1. Shannon

    I haven’t been using protein powder frequently but when I do I have been using Jay Robb. I was wondering how that compares to the Ideal Lean protein.

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      I’m not super familiar with it, but from what I see, ours is lower in calories per serving. Plus we have a Recovery Blend to help your body recover better from exercise.

  2. Diane Cowan

    Hi this is great, it would be helpful though if there was a graphic or side by side listing / summary with the details for comparison.

  3. kacie

    hey! So I have been going to the gym mon-fri and lifting weights to build some muscle. I have using premier protein which has 30g protein and 130 calories post workout and I have built some muscle. I want to continue building muscle (I don’t want to be ripped or anything). Should I continue to drink my premier protein or do you think I would benefit from ideal lean? also, I’m curious about pre and post workouts, would those help me also? I Want to stay lean but build muscle.

    1. McKenzie Pinckney

      Hi Kacie! Premier Protein is a good protein, but in order to keep your carbs down, which is essential for losing excess fat, you’ll want to go with a protein like the Lean Protein, because it has 0g of carbs/sugars/ and fats, while high in protein.

  4. Beba

    So can i use ideal lean protein for meal replacement just asking cuz im not a breakfast eater or lunch

  5. Katie

    So I just started using Ideal lean protein shakes instead of my normal muscle milk light because it seems to have more nutritional value but my question is, I take my fat burner and then drink it in the morning and call it good. Should I be eating something too? I know it’s not really a meal replacement but normally eat my breakfast or a healthy snack about 2 hours later so I feel like it’s good enough.

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      Yeah so our protein shakes aren’t designed to replace a meal, their purpose is mainly to use as a healthy, high protein snack both pre and post workout. But because you are eating a healthy breakfast or snack a few hours later it is totally okay that you drink it alone as long as you are getting enough calories in the day.

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      That’s a great suggestion! Something we will definitely consider for the future!

  6. Jessica

    So I really like the ideallean protein for post workout but sometimes I also like a morning shake for a fast breakfast. Should I be using the idealshake meal replacement for the breakfast shake or is it ok to use the protein for both? I used to only use the idealshake until I started working out so I have some on hand

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      Hi Jessica, so we don’t always recommend using both IdealLean Protein and IdealShake together, but because you still have some left, you don’t need to let that go bad. You can go ahead and drink that for breakfast. And we actually do recommend taking IdealLean Protein before and after your workout! So I don’t know what time of day you workout but you can definitely drink your IdealLean Protein in a shake for breakfast and drink it post-workout as well! But if you are going to be drinking it in place of breakfast make sure to add some healthy fats and some carbs to that smoothie. Here is a post on some things that you can add: http://www.idealfit.com/blog/use-protein-powder-as-meal-replacement/

  7. Jolene Pecci

    Hi! I’m starting the challenge tomorrow and just bought EAS 100%whey chocolate protein powder. How does this compare in measurements to ideallean? For instance if I’m supposed to have one scoop of ideallean is it equal to one scoop of EAS? EAS has 0 sugar, 30gm protein 170 call 6gm/2 percent carbs in 2 scoops.. I would’ve bought ideallean but I didn’t pre-planned in time for delivery! Thanks for the info!

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      Hi Jolene, so they definitely aren’t equal. IdealLean Protein doesn’t have any sugar, fats or carbs. There are 20g of whey protein isolate and 80 calories per serving. Those nutrition facts are for 1 scoop of EAS or 2? You can make that protein powder work, but you will have to adjust your macros accordingly!

  8. Karola

    I am just 3 days away from finishing your 15 days challenge and i can tell i did great, i feel it in my clothes. I was on herbalife for 41/2 months but couldn’t afford it anymore so thought this would be a cheaper and healthier option. However the ideal lean protein only last for 11 days so i don’t think i can afford it again ?. So scared to use another cheaper protein that doesn’t match up in macros and i end up putting the weight back on. I also use your bcca and fat burner caps. Looking to build some muscles too. Help?!

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      Hi Karola, if you only use a scoop of protein a day then it would last you longer, so instead of using it twice a day you could use it once and then come up with other high protein snacks to eat at times when you would’ve had a protein shake. Here are some great options for high protein snacks: http://www.idealfit.com/blog/healthy-high-protein-snacks/. Also, make sure that you aren’t overfilling the scoop, as that could cause you to use too much powder. Using a spoon and filling up the scoop, then leveling it off is a great way to make sure you aren’t packing it too tightly. If you drink your protein shake before and after your workout, check out this article as this could also help you to know what foods you could eat in its place: http://www.idealfit.com/blog/what-to-eat-before-and-after-a-workout/. Let me know how else I can help you!

      (getting your protein on sale is also a great option, and we have a lot of sales!)

  9. Lona Gaines

    I am 50 years old and have had a lifetime of serious health issues but decided about a year ago there had to be something better than drugs prescribed by my doctor. I changed my diet (Paleo)and began strength training 3x a week. I have cured my migraines as I haven’t had a headache in over a year and I am off all blood pressure meds and the IV Remicade treatments that I was getting for Crohns disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In the meantime, I have lost 30 lbs and 34 inches total, and I feel great. I do get very bad leg cramps just about every night and was wondering if any of these products would be best for eliminating the cramps? I currently use Natural Whey with a natural peanut butter and half of a frozen banana usually for a quick lunch. For a pre-workout snack I will eat an apple with peanut butter with some black unsweet coffee (4oz). I just drink water during and after a workout. Please let me know if there is something I am missing. I do generally get really sore after workouts and feel I am constantly sore.

  10. Vickie Stanley

    Love the break down. I haven’t used any of those other products. I’m still sticking to Ideal Lean.
    I have tried in my past the men’s protein before I found Lindsey and educated myself. I never knew there were women’s before I started the challenge. I read post of other women suggesting and asking.
    I figure this is a free challenge and we need to stick to the plan.

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      You’re so right, Vickie! Trainer Lindsey knows what she’s talking about and IdealLean Protein is a big part of her plan.

  11. Jacqueline

    This article is just what I needed! I am very active doing Boxing, Kick Boxing,Yoga, Running, TRX and at home fitness regime with weights or no weights. I had child number two who is a year and a half now. Knowing the reality of post baby problems, I still kick butt and work hard. I eat pretty healthy by choice and preference, but also, because I have a pretty outrageous food allergy. However, I’m not getting enough protein in my diets, which is impacting my end results. I have not bought any meal replacements or any supplements other than my daily vitamins because I just didn’t know what’s good? What’s not? What’s best for my needs? And what is the biggest bang for my buck.

    I do now and way excited. I just got the Ideal Lean Fat burner and will soon be buying the whole shebang !!!

    Thank you!!!

    Jackie O.

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      Wow, you rock Jackie! Keep us up to date on your progress 😀

  12. Erin

    Wow…great article and breakdown. I have loved doing your 15 day challenge and I am considering purchasing your protein and doing the 6 Week Challenge. Just curious, where are your products manufactured?

  13. cheryl

    I’m trying to shape up…I bought 60 day supply of the meal replacement shakes. Should I use that up then switch to ideal lean? Does one work faster than the other? Or could I just add more protein too my diet?

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      One doesn’t work faster than the other, it just depends on you and your goals. If you answer these two questions I can help you figure out which one is right for you: How much do you exercise and how much weight do you want to lose?

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