil. I also bought a bottle of lysine to add to the protein in order to balance out the amino acid profile a bit more, but you could also just mix the rice protein with a pea protein and get a similar result. True Nutrition sells blends that are popular, but I haven't personally tried them.

u/thekenzo · 3 pointsr/keto

Vanilla flavor, 210 calories, 0g net carbs, .5g of fat, 50g protein. Tastes damn good too.

u/giveen · 3 pointsr/keto

Yes, you can! I recommend Isopure.

Zero carb, 25g of protein per scoop, plus a bunch of electrolytes. I have a mix I drink every day with my lunch. 3 scoops + 5 tbps of HWC + coffee. I do IF 16/8 so I drink that along with my first meal of the day.

u/shakatay29 · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

The zero carb creamy vanilla has no carbs and 25g protein per serving. I've been thinking about getting a protein supplement anyway, this might be a great idea.

u/frotorex · 3 pointsr/keto

I use Ispoure Zero Carb Vanilla. One serving is two scoops, 50 grams of protein, and 240 calories. Better yet, I can get it in two days on Amazon Prime.

In a pinch when I'm really low on both calories and protein, a couple scoops with some hwc and a TBSP of peanut butter in the blender with a couple ice cubes is money! Trust me on this.

(hope the link works)

u/carried_the_zero · 3 pointsr/ketogains

Nature's Best Isopure Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla is a staple in my diet. 50g protein per 2 scoops and 0 carbs. I add 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter for an extra fat boost and blend it with some water and some crushed ice which gives it a nice smoothie texture. Tastes great and fits my macros nicely. If you're not down for Vanilla flavor, the dutch chocolate is pretty good and only 1 net carb per 2 scoops.

u/cwq1 · 3 pointsr/keto

Do you mean Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder?

I use that too - it's great stuff. They have a bunch of flavors, the chocolate and strawberries and cream are my favs. Combine it with some heavy whipping cream, ice, and a sugar substitute in a blender you get a pretty good smoothie going on.

u/ringold · 3 pointsr/keto

Here's some of the stuff I get/got from Amazon since starting Keto back in Sept of 13.

Almond Flour(5LB) I buy this every couple months -

Quest Bars -

Silicone Molds - ;

Swerve(Conf sugar) -

Zero Carb Protein Powder -

Psyllium Husk -

Silicone Mats -

u/eel-slapper · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I had trouble hitting my protein goal too. But what I do is mix 1 cup of Fage Total Zero, 1 scoop of protein powder (this is what I use) and 1 cup of any type of berries in the blender. Its really good and loaded with about 50g of protein. I usually have it with a tuna sandwich and BAM! protein goal hit!

u/vacatola · 3 pointsr/P90X

Here's what I'm doing right now and it's keeping my weight steady with positive muscle gains after only 3 weeks of P90X (I've got some fat and am trying to burn it without losing weight):

Syntha 6 (slower digesting protein)

  • 1 scoop 3 times a day

    Protein isolate

  • 1 scoop (around 20g protein) with breakfast
  • 1 scoop 30 minutes before workout
  • 1 scoop right after workout

    Creatine Ethyl Ester (no loading time for ethyl ester)

  • 30 minutes before workout
  • right after workout

    Force Factor (nitric oxide, I got myself a trial bottle)

  • 30 minutes before workout


  • Drinks lots of water throughout the day

    Along with my normal protein-based diet (dairy, meat, eggs, fish, beans), this takes my protein intake to 225g-300g per day. I think 300g would get you around the point of bulking up

    Also, for all the weight lifting exercises, I choose a heavy enough weight to where I can't do more than 10 reps. If you're doing more than ten then get more weight. Try modifying the high-rep weight routines in the video to ones that are 8-10 reps.

    By the way, I'm just a normal dude, not an expert. I'm curious to see what your results are and I might borrow your routine when I'm done with P90X because I prefer working out at home myself. Good luck!
u/Chemfreak · 3 pointsr/SamandTolki

Is the one I did. When I bought all my ingredients, Choline Bitartrate wasn't on the list.

Even included is vitamins to take to supplement what you will not be getting.

Price can vary, I went ahead and bought a large quantity to force myself to stick to it (50 lb bag of masa). Price is cheaper the more bulk you get. The flaxseeds to my knowledge are just there for fiber, and they have a weird texture, so feel free to cut them if you don't like it (fiber is good though, and filling).

I actually suggest flavored protein powder, as it can get bland. Or you can do as other people do, and add different near 0 calorie flavors to it, including cinnamon, cocoa powder, or vanilla.

I personally use Protein Powder for protein powder instead. Good macro nutrient profile, and a ton of flavors to choose from. My favorites are Cake Batter, Banana Cream, and Rocky Road.

You will have hunger cravings for 2 weeks if you only use this as food. They WILL go away if you can be diligent for 2 weeks though. This is the same with any diet if you have tried though.

I started only drinking soylent for awhile, but decided for social reasons I would not kill myself over eating real food.

u/TryhardPantiesON · 3 pointsr/asktrp

I did exactly what you want to do the first time, got 5 pounds Whey Gold from Optimum Nutrition and Universal Creatine, and yes, i did do the loading phase for a week, then i reduced the intake to 5g a day, it does work, you have a lot of energy and feel like you can weightlift more.

My advice is, skip the creatine powder, and wait till you run out of protein, then get protein powders like MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, as it already has creatine in it, remember that creatine is not water soluble, so when you take creatine, you have to add water, stir it, drink, then stir it again, and drink until you are done, having in it in a protein shake solves that problem.

Creatine is not a miracle supplement, so i don't see why would someone spend $20, maybe $30 on creatine, when you can get in included in your protein shake.

u/TowelAtTheReady · 3 pointsr/keto

To confirm, is it this one?

If so, that's a total of 3g net carbs per serving for the powder alone. If you add it to anything other than water you'll need to factor in the possible carbs from that as well.

The sugars listed under the "Total Carbohydrates" are already included. When we talk about net grams of carbs, we talk about subtracting any fiber. For sugar alcohols, it's a bit more complicated.

u/manthaddles · 3 pointsr/loseit

Chicken breast or turkey breast as a staple for one of your meals will help a lot. Chicken breast has approximately 25g protein per 4oz serving at only around 120 calories. Typically I eat double that for dinner every (or almost every) night. I also eat cottage cheese, jerky, lunch meat, string cheese, greek yogurt (Yoplait has 100 calorie greek yogurt with 14g of protein per serving). I also drink milk with dinner and that provides a little protein as well. Protein shakes can also add some substantial protein in your diet as well, such as this one (24g protein for 120 cal) or this one (30g protein/140 cal).

u/MAC_Addy · 3 pointsr/fitmeals

I wouldn't say it'll make you fat, but consuming too much just isn't healthy.

As for a shake or smoothie that tastes great with low calories I'd recommend making a shake consisting of:

  • protein powder
  • PB2 Peanut butter
  • Spinach (sounds weird, but it doesn't really have a taste)
  • Ice
  • Almond milk

    This is usually my go-to for something that tastes good, and is filling also.
u/ItsYoBoyAndrew · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Big optimum nutrition sale: on over 50% off

u/shicken684 · 3 pointsr/fitmeals

Since you're avoiding soy, I would stay clear of adding any Whey protein. A lot of them contain soy in their powders. I've been using hemp protein (this stuff) in my smoothies to boost the protein and fiber in mine. It's a bit gritty sometimes, but doesn't really change the taste at all. No soy, or sweeteners to it.

u/MasterBDebater · 3 pointsr/Fitness

If you add extra fiber to shakes then it shouldn't be a problem. There are hemp protein shakes that very high in fiber.

u/sikyon · 3 pointsr/Fitness

$70/5 lbs is on the expensive side. Whey protein is whey protein. If you want something that's all protein, just get whey isolate.

Whey Isolate

Furthermore, apple flavor? Wtf? Seriously just get whey isolate. You are overpaying.

u/golfkid3 · 3 pointsr/gainit

NOW foods unflavored whey protein isolate. Found here

u/afrosheen · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You're awesome!! Thank you!!

edit: For anyone else who's into natural protein, here's Dymatize Elite All Natural @ $47.99 from vs. NOW Foods All Natural from Amazon @ $59.99

u/Tommy_C · 3 pointsr/keto

Isopure Zero Carb is my go to. The cookies and cream is quite tasty.

u/lucafusi · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
  • Vitamin D.
  • Magnesium.
  • Fish Oil (the same lemon stuff everyone likes).
  • Protein Powder, I like to use this stuff as it isn't all jacked with casein and artificial sweeteners and things that make it taste better than it should. You definitely can't fluff with it or do anything crazy, but it blends well with vegetables to make soup, or cements up with some salad dressing to supplement a bowl of greens. I've gotten kinda used to it.
u/poorsoi · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I like this unflavored pea protein, which sounds like it would work with your dietary needs.


  • 24g of protein per scoop.
  • 35% iron, 1g of carbs with 0g sugar, 2g fat (not sure what you need for your other macros, but for me this is a great profile)
  • Cost is low at $8.18/lb. Compare that to ON whey at $11.60/lb.


  • Bit of an earthy scent to it. Not a big deal for me because I bake or cook it into things like protein bars, brownies, pizza dough, etc. But if you only want to make shakes, that would be a problem.
u/biktik · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Currently using this stuff mostly cause it was cheap on Amazon and had prime (students get prime free, it's awesome). I use pea/hemp mostly because of the estrogen concerns about Soy.. I don't fully buy into them but I figure better safe than boobed.

u/AKR44 · 3 pointsr/worldnews

I use all three of the ones I mentioned. The hemp is a complete protein and has fiber. It's gross unless you have about 2 cups of water, and even then, I usually mix a little rice protein powder (you can get plain, vanilla or chocolate) with it. The rice protein tastes relatively good, The pea is sorta bleh but it's definitely not as bad as plain hemp. If I recall, they're all around the same price per gram of protein.

I'm having trouble finding the Nutiva hemp 3lb bag of 50% protein on Amazon, but if you can't find it there, it can be found elsewhere.

u/the_pirou · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

In addition to what you get from Truenutrition, I also pick up Now Sports Pea Protein and MLO Brown Rice Protein (sweeter than a lot of powders, thus more carbs than the pea) so I can better mix and match my carbs/protein/sodium to whatever else I'm eating. If you use Amazon Prime, the Now Pea Protein is generally just under ~10#, and they usually offer you a credit for videos or Prime Pantry if you take slower shipping.

u/MuhBack · 3 pointsr/vegan

If you are worried you are not getting enough protein you could supplement with hemp. Hemp seeds are also high in minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc. Plus it has fiber. The one I linked only has 1 ingredient too (hemp seeds). I actually started taking it before I went vegan because I wanted to get away from all the chemicals that were in whey. When I went vegan I stopped caring about protein but I kept put hemp seeds in my smoothies for the minerals and fiber. Ohh hemp is also a source of omega 3 fats.

u/xscientist · 3 pointsr/Supplements

BTW, just found this link which is slightly cheaper, and ships for free if you have Prime.

u/BurgersBaconFreedom · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Its probably a safe bet to buy something more well tested like ON Gold Standard.

u/GhostBond · 3 pointsr/Fitness

> 1. My first concern is the reps. I found myself not able to do as many reps as the trainer wrote on my plan (For example, i had to do 4x15 reps of chest exercises-i pushed 15kg weights with handles away from my ches). I could only do the first 15 but then it gradually got harder and i could do 8 or at most 10. I'm worried i'm not going to make any progress if i don't stick to the plan. What do you guys recommend ?

That's...likely pretty good. You don't gain muscle by doing 15 reps of the same weight all the time. You gain muscle by trying to do 4x15. You can't do all of them. Stop when your form starts getting bad. Next time try again. You'll probably be able to do 1-2 more reps the next time.

When you can successfully do all the reps, then it's time to increase the weight a little bit. With more weight you won't be able to do all the reps right away. You do as many as you can. The next time you do the same thing. Again when you can do all the reps, then you increase the weight...

People working out doing 4x15 reps spend very little time actually doing every one of the 4x15 reps, because when they can do it they increase the weight a little and with more weight, next time they can't do them all again. That's how you gain muscle.

> 3. The 3rd thing is food. My father is a vegetarian so we don't eat meat at home.

You don't necessarily need meat, most people go with it because it's the easiest.
You need protein.
You can find protein in eggs, protein in milk, etc.
You can also buy protein powder:

u/vaibhavganesh · 3 pointsr/india

Nah stay away from that ! I have never heard of the brand in so many years...

UN, ON and Arnold are the go to ... Muscletech and Cellucor are pretty solid too !

Stay the fuck away from generics. You could fuck up your liver bigtime...

Yeah man ! PM me anytime... I aint a pro like Suhas but I am more than qualified to help out. Also do check out r/fitness and subscribe to a couple of no bullshit youtube fitness videos for form checks ... buffdudes is an awesome channel that would help you !

NINJA EDIT : since i got so any many pings regarding subscription ... Refer the above comment for it ! Also here is what i am subscribed to..
It is unavailable as of now! But you can try for other brands here

u/AnthonyGonsalvez · 3 pointsr/india

No side effects, just use it as it is intended. Definitely noticed benefits, but I also avoid junk/fried food and colas and try my best to eat healthy stuff.

I use it with one spoon of creatine, one big spoon of peanut butter and a banana sometimes. You need to drink lots of water if you're consuming creatine. Yeah, I have noticed some improvements, my shirts are getting tighter from forearms and I can't fold my arms in front of my chest without tearing my shirts.

I use ON whey protein, it's considered to be the best one out there in terms of mixability, results and everything else.

One 30 grams scoops has like 24G protein and everything else is negligible. Calories is around 120, so if you can easily get a low calories high protein diet with one scoop or more. When you are lifting heavy weights, your muscles will break, to repair and build new muscles protein is necessary. Since whey protein is almost 90 percent protein that is in liquid form, it gets easily absorbed helping in muscle growth.

u/JimNaysium · 3 pointsr/Supplements
  1. Don't buy shit at GNC anymore, there are several other options that are better and less expensive: [Optimun Nutrition] (

  2. 3 scoops of Whey is probably too much. IMO, you aren't eating enough food if you're need to "supplement" 60g of protein to your diet....much less doing 6 shakes per day, that's ridiculous.

  3. It's 1 scoop to 12oz water. Timing isn't critical and you can mix it however you want, 3 scoops in 8oz of water or whatever. Personally, I prefer milk/almond milk....and don't exceed more than 2 servings per day.

  4. it's just protein powder, used to supplement your current diet...hence the name protein supplement. It's not steroids or magic beans.
u/Saravi · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You can buy high quality whey protein powder (like ON 100% Whey) in a 908g container for 32 euros, in 2.3kg container for 56 euros or 4.5kg bag for 100 euros. You can also probably find cheaper brands and better deals, but I only looked here and here.

This may seem very expensive at first glance, but you get 30 scoops (30g) out of the 908g container, 75 from the 2.3kg container and 150 from the 4.5kg bag. At two scoops a day (48g of protein in 60g of powder), the small container would last you two weeks. The total cost would be under 2.30 euros/day. 1.33 euros a day with the big bag.

Assuming you're still eating whatever your parents are cooking on top of that, ask for more chicken, red meat, eggs, peanut butter and milk/other dairy products with the groceries so that you can get even more protein in your diet.

Edited to fix incorrect calculation.

u/lordpuddingcup · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

Basically using a zerocarb protein powder instead of flour

u/Chickaboomlala · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Garden of Life is expensive but is entirely soy free and no added sweeteners. I mix it with frozen bananas, strawberries, and milk and find it tastes great as is!

u/EngrishMawfin · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Congratulations! You look great!

If you want to add a little more protein into your meals you can throw in a protein shake throughout the day. This one is raw and tastes decent if you blend it up with some bananas and almond milk.

As far as exercise, you can check out this girl's site for strength training that's easy to do at home since you don't have a gym membership. There are some pretty simple exercises that don't require special equipment but will leave your body aching the next day. Some of it can be pretty intense though so make sure you know your limits and stop if you have to. And if you don't like anything there, pure body weight resistance is great for strength training too. Just throw in some wall squats, push ups, lunges, etc when you have some spare time at home.

