EAS Advantedge Carb Control

Alright, here we go, Advantedge, available at most Walmarts, grocery stores and Targets (in certain locations), oh , and Sams club as well.  So now let’s take a look at these nutritional factoids:

Calories: 110
Calories from Fat: 25
Fat, g: 3 5
   Saturated Fat, g: 0.5 3
   Trans Fat, g: 0
Cholesterol, mg: 25 8
Sodium, mg: 340 14
Potassium, mg: 470 13
Carbohydrate, g: 4 1
   Dietary Fiber, g: 1 4
   Sugars, g: 0
Protein, g: 17 34
Vitamins
Vitamin A: 20 %
Vitamin C: 45 %
Vitamin D: 20 %
Vitamin E: 40 %
Vitamin K: 20 %
Thiamin: 25 %
Riboflavin: 25 %
Niacin: 20 %
Vitamin B6: 20 %
Folate: 40 %
Vitamin B12: 20 %
Biotin: 20 %
Pantothenic Acid: 20 %
Minerals
Calcium: 20 %
Iron: 10 %
Phosphorus: 20 %
Iodine: 20 %
Magnesium: 20 %
Zinc: 25 %
Selenium: 20 %
Copper: 10 %
Manganese: 20 %
Chromium: 30 %
Molybdenum: 20 %
Chloride: 4 %

Ingredients:

Water, Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate. Less than 2% of the Following: Vitamin & Mineral Blend (Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Gluconate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Manganese Gluconate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, Beta- Carotene, Vitamin D3, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Phytonadione, Cyanocobalamin), Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Acesulfame Potassium, Cellulose Gel, Gellan Gum, and Sucralose.

Contains milk and soy ingredients.

The cost is not “that” low, running around $2 for one serving, but as a ready to drink, it is easily accessible and works when in “a bind”.  Now for a review of the product, I just bought the vanilla flavored ready to drink tonight and I’m going to try it out tomorrow morning with my coffee (replacing milk) and possibly using it with my coffee to make a frappuccino.  I’ll be checking out the chocolate next week. ** UPDATE ** I’ve tried the chocolate and it is absolutely to die for.  I’ve started using that in my coffee instead of the Vanilla flavored.  I just ran out earlier this week, but it’s an easy way to get a bit of protein in early in the day.

Now, comparing it to Ideal Protein, we’ll just look at a few things: Protein, Fiber, Carbs, Sugar Alcohol, Fat and Calories

Ideal Protein Chocolate Shake Ready To Drink:

Calories: 100
Fat: 4G
Carbs: 4G
Fiber: 3G
Protein: 15G

EAS Advantedge Ready to Drink:
Calories: 110
Fat: 4G
Carb: 4G
Fiber: 1G
Protein: 17G

Overall, these two products are quite similar, with the EAS shake coming out in the lead for protein, but second in fiber.  I will give it the Edge (haha, funny pun!) because it is available in “A Store Near You!”

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6 comments on “EAS Advantedge Carb Control

  1. Hi, can you explain what the numbers are to the right of the nutrition facts for the EAS protein drink? (not the percentages) Probably something simple, but i’m not getting it.. thanks!

    • The numbers closest to the words are the actual grams/mg of items. The numbers further to the right are % of daily value. Unfortunately the nutritional content does not give mg/g of vitamins or minerals, only percentages of daily value.

      Here’s the link directly to EAS:
      http://eas.com/product/advantedge-carb-control-ready-to-drink

      Basically, the four items that I look at when it comes to following Ideal Protein are as follows: Fat, Protein, Carbs, Fiber (hence the list made at the bottom of the post). EAS has roughly 3g of Fat, 6g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, and 17g Protein in one serving, which is an 11 ounce container.

      I hope that helps :)

  2. Hello there! I’m new to your blog and have to say how happy I am that you’ve decided to share your knowledge with the rest of us. Thank you! I too have been struggling with the expense of IP and have been looking for alternatives. I came across a recipe on youtube by a bodybuilder for protein pancakes. It’simply a few Tablespoons of eggwhites to a scoop of flavored protein powder. The consistency is a little weird (springy-ish) but all in all I think they’re pretty good. There’s like 17g or protein, 1g sugar, and 1 carb. Do you think this is alright to have on IP?

    • I’d say for sure they’re fine, as the packets usually run 2-4g of carbs and the high protein would work great with that. You’re very welcome for the info that’s on my blog. I can’t take credit for the ideas, just compiling them into one location, and telling the ups and downs I’ve done on my own.

      I will say to pick and choose about your protein powders, there are some great ones out there (Wonderslim) and some not so great tasting ones (Natura something). Experiment with consistency to see if you can get around the springy texture, also try baking them into cookies, they can be rubbery but they work in a pinch if you’re having tough cravings.

      Best of luck on your journey and keep me updated with how you’re doing :)

  3. Thank you so much for the quick reply! :) I’ve been on IP for almost a month now and have lost 17 pounds. When I read your food cost calculations I just about hit the roof! It made me realize what a rip off it is once seeing it broken down like that. My coach isn’t all that concerned with anyone but herself and that, tied in with the massive expense, has made me want to look for alternatives. Again, thank you for your research. I really, really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!

    P.S. What makes their food so expensive anyway? I mean, $30+ dollars for a drink? Gee whiz!

    • You’re welcome for the fast response. Yay iPhone notifications!From what I understand, Ideal Protein has a ton of R&D (Research and Development) cost associated with it to make sure their products have the “optimum” amount of X,Y,Z and so forth. So doing this all with alternatives after knowing the X,Y,Z is kind of like doing it the “generic” way versus the “prescription”, if that makes sense? I understand it’s a business and that folks need to put food on the table, and that the products are worth $600/month. My problem is that I’ve never been able to afford that kind of expense for just food, ever. I know I’m worth it, but that doesn’t change my paycheck or my bills, so I found a way to still make this happen for myself. Maintenance for me will consist of still using the alternative products probably on a daily basis in place of my snack I’d normally have, and if I’m going to “break” it’ll be with a bar or something high in protein and low in carbs. My theory is that by doing this, if I have more carbs on occasion than I should, that this can all balance itself out.

      > Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:24:01 +0000 > To: pandoraeternity@hotmail.com >

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