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I have used Muscle MIlk in the past, great tasing, easy to make, I am comfortable with it.

What I want to know though, is this a good option for getting protien into my diet even though I am not working out or lifting weighs at the present time, or are there better options for getting the Protein in?

Some brands and such would really be helpful.

Things i have tried:

Isopure drink = weird fur taste - horrible

whey protien 2.5oz shot = OMG the agony!!!!! almost threw up

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I really like the Premium Nutrition shakes. I get them at Sam's Club. They have 30g Protein and 160 calories which is better than the muscle milk. I think the same thing about Isopure but if I have to drink it I like the Alpine Punch.

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I really wanted to look at powders. They are chearper than buying RTDs in my case.

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Pure Protein mixes well. I've only tried the vanilla, mix it with 4 oz. water/4 oz. Trop50 OJ and it tastes like a dreamcicle. YUM!

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I don't know about brand names with powders I drink Premiere shakes from sams at well I think it may come in powder. I like the taste of the RTD that i have tried. My nut says the first ingredient in any protien we use should be whey isolate, if that helps any.

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I'm not a big fan of the powders..I've tried them all and never found one I can hack. I could live on Premiers though. Wish that they made more than two flavors but I switch back and forth.

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I like unjury. I have used their chocolate Splendor in my coffee, their vanilla in my coffee, their cheese, their unflavored (a misnomer, but it's not *that* bad), and their chicken Soup, which I love. It's all powdered. [www.unjury.com]

I tried premier (vanilla) from costco. I'm not very fond of it.

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I drink 2 ENS shakes a day as they contain all of the Vitamins and Calcium needed for a day (except iron). I mix it with 4oz if skim milk and 4oz of Water so it's not so thick. It doesn't taste wonderful, but I can't stomach Vitamins right now so it's better than having to choke those down.

What I truly like is unjury in all it's forms. The chocolate Splendor really does taste like chocolate milk to me!

My NUT gave me some samples and now I order both the tubs and the packets. As for RTD, I do EAS Carb Control from Walmart. It's cheap and tastes fine without being carb heavy (which can slow your weight loss).

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Renegade, do you have a budget? There are many good options, however high quality Proteins aren't cheap.

The best are whey proteine isolate. Micro filtered is preferable. Both unjury & nectar are top quality powders. But they are somewhat expensive.

Six Star is a good option on a budget, but really is barely palatable in my opinion.

And you are right. High quality RTDs are quite pricy. Typically around $4 for 30g or $5 for 40g, whereas even the best powders are about 1/2 that cost per gram of Protein.

Btw both Unjury & nectar offer sample packs. I highly recommend getting one from each so you can finds what you like.

Another thing, when you try Unjury chicken Soup flavor, don't overheat it.

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You should try...About Time Protein powder, you can get it a GNC. It has 25g of Protein, 103 calories - no artificial sugars, no artificial flavors, no grow hormones, gluten free, zero carbs, zero fat. It is 100% whey protein isolate, which I hear is supposed to be good for us.

Did I mention it taste great?!?! I use it in my smoothies, that include kale/collard greens and pineapples with the "About Time" Protein Powder added, it's like a pina colada. :P You can also mix it with Water in a Blender Bottle. I paid $30 for a 2lb container. I hope this helps.

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Most of the major bariatric Protein companies offer sample/variety packs and I highly recommend order those first.

I absolutely HATE About Time and Syntrax nectar but most people love them, and your taster really does change after surgery!

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Renegade' date=' do you have a budget? There are many good options, however high quality Proteins aren't cheap.

The best are whey proteine isolate. Micro filtered is preferable. Both powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury & nectar are top quality powders. But they are somewhat expensive.

Six Star is a good option on a budget, but really is barely palatable in my opinion.

And you are right. High quality RTDs are quite pricy. Typically around 4 for 30g or 5 for 40g, whereas even the best powders are about 1/2 that cost per gram of Protein.

Btw both Unjury & nectar offer sample packs. I highly recommend getting one from each so you can finds what you like.

Another thing, when you try Unjury chicken Soup flavor, don't overheat it.

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Thank you for this. I've been looking for other threads where you've talked about this but couldnt find them.

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I am using Six Star Pro Nutrition, whey Protein elite series triple chocolate. It has 30 grams of protein per scoop and 170 calories. I bought it at Walmart. It has a good taste.If you use skim milk or Almond milk it really punches up the flavor.

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I am using Six Star Pro Nutrition' date=' whey Protein elite series triple chocolate. It has 30 grams of Protein per scoop and 170 calories. I bought it at Walmart. It has a good taste.If you use skim milk or Almond milk it really punches up the flavor.[/quote']

I went to Walmart today and by the orange juice section , on the top shelf I found a great Protein Drink, it's called "Protein Plus" its perishible, it's made by Bolthouse Farms (15.2oz) has 30 gr. protein, low fat I bought the blended coffee flavor, and it is great, the best ice tried so far, it's not a powder it's an already made, I'm still trying to find my right protein, and I think this is going to be it.

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