Also I would definitely go with the yoga. Not only will it give you a great workout and increase you flexibility, but it can be very relaxing too.

u/DankeyKyle · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Check out Garden of Life Meal Replacement - Organic Raw Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, Vegan, Gluten-Free, 35.9oz (2lb 4oz/1,017g) Powder

u/applejohn1 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Buy bulk supplements 90% whey unflavored. Mixes perfectly in water and doesn't have a taste really. I like it because I can save my calories for delicious food instead of less shitty tasting whey.

u/shortlivedlife · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Orgain is my fave protein powder. Blend with 1 cup frozen blueberries and 2 cups of 30 calorie almond milk you're at 295 calories per smoothie.

u/team_pancakes · 3 pointsr/veganfitness


Right under the product title, it says "Non-GMO Vegetable Protein"...

u/pm079 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

You want cheap? Here ya go:

I mix in cocoa powder, peanut butter powder, stevia, and bananas along with some supplemental creatine and beta-alanine in almond milk and coffee. I love it, have it every single day and have yet to tire of it.

u/fappingatyourfuneral · 3 pointsr/vegan

This one is really good. And it's a really good price too, this jug is huge

u/FormulaKimi · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

Now Sports Pea Protein... get the unflavored version (no sweeteners) and if you can't stand the taste mix it with some peanut butter powder (like PB2) or cocoa... about 30g of protein.

u/exceptionalfield · 3 pointsr/ScientificNutrition

I realize that methionine may be an issue, but whey still has less than beef. Also, pea protein has even more than the whey I posted above. Since protein in larger amounts is required for me, it seems I have to deal with it.

u/hurrayhurrayhurray · 3 pointsr/vegan1200isplenty

I've tried a few and right now my favorites are depending on type of use:

  1. For most smoothies - Orgain Slim (20g protein /150 kcal). Tropical fruit smoothie recipe -Orgain Slim Vanilla + frozen tropical fruit + a liquid base like Ripple high protein milk or ginger ale, little lime juice - LOVE this combo. Orgain has a creamer base that makes smoothies super creamy if blended with frozen fruit or anything really cold. I also like mixing Orgain with flavored syrups and icecream for high protein dessert shake.

  2. For vanilla or chocolate smoothies, no fruit - Bob's red mill nutritional booster, frozen cashew milk ice cubes, small amount of vegan ice cream

  3. For adding into baked goods - Naked Pea protein. I add this into my protein pancakes. It doesn't have any added flavor or have a creamer base. Also, it's much cheaper compared to the others.
  4. You can add high protein milk to lots of things as an alternative to protein powder. Ripple milk is 8g protein for 80 calories.

    FWIW, I did not like Vega Protein Smoothie (both chocolate and tropical)
u/drhitchslap · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Have you tried Naked? I’ve been using their chocolate flavored pea protein for a couple months now and personally think it’s delicious.

u/GERONIMOOOooo___ · 3 pointsr/Cooking

If she's doing keto, try using a zero-carb unflavored protein powder mixed with some finely crushed pork rinds or some grated parmesan cheese. Nothing will be quite the same as the original cornstarch, but this will get you close.

u/sassytaters · 3 pointsr/keto

Not really; they all seem to soak it up. Coconut flour really does.

I will tell you what makes a delicious breading. Unflavored whey protein, like this stuff:

I've used it to make chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, and fried jalapenos and pickles. All delicious. Just do the egg dip first and use it like you would flour.

u/CommanderBlingBling · 2 pointsr/keto

Completely unscientific, but this is what I've found:

1- It's not like you're done and all keto is blown away by eating a bite of cake,or some carbs in something. As long as you keep steady day by day at very low carb you'll be fine. Compensate, if you had higher carbs in the morning then swap it in the afternoon.

2- Canned Tuna. Cheap, lasts forever, and can be cooked with some tomato sauce, spicy sauce. Also works without cooking out of the can with mayo, or lime juice, or salsa. My cheap lunch for the extra busy times: tupperware with a can of tuna, brocolli, half lime and a handful of almonds. Also for the cheap: cream cheese and raw almonds.

3- Portion control: use your hand...1 portion of almonds = 1 handful. Don't cheat on yourself be trying to expand your hand as big as possible. Once you really are in keto mode small and regular portions will fill you up, so food lasts forever.

4- Doing low carb one day, carb some others won't get you into keto mode, It'll only make you feel like crap(so if you feel like that don't falter). You do need 2 or 3 full weeks of very low carb for brain fog and overall crap feeling to go away. For me it was about a month, a bit more for brain fog to fully go away. Once this happens seriously you can go for a whole day without hunger, you fill up after eating normal portions, energy is good. So 3 days of keto then 2 days of carbs, starch etc won't cut it. Try to keep keto for 3 weeks, it's easy after that.

5- I'm not a morning person and I optimize for time, so my more or less cheap 30 second breakfast is: cheap generic protein w no sugar/carbs blended in water. The bodybuilding stuff packed with supplements is quite expensive but some vegan rice protein is very cheap and some have no carbs. I also mix it with flaxseed for the nutty flavor which I love. I got a BUNCH of super cheap flaxseed (4 - 1 pound bags for like 10 bucks ) meal from amazon. Then a I've a black coffee or tea with heavy cream for fat, like 2 spoonfuls. Like this: mind that 3 pounds are 90 servings...

6- Don't weight yourself or measure yourself for a while. Just wait for it... One day you'll notice your pants are loose, tops fit better,and you feel good. Keto is good but it ain't magic. Think that you're fixing YEARS of accumulated problems in 2-3 months with a relatively little effort.

7- Veggies and water. I've found some super cheap almonds, brocolli , limes, and spinach in costco. Whenever hungry: 1 cup of raw brocolli w/ spinach with a dash of lime and salt. I keep the almonds stashed in my office so I don't have to fall back into pizza or some non-keto food. BEWARE! nuts are so tasty is easy to keep eating them all day long. And drink, a lot, of water. Hungry? drink 2 glasses of water. If after 10 minutes you feel hungry again then you're really hungry and should it. I drink 6 1 liter bottles a day.

8- Super cheap and fast soups: Boil water with chicken bullion, add some veggies. Add enough bullion to make it tasty. I mix some chicken and tomato in the same ratio, and add a bit of lime, parsley, and raw onion which makes it a mexican garden soup.

hope that helps!

u/landtheplane · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

Protein powder is great for this. I use the Isopure Low or Zero Carb on workout days and I've found it helps a lot.

u/skippybosco · 2 pointsr/keto

I asked as I do DIY keto soylent. My current recipe results in 15 net carbs. I was investigating if the cost differenceof swapping out to something like Isopure zero carb to bring that down to zero net carb would provide noticable value to justify.

I did lurk at zerocarb, but they seem focused on animal only consumption from what I can tell, to the extent of excluding fiber, etc. Not sure that's for me.

u/Hotdogdance · 2 pointsr/keto

Nature's Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure, Creamy Vanilla, 3 Lb Bottle

u/madg0at80 · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

I use Isopure Whey Isolate. It contains 0 carbs which makes it a lot easier to fit to your macros since carbs are not hard to come by and can be harder to cut down on to fit.

u/kalex500 · 2 pointsr/keto

I would recommend the following options:

  1. Protein Shake. I would recommend these two brands:


    I prefer the first brand (but it has higher carb count), but will use the second if my carb count is higher than normal for the day.

  2. Chicken Bone Broth (10g protein in 1 cup). Just drink it.

  3. Egg Whites. Either eat or I will mix into protein shake (obvious risk in doing this)
u/AxTheAxMan · 2 pointsr/4hourbodyslowcarb

I drink Isopure Zero Carb protein shakes. It’s working for me.

u/frenchrangoon · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Ok, I've only tried two brands and I like both of them.

Isopure is highly recommended and costs 79c/oz (at this size)

Pure Protein is what I've bought more of, as it's only 64c/oz (at this size)

u/manosarriba · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I've been doing IF 16:8 or 20:4 for the past few weeks, and it's easy because of my work schedule.

  • Breakfast (7am - 10am): Coffee with one tablespoon of HWC.
  • Lunch (1pm): 2 eggs with bacon or sausage. Sometimes I add a carb balance mission tortilla to make a burrito.
  • Dinner: A protein shake depending on macros. This is the powder I use.

    Most times I don't get too hungry throughout the day, so the protein shake has been a life saver for me to meet my protein goal. If I get a sweet craving I have dark chocolate chips or sometimes salami & cheese.

    I stop eating by 9pm or 10pm depending on if I have class that day.
u/thelsdj · 2 pointsr/diabetes

I recommend the Isopure brand of protein powder because it has zero carbs.

I also like that its not very thick, you can get 50g of protein from ~1.5 cups of water and its very thin and I've enjoyed most of the flavors I've tried.

u/RiverRatMatt · 2 pointsr/keto

Almonds, pecans, quest bars, meat & cheese deli tray, Costco Kirkland brand protein bars

These cheese crisp cracker-thingys

Lily's Chocolates are okay occasionally

Using Isopure Protein and some ice & unsweetened almond milk to make a keto milkshake

u/blurfocus · 2 pointsr/keto

Many people recommend the Isopure "zero carb" variety. It is available in many flavors. Some rave about the dutch chocolate.

Search this forum for protein powder to see more recommendations.

u/squaretie · 2 pointsr/PSMF

Isopure. No carbs. 100 cal. 25g protein. It's been on sale on amazon for $40 for 3lbs

u/Suqfuq · 2 pointsr/keto

Today for the first time I added a touch of mio to it, holy shit it was actually pretty good.


Edit - Amazon link


u/PettaFile · 2 pointsr/preppers

On vitamin C: Tons of different veggies and fruits have it, some more than others of course but I would like to share that Zucchini has around 60% DV of Vit C, is ridiculously easy to grow, produces a shit ton and cans very well. It's very easy to sneak it into mashed potatoes and its a great addition to bean soups as its kinda like tofu. Easy to digest but make sure OP that you are leaving the skin on!

On protein powder: We keep a 5lb tub of THE BEST VANILLA ICE CREAM protein powder money can buy IMO from Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard

r/fitness swore buy this particular brand for the extreme quality and I'll be damned, the stuff tastes like melted vanilla ice cream.

u/Teerlys · 2 pointsr/keto

Just throwing it out there as an option... Atkins Shakes plus a scoop of Whey Protein Powder (I get mine at Costco, nutrition slightly different than this one). I do a drink for breakfast, a drink for lunch, and it lets me have a hearty dinner.

270 Calories, 4 net carbs, 39 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat per drink. If I get hungry or need a snack I eat sunflower seeds (in the shell, so it takes a while to eat them) or cheese sticks.

I've done a bajillion keto meals for work, but it's difficult to stick to them as I have to spend hours on the weekends prepping. These take some adjusting to, but it couldn't be more convenient.

u/bkoch4 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

My apologies, the NOW I was referring to wasn't the one I linked to. Here it is. This is almost pure protein, doesn't have a lot of the sweeteners that ON does.

edit - I guess the big thing that I want to point out is that any brand, whether it's NOW or ON has different kinds of protein available, I'd just recommend getting the one with the most pure form of protein. You can always add fruit or anything else to sweeten it if you'd like.

u/Gback · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Here's the link to the 10 lb bag

Having said that, they have indeed gone up in price. Still worth the money though.

u/iScrtAznMan · 2 pointsr/Fitness

+1 for Now protein. The guys over at /r/soylent use this stuff in their DIY Soylent and it has one of the highest percentages of protein content on the market while still being somewhat competitive in pricing. No idea if you need the other shit they put in those other powders branded at weight lifters.

I use this one

u/AttackOfTheThumbs · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This one, right:

Now I just need to find a much smaller size to try it lol

u/o0oo00oo · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Not OP but I've tried a random variety of protein powders, and Optimum Nutrition is far and away the best. It comes in a ton of flavors and the couple I've tried (Extreme Milk Chocolate and Double Rich Chocolate) aren't too sweet, like some protein powders can be. But the best part it that it completely dissolves so it doesn't make your smoothies gritty. I also just drink it straight mixed in water a lot, because I'm lazy haha. Optimum Nutrition is recommended a lot all over this sub and r/fitness, and for good reason!

u/Jordan-S · 2 pointsr/keto

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Extreme Milk Chocolate, 5 Pound

u/Anatidaephobic_Duck · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not sure about cost/availability in the UK, but optimum gold standard is low carb/fat.

u/Sharkfightxl · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Nobody has suggested protein shakes yet. They provide a lot of protein (~24g/serving) for relatively cheap.

u/artyboi37 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm planning on stocking up on protein powder again, but what I usually get (ON Whey Protein) jumped in price a bit, and a different protein (MET-Rx Whey Protein) is about $20 cheaper. Is there any reason I shouldn't get the MET-Rx over the ON?



u/BrutalJones · 2 pointsr/bjj
  1. Ditch the cup, just wear compression shorts.

  2. Eat more protein, sleep more, foam roll. Make sure you give your body enough time to recover between training sessions. You'll be able to train more frequently as your body acclimates to grappling.
u/neuro_neurd · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Agreed. I buy it on Amazon. Extreme Milk Chocolate is my favorite flavor.

u/elguapo1991 · 2 pointsr/science

> don't know exactly what a whey protein supplement is

Protein powder, like the protein shakes you drink after a workout, etc. E.g. this stuff.

> or how much people took to get results

Study says they took 2 28g servings (so two scoops; presumably mixed in water) a day for 8 weeks.

u/alleycw · 2 pointsr/loseit

I generally stick to Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, and I get it from Amazon. I find it mixes easier than other protein powders, and I like the carb to protein ratio.


u/TheRealMattyPanda · 2 pointsr/loseit

How much protein are you getting a day now? You might be fine at your current levels. But if you want to add protein without adding more carbs and fat, you could use a whey isolate protein powder for protein shakes. They're pretty much all protein.

Something like this. One serving is 24g protein, 1.5g fat, 3g carbs.

Also, nonfat, plain Greek yogurt has fairly high protein, no fat, and low carbs. 1 cup of Chobani nonfat plain is 22g protein, 0g fat, 6g carbs

u/Hypnosix · 2 pointsr/soylent

I have been using Soylent to try and actual eat more calories/protein so I started mixing in 2 scoops of protein powder per pouch ( ) so far I've tried cake batter and extreme milk chocolate. The chocolate is much better but its nice to have an easy way to switch up the flavor. One major downside is that it gets a bit more grainy so I have to let it sit for at least 8 hours or else its a bad texture, could probably fix that by mixing in more water too.

u/bkaraff · 2 pointsr/Fitness

first, the lack of Berardi on r/fitness is disturbing, so big ups.

also, the gemma (pea) from trueprotein is some of the best veggie powder i've had. i never take it alone in a shaker though, its always in a supershake situation. you need to buy a custom blend >10lbs before the shipping starts becoming reasonable, unfortunately.

another good veggie protein i like is Nutiva Hemp Protein 50% Organic

u/dak0tah · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I use this to make protein bars, they have seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and agave syrup, I could post the recipe if you're interested. They're delicious, have about half the protein of a mainstream gainz bar, and are totally vegan.

u/queer_mentat · 2 pointsr/keto

This is the one I use, seems to work pretty well

Nutiva Organic, Cold-Processed Hemp Seed Protein from non-GMO, Sustainably Farmed Canadian Hempseed, Hi-Fiber, 3-pound

u/vulpiter1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

The banana does two things: really compliments the flavor, and thickens up the shake so the ground seeds don't sink to the bottom. I'm using this hemp protein, and the mixing instructions it came with was 8oz milk, 1 banana, 3tbsp hemp.

Which is something I see in your shake, you use ~40% more milk, but only about ~20% of the hemp protein. Mine is literally more than 6x more hemp protein per liquid. And that's fine and all, just the difference of our recipes.

u/Effimero89 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Something I personally recommend NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate Pure, 1.2 -Pounds

u/milky_donut · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I mix in NOW protein powder which is flavorless. I use it mostly for shakes or yogurt, though. Sometimes my bf uses it for cottage cheese. For the most part I barely taste it.

u/tanglisha · 2 pointsr/keto

Now foods whey protein isolate. Ingredients: whey protein isolate.

u/JudgeLanceKeto · 2 pointsr/keto

Have you ever tried unsweetened almond, coconut, or almond and coconut milk? They're definitely not the same as cow milk but they can be pretty tasty.

Couple of shilly suggestions (promise no affiliation):

  1. Meal prep! You should have/should make time to batch prepare a crapload of protein and veggie goodness at once. I will usually cook a baking dish or two of chicken thighs at once but this week it was a big ole pork butt that got put in the smoker. Then I'll portion it out into containers. My favorite is the EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Container. The small sections usually hold about 6 ounces of protein combined and I'll fill the other side with low carb veggies. Tip: take pictures of your portions on a scale so you don't forget how many ounces/grams of each are in your containers.

  2. Keto Chow. This stuff has saved my bacon (heh) over the last couple of weeks. First off, the salted caramel flavor is DELICIOUS. Wouldn't be surprised if it scratched your milk itch because it's basically a milkshake. I mix mine with ~90ml of heavy cream, a scoop of the Keto Chow, and a scoop of NOW Sports Whey Protein Isolate Unflavored. This mix is crazy filling and comes in at 51g of protein, 4-5 net carbs (counting the heavy cream as about 3 net carbs), 31g of fat, and 534 calories. You could easily reduce the fat, carbs, and calories of that by putting in less cream. I started mixing it with protein because I found that after drinking it, I wouldn't be hungry enough to eat two other meals in the day and it made it easier to hit my protein goals.

