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I was having the same issues as you and found this protein powder on Amazon. Not only is it 0 carbs per serving, but has more protein per serving and is right on par with being affordable.
I have this problem too. I’m eating 1-2 meals a day and struggle to get to my 102g goal. Since getting recommendations on this sub and others, I’ve incorporated protein powder into my diet. It’s delicious, no carbs and helps me get to my protein goal. I’m sure it would be better to do it with real foods but sometimes I just can’t make more animal protein. This is the kind I use. I’ll mix it with some cold water or in my yogurt or even with some heavy whipping cream for a delicious dessert. It’s really tasty and doesn’t mean with my carbs.
Honestly. I have a blood glucose meter to just 'see how things work' with my body. I've noticed a spike in anything and everything, but honestly my 50grams of protean from 2 scoops causes almost no noticeable change other then a short increase and normalization about 30-1hr after .
Now Quest bars... those are horrible, huge spikes and large amounts fatigue later.
I think its related to sugar alcohols but im not a doctor. . .
EDIT: I just noticed you spoke about Isopure "low carb" I have the "No carb" option via amazon so our experiences might be wildly different. http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Best-Isopure-Vanilla-1-Pound/dp/B002U7YZXY/ref=pd_sim_121_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=057NB1C4N27CRFG0SBEN
You wanna get isopure zero sugar/carb protein shakes off amazon
I swear by IsoPure Zero Carb. It mixes well, even with water (I prefer unsweetened almond milk) and I'm not wasting my carb calories on a protein shake. The vanilla is my favorite, but I also love the Dutch chocolate (3g carb/svg I believe) and strawberries & cream. The mint chocolate chip isn't bad, it's just like a whisper of mint when I want an Andes mint. I use the vanilla to make pumpkin spice shakes (real pumpkin + spices + almond milk), in my coffee, or with a buttload of fruit. They also have unflavored which is great to cook with.
Try to find one with a high protein-to-calorie ratio. The higher the ratio, the fewer calories you're getting from fillers, sugars, or other non-protein ingredients. Isopure Zero Carb has no carbs or sugars for 100 calories
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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002U7YZXY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GXcNAbS08YNTJ
Tastes fine too, good actually!
I use Isopure. The vanilla is 0 carbs and I usually mix it with water a few tablespoons of heavy cream.
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
I may just have to order my protein powder from Amazon to make sure I get the right stuff.
Is this what you're talking about?
I've got another variant for you to try*. Mix 2 scoops of this with 3 ounces of ice, 4 ounces of water and 4 ounces of coffee mixed with unsweetened almond milk.
Creamy, somewhat sweet and very filling, with only about 225 kcal.
*Almond butter and banana not included.
Also, if you're dead set on a protien shake, you might want to see about something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Best-Isopure-Vanilla-1-Pound/dp/B002U7YZXY which has 50% of your daily multi stuff per serving. Mix it up in a blender with some spinach for an iron punch!
That actually looks great. It lists at 0 carbs and about 50g of protein per two scoops. I just found a listing on amazon for a 1lb bag so I may get that to sample it.
I love IsoPure Zero Carb powders. Very creamy with just filtered water. I like the vanilla, but there are several good flavors. Zero carbs, 50 grams of protein and available in as little as 1 lb bags so you don't have to spend a ton on a tub only to find out you have the flavor.
Regarding balance of protein and fat in meat, I would stick with what's been working for you.
It is possible to get zero carb whey protein. Here is one from Isopure that has good reviews.
I think supplementing with whey protein is unlikely to knock you out of ketosis so long as you are lifting heavy weights and staying within the protein intake range recommended by the keto calculator (maximum 2.2 grams / kilogram of lean body mass over a 24 hour period).
You can always experiment with it and see how it makes you feel. If you have any negative results, you can go back to what was working better. So long as you don't have any carb cravings and you still feel good and your fat loss is progressing as you'd like, then you're likely fine.
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.
I've used the Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder. Cookies and Cream. Dutch Chocolate. Banana Cream. I initially was using them to supplement my protein grams. I like them mixed with unsweetened coconut milk. Lately, I've also done some microwaved mini-cakes and bread. I've mostly gotten mine from Amazon, using their "subscribe and save" option (end of month delivery, cancel any time).
