Best sports nutrition whey protein powders according to redditors

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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/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/tamtheotter · 14 pointsr/Fitness
u/Strel0k · 13 pointsr/Fitness

If you buy the 5 lb tub it comes out to $0.65 per 25g of protein

The 10 lb bag comes out to $0.62 per 25g of protein, which is a slightly better deal.

u/The_Arborealist · 13 pointsr/Fitness

It's a math error on their part. They forgot to account for the (X2) part of 1.75-pound (Pack of 2).

  1. (1.75lbsx2)=3.5lbs.

  2. 3.5x16oz=56oz

  3. $11.29/56oz=20cents/oz

    Consider, too, that this is their (absrdly overpriced) Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey that they claim is discounted by half (!)
    here at .88/oz By those (unrealistic) standards the .40/oz price is still a super deal.


  • "It's clearly a mistake, they won't honor it."

    They will. See this thread for a (now dead) similar deal

    If they ship the wrong thing? (Like, say, a single container?) Amazon returns are dead easy and you might even get a gift card for your troubles if you complain to customer service.

    You won't be charged until they ship so BUY NOW and think about it. You can always cancel.

  • "It doesn't ship for a really long time"

    True. "Usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks." If that's an issue this might not be the deal for you.

    For the record, I went in for 10 which is 35 lbs for 112$. Know of a better deal? Please tell us about it.

  • "I bet it's near expiration date"

    This product was just introduced. I gotta think they are waiting on manufacture/delivery before shipment (hence the shipping delay).
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/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/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/mcchea · 8 pointsr/Fitness

This one. It's cheap, effective, and delicious.

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/emnemz · 7 pointsr/Fitness

Has anyone tried the ON Natural Whey Protein? I love the ON extreme milk chocolate but I'm curious as to whether the natural version tastes the same.

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/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/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/MEatRHIT · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Personally, I like this for after a workout, taste is pretty decent and nothing extra in it. For a meal replacement I usually go with two scoops of this mixed with ~10oz of whole milk. You are using metic and Euros so I'm not sure what part of Europe you are from or where to get it cheaply, but you should be able to find these not too expensively.

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/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/sunchatte · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Peanuts make a great snack in small quantities but they're probably not the greatest base source of protein. You mention eating only 1400 calories a day and wanting to replace 800+ of them with peanuts, and I think you'll find that you're having to go hungry (and drink a lot more to stay hydrated) more often than not, and if that's your only source of protein, it still won't be enough.

For reference, I'm eating between 1300-1400 calories a day and 65-90g of protein daily. I'm probably not the best example out there, but the point is that even if you eat a cup of peanuts a day (clocking in at about 862 calories with 40g of protein almost twice as much fat, which also isn't good) it's still not enough.

I don't know what country you're from, but is amazon available? Powder is expensive in large quantities, but it lasts ages. Something like this is $30USD for a tub, but that tub has 28 servings, so it should last you about a month if you were to take it every day, so that's almost 25g of protein with minimal sugar and fat for about a dollar a day.

If you don't like meat/animal products (do you like fish at all?) you could look to small amounts of grains like quinoa or oats that have some protein. Eggs are also great, and so is dairy. If you can stand to buy plain greek yogurt (you get used to the taste quickly, but if you don't like it you can add a tsp of honey or some fruit and it will keep the sugar content lower). Black beans offer 15g of protein in one cup, which is only about 230 calories with very little fat. Other beans and lentils will tend to have high protein and lower fat, with the added bonus of fiber and other nutrients. You could even have milk or plain soymilk, or cottage cheese.

u/nebraskajones11 · 5 pointsr/xxketo

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

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/danny_b87 · 4 pointsr/naturalbodybuilding

The 3 main testing agencies NSF, Informed Choice, and Informed Sport all have a search feature. I'll post links when I get to work. I work with collegiate and pro athletes and the brands we usually recommend are EAS and Cytosport (Muscle Milk) as most of theirs are tested.

edit: you can search by brand or type of supplement. note that each flavor has to get tested so a lot of companies not all flavors of their protein powder are tested
Search NSF
Search Informed Choice
Search Informed Sport

I usually go with EAS 100% Whey for protein, you can get 5-15% off with subscribe and save and I frequently see a 20% off clip on coupon with it so is usually cheaper than MyProtein unless you catch a sale there. For BCAAs I usually go with EAS again (all EAS products are NSF) though I got some from MyProtein last time since it was cheaper at the time (only the iBCAA version is tested).