    At first blush, Keto Chow seemed expensive to me.. But when it says it's one week's supply, think of it instead as 21 meals. For me (and I imagine most people) who use it once per day, that means it lasts three weeks.

    Having meals ready makes it soooo much easier to avoid temptation. So does cheese.
u/authentic010 · 2 pointsr/vegetarianketo

Ive been using this for years. Less than 1 carb. Unflavored. So I make shakes with chia seeds and ground flax, peanut butter and unsweetened almond milk. Add in some fruity or kale and you are set

Now sports Whey protein isolate

u/SavageNoble · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I buy NOW Foods unflavored whey and it's pretty great. The artificially flavored powders were making me nauseous so I had to switch.

u/jackbrannen · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I stopped using normal protein powder (the stuff you can buy in grocery stores) because of the sucralose and aspartame in them. I just switched to this stuff. No sweetener whatsoever. I put it in milk and it just increases the milky taste slightly. Not bad at all.

u/axcho · 2 pointsr/soylent

We used to use these for one-week batches at Custom Body Fuel. They're great.

u/wellshii18 · 2 pointsr/PSMF
u/songl4a · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Anyone have luck with NOW?

u/_ilovetofu_ · 2 pointsr/soylent

I dont think the consistency would be great. I cook with it, and it expands and gets like bread in water.

$4.12 per 10 oz bag
132 grams of protein per bag
283.495 total grams per bag
3.1 cents per gram of protein

Whey Isolate-
$64.99 per 5 lbs
2025 grams of protein
2267.96 total grams in tub
3.2 cents per gram of protein

Whey Isolate

Disclaimer: I am at work so my math could suck. The amount of protein and cost per item is correct.

u/vi_warshawski · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Maybe if she saw something that wasn't dressed up like some radioactive steroid sludge. I use this brand of whey protein isolate and chase it with some chocolate soy milk after I work out. There's no weird ingredients in this.

u/KalinaBjj · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I like Unflavored NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate (Amazon). It blends easily with different kinds of food and doesn't add that weird sweet flavor of regular protein powder.

u/DO_IT_FOR_THE_LLAMAS · 2 pointsr/keto

It has 4g of carbs per serving. For me that's way too high. I just use whey protein isolate to spike protein without the carb in my system. See here

u/crumblekins · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Sure that's possible. If you had a full on whey allergy greek yogurt would be some of the worst dairy you could possible eat - it's been strained to get most of the non-protein stuff out. Bad news for people who can't consume it.

If you can eat greek yogurt, but can't stomach other dairy, then you probably are just lactose intolerant. Greek yogurt has very little lactose in it (compared to other diary foods), and the protein content is extremely high. I'm essentially in the same boat: I can handle greek yogurt, but most other dairy foods will leave me gassy and constipated for a few days after eating them.

If you want to try it, you could buy some whey isolate protein powder - just make sure that it's isolate, and not some sort of bullshit blend. You could try small amounts initially just to see if it bothers you, and if it does then move on from there.

The real answer here is that you should see a professional who deals with food allergies and intolerances - at best I can give you some rough answers based on personal experience and what knowledge I have of the matter. A doctor or nutritionist would be a lot more useful.

u/Twisting_Me · 2 pointsr/loseit

You can drink them, it's just food. Have one a day, preferably after working out. I am assuming that it would have about 25-30g of protein in it.

I bought this:

Unflavored, no extra vitamins or gimmicks.

u/snwoemanon · 2 pointsr/keto
u/shuzy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Does anybody have a suggestion for a whey protein that is: 1. unflavored 2. low cholesterol 3. has a good ratio of AA's

I'm worried about all the heart problems that body builders are having, and I wonder if the cholesterol in high protein diets contributes to it

edit: The best thing I've been able to find is

u/charliegriefer · 2 pointsr/soylent

Most cost efficient way is the powder.

I'm almost 1 month into Soylent. I've gone 100% (with a few "cheats" here and there). 48 year old male, 5'9", looking to drop some weight by eating better.

My "recipe" is I do 3 Soylent meals a day (so 1500 kcal). I blend with unsweetened almond milk, and 1 scoop of NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate (per serving), giving me roughly 2000kcal/day.

So, powder is more cost-efficient than bottles. There are no other items that you'd need to obtain, other than whatever you want to mix it with (in my case, the almond milk and protein powder).

u/arden13 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I buy this protein powder from Amazon

It's plain, but it isn't expensive and you can mix in your own tasty things. Personally I eat one scoop stirred in with 1 cup of Oikos plain greek yogurt (0% fat). If you choose to do that, let it sit for ~1min after stirring otherwise it will be clumpy.

u/zippityflip · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

If your protein is flavored/vanilla, you can't do this, but if it's totally unflavored, you can mix in a V-8 or soup, and it just makes it creamier.

u/mizzack · 2 pointsr/Paleo

NOW Unflavored Whey Isolate is good stuff as far as protein powders go. No artificial flavors or sweeteners to worry about. Throw that into a blender with a handful of berries, some ice, whatever and you are good to go.

u/PoliticalMaverick · 2 pointsr/keto

I use a B-complex vitamin, D vitamins, magnesium supplement.

I get my potassium from the protein shakes I drink, which also have a lot of the vitamins and minerals.

No carbs.

u/midwestgator · 2 pointsr/gainit

I get my protein off of amazon:

I try to avoid sucralose as I've had similar issues... I've not had any issues with stevia which I find in muscle milk naturals.

I've skipped bananas at times. I use chaboni greek yogurt and standard flavored yogurt to give my shakes some bulk.

u/WIDE_OPEN_BEAVERS · 2 pointsr/nutrition

You can supplement with something like pea protein. Mmmm, harness the power of the pea for sick gainz.

u/JulienneDelphiki · 2 pointsr/Invisalign

These are the three I use. Mixed with some almond milk, the shakes will add a couple hundred calories to each meal, plus 20-30 grams of protein. Soylent is another good option for a quick on-the-go meal. There have been a few days where I went out, and just brought a bottle with me to drink. I left my trays in, and swished really well with water afterwards. I definitely don't do that often, but it works in a pinch!

u/Lizabetanne · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Pea protein has 120 cal | 2g fat | 1 g carbs | 24g protein per scoop.

u/SenoraSies · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

I use this and this mixed together. They aren't soy, but are non-gmo and really cheap for 2 pounds of a non-whey based powder.

Tastes terrible though, but I got used to it. It helps to have a good shaker like a blender ball to get it mixed thoroughly.

As for using protein powder in baking, here's a livestrong article about it. Personally, I don't like to risk denaturing, so I have a few no-bake brownie recipes that I use instead.

u/lolgymdude · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Isopure makes powders too (albeit still fairly expensive). Optimum Nutrition makes a Whey Protein Isolate called Hydro-Whey, these are supposed to be fine with lactose intolerance.

That being said protein powder is way overrated, as are high-protein intake (> .8 gram of protein per lb. of body weight) diets. Unless you're a huge body builder and have been lifting for multiple years you'd probably benefit more from sticking to natural sources of protein. Most of the mis-information around the importance of high protein diets are peddled from industry funded studies.

I used to eat like that too, 200g+ protein every single day with multiple shakes. Then I became enlightened, probably hover closer to 100g per day and have seen no drop in gains. The only powder I ever use now is an Organic Hemp Protein that helps me get my protein over the threshold (I only need the additional 15g) plus packs a ton of micronutrients including 8g of super important fiber.

My recommendation:

u/finalbattel · 2 pointsr/loseit

I honestly don't mind it for the most part. It's versatile enough I can put a reasonable amount of it into pretty much any kind of food. It does have a noticeable effect on the food's taste if I put in a full 3TBSP, but I usually only do like 1.5TBSP (and just add it to two different foods instead of all at once) and it doesn't really mess with the taste too much. It does make things a little grainy though if you use the full 3TBSP and don't have enough (more?) of everything else to balance it out. I found it really works best in fruit smoothies, since everything is blended so much that it's not as "offensive" in its texture, and its flavor is a bit more muted since it's being smothered by fruit, haha. I found the same sort of thing if I cooked it with oatmeal, some flavoring (for me I use chai powder), and milk (nondairy for me), though to a slightly lesser extent.
Plus, it has is it has a crapton of iron in it. For someone that's iron deficient, it's really beneficial to have that since I can't stand iron pills, which is why I picked it originally over other kinds. Though I can definitely see why the taste would be a turn off.

This is the kind I use currently.

u/lawlylawly · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I used to work at a natural/organic grocery store so I've tried a ton of different ones. They all taste pretty disgusting imo and you're not getting much protein for the money but if the ingredients are most important to you then maybe look into these ones:

Nutivia hemp

Warrior food

Garden of Life

u/RustyDogma · 2 pointsr/theketodiet

Sounds like a potential allergy. Try a different type of protein. There are options like egg, vegan, goat milk, etc to experiment with until you pinpoint your problem.

u/Scoftie · 2 pointsr/Fitness

If you're absolutely set on getting ON Amazon is a little cheaper - £47.50 for 2.2kg.

Otherwise go for one of the other suggested powders and spend the savings on cottage cheese :)

u/civ_gandhi · 2 pointsr/bakchodi

Sorry I don't know the brand scene for whey in india. However, this brand is found everywhere:

Whey is a standard by product of dairy process of making curd/yoghurt. It's not some special product. You can try out different brands and check reviews as well. Don't be afraid to try out Indian brands as well. But I'm not giving you Indian brands because I haven't used them personally.

u/bicyclethieff · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

I use the double rich chocolate flavor. Others have sucralose which can disagree w stomachs. Based on this recipe you may find it a touch chalky but I’m sure adding a nut butter would probably hide it entirely. I omit for calories. It’s definitely the least chalky one I’ve tried (Vega and Pure Protein).

u/maho4807 · 2 pointsr/loseit

Depends on your convenience needs. If you have time to cook up 3-4 eggs in the am (6g protein per egg), throw on on some salsa or hot sauce you can be done in less than 10 minutes. If that doesnt work, and I honestly can only manage this a few days a week, then I use and highly recommend this protein.

u/mocha-thunder · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Decent place to start:



u/Cwaazy · 2 pointsr/loseit this protein shake tastes like milk shake. I just add luke warm water and its good to go. The flavor i got is extreme milk chocolate.

u/The_Counter · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

Big ups ninjastar09. I made this last night, but didn't include the hemp powder. I also added about 15 drops of liquid Stevia. It can I say this in a clean way. Orgasmic?

Without the hemp powder:
1 serving was 299 calories, 30g fat, 4.8g carbs, and 6.5 protein. I used [Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard] (

u/theoldthatisstrong · 2 pointsr/fitness30plus

Not a dumb question. Yes, there are. They're usually called "unflavored" like this protein isolate.

u/Refrigerizer · 2 pointsr/keto

They also sell an unflavoured Isopure powder, though I've never tried it myself.

u/Boggy59 · 2 pointsr/keto

I use this unflavored protein powder - dissolves well, no grit, no odd flavor. The flavored versions are apparently pretty gross, if you read the reviews, but who the heck wants 'cookies and cream' for breakfast anyway? The Vitamin Shoppe and GNC carry this.

u/AKdgaf · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the kind I hear the best things about: Isopure

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/keto

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:


^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/cartguy · 2 pointsr/diabetes

Rice protein will not help with insulin resistance. What will help is daily exercise, weight loss and eating less carbs. I know it sounds like the same old same old doctors teach, but that's pretty much it(easier said then done). As for a quality protein powder, I prefer Isopure Whey powder. Pricey but worth it.

u/Teflonica · 2 pointsr/keto

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder - expensive up front but the price per gram of protein is cheap in the long run.

Look for bogo deals on cheddar cheese at the food store, Cabot is yummy.

Celery, radishes, red cabbage, and broccoli are healthy food staples.

u/4chanian_immigrant · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

This protein powder is pretty great.

Natural, organic, raw and full of stuff.

u/mxgsfmdpx · 2 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

Plant based for me after years and years of whey... This is the absolute best I've found and works great no matter how you take it...


u/way2lazy2care · 2 pointsr/Futurology
u/Want_Bourbon · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I drink this for a meal replacement on a pretty basis. It has a great macro breakdown and is pretty filling. They have a vanilla chai flavor which is the best tasting in my opinion, but the chocolate isn't bad either. I'd avoid the regular vanilla and I haven't tried unflavored, but I don't imagine it being pleasant. Oh, and it all tastes better if mixed with almond milk or another flavored drink.

u/B3z · 2 pointsr/vegan

I tried HempForce, but liked Garden Life, Chocolate much better. I add Hemp, Cocao, and Maca for extra protein, flavor, and energy boost.

u/dihard · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Try Garden of Life Raw Meal. Only thing it's low on is fat. I just mix in some milk or coconut milk and it's pretty much a completely balanced meal.

u/AshesToAether · 2 pointsr/loseit

I've bounced around between vegan and vegetarian for the last few years (cheese was always my binge / trigger food since I was a kid, and my medical diet has whey at the moment), and I spent a couple years dieting while vegan. Since it sounds like you're just transitioning towards more of the whole foods thing recently, plus my bland medical diet is making me reminisce about all the great foods I haven't had in way too long, so I'll write this out more exhaustively. A lot of it might be stuff you already know.

I found a shake mix that is great, by Garden of Life. It's basically just dehydrated, powdered sprouts with a touch of cocoa powder on it. You definitely need to like your veggies to enjoy it, as the flavor of the sprouts bleeds through a little, but hey, that was always a plus to me. Great protein, no real junky ingredients, no added sugar, lots of protein, and a good amount of fiber. Drinking a shaker of that and you feel like you had a salad. I always keep a tub of that around the house. I often don't feel like eating breakfast, so I'd have a shake. If MFP said I wasn't meeting my macro goals, I'd have a shake. Only warning is that the texture is a little thicker than most, because it's got a lot of insoluble plant fiber.

For protein, I'm a huge fan of lentils (a legume). Look up daal recipes (Indian food) for a healthy, high-protein meal. Whenever you'd have a grain like rice, quinoa makes a great substitute. It's still carb-y, but it's twice the protein of any rice, and has a good amino acid profile. Also, don't underestimate the sheer amount of green veggies you can get in a day. I often would use a full bag of spinach in a soup or cooked down for one meal, and that's about 10g of protein in about 80 calories. Also, tofu and tempeh all the things. Just such a versatile food. You can add tofu to a shake to make it rich and creamy, you can make it into dessert, you can marinate it, pan cook it, grill it, throw it in soups (miso), etc. It'll taste like anything you do to it. General tso's tofu was a great from-scratch meal to make. Beans are pretty great too. Beans on toast is a very normal British breakfast.

If you're looking for good fats, avocados, nuts, seeds, etc. are great. Avocadoes are great on just about everything. I love throwing sesame seeds in to stir fry meals. Chia seeds are a wonderful addition. 1 oz is 5g protein, 9g good fats, and 12 g carb, but 10 of those are fiber grams. They work great in smoothies to make them really filling. If you've never had chia seeds before, they gel up in water. Cashews or peanuts are used in a number of great Thai recipes. Honestly, just some random nuts or seeds (pumpkin seeds are awesome) work great for this.

So some of these might seem like more calorie heavy foods than you want. That's why the shake is such a nice go-to when you need to fix a day that doesn't have much room left. It's pretty easy to fall into carb traps, so it's nice to get a goal protein in each meal.

u/mandala1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/adapt27 · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I have used some of their other products, but BulkSupplements seems to be pretty good. BulkSupplements Whey Protein Isolate.

u/LordGreybush · 2 pointsr/keto
u/TheWeirdMan29 · 2 pointsr/keto

I drink ketochow for many of my meals, I mix a scoop of this in all my shakes and doesn't hurt the flavor any.

u/Sete_Sois · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've been using this plant protein blend lately

u/StarchyIrishman · 2 pointsr/glutenfree

Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Sweet Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound, Packaging May Vary

u/rao-blackwell-ized · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Whey isolate may be marginally "better" for this case because it doesn't contain the lactose that whey concentrate would have. Alternatively, I actually really like this stuff which is a nice little blend of pea, brown rice, chia, and hemp, and it's sweetened with stevia.

u/X-Funk · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Costco has the chocolate version of this for under $30. I love it.

u/Volcano_T-Rex · 2 pointsr/vegan

For protein shakes I really like Orgain blended with a banana and some frozen strawberries and maybe some spinach. If you're looking to up your nutrient intake for your pregnancy you could get Vega instead but it's pricier. I also recommend a brown rice or quinoa bowl with peas, edamame, hummus, tofu, whatever tickles your fancy. Seitan has a weird texture, it's better when it's a side mixed with veggies or rice.

u/alaynew · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Do you have any dietary restrictions or a fixed budget for protein powder? I am mildly lactose intolerant, so I use a plant-based protein powder that doesn't contain any milk products. Orgain has served me quite well. It's made from pea protein (as opposed to the more popular whey) and both their chocolate and vanilla flavors are the tastiest protein powders I've ever had. They don't add any sugar and instead chose to sweeten with monk fruit sweetener. They aren't the cheapest brand out there, however they're not exorbitant

I usually stick to a simple recipe: 2 scoops of protein powder (as directed), 1 to 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (I use this as opposed to to yogurt. With the protein powder I think adding yogurt is kind of overkill), 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple, 1/2 frozen cherries (or any other fruit of your choice).

