Weight Loss: Ideal Protein with Alternatives April 2016

I wanted to report in with how it went for me in April along with sharing some new IP alternative products I tried.

April got off to a slow start because I didn’t get organized and order my food from Amazon in time. I finally had everything mid-April; until then, I just ate low-carb/high protein and used up some leftover IP alternative foods I had from last time.

I did manage to lose 10 pounds in April so that was good 🙂

I’ve become a big fan of the shaker cup since starting this way of eating. I lost the first one I bought and had been using one of my kids’ who was getting annoyed with me, so I ordered new large and small cups.

BlenderBottle Classic Shaker Bottle, 28-ounce, Clear/Pink

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BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle, Clear Aqua, 20 Ounce
blender bottle aqua 20 ounce

I didn’t mean to order the kind with the loop for the smaller one but that’s how it came – oops! I don’t have a need for it since I use my bottles primarily at home and it just seems like a pain to clean. So if you order, pay attention to whether you want the kind with the loop or without.

I use shaker cups for my favorite soup that I eat at least a few times a week.

ProtiDiet Chicken Flavor Soup

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Needless to say, I love this soup! It’s creamy, very tasty, and filling. It’s my favorite of all the ProtiDiet products. You just fill the shaker bottle with super hot water from the tap to 6 ounces, dump the soup packet contents in, shake it up, and drink.

I work from home and just take it to the computer with me. It’s a quick and easy lunch – perfect! Sometimes I’ll pour it over broccoli or put it in the blender with broccoli. Broccoli chicken soup? Sounds odd but it’s good and very filling. Plus you’re getting in your 2 cups of vegetables with some flavor 🙂

Another reason for the new shaker bottles was wanting to try some protein powder for the first time with this diet. I really hate overly sweet stuff so I decided to taste-test a variety of flavors before settling on one or two. This pack was perfect for that!

Quest Protein 1 Single Serving Pouch of each flavor 7 Packets

quest protein shake packet variety

I’ve only tried 2 flavors so far and liked both of them. The cookies and cream was interesting because it had little “chocolate chips” (don’t know what they’re actually made from) so it was like drinking a shake but occasionally chewing a little 🙂 The strawberry was good too. I took a drink right after making it with cold water and didn’t care for the flavor but once I added ice, it was tasty.

One weird thing was that the shake packets didn’t have instructions for how much water to add. I tried the first one with 12 oz of water and got lucky because that was perfect (at least for me).

I’m looking forward to trying the other flavors like banana, peanut butter, and salted caramel. I hope the flavors continue to be pretty mild and not overly sweet because that’s exactly what I’m looking for in a protein powder. How about you – do you like them pretty sweet or more mild?

Another thing I ate this week was Big Mac in a Bowl, which I’ll talk about next time and make sure you have the recipe. Overall, it was a great month – hope it was for you, too! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.