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/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/kluhtz · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Artificial sweeteners are fine in moderation.

ON Gold Standard is available in a "Natural" form, however, for people like you that may want to avoid 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/necine · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/Keckley · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I used to do this with the 5 lb tubs, but ON pulled their stuff from Amazons subscription program. Did they reinstate it?

Edit: Yes. Looking at the item on Amazon, it costs $105 (way more than 15% over what you're showing) and there doesn't seem to be any subscription option. How did you do this?

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/zo1d · 3 pointsr/Fitness

What do you dislike about using 2 scoops? Is it the additional calories, or value for money? Because I just compared it with 4 other random protein powders on Amazon (on the first page of results), and at current prices, you get considerably more protein per dollar than the others.

protein per serving * servings per container / price

EAS: 49.8
BSN: 26.4
MusclePharm: 32.5
MyProtein: 22.7
ON: 30.6

Edit: For the record, the place I've been buying EAS from sells it for $40/5lb bag, so I've been getting about 37.7g/$

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/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/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/dubai

Image proof:

The one on the left is exactly like my bottle from life, the altered appearance. Whereas the right is how its supposed to be.

Amazon 1,251 critical review of the fake isopure exactly like LIFE. It is rated 4.2/5.0 there ...FUCK ME!!

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/nickgiulioni · 3 pointsr/leangains
u/beano919 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

There are brands that make unflavored BCAA's.

You could always buy the unflavored and then whatever flavor you do like and do a half and half?

u/Javier_the_Janitor · 3 pointsr/Fitness


  • A great multivitamin-probably more tailored for the athletic - I take and recommend something like GNC Mega Men's Sport
  • Fish oil capsules - I currently use Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega
  • Whey Protein - Gotta love ON! The only thing I find better than their gold standard is Platinum Hydro Whey though it's pricey!
  • BCAAs, for pre/during/and post workout (mix with your protein shake!) - Again I'd go with either ON's brand or Xtend


  • Pre-Workout Stimulant - I don't currently use one but if I did it'd be Jack3d which has some Creatine Monohydrate with caffeine. Emphasis on the stimulant
  • Creatine - Only 2 types you should look for, and it's probably better to get the powdered versions over capsules. Recommend Prolab's Monohydrate, which is the most common/most studied one, and/or Creatine Ethyl Ester (or CEE)Which is my choice. CEE Is monohydrate with an extra ester molecule attached to help absorption. (That's why there's so many friggin' kinds of creatine out there-to help absorption-since monohydrate's rate is in the single digits at best) Recommend nothing but Primaforce's CEE. (Again, I'd go for powder over capsules)
  • Casein Protein - Take it before bed. I just trust ON's brand when it comes to protein for their good reputation but if you're happy with another brand, have at it
u/Gareth321 · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

Optimum Nutrition does a hydrolised whey protein isolate which I have found to be the easiest on my stomach.

u/lordpuddingcup · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

Basically using a zerocarb protein powder instead of flour

u/Victorian_Cunt · 3 pointsr/soylent

I do the same thing with isopure zero carb protein powder, and it is also delicious!

u/deltorax · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I really like Optimum Nutrition, particularly because it's pretty easy to mix in my Blender Bottle. Depending on the flavor, it tastes pretty good too.

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/high_rise · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I get Optimum Nutrition 5 lb Naturally Flavored Whey Powders. Short ingredient list and it doesn't break the bank too bad.
ON Naturally Flavored Chocolate

u/ssoass7 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard natural vanilla whey. Doesn't use any artificial flavors/sweeteners/colors and tastes pretty good, especially as part of a smoothie.

u/shadow1421 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

My mom actually can't drink anything with artificial sweeteners because they give her BAD migraines. It cost a little more than the regular ON but we buy this:

We buy the chocolate flavor and we both love it. It's absolutely awful in water though, you have to mix it in milk every time. Also, if you BLEND it with milk (I sometimes add a tablespoon of plain sugar too) it froths the milk up and tastes exactly like a chocolate milkshake.

I've tried unflavored whey and couldn't drink it without gagging. I don't recommend it.

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/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/chestone · 2 pointsr/gaymers

Thanks for the reply I really enjoyed the article. I am already doing many of the things suggested in the article, but I do need to get better about pre workout snacks. I too often put off eating before a workout because I'm prepping for a big meal afterwards. I'm a big fan of for shakes. Thanks again for the support.

u/vprong · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Amazon has Optimum Nutrition at 15% off with Subscribe and Save. After the order ships you can cancel the subscription and still keep the discount. This is the best tasting I've had over a 4 year period and you will not find it cheaper anywhere else.