This keeps me full for hours (I drink it as a meal replacement for dinner, after workouts), but can be high in the calories with all the fruit. If you just stick to the powder and almond milk, it would make a good, filling, relatively low calorie breakfast.

u/HanlonsElectricRazor · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

I also work out, and over on r/fitness you'll find a ton of vegetarian lifters. They have some good info for vegetarians and vegans in their sidebar/wiki. If you don't find what you're looking for there, make a post and I guarantee someone will be able to answer you. There are plenty of vegetarians who lift.

Creatine is made by your body but also comes from meat. There's some evidence that not getting enough creatine can impair cognitive function, and vegetarians tend to have less creatine than our carnivorous brethren. That doesn't mean that we're all a bunch of dummies, but it might not hurt to take a creatine supplement, especially if you're lifting. Personally I do take creatine. As for protein, remember that your body can only process so much protein at one time, and once you go above that the returns diminish quickly. So eating more protein does not directly correlate to building more muscle. The actual amounts that you can process at once are not completely agreed upon, but I've read a few of the studies and it seems like anything above 20 grams in a single sitting is a waste. You can easily get that in a vegan protein powder. I love the brand I use:

It's got a nice wheaty-vanilla flavor, and it's also very high in fiber. That second point is more important than it might sound. You don't know what it's like to have great poops until you've been getting the right amount of fiber. That Western diet I talked about earlier also tends to be fiber deficient because humans are supposed to be eating more plants than we do these days. This causes all sorts of gastrointestinal issues. Tell that to the next carnivore who gives you shit about "but humans are meant to eat meat! It's only natural!"

Edit: pun definitely intended.

u/psm510 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Is this Protein powder decent for the price or is there a different one i should get?

Also, should i buy some fish oil?

u/JayElectricity · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

this one is the one I use because it's pretty affordable.

u/fishtarco · 2 pointsr/gainit

I am lactose intolerant. This is the protein I am currently using

u/Jehosaboo · 2 pointsr/vegan

Why is your protein goal 85g/day? Protein intake should be calculated using lean body massage not total body weight. I use pea protein powder. It is very affordable and it's taste is pretty easy to disguise. You can get it in bulk on Amazon for $0.45 a serving:

u/N-ckOH · 2 pointsr/vegan

If you want a protein powder Now Pea Protein is cheap. $48 for seven pounds (96 servings) each serving is 24g of protein.

u/lespaul134 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

There ya go! Same exact one I buy. I'll caution though, it tastes kinda bad. However, if you mix a teaspoon of cinnamon (not cinnamon sugar) in with each scoop it tastes pretty good. I'll even use it to make pudding.

A scoop of this, two cups of defrosted berries, 1.5-2teaspoon of cinnamon, and 12 dates chopped up. Generous scoop of coco powder. Mix in just enough water to make it like a pudding. Boom.

u/HealthyPetsAndPlanet · 2 pointsr/vegan

Human grade meat is also contaminated with these same pathogens, that's why you don't eat it raw.

I agree vegan kibbles are not immune to cutting corners and know about the melamine crisis. However, other than melamine and mold (which are both issues for conventional) vegan is absolutely immune to most of the pathogenic and chemical contamination that plagues the rest of the conventional kibble industry.

> While I agree that it is not specifically a vegan diet issue carb-wise, a vegan diet will be higher carb.

I guess this statement depended upon what you meant. Higher carb than raw meat, yes. Higher carb than convential, no. However I believe it is possible to get close if you make your own using different glutens. Instead of ~50% that is common in conventional kibble, you can get down to ~19% carbs. If you use pea protein isolate that's 90% protein, which is much better than beef's 41% calories from protein. And then you'd be free of all worries of contamination and its impact on your health, your family's health, and your animal's health.

u/Hatcher04 · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Just bought this myself, I love it, I think 3g carb a serving which is satisfactory for me.

I just finished a huge 5lb bucket of Naked pea protein. terrible taste but great 'stats' as I like to say.

u/RobotDrZaius · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

While you should always focus on whole foods, buying a protein powder may help ease your concerns about that aspect of your diet - and it's quite cheap 'per calorie', although it feels like a big purchase. I use this pea protein personally.

Buy beans and lentils in bulk and learn how to prepare them. Buy gluten and learn how to make seitan or high-protein baked goods. The key to cheap vegan protein is doing a lot of the work yourself - though you can also snag very cheap tofu from big chain stores like Walmart/Target.

Edit: I realized you're asking for recipes, not just tips. Lentil/Gluten steaks (you can ignore the mushroom gravy part if you're extra frugal), and Cuban Black Beans and Rice are two of my staples.

u/Saltpork545 · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

This is what I use.

If you want to cut all the crap out, you're looking for an isolate powder. This won't be flavored nor will it be something you want to ingest on its own in any way. Add it to smoothies or drinks. Someone I know adds it to his morning coffee. The upside is the macros on it are excellent compared to flavored powders and if your body doesn't do well with sugar free options, this is the way to go.

u/justateburrito · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

Sorry for the crappy pic but I wasn't planning on posting this or taking a picture but they were so good I decided to share. The nug on the left is the protein isolate, the one on the right was just plain coconut flour since I was experimenting.


  • Chicken Tenders
  • Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate I used this one
  • 1 Egg
  • 1tbs Heavy Cream
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oil for frying


    Cut up chicken tenders into 3 "nugget size" pieces.

    Beat the egg with a tablespoon of heavy cream.

    Mix the whey protein with the salt and pepper (add additional spices if you'd like, I also threw in a little garlic and onion powder but didn't measure)

    Dip the nugs in the egg, then in the protein, then into the oil. Cook until one side is brown then flip them. After the second side browns and the internal temp reaches 165F (might flip a few times to keep them from browning too much on one side) remove from the oil and place on a cooling rack.
u/TheBluePillock · 2 pointsr/keto

I use Isopure Zero Carb. I've also seen people recommend Hoosier Hill Farm, but I haven't personally tried it. I think it's often cheaper, but it doesn't look like that's the case right now. I would order the Isopure again.

u/BathRobeSamurai · 2 pointsr/wls

I should really work in more cheese especially as snacks. Thanks! I have no idea what protein powders are better than others. I've heard of that optimum gold standard stuff though. We use this Isopure one:

I still am not clear on the fat content of greek yogurt. I've been trying to find the ones with the least amount of sugar though. I don't mind a yogurt that isn't too sweet. I've gotten this "triple zero" one by dannon.

u/agentpsywar · 2 pointsr/4hourbodyslowcarb

The only thing I can see that does not seem right is your breakfast.
You want to get 30g of protein in within 30 mins of waking up if possible.
3 eggs are ~18g.
I cannot do this using just food so I use a carb and sugar-free protein mixed with water.

u/LOBSTAHZGOSNEEPSNEEP · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I also had cellulite ALL. OVER. my upper thighs and bum, and it took about 3-4 months of lifting (4 leg/booty days per week) before my cellulite became no longer visible. You got this!


Also might I recommend this protein powder? It legit has 0 taste so I add it to anything, including spaghetti, soups, macaroni & cheese, oatmeal, etc. basically anything with a little liquid can be mixed with it without it tasting bad lol. Got tired of the flavored stuff because what you can add it to was so limited (basically all smoothies).

u/RLamb07 · 2 pointsr/keto

Isopure Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored, 1 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

This is what I ordered. Got the 1 pound to try it. I know people say it is flavorless but I completely disagree. It tastes like peroxide to me. I definitely have to mix it with other stuff. :)

u/nephtis5 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

That's a problem. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I ended up getting this powder and a $5 blender bottle. Hope this one is ok.

u/jevanses · 1 pointr/Fitness

Vega is fucking expensive and is just a glorified mix of pea, rice, and hemp proteins. I buy pea (now $17.92) and rice (now $28.95) protein separately and mix them in my shakes. I don't bother with hemp because I get enough omega-3's elsewhere and since I'm on a cut right now it's not as calorie-effective as the other two.

Total cost for 5 lbs total = $46.87. I use 63 g/day, so it works out to last 36 days. That being said, I usually run out of the pea first (smaller container and I do a 33:30 pea:rice mix) so I am often cycling with them. If you can no longer get it at a special price for $25, this alternative is way cheaper than Vega retail and basically the same shit. Neither of these taste particularly good (Vega doesn't taste any better) so that's not really a huge issue. If you can, go for it, it's fine.

EDIT: I should mention that 63 g of powder = 52 g of protein the way I've mixed them (33:30 pea:rice). If you use less than that daily, the cost per day obviously decreases.

u/GinsengT · 1 pointr/vegetarian

A couple powders I like to use are Rice and Soy proteins:

Pea protein is also pretty good but the texture is God-awful in my opinion. The taste isn't awesome either, but I just mix it with other stuff in small quantities to finish the container.
All three of the above are generally cheaper than whey protein. Also many whey powders are not vegetarian because of their processing methods. So look into any whey brands you might get.

To help put on weight I like to add finely ground oats to my shakes. To grind them I just use a coffee grinder, but if you have a blender with a flat blade that should do the same. Oats are a great way to add complex carbs to your shake, and carbs are essential in putting on weight.

My weight gain shakes generally consist of a 2 cups of milk (depending if you are lacto-veg or not), a banana (chilled in the fridge for texture/temp), 2ish Tbsp Peanut butter, half cup of ground oats, 3-5 frozen strawberries, 2 servings of protein (mixed kinds but about 50ish g of protein), and a few grams of creatine.

These are shakes that help put on mass, and I drink them after getting home from the gym. If you aren't doing heavy lifting then these are probably too much, but its just an example. I recommend adding a few fruits to your shakes as it really improves the flavor.
Also to help put on mass I like to try and throw some fruit (usually a banana or apple) and a big glass of milk right before getting ready for bed

If anyone sees any issues or has some constructive criticism Id be glad to hear it, just thought Id give my two cents.

u/illprobablyaskyouaQ · 1 pointr/vegan

> the sheer amount of brown rice you would have to eat to equal the amount of protein in 1 cup of beef? Over 15 cups of rice to equal the amount of protein in one cup of beef.

What about rice protein powder?

u/thatkells · 1 pointr/vegan

NUTRIBIOTIC VEGAN RICE PROTEIN is my favorite it blends well in protein shakes and goes great in my baked goods. It's also the cheapest vegan protein at my local health food store. It's also available on amazon

u/Bellgard · 1 pointr/soylent

Yeah I agree, I'm a little unsure about what actually happened. But I've also learned long ago that the doctor is almost always right. He was a very experienced ER doctor, and he told me he is sure that I passed a kidney stone. That's what the official diagnosis was, printed on my release form.

Regarding calcium, the doctor said that contrary to popular belief, extra calcium intake actually does not increase the risk of kidney stones, even though they're most commonly formed from calcium deposits (and actually has been linked with reduced risk for kidney stones). That said, my current DIY uses: 10g / day of the "NOW Foods Calcium/magnesium 1000/500 mg," for a net total of 1.4g of calcium (recommended min 1g, no max). I listed the rest of the micros in a reply to /u/chrisbair above.

As for protein, I'm using this vanilla rice protein, which is the same stuff that anyone eating schmoylent or a variant has been using, without (to my knowledge) any negative side-effects.

u/Chullachaqui · 1 pointr/bjj

I haven't been doing BJJ that long, but I did Muay Thai for a good while while on a vegan diet. The key is to get a lot of protein and to get it from a lot of different sources. Animal protein is "complete" protein (contains sufficient quantities of every single one of the amino acids that your body needs) while plant protein tends to be deficient in one amino acid or the other. However, if you combine different foods (rice and beans, etc) then you can get a complete mix of amino acids without a problem. For me, it's really that simple. Eat a lot of good, high-protein stuff (lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, rice, peanut butter, almonds, whatever) and eat a wide variety of things throughout the day.

Also, to supplement, try this and this. I mix a scoop of each of those with some soymilk and water and it makes me feel awesome.

Edit: fucked up the links

u/intuitiveG · 1 pointr/keto

I use Scivation Xtend BCAA + Energy about 15-30 mins before my workouts. It is sugar free and calorie free and has about 125 mg of caffeine.

EDIT: It helps replenish electrolytes as well, so you don’t get the keto flu.

If you want protein plus BCAAs I use Isopure Zero Carb Protein

u/cobra_cake · 1 pointr/100DaysofKeto

Try making a protein shake. I use Isopure Zero Carb.

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Isopure (half a serving)
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sweetener to taste

    From here you can mix it up however you want. Add peanut butter powder, sugar free syrups, cocoa powder or instant coffee.


    This should give you another 250 Calories at least, more if you use two scoops of protein powder.
u/QC_knight1824 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Isopure protein will help with this.

I am a fellow lactose intolerant guy who had this same problem and haven't had it since!

u/blacklionguard · 1 pointr/gainit

I've had some luck with Muscle Feast Oats and Isopure Protein. No maltodextrin/sugar/etc.

u/piscopink · 1 pointr/ketogains

Very interesting!

Question though, why are protein shakes listed as 'in moderation'? I'm drinking 2 or 3 of these a day: Should I be concerned?

u/Dutchforce · 1 pointr/bjj

I use multivitamins, fish oil, and Isopure Whey Protein. The reason why I use that particular whey protein is because it's one of the few brands that doesn't make me gassy.

In addition, I sleep 7-8 hours every day and I stretch or do yoga on a daily basis. These things help me recover from the grind.

u/nikkamma · 1 pointr/ketogains

> Isopure zero carb

The one I have is Zero carbs for 2 scoops. Amazon link:

u/lumieredusoleil · 1 pointr/keto

I use Isopure Zero Carb. It helps me so much and it tastes fine, especially blended with an ice cube or blended with heavy cream and/or sugar free flavorings.

u/rykertron83 · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I use Isopure protein shakes after every workout. Zero carb.

u/icannevertell · 1 pointr/keto

As others have said, protein shakes. But I'll go ahead and link the stuff I use because it's awesome, and zero carb.

Also to note, fat intake isn't a goal, it's a limit. Coming in short on your fat intake is totally fine.

u/Yatessc · 1 pointr/keto

I use isopure zero carb. It's been good for me for the last 6 months.

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Flavor: Creamy Vanilla, 3 Pounds (Packaging May Vary)

u/lookalive07 · 1 pointr/ketogains

You'll definitely need to recalculate your macros to incorporate working out and losing more fat/gaining more muscle.

Calorie-wise, Fat contains 9 calories per gram, Protein contains 4 calories per gram, and Carbs contain 4 calories per gram. That's essentially why we can remain satiated eating far less carbs by comparison, and more fat than the Standard American Diet (acronym is SAD for a reason...).

But the good thing with incorporating exercise, specifically lifting weights with this diet, is that you can cut back on some of the fat and incorporate more protein, which not only fuels your muscles, but is less calories per gram, so less to burn. For example, your macros are the following:

  • 98g Fat (882 calories, 51%)
  • 79g Protein (316 calories, 41%)
  • 16g Carbs (64 calories, 8%)

    For a grand total of only 1262 calories. You could easily afford to eat more protein while lifting since you'll probably burn at least another 100 calories during your workout. Since protein is just as calorie-dense as carbs, and more than half as calorie-dense as fat, you can afford to increase your protein intake by another 25g to compensate for the 100 calories you're burning during a workout (again, just an estimate).

    Luckily, Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder has exactly 25g of protein per scoop, zero carbs, and zero fat.

    Also, as another tool, try the Fitbod app, which can be used for free for three workouts before you have to pay. That can give you a relatively decent idea of how many calories you're burning per workout, and it has a lot of specific lift exercises that can really narrow it down.

    Hope this helps!
u/sully213 · 1 pointr/ketogains

If you want to do a whey protein, I've been using Nature's Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure. Tastes good and doesn't have anything ketoers don't want.

u/lanep · 1 pointr/keto

How much does that cost? Standard (not low-carb) whey protein is only $0.71 per serving. And that's 24g protein : 2g carbs.

