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Re: True protein change

#31 Postby Paige » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:24 am

off to Whole Foods to find a substitute. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: True protein change

#32 Postby vivalasvegans » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:13 pm

I hope you find something good, Paige.

I've been poking around a bit and found:
http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate ... a-protein/

http://dailyburn.com/nutrition/true_pro ... r_calories

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calori ... nd-1857257

So I guess this is one of the problems that's bound to crop up using such highly processed foods. I never made the connection between Gemma and my crazy unquenchable thirst. I'm pretty sure I don't have diabetes :p .

Even though this sucks royally, I'm not going to throw mine out. I guess i'll just cut it heavily with pure rice protein, or some other kind.
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Re: True protein change

#33 Postby vegimator » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:34 pm

vivalasvegans wrote:Even though this sucks royally, I'm not going to throw mine out. I guess i'll just cut it heavily with pure rice protein, or some other kind.


Yeah, that's a good idea. I'm buying some of that cheap organic hemp protein from lean and green and I'll cut it with that.

It's weird how two of your sources list the sodium as 25 mg and one lists 250 mg. Wtf?
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Re: True protein change

#34 Postby chrisjs » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:53 pm

This sucks. I'll use up the gemma/rice blend I have but I may not reorder it. This might explain why my blood pressure sucked the week I was doing a PSMF.

I was going to suggest the rice protein as an alternative, but wow that stuff's nearly 20% carbs. :( Fine for everyday but not a low-carb cut. Damn it.

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Re: True protein change

#35 Postby vegimator » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:44 pm

Chris, get in on that $7/lb hemp protein that l&g is offering before he runs out. He told me he's running low. It's low carb, though it does still have a fair amount of fat.

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Re: True protein change

#36 Postby chrisjs » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not a big fan of hemp protein.

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Re: True protein change

#37 Postby Paige » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:18 pm

So here is my plan. First I went to whole foods and picked up a rice protein. It was awful! So, I am going to order the rice protein from TP. It has 5.6 grams of carbs and 2.4 of fiber so a 3gram net basically. I will use that for before and after workout. 4 scoops total. I don't love it but I can live with it if I mix with banana but definetly not with water only. Then I am going to put tofu back in for mid morn and afternoon meals. I am going to use the mori-nu light firm silken blended with 1T unsweetened cocoa powder and a lilttle stevia. It has 4 grams of carbs so also not too bad. I am hoping that tofu will not be a problem as I have never used it for contest prep. I will have two bananas to mix with the shakes pre and post workout plus my huge veggie salad for lunch and dinner with flax and some balsamic vinegar. If I need it I will do almond milk before bed. Should keep me under 70 grams of carbs for contest prep. (I don't count the green veggies) The best I got for three weeks out and losing my main food. Any feedback on this plan would be welcomed.

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Re: True protein change

#38 Postby lobsteriffic » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:26 pm

Good luck Paige!

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Re: True protein change

#39 Postby Paige » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:23 pm

Thanks. Working hard on as few carbs as possible.

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Re: True protein change

#40 Postby vivalasvegans » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:44 pm

Have you tried the peanut flour from Trader Joe's yet? It tastes really good and it's pretty versatile. I personally don't like to use it too much because of the way nonorganic peanuts are grown. I just use it to switch things up a little bit. It's really cheap, and the numbers are okay on it. It may be a little too carby for you right now Paige, but here's the nutrition data for it:

http://www26.netrition.com/protein_plus ... flour.html
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Re: True protein change

#41 Postby Paige » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:17 pm

thanks for the tip. Those stats are pretty good. Not great for right now but pretty good, only 4 net carbs and 16grams of protein. Good product! Thanks

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Re: True protein change

#42 Postby Paige » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:15 pm

I picked up LifeTime Life's Basic Plant Protein (pea, hemp, rice and chia) unsweetened vanilla. 22grams protein 2 carbs, 2 fiber so net 0, 106 cals, 1 fat and 43 sodium. I added water and a little stevia. It tastes excellent. Although a pound runs about 20-25 bucks. But with the minimal carbs and the great taste I feel that I have a viable alternative at least right now. Although I am not going to use it 8x a day due to the pricing. Still going to stick with some tofu for this contest. Really happy I found something good.

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Re: True protein change

#43 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:07 am

viva what do you do with the peanut flour? Do you just mix it with water and drink?

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Re: True protein change

#44 Postby Paige » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am

Recent email/exchange with TP re:gemma:

Hey again Paige, this would have just been in the most recent batch since we update our nutritional information with each new certificate of analysis that comes in with each new shipment. Thanks again and please feel free to reach us with any additional questions or requests,

-Carl

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Paige Levy <paige@fitnesscalifornia.net> wrote:
How long has it been that way? Does the current product I purchased in December have that level of sodium?

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Re: True protein change

#45 Postby vegimator » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:28 pm

Thanks for that Paige! That's reassuring. Though I'm still a little weirded out by Chris's high blood pressure and the issues most of us seem to have with feeling pretty thirsty after drinking it.


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