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/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/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/AncientApple · 2 pointsr/leangains

Comes down to $23.51 USD. Which is only 3 dollars cheaper then what Amazon has it listed as -$26.08

u/Caderrade · 2 pointsr/gainit

Hydro Whey

This stuff shouldn't give you breakouts, never does for me. Pretty much the most premium protein you can buy. That's because the process they put it through, no lactose.
You could be getting acne from milk, dairy and any of the extra fat/protein you're consuming. If you wanna know how I got rid of my bad acne lifting, you can pm.

u/atoterrano · 2 pointsr/ketogains

ON hydrowhey is very keto friendly and the flavors have taste to it

u/teamshred · 2 pointsr/Fitness

ON has a Hydro Whey that is hydrolyzed. I use the natural gold product personally. THat hydro stuff is expensive.

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

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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/AlreadyThrownAway33 · 2 pointsr/4hourbodyslowcarb

OK, with the proviso that you shouldn't drink your calories, use sweeteners, YMMV, &tc.

I used this in combination with coffee and was totally satiated. Fifty grams of protein, 210 calories, and enough sweetness that I didn't miss not having lattes (I'm allergic to chocolate and lactose intolerant.)

To make it creamier you can add ice and nut milk, though it's not totally necessary. I would suggest using water chilled in the fridge instead of cold tap water, even if it's filtered.

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/2comment · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Have you tried this a brand like Optimum Nutrition?

Or you using flavored or unflavored stuff? If you're trying to go unflavored, this stuff is good too.

u/salty-lemons · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

We use Naked Whey because I'm sensitive to flavor additives and we could add anything we wanted. To make a chocolate shake, you just add milk, a little water to thin, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sugar/honey/maple syrup to taste. I also like that it is supposedly made from whey from small farms humanely owned cows.

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/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/mr_negativity · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been taking whey for years and I usually just take it by itself after a workout with water. Its been good enough so far and I haven't put much more thought into it. As far as carbs, I usually need it prior to working out than after, as it seems I need the extra energy they seem to supply me.

Anyway, I used to take the regular ON whey found here, , but have recently switched over to this natural formula of theirs. I like the natural one more because it seems to mix better with water and doesn't have that artificial taste after drinking it( from sweetners).

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/qaspok · 1 pointr/fitmeals

Might want to use this link instead. Save yourself $7

u/rlh1271 · 1 pointr/crossfit

I honestly don't think you need the preworkout supplement. You're not a body builder. Eat some eggs and greek yogurt in the morning, they'll give you the energy you need and won't weigh you down in the gut during those cardio heavy workouts.

This is the protein powder I used:

Cheap in bulk and the industry leader in terms of accuracy. It's what I'd recommend.

u/le_suck · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Got 10lbs of Optimum Nutrition Gold powder from amazon at half price after working my way through some different flavors of Premier Protein pre-mixed shakes from costco. Much prefer the ON Gold for flavor.

u/RoidSerene · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

If you like ON Gold Standard then keep an eye on the 10lb bags on Amazon:

In the last month I have twice found the 10lb bag, in both double rich chocolate and vanilla ice cream, for $75 (current price is back up to $97 though). If you like ON then it is worth keeping an eye on Amazon and buying a few bags whenever the deal comes up.

u/Philosopizer · 1 pointr/Fitness

I enjoy Optimum Nutrition. (subscribe and save if I can). This is what I get. Buy in bulk and save ;)

u/twatsmaketwitts · 1 pointr/Fitness

Amazon Subscribe and save mate, £65.69 for 4.5kg ON. Savings on smaller amounts as well in your price range, but easily the best offer you're going to find per £.


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/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/johnsmithindustries · 1 pointr/Frugal

I'm not single or unemployed, but I'm frugal. My solution: drink lots of whole milk, cook eggs and frozen chicken breast, lots of beans, make my own jerky and supplement all of that with whey protein in bulk. I buy 5 lbs of Chocolate EAS Whey Protein at a time from Amazon. It's the best tasting protein powder I've ever had (I mix it with water, too!) and more importantly it's reasonably priced - about $.02/gram of protein.

I'm sure there are cheaper ways than the whey protein, but in all honestly I'm a little guy and can't eat as much as I need.