You'd have to consume ~2.5 servings of that milk to match the protein content of whey and will come with 10g of carbs to match. Unless it costs $2.25 or less, it's cheaper to get whey and a lot less carbs.

u/WineNowNLater · 1 pointr/HealthyFood

I like the gold 100 when vanilla ice cream. Pair that with unsweetened almost milk and it tastes like a vanilla milkshake!! I typically do two scoops with a little over a cup of almond milk.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla Ice Cream, 5 Pound

u/Conan_The_Epic · 1 pointr/keto

Cant help on the cream, I just use heavy cream from the nearest supermarket (just remember to check for the sugars, some brands add it for sweetness or something).

For protein, I like this stuff:

I like the flavour as it is, add to almond milk or water for a kinda disgusting but more keto friendly shake, or treat yourself to some real milk! 24g of protein per 30g serving, only 1.2g of net carbs, 1.1g of fat and 113 calories.

Keep going on keto, lost like 44lbs (20kg) on it so far

u/TheCommonOne · 1 pointr/keto

I thought it was just a glitch i will look at my recipes again. Also i started using this protein! what do you think? it has 3gcarbs(1g Sugar) per 1 scoop(31g) idk if should keep using or if the 1g sugar is okay

u/Sg1324 · 1 pointr/xxfitness
  • Creatine. By it here. It's SO cheap. DO NOT BUY IT ANYWHERE ELSE. They're out of stock right now, but I paid a total of $10 for the 1000 kilograms and the shipping cost.
  • Whey Protein. This is a good brand, and this is the best price I can find. Also, you'll get free shipping because it's over $35 (assuming you're in 'Murica).
  • If you think you're diet is inefficient, not getting all your necessary nutrients, you can take a multivitamin. I don't have a link because I don't take them. I should, but I don't.
u/Zap_Rosdower · 1 pointr/Fitness

I get this:

Reasonably priced, has almost no fat or sugar, and is delicious mixed with skim milk.

u/kangarooz · 1 pointr/AskReddit

My favorite smoothie recipe: 1 banana, 1 scoop whey protein powder, 5ish frozen strawberries, and some milk. Play around with frozen blueberries, mango chunks and cherries, too.

u/erude · 1 pointr/nutrition

You know, you can meet all of your protein requirements with food. Protein shakes are not necessary, though they can make it easier. If you want, you could try pure, unflavored whey. NOW Foods makes one, though I've never tried it personally.

u/MEatRHIT · 1 pointr/Fitness

100% Whey Isolate Unflavored

ON Whey, if you go with the vanilla it is pretty mild

u/SweetMochaJoe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use NOW unflavored whey protein isolate. Doesn't taste that great with just water but it does the job. Plus you can mix it into just about anything without affecting the flavor too much. Best part is its around 80 bucks for 10 pounds. I like to mix it into my oatmeal or blend it with some berries and yogurt.

u/kjfpouvy · 1 pointr/ketogains

There is unflavored whey protein powder. I think I'm finally going to switch to unflavored when I finish all of the disappointing flavors I currently have.

u/Die_monster_die · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been ordering this stuff. I'm on my 2nd bag of it, the 10lb size takes forever to run out of.

Makes a pretty nice shake with plain milk and cocoa powder.

u/Loaatao · 1 pointr/fitmeals

Maybe add a little but over extra water in the event that got cold.

Don't get me wrong, nothing turned out perfect but it was all edible.

EDIT: This was the protein powder I used.

Tastes like nothing, good caloric rate, good protein rate, and the texure is pretty damn good.

u/acus · 1 pointr/Stronglifts5x5

I found the regular simple protein powders to be fine.

If you use a regular protein powder then make sure you're also taking 1 'heaping' teaspoon of creatine per day too.

I like the Optimum Nutrition Extreme Chocolate ( but go with whichever you like the taste of best.

Make sure to get a shaker cup (like this: ), it helps make sure it is good and mixed up.

u/adityapstar · 1 pointr/Fitness

What's the difference between ON whey isolate and ON Gold standard whey? The isolate is supposed to be better, but looking at the nutrition facts they seem to be about the same. Does it matter which one I get?

u/mattressgiant · 1 pointr/keto

Also, there are plenty of really good tasting proteins out there. I usually stick to chocolate (hard for them to mess up), and go with brands like Optimum or Dymatize. You can add some cream to it to up your fat macros and improve flavor/consistency as well. You could also try keto chow.

u/The_Russian · 1 pointr/keto

I was using this before i started keto, and im still using it. Its the most delicious thing ever. And it doesn't even taste bad with just water (always heard that protein is horrible with water and before keto i always drank it with milk) but it was great. Not exactly low-carb, but it smells and tastes almost like Nesquik.

u/Bergolies · 1 pointr/Fitness

>So, should I be eating a surplus on my rest days/weekends if I'm doing SS 3x a week?

Yes. If you're concerned of gaining too much fat during your bulk, it's recommended that you begin counting Calories once again to prevent under or overeating.

>Also, which protein powder is best to mix into oatmeal?

While I haven't done it with oatmeal, my favorite powder so far to mix with milk and cereal is ON Gold Standard Extreme Milk Chocolate.

u/Crnorukac · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is my choice. Also you can check this list. ;)

u/untitled1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm confused too, but here's what I'm finding:

It looks like there are two kinds: "natural" and "non-natural".

The "subscribe and save" option only exists for the natural one.

The natural one has three favors (vanilla, chocolate strawberry). It's naturally flavored and has 5g of carbs.

The non-natural has like 20 flavors, and only 1g carbs (or maybe 3 grams... The description says one thing but the image of the nutrition label says something else).

They both have 24g protein and 5.5g BCAA. Natural is 130 cals and unnatural is 120 cals.

I know nothing about tastes, but the reviews seem to say both are good.

u/ImNotMadlife · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

What are your guy's favorite protein powder flavor? I just tried Whey On Extreme Milk Chocolate and it tastes soo good!

Just asking so I can get some future flavors for consideration.

u/irishchug · 1 pointr/loseit
u/Jbrooks544 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I read the ON comments on Amazon, where I buy mine. There are many suggestions regarding the different flavors and which are gluten free etc. You can search the 4k+ comments for the word "flavor"
I've only ever ordered the extreme milk chocolate, which is yummy.

u/Time_Bank · 1 pointr/loseit

I used food as a comfort and as a result gained 40 pounds in college because of the stress of school. It's now coming off. ^^ I was definitely addicted to bad food though. My primary strategies for breaking that addiction were:

  • Spices as a replacement for craving greasy food. Specifically garlic powder, black peper, and cumin. These have no nutritional value but make dishes taste delicious. My rice and beans dish fulfills what deep dish pizza and other crap used to fulfill.

  • Fruit and protein shakes for caving sweet food. The protein shake a make literally tastes like a chocolate milk shake. I use this powder in the extreme milk chocolate flavor.

    The above two strategies got me started. Now that I've lost a decent amount of weight, it becomes self reenforcing. I like looking good and the positive feedback I get helps to counter the need for emotional eating.
u/livingeasy · 1 pointr/getting_over_it

the downside of aerobic exercise is how boring it can be. It's long, tiring, and gets to be very monotonous. Some people can get into it. That's great if you can, me personally I'd just have a hard time sticking with it. I focus on anaerobic exercises. They're better for strength and muscle growth anyway. I've seen some amazing gains. Not necessarily size gains either. I mean, obviously, I've gained some muscle but I've developed more in a definition sort of way. I've actually lost a pretty significant amount of weight doing the exercises that I do. I started out at ~170 but now I hover around ~157 and I've got a six pack for the first time in my life at the age of 23. It's easy to get intimidated by the gym, but fuck it man, don't worry about it, everyone is in there to become better versions of themselves anyway. We all had to start somewhere. I personally like seeing out of shape people in the gym. Better than them sitting in front of a fucking television anyway. For my workout routines, I find the website to be very resourceful. There are some great motivating articles in there, very knowledgeable users, and that's where I learned how to do certain specific exercises. Starting out, I followed this 3 day split for about 8 weeks and then I switched to this 4 day split that I'm currently following. I take whey protein supplements and do cardio on Saturdays/Wednesdays and use Sundays as a rest day. For protein, I use this delicious powder using a blender bottle I picked up at GNC. For cardio, I use Dr. Layne Norton's 'Best Damn Cardio Humanly Possible in 15 Minutes'. I love talking about exercise, and I try to recommend it whenever I can, it's the easiest way to start becoming a better you!

u/powderblue17 · 1 pointr/loseit

I liked extreme chocolate and cookies and cream, but I'd buy a small bit before buying a big tub to see what flavors you like. Amazon #1 best seller for protein

u/Aid4n · 1 pointr/Fitness

Thanks for the advice :) I went and purchased this instead:

Is this what you use?

Edit: was originally going to buy this one before but then I saw the USN for cheaper, guess I'll learn from that mistake and just try and sell the rest of it to someone aha

u/Hyliac · 1 pointr/soylent

I've usually used Optimum Nutrition when it's come to protein powder and can get it through Amazon or supplement stores around me.

What would you recommend as a keto-friendly option, and how much protien powder per serving / per day would I be using?

I personally think the label of Super Fiber should be adjusted to fit when you order them next. Would streamline the DIY process. Its not too crazy though, just add the servings to get the daily and divide by the number of meals each day.

You mentioned cream, I thought I read that I could sub the cream out for olive oil or canola oil? Or are the servings portioned specifically for cream? I was looking at it mostly for the Omega-3 and 6 it would add. I'm sure the cream would taste better though haha.

u/Randyd718 · 1 pointr/amazon

Does anyone ever have trouble with camelcamelcamel reporting a low price, then you go to the amazon page, and the price is something else? What am I missing?


Here is an example:


CCC shows 47.44 right now. Amazon page shows 55.04

u/cheeseburger_humper · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Protein because everyone needs sustenance. You know, you can also get food at the Leaky Cauldron, so you can get sustenance in the alley. DIAGONALLY!

u/charmanderboy · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I've been cussed out of a few fitness communities for saying this, but I can't not say it: you don't need to supplement with protein powder. Your body is better at synthesizing non-isolated protein, and the RDA for protein is easy to meet. The majority of the research regarding protein use in athletes show that endurance athletes actually need the most protein; however, numerous studies have shown that lifters can benefit (with regards to muscle repair) from 20 grams of protein post-workout, but it must be combined with 80 grams of carbs to be used efficiently for muscle repair. I can find you the studies if you are curious to check my citations.

If you are eating a varied diet of vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds you are getting all of the amino acids you need, which I'm sure you are since you are eating a vegetarian diet. I can also link you sources for amino acid research if you are curious.

Protein powder is unnecessary and people should spend the money they would use on powder on whole foods instead. If you feel safer supplementing, I would say use a high-fiber/protein supplement, like

u/notevenmadtho · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

I recommend getting this hemp protein instead. It's Nutiva brand, I've been using it for a month, and it actually tastes pretty good. I mix a bit of raw kale powder, some peanut butter, crushed ice, and dark chocolate almond milk. The mix is fucking legit.
As for an alpha brain alternative, I've been using Neurozyme. Way better in the long run and not lab made. Everything is derived naturally. The neurozyme I can say has given me some underlying benefits in thinking in a more clear manner. I hope this helps some. I love Joe Rogan but his business practices aren't practical for an average income consumer.

u/galanovic · 1 pointr/gainit

NOW Isolate. It's not too expensive if you get the 5-lb tub, but you may want to get the smaller tub just to try it out. The macros are pretty good too: 110 calories for 25g protein with minimal ingredients.

u/PecanPusher · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

This is the one I use for frying and it works great.

u/thecurtroom · 1 pointr/gainit

Thanks for the reply! I'm currently drinking a whey protein based shake. Adding some flax seed oil, peanut butter and chia seeds for extra calories. I did some research and found that that brand had the most protein. But the one you recommended also looks pretty good because it's geared towards weight gain - also pretty cheap. Would I be losing anything if I made the switch?

u/StarvingIsVerboten · 1 pointr/CrohnsDisease

For a number of months I was using the NOW brand of whey protein isolate. It was just pure whey protein and a little soy lecithin to prevent caking. It's not easy finding a protein powder that isn't loaded up with sugar or sugar alcohols.

I thought I tolerated it well, dunno if it contributed to my flaring that led me to hop from keto to SCD, but it's one of the things I eliminated for now. I may give it a try again at some point because I probably still have $40 worth of the stuff in my pantry.

It's unflavored, which is what I wanted, but I always look at protein powder as pure fuel and I don't care what it tastes like. It was pretty bland (but tolerable) mixed with water, but I always did it with almond milk to get a few more calories shoehorned in there.

I'm not saying that you should definitely try that one in particular, but if I were you I'd just try to find the purest stuff I could of whatever protein type I was trying. Egg, casein, whey, hemp, etc. When they load extra stuff in there like sugar/sucralose/aspartame/artificial flavorings/artificial colors/etc, I see that as merely unnecessary chemicals that add random variables to the little experiment I'm continuously running on diet vs. symptoms.

u/kderaymond · 1 pointr/Supplements

Possibly off topic as I've never used that website before. But this is the protein that I use:

It's a relatively pure isolate. It mixs well in water or milk and doesn't taste horrible. Goes good in shakes too.

u/TTDandbored · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I literally just started trying protein powder this week, but I like it. It keeps me full for a really long time. I've only tried two powders so far: Hemp and Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate.

I don't recommend the hemp: it's super gritty no matter how much I try to shake/mix it.

I'm really liking the whey though! I got it to mix up super smooth the first time I used it, and I like that I'll be able to change up the flavor as often as I want. I got [this kind] (, but I have no idea if others are better. I just mixed one scoop with 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup black coffee, 1 tsp instant espresso powder and 2 squeezes of liquid stevia.

Edit: Ugh, nevermind on the whey. Looks like it has soy lecithin in it. Sorry about that. I'll leave the info here though in case anyone else finds it helpful.

u/vucci_mane · 1 pointr/Fitness

maybe try a different brands of protein? a lot of the big name protein powders contain a bunch of additives, flavorings, etc. Look for unflavored whey ( I had the same issue and this helped a lot). I personally use NOW whey protein isolate, which really is only just protein powder

u/kaloryth · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use Whey Protein Isolate (any brand should work, check the ingredients) which doesn't have lactase and has never caused me issues as a lactose intolerant gal.

Also, if you are lactose intolerant and haven't tried using lactase pills, you really should. I had to stop eating cheese/ice cream/milk products when I became lactose intolerant, but then I discovered these pills and now I just pop one and get to enjoy these foods again.

u/jarvolt · 1 pointr/Paleo

This is what I use. I've only found it online.

u/trashmonkey · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use this stuff: NOW Whey. It works great, but is a little bit expensive. I hate all the flavored proteins and this is by far the best unflavored I've found. I just wish it was cheaper. The last time I bought it, it was $45, but its gone up to $53.

u/Fimbul · 1 pointr/gainit

I have some lactose-intolerant friends that are completely fine with whey protein isolate. As long as he makes sure it's isolate, it should be fine - I use this brand.

u/Reddit_Can_Fix_Me · 1 pointr/ketogains

I been loving on the now sports whey isolate. Dutch chocolate 2g carb. 2g dietary fiber. Natural vanilla 2g carb. 1g dietary fiber. They also have an unflavored version that's less then 1g carb. I get mine at natural grocers for 37 buck a 2 pound tub. Amazon 67 bucks for a 5 pound tub.

u/InvaderJ · 1 pointr/ketochow

Thanks for the tip! I can get 5lbs of that one for the same price as 3lbs of the Isopure:

Looks like I'll just need to account a bit for…

Calories (1x serving has 110 cal, so reduce my heavy cream and such)

Sodium & Potassium… hmm. Not sure how best to account for that. Is an additional 6% and 12% DV of each a huge deal? (Anyone? I really don't want to go the DIY route. -_- )

1x serving in each of my three KCs would get me an additional 75g of protein, for a daily total of 152, about right in the middle of the Keto Calc's min and max for me. So that's good. (And I can always adjust that down to less than 1x serving.)

u/ducksauce · 1 pointr/Fitness

Anything with good reviews on Amazon is probably fine. I go with this stuff, which I think is the best whey isolate (no additives).

u/G_Maximus · 1 pointr/nutrition

I'm no expert on nutrition, but I've been using this whey protein isolate by NOW Foods. It is very nearly straight whey, mixes well, and tastes good.

u/kybrze · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've used this unflavored whey protein for the past few years. It's unsweetened -- no sugar, no artificial sweeteners. I usually mix it with ice cream and milk, but you can also mix it with yogurt and fruit for a healthier option --

u/get_in_mai_belly · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I really like this stuff:

Is got zero additives and is just whey isolate. The isolate part is just how the protein is taken from the milk, and actually helps break down the lactose. Which I like Cuz my stomach gets upset when I have too much!