Not sure how different a "multi-purpose mix" would be?
Here is a link to the vanilla. I have both vanilla and chocolate and they’re both great.
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Also really good blended together with some almond milk and ice.
I use the Isopure Zero Carb protein powder, so none.
Ignore calories for the first couple of weeks. Eat a lot of fat. If you eat and right after you are hungry, you haven't eaten enough fat. Eat fat until you are satiated. Until you don't want to eat between meals. Until you don't 'snack'. There is no reason to snack if you have eaten enough fat. After a few weeks, you'll find you need less fat to feel satiated. Start counting calories. Meet your protein macros. Find nutrient dense foods to eat. It's sorta important. If you have problems, find a no-carb protein supplement to help. Isopure is one of them. Try a protein drink at the end of the day if you find you couldn't meet your protein macro. Maybe you only need half a drink. Who knows... it changes from day to day. At this point, you don't have to meet your fat macro. Eat enough to feel satiated. To keep going on strong. And dependent of how strict you need to be to lose weight. Drop your carbs to under 20g net carbs. You don't need to eat carbs to eat healthy. (However, there are a lot of veggies have have carbs in them. But they usually have some good fiber to to bring the net carbs down.) If you wind up eating over 20g at any point. Don't freak. Just wake up the next day and keto on. It happens.
If at any time you wake up feeling like crap. Maybe its the Keto Flu. /shrug. Or maybe you didn't have enough sodium, potassium, magnesium, or water the day before. Keep up on your electrolytes. Low electrolytes will give you headaches... or lethargy... or irregular heartbeats... or dark urine... (you can get diarrhea, or constipaton, cramping (both abdominal and muscle), nausea, vomiting, irritability, etc.). Sounds like keto flu doesn't it? Easy way of fixing this? Season your foods with sodium, potassium chloride, maybe take a supplement of magnesium citrate.
Whatever you do, don't cheat. Eating a lot of carbs (or even a bit too much) can make you crave carbs something fierce. If you want an easy 100 Days of Keto. Don't cheat. That's what I would suggest. You'll come out happier in the end.
50 grams of protein for 210 calories.
I use this. It has a negligible amount of sucralose, so it's not 100% compliant, but I also used Splenda in my morning coffee and never had a problem. Two scoops equals 210 kcal and 50 grams of protein. My tip is to mix it with 8 ounces of water and six ice cubes. And if you hate almond milk in your coffee, you can mix in some of the shake in your coffee and it's like you're having a cappuccino.
All nut butters are calorically dense. If you want a lighter snack, try these. The 1.5 ounce packs are great since they're only 120 calories and premeasured, so if you can eat just one or two in a sitting, they're really satisfying.
Good luck with the calorie counting. It can be tedious but useful. I've been off SCD since late May, been on Primal ever since though I've cheated occasionally, but I still count calories and hit my macros, so I've lost about 10 pounds but put on another 5 in muscle. My body fat dropped another 1.5 percentage points, too. I was/am pretty maniacal about keeping my fat and net carb levels low, even with a piece of fruit and lots of tomatoes a day, but it's totally doable at 1200-1500 calories a day if you're willing.
Thoughts on my workout routine?
I'm going for an all around workout -- not trying to get huge, simply am trying to tone up and lose some weight. I started out following this plan, then made a few changes as I went along and felt I wanted a little more out of it. As for diet, I'm loosely following keto, but in actuality am just trying to limit my carb intake. (Is Isopure any good?)
I have routines A and B and alternate between them Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I do the routines in the orders listed and using only free weights unless a bench (or whatever) is occupied then I'll move on to the next exercise and come back or use something like a smith machine.
Ice Cream A (sets x reps/time)
Ice Cream B (sets x reps/time)
I just ordered these Ketobar/shakes and haven't tried them but the reviews are good! They are hot drinks with 3.5g net carbs.
You could also try heating up a low carb protein shake. I have isopure zero carb creamy vanilla
More on what /u/anbeav said - I have knorr homestyle vegetable and chicken stock cubes that you just add hot water too, that might be the most normal combo with coconut oil. Let us know what you try/like!
I use this:
There are other flavors, and there are even more if you're willing to go with 1 gram of carbs.
It's really simple. Two scoops and 10 ounces of water.