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/maroonmallard · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I drink EAS it is super affordable and tasty

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/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/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/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/mindinlimbo · 1 pointr/FittitChallenge

I have been using ON Pro Complex but I plan on switching back to ON Whey for the during of this challenge.

I haven't been taking vitamins or supplements for a few months, but plan on getting on a MultiVit and fish oil. If needed I will take BCAAs because I still a bunch left over from when I was being more intense about this a few months back.

I've never used Creatine, I might look into it for this. :)

u/whereistehnarwhal · 1 pointr/Fitness

BCAA is branched chain aminos, yes. I'd say try both, if getting it through natural foods doesn't bother you while lifting then eat it, but you said you have trouble eating solid food. Make sure dairy doesn't trouble you similarly.

ON's instantized powder isn't terrible.

u/Opticks1704 · 1 pointr/leangains

i got the unflavored optimum nutrition, and mix it with a glass of water before i leave for the gym. it tastes like chalk, but at this point 1) idgaf, 2) i can't even taste it anymore.

i got 2 containers, since i didn't know how much i would need. have been using it since june, and there is still a ton left of the first container.

u/happypappy13 · 1 pointr/fitmeals

Would you say that there's any major difference between the protein you're talking about and this ?

u/Lcob7021 · 1 pointr/keto

Found this only one gram of carbs per serving.

u/hard-enough · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm about to pick up my second go around of protein and with that "study" that was talking about what's in proteins I'm a little concerned. It seemed like Jym protein is the "best" in terms of knowing what's in it. However, it's a little more expensive and since I'm a beginner, I figured that a cheaper protein wouldn't be terrible.

So, I originally decided on ON hydrowhey and Cellucor Casein.

My goal is to start sort of lean bulking but more focused on the bulk part of that. So, what got me kind of confused then was in that thread talking about the different types of protein MyProtein was mentioned where I can get 11lbs for $60. So I can get over double the amount of protein (my casein and whey) for the same price as one tub of Whey.

Is that too good to be true? What's the consensus on MyProtein?

Lastly, do I need BCAA if I'm on a bulk?

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/kaidomac · 1 pointr/fitmeals

No problem! The stuff above is all vegan-friendly; you can also go some non-vegan routes for even more options:

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/jpdavis53 · 1 pointr/keto

I don't buy much on amazon for Keto, use the crap outta that site for everything else though. Things I get from amazon for keto are

(Almond Flour)

(Zero Carb Protein Powder)

(Quest Bars Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough my fav)

Keto is low carb, however you achieve that low carb is up to you. Almond flour and protein powder is for cookie dough, quest bars for if I get hungry during school.


u/TehJams · 1 pointr/keto

I'll have to check that out. I found this Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure on Amazon and it looks pretty good. Plus 50g of Protein per serving! I'm going to order it soon and try it out.

u/UnlikeSpace3858 · 1 pointr/keto
u/ificandoit · 1 pointr/loseit

You can always look at supplementing your protein intake with protein powders. It's an effective way to up protein without changing your fat or carb intake very much.

If you really want to restrict carbs you can even check out r/veganketo

u/figsandmangos · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

You can tooottalllyyy give it to me and I will send you my blender instead! :p

kidding… kinda. but just gotta make different kinds of shakes! Heavy cream, almond milk, coconut oil, and protein powder may be good.
This brand has a ton of zero carb protein powders that have a LOT of different flavors (just make sure to check to make sure it is the zero carb one) and some are fruity too! I haven't tried it yet but i plan on gutting one!

u/theorem65 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I use Isopure. The vanilla is 0 carbs and I usually mix it with water a few tablespoons of heavy cream.

u/gitrektlol · 1 pointr/keto

So I get an isolate which is isolated protein. It's just straight protein!

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Flavor: Creamy Vanilla, 1 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

Tastes fine too, good actually!

u/jusglowithit · 1 pointr/ketogains
u/Adahn5 · 1 pointr/CommunismWorldwide

Oh that's a landslide for chicken. It's one of the reasons for why it's one of the go-to means for bodybuilders. 113g tofu has about 11g protein. 113g chicken has 26g protein. Calorie wise that same amount of tofu/chicken is 103/124 respectively. But if you want to maximise your protein intake and minimise your calorie intake, then why not consume pure, microfiltered whey protein powder? The unsweetened stuff like this has 105 calories for 25g of protein.