The other reason I like this one is its unflavored (basically tastes like watered down milk, no fake vanilla flavor). This means I can add it to chocolate milk, strawberry milk, yogurt oatmeal or even a blended coffee drink. :)

Don't be too intimidated by the size. A serving you add to a drink is a rather large scoop. I was surprised how fast I went through it.

u/vincethepince · 1 pointr/Supplements

Protein isolate is a type of protein powder. Definately don't cut essential fats or nutrients to replace with proteins. You want to focus on getting essential fats, nutrients, and protein while limiting carbs as much as you possibly can to achieve your goal (essentially a keto diet). You're gonna want some low calorie whey protein powder. This stuff should do the trick, but it will probably taste like sour milk. Disclaimer: if you are young (under 20), make sure you don't limit your caloric intake too much as this can hinder growth and development.

u/parl · 1 pointr/WTF

Certainly now the bodybuilders wouldn't.

And probably now the commercial shakes would. But this was 10-15 years ago (IIRC) and the shakes were pure protein (and water). BTW, at Costco and the local health food store, I see powdered whey protein isolate. According to this, it contains almost no fat, almost no carb and is really all protein. Does it come with a warning label? Probably not.

BTW, there are now 1181 comments in this thread and I doubt anyone else will actually see our two person colloquy.

u/rmarsack · 1 pointr/4hourbodyslowcarb

Tim Ferriss says if you have to do shakes, make it Whey Protein Isolate (like lvsean said he uses). Watch the ingredients. Right now I'm using this:

I have also used this:

Protein shakes may impact your weight loss so they are not generally recommended, but if it's all you can do then it's better than fast food or something.

u/jwiz · 1 pointr/powerlifting

With subscribe-and-save it's $11.73 per pound. It looks comparably priced to TrueNutrition if you have Amazon Prime already.

Taste is fine.

u/sheisaeval · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, we make ours ourselves, it's not the premade ones. Most protein powders are full of crap/sugars/etc so we only use the plain unflavored unsweetened whey, which is actually quite hard to find in stores (we buy it online)

This is the one we use:

u/materialdef · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you want just straight up pure whey I'd go with:

Its not as tasty as other things, but that's because it has no additives. Ends up tasting kind of like dehydrated milk. I get it on Subscribe & Save and its even cheaper.

u/drjkiel · 1 pointr/Fitness

Pick a protein with low carbohydrates on the nutritional information. It's that simple. Here is an example that I found in google, although there are plenty out there.

u/nayrlladnar · 1 pointr/keto

I've had this in my Amazon wishlist for a while and have been wanting to try it but the price has turned me off. I might break down and finally try it.

u/Pixeleyes · 1 pointr/ketogains
u/alcoherent · 1 pointr/keto

Yup! I got a box of the Vanilla & Almond Ice Cream Bars in my freezer for whenever I'm craving ice cream. I haven't found a store near me that sells the actual ice cream though. BUT just a warning, on their boxes, they only show how many grams of sugar they used and don't count how many grams of sugar alcohols. So just remember to subtract sugar AND sugar alcohols from total carbs when you enter net carbs into your macros.

Also, THIS is the protein powder I use. 0 carbs and it tastes delicious. For more milkshake-like protein shakes, I use THIS WHEY ISOLATE. It only has 1g of carbs but tastes like Nestle Quik!

Congrats again for making it through a non-keto party. Those are hard early on!

u/icantbebotheredd · 1 pointr/leangains

I also used to drink diet soda all of the timed and for some reason, drinking a protein shake (I like Isopure Zero Carb Cookies N Cream) has completely stopped my craving for Diet Coke. Like, I could easily drink 3+ a day and now, using 0 willpower whatsoever, I have like 5 cans at my desk that I just don't even want to drink. I have 1 a week on my 'cheat' day but that's about it.

u/turtlecopter · 1 pointr/P90X

I've been going with this stuff for a few months. It's not terribly expensive and tastes decent enough.

u/Sin104 · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks man! I just started eating keto today. And tomorrow I will start working out (damn homework). Excited to start working out again! Haven't since last football season.

Is this a good protien powder?

You have been a lot of help!

Have some Gold!

u/Kurros_ · 1 pointr/running

I suspect you may not be eating enough or replenishing electrolytes, but here's a basic run down of what I eat throughout the week. High carb, plant based diet.

Short Run Day (Less than 10 miles):

  • Breakfast - 30g Wheat Square Cereal, 30g of Uncle Sams Bran Cereal, 14g Walnuts, 13g Milled Flax, Banana, 20g Golden Raisins, 6oz Almond Milk
  • Lunch - 300g Brown Rice, Mixed Frozen Veggies
  • Dinner - Whole Wheat Spaghetti with No Sodium Added Diced Tomatoes and Garlic, Spinach or Kale Salad with Avocado and Nutritional Yeast

    Mid Run Day (10-18 miles):

  • Same as above, but I'll add in a snack of fruit or a Clif bar. Skratch or Gatorade if needed.

    Long Run Day (18+ miles):

  • Two days out from a long run and up until the night before, I eat similar foods, but up the portion sizes.
  • The day before I'll cut back on leafy greens, fat and protein. Basically, anything that might make me feel bloated.
  • I do my long runs in the morning, so I like to get up 3 hours prior to the run and get some food in and give it some time to digest. Usually a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and banana. I'll also drink an 8oz glass of Green Machine and another 8-12oz of water.
  • During the run, I'll consume a handful of gels and some water.
  • Post run, I try to get 15-20g of protein in within the first 20-30 minutes. Pea Protein and Brown Rice Protein are good vegan friendly alternatives to the whey based products. If I'm feeling lazy, I'll mix it in with some Green Machine, otherwise, I'll grab some Kale, Frozen Pineapple, Spirulina and Water and blend it all together.
  • If you're feeling a little crummy afterwards try drinking a little bit of Coke. It's not exactly a health food, but it's got carbs, sugar and calories.
u/gregariousHermit · 1 pointr/Fitness

I buy NOW unflavored. Keep in mind that it is not a complete protein though so you don't want to use it as your primary protein source.

u/mrpigstai · 1 pointr/leangains

Here is a link for pea protein on Amazon. It isn't too expensive.

As mkenwort said, gelatin is easy to find, typically in the baking aisle or near the Jello, I'm guessing.

Heavy whipping cream is by the milk and doesn't cost too much. Cream cheese would probably work great and make a thicker consistency.

u/buddery_toaste · 1 pointr/acne

There are other kinds of protein you can use that isn't mixed with chocolate, and soy in a protein powder shouldn't be a problem for acne. I used pea protein when I was trying to gain weight since the typical whey proteins made me break out, and I had great results. However, there is also rice protein and hemp protein I know of off the top of my head. this is what I used

u/c0matosed · 1 pointr/leangains

You can get Rice or Pea protein, for ~$15 per 2 lbs. It is hard to find any protein cheaper than that unless you go Whey. As for proper food at least here in Sweden minced meat or frozen chicken is the cheapest choices I've found and then add rice or potatoes and some veg.

u/zhide · 1 pointr/vegan

I use the Life Basic's Greens protein powder made of pea, rice, and hemp. If it's a bit too pricey, Now Food's Pea Protein is a pretty popular choice at half the price. As a personal suggestion, if you're going to add fruits, try granny smith apples. They have a lower sugar content than a lot of apples, so you don't over do sugars in your drink.

u/eventhorizongeek · 1 pointr/xxfitness

My best advice is to get "pure" protein powder - not the ones with all that added sugar, etc (check the ingredients). I'm vegetarian and am trying minimize dairy intake, so lately I've been using soy and pea. Personally I would not suggest rice protein, it had an awful grainy texture and made me gaseous (gross!)

u/WinkeyFace18 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Turkey (seasoned with whatever you like), throw some chicken in the slow cooker, top with salsa (or maybe not, cause onions, but maybe top with lemons/limes), let it cook,tupp it up, meals for days, scrambled eggs (no added liquids), old-fashioned oats (+ cinnamon (or cocoa powder), sweetener, flax seed), deli turkey sammiches (tomato, mustard, meat, and bread), steak +veggies ...

and what about Pea Protein Powder?

u/retroactiveactor · 1 pointr/nutrition

I wanted to get some feedback on this nutrition shake I came up with. I've been drinking it almost on a daily basis for about a year now. I usually have it for breakfast or after I workout. My goal was to make a high calorie, high protein meal that was low in sugar. Let me know what you think.


Pea Protein: 1 scoop, 120 cal, 2g fat, 24g protein

Hemp Protein: 2tbsp, 70cal, 2.25g fat, 10g protein

MCT oil: 1.5Tbsp, 189cal, 21g fat

Peanut Butter: 3Tbsp, 270cal, 24g fat, 12g protein, 7.5g carbs

Whole Milk: 1.5cups, 154.5cal, 3.6g fat, 12g protein, 18g carbs

Rolled oats(uncooked): 1.5cup, 150cal, 23g carbs, 5g protein, 3g fat,

1Tbsp coco powder and 3 squirts of stevia for taste


Protein: 63g

Fat: 34.9g

Carbs: 48.5g

Calories: 953.4

Pea Protein:

Hemp Protein:

MCT oil:

Peanut Butter:

u/john-h · 1 pointr/nutrition

You've got a few options: soy, rice, hemp, and pea.

I've found pea protein to be absolutely disgusting to the point of being intolerable, no matter what I tried to hide it with.

I used to use soy protein but after much research learned unfermented soy is not good for you, so I stopped that.

I love hemp and rice protein and Garden of Life RAW Meal. Check them out here:

u/ChocolateSphynx · 1 pointr/vegetarian

They're still a little hard to find, depending on where in the world you are, but hemp products are great. Hemp seeds seem expensive, but they have 10 grams of protein per 30 grams / about 3 tablespoons, so you only have to buy a pack every few weeks. They also make hemp milk and ice cream, though they're a little tougher to find, and hemp protein powder though it has almost the same protein as hulled hemp seeds, but has the weird powder texture.

These days, I get most of my protein from hemp, oats (steel cut), and cheese (parmesan has 11g/oz! ), mixed into everything I eat - sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads all get hemp and cheese - the oats are a bit of a nuisance cause you have to cook em, but they can go into most things too if you pre-cook or meal prep. Also try lentils if you're sick of beans (I've never really had a taste for beans, so I feel ya). Wholefoods and other earthy crunchy stores have lentil based pasta which sneaks extra protein into your carbs. Add some tomato sauce with hemp seeds and parmesan cheese, and you've got an easy 35-40g protein meal, with no beans. Don't forget nuts and other seeds and butters which can really pack a punch too - I've been on antibiotics lately, so my breakfast has been yogurt with dried fruit, hemp seeds, chocolate covered raisins, and nutty granola, starting the day with about 25-30g of protein.

Also, that nutrition data site has been GREAT for meeting my macros. I was copper and AC&E deficient when I first gave up meat, got really depressed, then found this site and have been able to figure out what I'm missing, and why I crave the weirdest shit. I'm not trying to build, and I'm a generally light eater (3 meals a day is TOUGH for me), but it doesn't take much effort to get >50g/protein in a day, now that I've been checking up on the content of what I eat, and shopping wisely. It would probably take a bit more effort, or maybe do the 5 smaller meals a day thing, to reach 85 but I'm sure you can do it.

Also, don't be so quick to knock foods you think have low protein - look them up. I've been pleasantly surprised to find higher than expected protein content in foods I would never have thought to have protein, like sun dried tomatoes. Don't think about getting all your protein in one place - it's easier for your intestines to aborb a higher percentage of the protein consumed from numerous sources, than trying to get it all from one meat source - apparently (according to my athletic trainer friends), only a relatively small portion of the intestines is even capable of absorbing protein from meat, while far more is able to absorb protein from plant and other sources, so you'll absorb a higher percentage of what you eat, eating plant based proteins than meat based. The figure I seem to recall is only about 30% of meat protein is absorbed, so... you can eat that 85 g of meat protein, but you're only gonna get 29g... But I'm no expert.

u/Thibpyl · 1 pointr/gainit
u/IMunchGlass · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hemp protein, Brewer's Yeast, spirulina, beans, and nuts will be your new best friends.

u/FunkyRutabaga · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I use Nutiva Hemp Protein powder in my smoothies. I like it because it doesn't have a super strong flavor, though you wouldn't know it from the smell of it lol. I usually throw in a couple of frozen bananas for texture, and then any combination of the following: flax meal, ground oats, peanut butter (I've found it's worth it to buy the natural, no-sugar-added kind), chia seeds, cocoa powder, almond, cashew, or soy milk, strawberries, spinach, blueberries, cranberries, etc.

The nice thing about smoothies is you can hide those greens in there and never be the wiser. Throw in a handful of spinach with your fruits and grains, and you can't even tell it's there!

EDIT because you want links: This is the protein powder I use, this is the flax meal I like (if you have Prime it's a PrimePantry option here), and this is my favorite brand of peanut butter - it's a lot cheaper at my local grocery, though.

u/radrax · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Great giveaway! First of all, congratulations on choosing to get healthier! I'm sure you can't wait to be a slimmer you :D I'm also on a weightloss journey, so I'd love to share some tips that have been helping me along the way.

  1. Do you like to cook? It can be really fun, rewarding, and cheaper than eating out! You really don't have to go crazy, either, but its all about knowing what goes exactly into your food! This obviously helps with MFP, too. Try doing things like replacing white sugar with a low calorie sweetener or natural sugar like agave or honey or coconut sugar. Also, instead of frying, try baking your foods! You'll be shocked by how many calories you save when you remove all the oil that frying requires. And if anyone tries to tell you that your dredged foods won't come out crispy, fie on them!! try breading with flour, then an egg mixture, and then into panko breadcrumbs. They're so crispy, and the flour and egg will keep them from coming off your food.

  2. Exercise (duh). Everyone always does cardio when they try to lose weight, which is great and can burn a lot of calories, but you should also consider lifting weights. Okay, I know what you might be thinking, you don't want to bulk up. I PROMISE, you will not get bulky if you lift weights!! As a woman, it is almost impossible to get bulky and manly. What it does do, however, is build and tone your muscles. That way, when you lose the weight, you'll be nice and toned. A lot of people expect to lose weight and have this tight, toned body sitting underneath, but it doesn't work like that. Also, building muscle will increase your body's natural caloric burn at rest! Cool! Also, consider doing fun out-of-the-norm workouts every once in a while. Do some yoga. Sign up for kick boxing. Change it up a little every once in a while to keep it fresh and challenging.

  3. Macros. Okay, some people track their macros, and they are SUPER intense about it, and that can be scary. You don't have to live like that. You don't have to obsess. However, MFP does have a nutrition bar that adds up all of the macros and vitamins and stuff you ate throughout the day, not just calories. Your goals are adjustable, and there are tons of different ratios that you could go for to help with your weight loss. I'm currently on a high protein kick, and I'm trying to cut down on carbs (my weakness!) but there are lots of ways to go about this. On that note,

  4. Consider a protein powder! Most people try to cut fats or carbs out of their diet to lose weight, which means MORE PROTEINS! WOO!! Obviously you could eat things like beans and meat and nuts and soy, but protein powders are a great source too! If I may, I would recommend a plant-based protein powder (I currently use hemp protein because its natural and high in fiber, too). Animal based proteins such as whey and casein can give some people stomach problems like gas and bloating, and not everyone can eat soy proteins for health reasons. Hemp is a good plant-based to go for, but there is also rice, pea, and other blends.

  5. To stay motivated, maybe make a point system. Example: for every week that you go without eating a bad-for-you or fattening food, you get a point. For each point, you can trade it in for a cheat food at the end of the month, or however long you saved up. I like to rank mine by the damage: a cookie costs 1 point, a slice of cake costs 3, and a fast food meal costs 8.

  6. Remember to check yourself out! Soon you'll start to see the progress in your body, and that's the best motivation there is!

    You're awesome and you can TOTALLY do this. I hope some of these tips were helpful. Sorry the post was so long!

    Also, if you pick me, I really have my eye on that San Francisco set. Thanks for hosting!!
u/Kisutra · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I've had my eye on some of the hemp powder on amazon for the past week or so. I think I'll head to Whole Foods this week and see if I can get a smaller pack to try it out before committing to a pound of it.

I've had a hell of a time trying to get enough protein. I feel like I can only do it if I eat nuts and seeds all day and it's really annoying.

u/Starflower21742 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Have you looked into eating for your blood type? Dairy, Coconut and cinnamon are no-nos for blood type O. I think and feel better when I follow the blood type guidelines.

