I am looking for some information on protiens for breakfast...I can't eat eggs and I need a low fat sub for things like cottage cheese, peanut butter, and greek yogurts. I am wondering about protien powders. I know that I have to do my own research on them, but I was wondering if they slow digestion down as a solid protien would? Anyone have any experiences with them?

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Comment by Brian (bsc) on March 25, 2013 at 6:49am

Why low fat? You can't do low carb and low fat at the same time. That is just the way it is. You can't eat more than like 40% of your calories from protein without problems. You will actually get sick, it is actually called Rabbit Starvation.

Protein powders are useful, for much of my diabetic career I would have a protein shake first thing in the morning. I used a 100% whey protein powder I got from Costco and mixed with whole milk or cream. Certainly not low fat. If you really want an all protein breakfast, mix protein powder with water and drink it. You will probably have to hold your nose to drink it. Whey protein with cream is more like a milkshake and a real treat.

Comment by Tami on March 25, 2013 at 7:21am

Thats very helpful information Brian..ty!

Comment by Gerri on March 25, 2013 at 8:36am

I use protein powder frequently. Protein powder digests more quickly than other protein. To keep carbs down, I blend with unsweetened almond milk & flavoring (unsweetened cocoa powder, decaf espresso, different extracts). Very filling & thick. The brand I use http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-ultra-grass-fed-certified-rb...

Comment by Corinna on March 25, 2013 at 8:39am

Take a look at tofu. You can prepare it like scrambled eggs. Add some salsa and LF cheese and you won't have to hold your nose.

Comment by Tami on March 25, 2013 at 12:18pm

Thanks guys...all very helpful

Comment by Gb on March 25, 2013 at 7:09pm
I like a smoothy sometimes. I use berries in it as they are lower than tropical fruits, as well as almond milk, whey powder, water/ ice and a couple tablespoons of quick oatmeal. The carbs from the oatmeal help to stave off hunger for me, and oatmeal helps to stabilize my sugars- but you don't even notice the oatmeal in it!
Comment by Tami on March 25, 2013 at 11:16pm

What are the benefits of using almond milk?

Comment by Gerri on March 25, 2013 at 11:46pm

Unsweetened almond milk has very few carbs (2 carbs for 8 oz.), is low calorie, has a good amount of calcium & none of the growth hormones & antibiotics of cow's milk.

Comment by Babs on March 26, 2013 at 5:57pm

I use unsweetened almond milk too. A nutritionist told me that whey protein is not ideal, so I do half whey protein and half soy protein (soy takes some getting used to). I also do half almond milk and half yogurt.

Comment by Gerri on March 26, 2013 at 7:02pm

What's not ideal about whey? Whey has the highest protein content of any protein powder. Soy's not healthy & am surprised a nutritionist would recommend soy.

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