But look at the price. It's infinitely more expensive. Portion, wise, though, you get 14 servings. So roughly $1 a portion. Whilst the tofu would be ¢45 at the lowest, ¢70 at the highest. A chicken breast you can get maybe two portions out of it. I don't know what it goes for off the top of my head though.

u/JDawgSabronas · 1 pointr/ketogains
u/igacek · 1 pointr/Fitness

Two weeks ago, I bought a 2lb container of Pure Protein Vanilla whey powder for around $16. I've used Optimum Nutrition before, but it's nearly twice the price of Pure Protein. I understand that Optimum Nutrition's whey is obviously of a higher quality, but is it truly worth twice the price of Pure Protein? The Pure Protein one tastes absolutely delicious and does have 25g of protein in 150 calories (so 100 calories come from protein).

tl;dr: is Optimum Nutrition whey worth twice the price of Pure Protein's?

Pure Protein:

Optimum Nutrition:

u/ggrieves · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

exactly, that's what I'm saying. The product he listed is an isolate/concentrate blend.

The product I'm referring to, that Costco sells exclusively, is pure isolate

u/AbsurdComments · 1 pointr/crossfit

I use the Natural line of the ON whey protein. Still good stuff & doesn't have the artificial sweeteners or additives in the formula. Vanilla seems to be good for flavor (haven't tried the other kinds).

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/EquivalentSelection · 1 pointr/crossfit

Yes, 3FUEL is expensive. Grass fed whey protein hydrolysate (cost driver), MCT's from coconut milk. A good balance of macro nutrients, with minimal sugar - at a premium price. "Balance" being based on Zone 40/30/30 Diet. (9g carb, 7g protein, 1.5g fat = 1 block)

Price per serving:

[Xendurance] ( 4g carb 20g protein 2g fat - $2.13

[Progenex Recovery] ( - 9g carbs 23g protein 1g fat - $2.17

[3FUEL] ( - 20g carbs 20g protein 5g fat - $2.32

[Optimum Protein Powder] ( - 3g carbs 24g protein 1.5g fat - $0.74

[Soylent] ( - 41g carbs 20g protein 20g fat -$1.83

[Naked Whey] ( - 3g carbs 25g protein 2g fat - $1.12

[Vega Protein] ( - 5g carbs 20g protein 1.5g fat - $1.20

[Stronger Faster Healthier] ( - 4g carbs 23g protein 2g fat - $1.79

u/emd9629 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I don't know if it's available in any supermarkets but this sounds like what you're looking for

They just recently came out with chocolate and vanilla flavored

u/sixpoundsflax · 1 pointr/gainit

Naked Whey. One of the few whey protein powders I've found that contain ONLY whey in the ingredients list. Its not cheap though.

u/aru777 · 1 pointr/ketochow

Anyone tried whey protein concentrate or a casein-wheyConcentrate blend instead of the concentrate-isolate blend like this one?

Asking because artificial sweeteners make my stomach bad and casein or whey concentrate would get absorbed slower.

u/rpgedgar · 1 pointr/keto
u/SmoothieKit · 1 pointr/Smoothies

One breakfast/recovery smoothie I love to have when I wake up or after the gym is as follows:

  • 1 cup of unflavored almond milk (no sugar)
  • 1 scoop of Naked Whey (or Optimum Nutrition, Vega One, whatever your preferred protein powder source is)
  • One heaping spoonful of peanut butter (freshly squeezed from your local grocery store, may need to go to a higher end place to find the stuff that has 0g sugar)
  • Couple spoonfuls of oatmeal
  • Handful of berries
  • Half a banana
  • Dash of cinnamon for flavor

    Its a sustainable, tasty daily smoothie that is low in sugar (only sugar is from berries and bananas if you source the rest of the ingredients correctly), high in protein (~30g+), has a small amount of good carbs and healthy fats (oats and peanut butter).
u/shipaolivaopo · 1 pointr/Fitness

NAKED WHEY - 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder

I used several brands and chose this one for the grass fed aspect and no sweeteners or additives. It's expensive, about $90 per 5lbs on Amazon but I love it. Has a subtle cream taste I like and can be mixed with fruit or veggies without ruining the taste. I usually mix with banana, organic flax and milk. It also goes well with oatmeal.

u/miss_mitch · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I used Naked Whey

They also have a sampler pack if you are nervous shelling out the money. But it is huge and will last many months. It tastes amazing and is very smooth. I add the protein to everything. And since it is only whey, it doesnt hurt my stomach that much. DO IT.