I use flour alternates like ground almond or flaxseed or hi protein hemp powder. It is green and tastes like sunflower seeds. I get it from amazon - but beware when ordering, there is also hi fiber hemp powder too.

Caution with ground flax - it can be extremely constipating! Drink lots of water.

Hi pro hemp powder-

u/alwayson22 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

I like this stuff with my breakfast and one for a postworkout shake. I know it's a little pricey, but it is great quality and tastes really good. I drink one of these every night before bed. Those are the only supplements I take besides a preworkout. I like this stuff for a preworkout but if you are just starting at the gym I'm not sure I'd recommend it. If you DO choose to take a preworkout right away, BE CAREFUL. If you take too much, or you take some and then decide not to work out, you will feel like shit for the rest of the day.

u/OhYeDidAye · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I'm not bothered about it being in a bag or not, but can you at least get a bag with the same amount that the tubs usually have?

Basically, this is what I was hoping to get once I had gotten a little extra money:

If you can get anything from this website the same size as that, wither it's in a tub still or a bag, please let me know because it may be cheaper than this. Thanks! :)

u/Mannthedan1 · 1 pointr/GYM

You can get a 2lb container of Gold Standard Whey , which is a really popular brand for like $30. I am not sure what you consider cheap but this is a good brand.

u/rental_car_fast · 1 pointr/keto

I read all of the PMs, there's definitely some great info here! Thank you so much for taking the time to send that. I think either the problem might be 1) pistachios are too high in carbs and I shouldn't eat them and/or 2) the labels on the food I ate today didn't provide all the info needed to correctly calculate net carbs.

One big question i have is when a label says Carbs 3g but sugars 1g and doesn't list any other source of carbohydrates, what do you count? 1 or 3? See here for an example:

Thanks again!

u/FLYBOY611 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Interesting read, I drink a chocolate protein shake with a blended banana and sometimes peanut butter when I'm done working out. The extra chocolate might be redundant for me?

As for the "fad" fitness. People gravitate towards them because they work for a startling number of people. Same reason everyone was doing the Atkins a few years back. It worked for a lot of people. Not everyone has the know-how or patience to sift through all the bad fitness advice and people would much rather have someone lay down the law for them and tell them what they need to do in a nice neat readable format sort of like our FAQ. I also find that the lifestyle change comes naturally when people get serious about any of the above programs.

u/kvossera · 1 pointr/xxketo

I use this stuff. I’ve not had an issue with it

Works with my weightlifting protein needs.

u/tyween · 1 pointr/keto

One thing that I do during the work week to save time is have protein shakes for breakfast and lunch. I use this protein powder because it is high in protein, low in carbs, and still relatively cheap. I'm not saying that you have to have protein shakes for breakfast or lunch, just consider it as a viable meal substitute that takes no time at all to ingest. I also tend to cook in bulk, so that when I do cook I have leftovers for a few days.

As far as food in the house goes, I basically ate all of my non keto food before starting keto. Whether or not having these foods in your house will be a problem is a matter of self control and will power. For me personally, having them in my apartment would be a deterrent. I buy most of my meat in bulk, freezing some if I am unable to cook it all at once. My friends don't eat keto, but I haven't had any problems finding a way to accommodate myself in social situations. I hope this helps!

u/kjudd · 1 pointr/ketouk
u/outroversion · 1 pointr/Fitness

Oh wow as if it's nutrition and supplement thursday on the one day I am looking to commit and switch to using supplements!

You gotta know, money's tight so want to get the protein I need on my heavier workout days at least without having to pay for it as the second half of the month is always tough.

I was 250lbs, now 180lbs. Switched to weight training at the start of the year while trying to keep up my cardio but want to lose that last bit of fat and figured supplements could help.

I've heard good things about this-

But not totally sure what it does, when to take it etc. Oh also- HOW to take it? Like what do you mix it with? Milk?

Also what's this casein night stuff?

I've had a good search but it tends to be people's results threads that show up, I just want some pointing in the right direction.

u/zkelvin · 1 pointr/Fitness

As I understand, that standard ratio for OHP:Bench:Squat:Deadlift is 2:3:4:5.

And although it's not in your brand, I highly suggest ON Double Rich Chocolate with milk. Fucking delicious. I get 200g of protein daily from these shakes.

u/akingkio · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/ac1dBurn7 · 1 pointr/C25K

Hello! I come from r/weightroom to bring you the information you seek. A favorite over there is Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. Many people, myself included, favor the Double Rich Chocolate flavor. It isn't super expensive as protein goes - a couple of folks below me have posted Body Fortress, which is $15 for a 2lb tub. ON is $20-25ish for a 2lb tub depending what flavor you get, and I've seen the prices on Amazon fluctuate a bit. The cheap Walmart stuff works fine, but I find ON tastes better.

u/lil0ne · 1 pointr/wls

I use this for unflavored powder: Isopure

u/dfort1986 · 1 pointr/nutrition

I buy mine at GNC.
I usually throw in a banana and a spoon full of almond butter. Mixed with water. Frozen banana makes it taste even better.

u/defeldus · 1 pointr/keto

I don't take any supplements during the day. I take a multivitamin, fish oil pill, and potassium supplement after my first meal. The protein I use is Isopure. Super cheap in bulk and every flavor is good so far.

u/angriggs · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Hey girl, I'm there with you! Sucralose gives me migraines so I can't have it either. I like the BCAA capsules (even though they're large, they're something my body can handle without headaches) and I also use Quest protein powders (contain less than 2% Sucralose and I find this doesn't really affect me) and protein bars. You could also try using collagen powders that are unflavored like Vital Proteins unflavored, or even do the Isopure zero carb protein powder, which is unflavored/unsweetened.


I don't take preworkout, so unfortunately I don't have a lot of advice to offer there, especially if you're looking for caffeine free. Have you tried capsules instead of powders for these? Here's one I just found online:

There is a BCAA powder from XTend that is free from artificial sweeteners. The GNC person helped me find it. Link:

u/Flatline2962 · 1 pointr/keto

isopure zero is the protein powder I use.

Maybe use the unflavored version to avoid sucralose? Looks like it when I look at the ingredients.

u/Oranges13 · 1 pointr/ketochow

The protien powder I purchased came in a 3lb container which is plenty big enough to mix up a batch for a week at a time:

One week of chow filled that up about halfway.

I also used the 2lb container for this protein powder and had plenty of room for a week as well:

Then, you just weigh out your ingredients and add them to the bottle and give it a good roll around on the floor. Shaking just makes it all dusty when you open it, so rolling it is better.

I store the scoop outside and give it a roll or two before measuring out the weight of powder needed for the shakes.

I just use an oster blender. Add the cream and oil I need for the servings I'm making, add the powder and add water to the top and blend.

Someone suggested the oster milkshake blade: and it makes a very nice frothy shake!

I make 3 shakes at a time in a 6 cup blender jar, divide it into 3 parts and add water in each bottle until they are full.

Then I let it sit for at least 30 minutes (normally overnight) before I consume it.

u/klnh13 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use Isopure Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored. It's a little pricy but I like that it's basically just protein. 26g protein with no fat, carbohydrate, sugars or lactose, artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners. And you still get your BCAAs and L-Glutamine.

u/tresliso · 1 pointr/xxketo

I found it at my local GNC for about $52 (I think) for a gigantic tub that lasted me about two months. It's also available online on Amazon, for cheaper than I got it at GNC!

I could put a couple scoops (2 servings) in a ziplock bag and send it to you if you want to try it first and are willing to cover shipping costs. I wish someone had done that for me, I ended up wasting so much $$ on protein drinks I hated.

Edit: Or nevermind, you could just buy from Amazon and return it if you don't like it, haha.

u/jca2u · 1 pointr/Fitness

This right here is the bomb. Good price, good amount, and it's the best protein I've ever had.

Unflavored, so you can add it to chilli or sprinkle some on your cereal. AND - most importantly - it's SUPER dissolvable so you can actually just shake it in with milk or water and it mixes well. And since it's unflavored, you can add whatever level of flavoring you'd like. Personally, I like to add a tablespoon of hershey's chocolate (only 50 cals) to a cup of milk and this and shake it up for a very light chocolate froth milk.

u/massmanthrowaway · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use this in my smoothies.

u/Luca_overthemoon · 1 pointr/FitMama

This is the protein powder I use as an additive: Ispoure Whey Protein. They have a 20% off coupon right now actually!

u/BritDillinger · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I highly recommend the Isopure.


26g of protein for 1 heaping scoopful (29g), 0g net carb.


This recipe could work in one of those bottles. I just love my NutriBullet and I have the "on the go" function if I want to run out the door after blending it up really quick. Which by really quick is a five second pop on the base.

u/Toddcraft · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I've only tried this kind before and it was good.

u/acidpHarm · 1 pointr/ADHD

You mention that you prefer not to eat "tortured food." I am a vegan of four years and it IS possible to have a high-protein diet without consuming animals. I'm not going to babble on about the vegan/vegetarian ways of life because I do not wish to infringe upon your beliefs/choices.

I just wanted to let you know that it IS possible to have a high-protein diet without consuming animal products. If you have questions, feel free to pm me- I am aware that a lot of people are touchy about the topic of veggie-ism and I would prefer not to engage in any arguments.

If you are still interested in other sources of protein, you could always try vegan/vegetarian protein powders. I realize that they are highly processed, but I found this one that is raw AND vegan- definitely less processed than the typical protein powder

Additionally, there are also vegan/vegetarian sources of Omega-3's.

For those of you that are interested, here are some helpful sources for more information:

Information about animal-free protein sources as well as some general information about vegetarian/vegan protein sources

High-protein vegan meal ideas and recipes

Not exactly a reference source, but this link contains an interesting account of the high-protein vegan lifestyle by a famous vegan body builder. This link also includes meal ideas, suggested protein ratios, as well as dietary transitioning suggestions and dietary supplement recommendations

Some anecdotal accounts of veganism improving ADHD. There is very little scientific literature/studies on this subject, but it is compelling and this blog is definitely something to think about.

u/Pandas_UNITE · 1 pointr/Supplements

Are you not able to purchase online? You should try a vegan protein powder which are great and don't cause the inflammation that dairy based powders do. I've tried only the first one (Garden of Life) and am pretty happy with it. I don't get the gassy and bloat that came from my days on whey powders. Next I'll be trying the Planthead brand powders.

u/Asher31415 · 1 pointr/vegan

Garden of life RAW protein has become my favorite. I mix it in with my five grain oatmeal or just with water and it tastes great!

u/Michellediva · 1 pointr/asktransgender

I would avoid pasta, rice, bread unless it is 100% WHOLE WHEAT, no white bread, no pasta unless it's wheat pasta, go with brown rice instead of white, eat oatmeal thats like the greatest complex carb IMO I even put it in my shakes:)

You want all your carbs mostly from fiber, so I'll break ti down for you
Complex Carbs (starchy take longer to digest and more filling)

  • Wheat pasta
  • Sweet Potato
  • Brown Rice-
  • 100% whole wheat bread
  • Steel oats
  • there are more but not going to list them, just focus on these

    Vegetables are complex carbs but are actually processed more like simple carbs in your body I would say in between starchy foods and fruits
  • Brocolli is king of all vegetables focus on this mostly, high in fiber and nutrients
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Kale
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Mustard Greens

    Simple Carbs
  • Fruits
  • Focus on Grapefruit, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and apples
  • tomatoes

  • Chicken Breast
  • Lean Turkey
  • Lean red meat (good source of fat too)
  • Wild caught fish (not farm raised)
    If on a vegan diet like me then consume

  • fish
  • grains
  • almonds
  • peanuts
  • hazelnuts
  • avocados
  • soymilk
  • walnuts
  • peanut butter
  • olives
  • Olive oil and vegetable oil.

    I personally recommend against eating dairy period it contains a lot of crappy fat, the list above is the fat you want that can lean your body out. Remember good fats help you burn fat, the bad fat that gives you cellulite:)

    The protein is mostly for your organs to function and slightly your muscles so you don't feel weak. The carbs are the trick to everything, your body will use this as it's main source of energy and this is where you get the curves from but only if you eat the good carb sources I mention above. I see people eating gluten loaded white bread, rice, and pasta and their weight goes to their belly. It's because it raises insulin levels your body doesn't know what to do with all the excess junk goes into fat storage mode and put it where it's most easily accessble...your GUT! lol

    Sorry for being dramatic, i'm very passionate about this as you can see^.^

    Good luck let me know if you need anymore advice

    It gets more complicated I have formulas to calculate how many calories you need to intake to maintain your weight, lose, or gain. As well as the macro nutrient ratios that pertain to your specific goal and how to do measurement properly all based on your height, weight, body fat percentage and activity level. But that is for another time, you just need the basics for now:)
u/ego_brain · 1 pointr/vegetarian

I don't know how much you've looked into the options that are available out there, but I've been using this for about 6 months now and love it. It tastes great and has some real good ingredients in it. A little pricey, but totally worth it.

I'd look into the entire line of RAW products, like flavored protein powders and meal options. I would totally recommend.

u/FlatMoonTheory · 1 pointr/keto

Garden of Life Organic Vegan Protein Powder with Vitamins and Probiotics - Raw Organic Plant Based Protein Shake, Sugar Free, Unflavored, 20.0oz (1 lb 4 oz / 568g) Powder

u/nothinglikemyparents · 1 pointr/vegan

Try this stuff for your protein shakes

I think one serving has 28g of protein from all sprouted grains with enzymes and probiotics. Really healthy stuff. If you make a smoothie with nondairy milk, one scoop of this, chia seeds, wheat germ, flax seeds, cherries, cacao, and almond butter you'll have about 45 or so grams of protein.

u/AndroidBiscuit · 1 pointr/vegan

This one is great. It has a very neutral taste and it's a good price. I've been using it for a while.

u/MadZane · 1 pointr/gainit

Check this stuff out. Its a pretty complete protein for being completely not dairy base. Its just a blend of a bunch of different vegetable proteins to get all of the amino acids.

It doesn't have a lot of calories in it though.

u/SoPhoKingGood · 1 pointr/vegan
u/splott · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I tried different types, a raw-vegetable protein that did not taste good, and then beef protein which works out pretty well for me. :)

u/LiquidSnape · 1 pointr/vegan
u/Baessler · 1 pointr/nutrition

Garden of Life raw meal. Raw Meal

I've been using it daily for several months now. You can see that some people gave it low reviews due to the taste, but it is not a problem if you know how to mix it. My favorite recipe is to use the unflavored kind and blend with almond milk, honey, and some berries or whatever fruit I have.

u/voodoochildyultz · 1 pointr/loseit

I take a lot of vitamins. B12 magnessium potassium calcium vitamin c and the protein intake i take every morning has a good amount of vitamins on it as well
Garden of Life Meal Replacement - Organic Raw Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, Vegan, Gluten-Free, 35.9oz (2lb 4oz/1,017g) Powder
But please do tell me what vitamins i could be missing so i can correct this problem.
I do not have a gul bladder, i hae gul stones when i was 20 unfortunately.
Yes i am checking in the morning after a bodily passing and as for the weight it fluctuates from 245 to 242 . Today i was at 243.

u/NolanSyKinsley · 1 pointr/keto

I haven't tried them yet as I haven't had the money to buy them, but I have been looking into these Garden of Life raw organic vegetable meal protein powders, the chocolate and vanilla chai only have 1 gram net carbs and 20g protein per serving, and seem to bring a lot more to the table than a simple protein shake powder including probiotics.

u/SmarterThenYew · 1 pointr/Fitness

I can't say enough good about this stuff. I make a smoothie every day with almond milk, a banana, and some frozen berries.

u/theamazingmissdynamo · 1 pointr/loseit

I like Garden of Life Raw Meal here. It's 120 calories with 20g fat. The chocolate flavor is good and it isn't very sweet. I usually just mix it with a cup of almond milk.

u/PhotonicDoctor · 1 pointr/Fitness

Forget protein only stuff. You need a full meal because that has vitamins, minerals, fiber, and all the protein you need. I drink this with fat free milk and a banana mixed in a blender. Best meal there is cause its organic, no fillers and other crap. Cheaper on Amazon trust me. iHerb or Amazon for best deal.

u/cerritos · 1 pointr/MuayThai

I've been using this protein for years, it was way better 3 years ago before the company got bought by Nestle and the formula changed but it's still solid IMO


I use about 1tbsp Chia Seeds and 5g creatine (I just use a scoop that gives me about 5g, not worth the time to measure exactly)


If you sweat a lot and are prone to cramps / headaches from losing too many minerals, zinc and magnesium are good to supplement


I am not a qualified health professional though - this is just what works for me based on my own 5+ years of research & direct experience. Take it how you will

u/eclipse75 · 1 pointr/raw
u/pillowpants80 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

This has been in my wish list for a while, haven't gotten brave enough to try it though.

u/PrestigeWombat · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I actually use bulk supplements protein. There's no flavor and nothing but whey in it. Here's the link

BulkSupplements CLEAN Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% (1 Kilogram)

u/BlueJayy · 1 pointr/Fitness

Anyone have any info on this?

