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All Natural Protein Supplement with NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.

M M
on 8/25/10 11:24 am

About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate

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About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate is a low calorie high protein ZERO carbohydrate protein supplement.  WHAT?!  Wait!


"The time for compromising taste or nutrition has ended. One sip of About Time Whey Protein Isolate, and you’ll know this is something special. No chalky aftertaste. No artificial sweeteners. Just a clean, natural protein supplement with a taste you’ll appreciate and a superiority your body will feel. Delicious enough to mix with jus****er, great in skim milk, a smoothie or added to your favorite yogurt. Professional athletes, weekend jocks and active people of all ages have discovered About Time is great before or after a workout, and an ideal snack between meals.

All protein supplements are not equal. Unlike most other products, About Time is cold-pressed micro-filtered whey isolate which means the protein is absorbed more efficiently into your system. Most other protein supplements offer misleading labels and health claims, but About Time keeps it simple and 100% natural. Just look at the label – only 4 ingredients! For those managing diabetes, be assured that About Time is sweetened with Stevia, a naturally occurring no-calorie sweetener that does not affect blood glucose levels. A 2-pound container of About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate contains 32 servings. No artificial flavoring. No artificial sweeteners. Each serving contains 101 calories, 24 grams of protein and 0 fat."

The nutritional profile makes it perfect for post weight loss surgery patients. Vanilla

It boasts:

  • 100% All Natural
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Growth Hormones
  • 25 grams of whey protein isolate in every scoop
  • Naturally sweetened with Stevia
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • Lactose Free, Gluten Free
  • Zero Fat, Zero Carbs

About Time is available in seven flavors:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Mocha Mint
  • Peaches + Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla

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I screwed up.

I dumped one packet (like the one above) into 16 ounces of water, and realized after, that the suggestion was to use 8 ounces of water.

Instead of re-doing it, I just added another packet.  The calories in this About Time protein are so low, that it's only 200ish calories for two servings, and 50!! grams of protein.

What I have now, in front of me, is a Strawberry + Birthday Cake Protein Shake (two separate flavors) made with 16 ounces of water and nothing else.  I typically go with jus****er. when I am trying to review a protein powder, because I like to doctor my shakes up after I get the gist of what they are Meant To Be on their own.

The smell of each flavor, before adding to water was merely sweet, no real pungent protein smell at all.  Dumped into my cup, it's a very fine powder with no clumps.  Mixed with too much water, it was very thin, and not at all sweet.  Mixed CORRECTLY, it's slightly creamy, but not at all thick.  There was no foaming even when I shook the crap out of the cup.

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Mixed, it's a slightly thinner than a typical artificially sweetened protein powder, but still thick enough that it's not like a clear protein powder base.  Since I mixed two flavors, I can't really tell you if the Strawberry is great by itself, however, I CAN taste the vanilla from the "Birthday Cake" flavor, so the two mixed is YUMMY.  My only complaint is a slight dry lip feel afterwards, like most other whey proteins, but it's not really feeling that way IN my mouth.

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One serving would have given me 102 calories, ZERO CARBS and 25 grams of protein.  Since I'm having two because of my mistake, I'm have 204 calories, ZERO CARBS and 50! grams of protein.  That, my friends, kicks protein ass.

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This product is sweetened with Stevia, a natural plant based sweetener, and I can't tell.  Had you said it was sweetened with anything else, I wouldn't have known.

If you're looking for super low carbohydrate protein product that is naturally sweetened, About Time Protein is one to try.  After weight loss surgery, it's pretty imperative that we keep the carb level low and the protein level high, and two servings of this product would hit close to the minimum protein requirement for most early post ops.  I find that it's easy to sip, and not leaving any aftertaste, so as a new post-op, this would have gone down smoothly I bet.

And, remember that Consumer Reports biz about METALS in protein?  About Time tested their product:

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Click to enlarge -- basically - there's nothing in it.  THUMBS UP.

I found a review from one of my Obesity Help.com pals on their website just now, LOL --

The best proteins ... so far July 19, 2010
Reviewer: Hala from Greenville, SC United States  

I have been using a lot of protein powders.  And tried and use many different brands over last 10 years.  These ATW proteins are unreal... there are so good.  My biggest problem is not to use too much per day and to make sure I get them before I run out - I really hope that they are as natural as the company claims they are - they just taste too good to be true..."

  • Price - Varies by product
  • Pros - NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!?!  Very low calories per scoop of 25 grams of protein.  ZERO carbohydrates, whey protein isolate, no lactose.
  • Available in a TUB, SINGLE SERVE SHAKER BOTTLES and SAMPLE PACKETS.
  • Cons - Slight dry lip feel.
  • Rating - WICKED Pouchworthy, MM.
(deactivated member)
on 8/25/10 12:47 pm - Woodbridge, VA
I tried a few of their flavors and was not a fan. I do like Jay Robb brand whey protein, though (also all natural, sweetened with stevia).
Cinnamin
on 8/26/10 3:31 pm - Harrisburg, PA

I dont post much but by far I agree with you. But its not cheap. Wish I would have found this when I first got my surgery done.

H.a.l.a. B.
on 8/25/10 12:56 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
I love them.  And the price is right....
My fav is the strawberry and the mint mocha.  They are not too sweet.  
 
I make my strawberry 3 min ice cream with that: use magic Bullet, the 8 oz cup. Use 3 oz of water (or another liquid - use your imagination) add a good scoop of the strawberry powder - blend. Fill the rest of the cup with frozen berries - to the top. Force the blade back on - and run the blender.  You end up with a soft ice cream... - to make i a bit harder - pit in a freezer for 30 min.  (optional - use a few drops of something stronger than water in water - not recommended for early post ops...lol) 
I add some extra stevia to the mix... but not too much.

I also use the same strawberry powder in my Greek yogurt.  Mix - then add some frozen berries. If I want it really sweet (I can tolerate too sweet ) - I add a bit more of stevia. mix and yummy....

the review: - was mine...
The best proteins ... so far July 19, 2010
Reviewer: Hala from Greenville, SC United States

H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008    

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."

 "So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...." 

Ceithlenn
on 8/25/10 1:19 pm - WI
RNY on 08/28/13
Ok I have not tried these but just ordered me some samples. I hope that I like them cause I am trying this Low LOW carb thing and this would help a lot. :)
                            
 Oh YAY - this sounds good ... but how do you get Birthday Cake flavor with no artificial flavors?
 Lucy van Pelt 
 Highest 255 Surgery 248 Current 170
Goal: 150
 

            
M M
on 8/25/10 2:15 pm
It's more descriptive than necessary.  LOL.

It's vanilla-esque with a kick of that buttercream.
mistyshadows
on 8/25/10 2:10 pm
I personally visited the folks that make this powder. They were so nice and bent over backwards to answer any questions I had. I also obtained a report to make sure that there is no problems with heavy metals (there isn't).

The mint mocha tastes like an Andes mint to me. Yum. I am not a vanilla person, so I didn't like the vanilla (could be good as a coffee creamer...). The chocolate is good. Strawberry was okay, but not my fave (not a strawberry shake lover). None of these had foaming problems when I shook them.
M U.
on 8/25/10 3:34 pm
RNY on 12/04/09 with
Is there any kind of coupon code or anything?? Are they only sold on their site? 
M M
on 8/25/10 3:36 pm
I will ask for a code, lets see if I can get one.

The locations are in the post.