u/Mitch0301 · 1 pointr/Celiac

Yes they do. I just mostly worry about what their packaging facilities may be. It’s been my experience that many supplementation companies are already fairly shady and the equivalent of modern day snake oil salesmen. Let alone having to deal with it as someone who has celiac. I’ll probably end up guinea pigging myself and reporting back here. There whole premise is that it’s supposed to be completely natural:

u/ohtochooseaname · 1 pointr/ADHD

Protein shake smoothie: milk, frozen fruit, chocolate chips, protein shake, and if you want to make it extra dense: melt some coconut oil and add that right before blending. Eat it over 1/2 hour or so.

Incidentally, coconut oil is a fat that generally helps for acid reflux, and doesn't give you as much of the lethargic feeling. You can mix coconut oil in anything sweet, and it makes chicken/pork taste amazing. Any time you could use butter, mayo, vegetable oil, or melted cream cheese, you can replace with coconut oil.

u/Rhyophilliac · 1 pointr/actuallesbians


Just lost a pants size which is awesome. I'll list what workout plan I do as well as what supplements, etc... I'm doing. Hope this helps! :D



u/GoldGorilla · 1 pointr/4hourbodyslowcarb

Are you talking about this one?:

This one is sweetened with stevia, which is better for you than sucralose

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/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/JStyLeZ29 · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Not working for me. Tried purchasing the 'Natural' version of ON.

Is it over already?

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/jduutd58464 · 0 pointsr/Frugal

Two eggs contain 12g protein. At $2 per dozen eggs, that's <144g protein for $2. Or 3,600g for $50. If OP needs to eat a dozen per day (~144g protein) assuming the other protein comes from something else, that costs $14 per week.

For $50 you can also buy four lbs of Casein protein powder. This amounts to only about 1,350g of protein. And he'd still need to buy milk...

So eggs are much cheaper (at $2/dozen).

I wouldn't eat 12 eggs per day, though. Sounds unhealthy.

From another comment: 5 lbs of whey protein powder for $45. This amounts to around 4,250g of protein for $50. So that's cheaper than eggs.

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/0perator00 · 0 pointsr/vancouver

OPTIMUM NUTRITION Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder, Unflavored
OPTIMUM NUTRITION Instantized Bcaa Powder, Fruit Punch

BCAAs help muscle recovery and add very few calories, it tends to give you an energy boost as well. My wife prefers the unflavoured one mixed with fresh lemon juice. I'll take a scoop or two of the second one in my first liter of water of the day. They're also good for while you work out.

When working out I also like Optimum Nutrition Natural Amino Energy Naturally Flavoured as it also has caffeine.

I'm no good at it, and haven't ever successfully got into the habit, but from reading about it, paying attention to your macro nutrients is also very important. Personally for me, to break any current plateaus it's my next step.

Check your history, good on ya for what you've already accomplished!

u/funkyskunk · 0 pointsr/Fitness

I have the pure, unflavored BCAA. The calories are negligible (but the down side is it tastes like a mix between sucking on a penny and chewing an advil tablet).

And i know there is no magical BCAA number, but I have been reading recently that some people claim it helps preserve muscle mass in a deficit. I was trying to hash it out with my buddy who is PhD candidate and chemistry and his understanding leans towards that too.

Basically the way I understand it is BCAA are the essential amino acids your body cannot synthesize on its own and so it gets them from what you eat. However, if say you need 180 grams of protein and day and you run a deficit but eat 180 grams of protein, your body is going to take some of that protein and convert it to energy to make up for the deficit. Therefore, your muscles are only getting say... 150 grams of protein. Your body needs BCAA to function so it breaks down your own muscle to make up the different. By ingesting pure BCAA you keep it in your body so that your body does not need to break down muscle to convert it into BCAA and thus you preserve more muscle mass.

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/DanOfTheInternets · -2 pointsr/keto

I know the feeling. Be careful about eating too much protein (it'll convert to glucose and potentially knock you out of ketosis). My understanding is 0.2grams / lbs for maintenance, up to 1g / lbs for muscle growth.

That said, I started keto three weeks ago as an experiment and I realized my protein intake was declining. So I use this protein powder:

And I add it to the famous Joe Rogan "Hulk Loads" shake (minus the pear, I add only a small handful of berries). The protein powder is delicious but the overall shake tastes gross and the consistency is awful. So, there's that :)