BulkSupplements CLEAN Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90%

Edit: seems like its only 33 servings.... Not that good of a deal I guess

u/r4d4r_3n5 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Not to shill, but I bought this a couple of weeks ago, and I've been pretty happy with it.

I've never bought an unflavored protein isolate before. No discernible flavor by itself, I've been mixing with milk to make a 'super milk' when I use it.

u/DankAudio · 1 pointr/ketogains

That's a rip off... Just buy bulk supplements 90% Whey isolate and add vanilla extract or cocoa....

u/TimJonesin · 1 pointr/gainit

I usually go with this

u/kazuyosh · 1 pointr/Fitness
In fact I have to buy more anyway. I usually also get the creatine, and glutamine, but not sure what you need. Hope it helps

u/Chronosapient · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Also Bulk Supplements is 120 cal for 27g Protein at 25 to 30 buks per kilo.... very pure stuff... sniff sniff... trust meh

u/ecmoRandomNumbers · 1 pointr/keto

I live in the middle of nowhere and order Bulk Supplements Unflavored from Amazon.

u/RPGryguy · 1 pointr/gastricsleeve

Pea protein is getting popular as a substitute when you have a lot of restrictions in your diet. The first one is the most popular in vanilla but they do sell unflavored.

u/vinsterX · 1 pointr/fitmeals

Been having this every morning for the last two weeks. It's pretty good...

Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder, Vanilla Bean

u/Im_Jhay · 1 pointr/Fitness

Is a plant-based protein powder such as Orgain as effective as using a whey-based powder like Optimum Nutrition? Any thoughts?

u/Mysteryman64 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Could always try selling her on the "organic" stuff.

u/sauteslut · 1 pointr/VeganFood
u/sar_ahhhhhh · 1 pointr/wls
u/TofuSlicer · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Here you can get it for 12.56 a pound if you buy the 2 pound jar.

Edit: plus the fudge kind is cheaper and still tastes good imo.

u/areich · 1 pointr/vegan

I'm combined both this post and reply into next months order: Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder, Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound; I've only seen chocolate at Costco and leading up to big runs, I stop all caffeine intake, including chocolate (this way I can take caffeine just before/during the run).

Thanks op & Jackoco1!

u/techwrek12 · 1 pointr/glutenfree

I'm GF and have bad reactions to pure whey, so this is what I use post lifting and in smoothies in the morning. Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder, Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound

u/LA-Throw_Away · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

Like this one?

If yes, the follow up question is what flavor do you like?

u/slow_one · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use a vegetable protein (Orgain) because it's lactose free... maybe try that instead?

u/Magnos · 1 pointr/vegetarian

You can certainly use protein powder, even if you're not a body builder, but they are pretty calorie dense so you'll want to be careful you're going over. One serving of just the powder has 150 calories and my strawberry banana shakes are about 600 calories.

This is the one I use.

/r/xxfitness is a good resource for general fitness related advice.

u/jelly_quiche · 1 pointr/xxfitness

What is your protein goal (g/day)? And do you have any dietary restrictions (other than the nut thing)? I've finely worked up to 100 g/day with at least half of that coming from vegetarian sources. As for protein powder, I use a mixture of 2 scoops Orgain Vanilla and 2 TBS [chocolate peanut butter powder] ( mixed with 1 1/2 cups water. The taste and texture are fantastic.

u/Pool_of_Death · 1 pointr/gainit this is the best, the taste is totally fine when mixed in with a shake. i just throw in frozen fruit, pineapple juice, coconut water, and the protein powder

u/Skonjb · 1 pointr/Fitness

Used to use ON, kept getting sick. Found a awesome plant based protein that mixes with a fork(always had to use a blender for whey proteins), feel 1000% better compared to ON..who knows why.

u/MrCharismatist · 1 pointr/ketochow

Ones that I've found that have decent reviews and good "cost per pound":

u/Pachu27 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is the one that I️ just recently bought. Works great with vanilla almond milk and is such a good deal

NOW Sports Pea Protein Natural Unflavored Powder,7-Pound

u/Dudliii · 1 pointr/veganfitness

NOW Sports Pea Protein Natural Unflavored Powder,7-Pound

This is the cheapest per pound you'll find. Also, you probably don't need a protein powder. Fill in your diet with legumes and broccoli and you'll see on cronometer that you're definitely not lacking in protein. Eating high in protein right after a workout will be most efficient. Protein powder might help in some way maybe? I think that it's bioavailability goes up when you consume it like this, but I wouldn't consider it necessary.

u/PTVegan · 1 pointr/vegetarian

I've used this brand before:

24g protein, 1g carb, 120 calories.

A lot of people use protein shakes. Not just body builders.

u/bodhisagan · 1 pointr/leangains

Have you looked into pea protein? I switch between it and whey. It's cheaper than whey, is a complete protein, and has good BCAA numbers (not quite as good as whey, but it's up there.) There's been some recent research suggesting it's nearly as good as whey for protein synth., and in one study, there was an unexpected result that the pea protein population did slightly better (probably sample size in my estimation...). Anyway, on price alone, 3.175 kg for $43, and a 120kcal serving has 96kcal of protein. From my reckoning only milk protein isolate (meh on BCAA due to high casein content) and whey isolate (not concentrate) give more protein /kcal. I find it hard to believe that soy would be cheaper per gram of protein. I use NOW Pea Protein, but there are others. I'm not sure how that works out in Sweden price wise, but this product always works out cheaper than any other protein source I can find...eggs, milk, chicken, especially when you consider how much fat and/or carbs those other sources (soy too) deliver along with the protein. For what it's worth, whey in bulk is pretty cheap too. 2KG for roughly the same price as the pea protein in 3+kg.

u/CubicleCunt · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is what I buy. I don't go through enough to justify buying a 20kg bag.

u/Hyperspacekittyxx · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I found this tub and it looks like a great deal.

But is there something you mean about an incomplete amino acid profile? I'd hate to buy 7 lbs of pea protein and find out it was missing something.

u/caribmike · 1 pointr/Supplements
u/somethrowaday · 1 pointr/SIBO

By the way, did you ever give any thought to use whey or plant protein instead of the Jo Labs stuff? I am not a chemist / biologist but if I had to take a gander I would say there's not much of a difference between how either item would be absorbed by the body and protein powders are economically superior in terms of price (at a glance, I could be wrong).

I sort of can't help but wonder if Siebacker agreed to plug Jo Mar Lab's product, which while I am sure it is fine, is no different from an animal or plant derived product. If I end up going with anything it'll most likely be pea protein isolate unflavored (<2 carbs).

For example this has 18 amino acids, as opposed to the 21 from the Jo Mar Lab's. It's missing L-Glutamine, Taurine, and Cysteine but either way it has the 9 essential AAs.

The Jo Mar Labs product page states that you don't know what you're getting from food-derived proteins, but ironically, their own product lists the ingredients as a proprietary blend, whereas the product I just linked lists out how many mg of each AA you get per I'm sure it doesn't matter and I am just being overly tinfoily but this is definitely a field where the average company can definitely easily take advantage of customers with exploitative pricing and scrupulous claims.

u/atheoncrutch · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I’ve been rocking Naked Pea from Amazon lately. The chocolate flavour is much more bearable than the unflavoured kind.

u/ThinkChill · 1 pointr/fitmeals
u/TupacsFather · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Pea Protein Isolate from NAKED Nutrition. Tons of protein, and tastes great. Mixes very well.

u/CertainlyKeto · 1 pointr/ketodessert

This recipe at

Cake Ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered erythritol We use this
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup almond flour We use this
  • 2 Tbsp. unflavored protein powder We use this
  • 1 tsp. baking powder We use this
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Filling Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 Tbsp. powdered erythritol We use this


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together softened butter and powdered erythritol until well blended and smooth.
  3. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla to butter mixture and blend well.
  4. In a separate bowl, add almond flour, protein powder, and baking powder. Mix together with a fork to blend.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
  7. Spread the cake batter across the entire cookie sheet evenly.
  8. Tap the cookie sheet on the counter a couple times to get out any bubbles and to even the batter out. Put it on the middle rack of the oven.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes. It will spring back a bit when touched and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  10. When cake is done, let cool for 5 – 10 minutes. After it has cooled for a few minutes, roll the cake with the parchment paper, starting from the short end. Try to make sure that the roll is tight as you roll.
  11. Leave on the counter to cool completely, at least 1 hour. Make the filling as the cake cools.
  12. Filling Directions
  13. Place softened butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl.
  14. Beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  15. In another bowl, add heavy cream and beat until whipped cream.
  16. Add the whipped cream to the butter and cream cheese mixture.
  17. Add powdered erythritol and beat all together until smooth.
  18. To Assemble
  19. After the cake has cooled and the filling is made, unroll the cake gently so that it does not crack.
  20. When completely unrolled, spread the filling over the whole cake, leaving a bit of space at the end without filling.
  21. Roll the cake back up without the parchment paper. Make sure you keep it tight, but not too tight because the filling will spill out.
  22. Wrap it in plastic wrap.
  23. Place in the refrigerator for a couple hours to overnight to set.
  24. Garnish with a dusting of powdered erythritol (optional).
u/Holycrapwtfatheism · 1 pointr/keto

Amazon has it, as well.

u/mysticdolphin95 · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

I use Isopure Unflavored Whey in my oatmeal; when I'm soaking it overnight and then heating it up in the morning, I just add it to the rest of the dry ingredients (~1/2 scoop with 1/3c. oats plus other nuts/seeds and 2/3c. almond milk). When I'm making hot oatmeal, I mix it with a little almond milk then stir it in at the end.

For shakes, I drink EAS Chocolate Whey, which I think is super good! I've also had lots of terrible protein shake experiences and for whatever reason I really like this one. I'll usually do a scoop in 8oz. almond milk; my husband likes using dairy milk, which is also good.

u/Kryptonicus · 1 pointr/Keto_Food

Isopure Zero Carb, Keto Friendly Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored, 1 Pound

u/kdayallday7 · 1 pointr/FODMAPS

I just ordered this. It looks like they also have flavors that are limited to 5 ingredients. Sweeteners are monk fruit and stevia.

Isopure Zero Carb, Keto Friendly Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored, 1 Pound

u/mercurly · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Hey, I just wanted to comment with internet hugs and say I know what you're going through. I lost 10 lbs last year from "stress-starving" as I called it. Still working on getting it back.

I know it's hard to motivate yourself to do anything, but walking helps me. Just throw on sweats and go walk somewhere. Nowhere. Whatever. You'll work up an appetite pretty quickly.

Everyone else said protein shakes. They're the only reason I ever get a breakfast in me so I wholeheartedly agree. Your grocery store probably has pre-made shakes, but honestly homemade is so much better.

My go to recipe is: unsweetened almond milk, spinach (can't taste it), almond butter, frozen banana, a small handful of dark chocolate chips, and unflavored protein powder (I get this stuff). It looks disgusting but it's really easy on the tummy. It's only about 400 calories so it's not a meal replacement entirely, but it's a very good start, and it tastes like a banana split.

Also, this is gonna sound really stupid, but don't try to diet or anything at first. I had to learn that the hard way...

Good luck, friend!

u/Stinkerbellorama · 1 pointr/keto

I sub part of the almond flour with Oat fiber (not oat flour) and/or isopure powder The oat fiber and isopure have a fluffier consistancy. BUT, oat fiber dilutes flavor in my opinion.

u/zombieninja9000 · 0 pointsr/keto

If you want the protein you need without breaking the bank I recommend isopure. I lost 40 lb

You can also use MyFitnessPal to count carbs by tracking barcodes and manually entering food.

Use this for your calculator.

When I did my diet, I didn’t use the “net carb” bs cheat. It all turns to sugar.

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Keto Friendly, Flavor: Creamy Vanilla, 3 lb

u/JustARogue · 0 pointsr/Fitness

In the UK, On Whey is currently [47GBP/2.3kg](
) which is the 5lb size with 77 servings.

Milk costs roughly 1GBP/Liter in London.

It's 110cal, 1g F, 1g C, 24g P. Mix 1 scoop with this with 2 cups of whole milk (roughly .5L) and you have a gainer shake.

For roughly 1.1GBP you get 413cal - 17g F, 25g C, 40g P

I don't see how you are going to do much better than that.

u/SolomonKull · 0 pointsr/Frugal

Forget meats. That's the worst way to get that much protein. You should invest in protein powders.

3lbs of Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi Fiber - $20.29 ($0.42 / oz) + $4.99 shipping

Made from USDA-certified-organic hempseeds
A delicious high-fiber protein drink mix
37% protein, 43% fiber, 9% beneficial fats, 0 net carbs (after subtracting for fiber)
Stir into juices, smoothies; also add to cereal, yogurt, batter mixes
Hempseeds legally grown by Canadian farmers

u/MonoChinEnthusiast · 0 pointsr/JoeRogan

Your best bet is buying this and adding it to a smoothie or something. The other ingredients that you choose can mask the flavor. Also I recommend not focusing as much on taste. Sometimes you have to discipline your taste buds.

u/tOSU_AV · 0 pointsr/funny

Maybe you should switch up your 'tein. Try NOW Foods unflavored. I drink it daily and never get gas from it.


u/6foot20 · 0 pointsr/Fitness

I do the Now Foods Why Protein Isolate - Pure
Tastes like shit but no added sugars and who cares how it tastes? It's protein. You can get used to it.

u/therealswimshady · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Might be worth a shot since it's so cheap. I have kind of been a fan of the NOW Foods Unflavored Whey Isolate lately...only 2 ingredients and 90% protein content.

u/MyOther_UN_is_Clever · 0 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

The Brand I Use (Amazon non-affiliate link)

It's about 90 cents a scoop. Unlike others, it doesn't have any added flavorings or calories, which is good for me since I'm putting it into a fruit/spinach smoothie, anyways. I use half a scoop, because I eat eggs and other things throughout the day, and also add peanut butter. I am not doing "bulking" but more regular muscle building.

Note: Go for protein isolate, to avoid Lactose, if you're intolerant or often get gassy (which means you are probably intolerant).

u/qes · 0 pointsr/Fitness
u/WerewolfCircus · 0 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

What about alternatives for people (like myself) who don't work out or take protein on a regular basis because they are lactose intolerant and don't eat gluten. (and go ahead and hate on me but when i cut out gluten i actually gained weight finally and have felt immensely better.)

This was the only thing I could find that seemed like a decent option. Any suggestions on where to start?

u/Goldentongue · 0 pointsr/Fitness

If you have a sweet tooth, Chocolate Orgain organic plant protein powder
It's a little bit pricier than bulk whey powder, but it tastes delicious with just milk or even water and serves as a great dessert replacement .

u/Marcus_Petronius · 0 pointsr/acne

Acne causes vary by person; I found mine to be caused by dairy in my diet. Specifically, whey protein derived from milk and other dairy products like ice cream or cheese. Cutting or limiting those foods in my diet did great things for my complexion. I still worked out 5-6 times a week around the time I made the diet change.

I use vegetable based protein now from Orgain (chocolate flavor is okay, vanilla flavor is terrible)

u/throw162534 · -1 pointsr/Fitness

If you can afford it, drink a low carb protein shake like Isopure (just my preference because it's cheap) to help reach your protein requirements. 2 shakes a day would be enough for you. Pasta and pizza isn't going to help you. That's pure carbs... you should be avoiding carbs while working out and doing moderate cardio.

u/rexsuede · -1 pointsr/vandwellers

This mix and almond milk (you can also use just water but it tastes a little icky) and a $5.00 plastic protein shaker/mixing cup from walmart. and you can get complete nutrition, have it washed out and ready to do something else in 5 minutes. (a friend of mine and I would do this at work when everyone else was having a smoke break) It does get kind of old if this is all you do. but for breakfast and dinner it works out great. (oh and mix it and drink it fast, after a couple of minutes it sets up to a paste consistency it's not bad just THICK) chi vanilla is my favorite but now I just buy vanilla because there are so many different flavors of almond milk)
I've also been buying (and just dumping it in the container with the mix it makes it taste awesome)

*Not affiliated in any way with this product I just use it A lot and have for about the last year and a half)

u/ranfea · -1 pointsr/food

Are you aware that protein's pretty ample in sources other than meat, dairy, and soy?

Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains. I use this plant protein powder for bulking up and it's soy free!