The Biggest Loser Designer Whey Chocolate Deluxe: Only 50 Calories!
Jul 2, 2011 (Updated Jul 2, 2011)
Review by colemanrl
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Great taste, all natural, low in calories.
Cons:Small container/small scoop, lower in protein than other powders.
The Bottom Line:
I recommend Designer Whey only for those who are inactive to moderately active, and not for serious body builders.
Recently I came across a magazine article expounding on the weight loss benefits of whey protein powder, and of course I wanted to try it. I probably spent a good hour going through all the different brands before deciding to go with Designer Whey. I chose it for two reasons. One, it only has 50 calories per serving. Two, it has natural chocolate flavoring.
Recommend this product?
The Nitty Gritty
Designer Whey Chocolate Deluxe comes in a ten ounce canister, scoop included; 16 servings per container; is all natural (sweetened with stevia); has 6g of protein, 6g fiber, and 1g fat.
% Daily Value
Vitamin C 120%
Vitamin E 2%
Pantothenic Acid 30%
Vitamin B6 30%
For those of you that don't like chocolate (can't imagine!), Designer Whey is also available in Red Raspberry and Vanilla Bean.
Suggested blending methods: Blender, Shaker Bottle, and Stir with Spoon.
Retail price is generally around $16.00, but I found it for $10.34.
When this product first arrived in the mail, I was surprised by how small the container was, and it was only 2/3's full. The scoop is about half the size of the scoop in the soy based brand I was previously using. So technically, if I doubled the scoop, I would end up with the same amount of calories. The good news is, you won't have to double the scoop to make a great tasting shake.
I use the blender method, because it's the only method that doesn't leave clumps in the shake. Instructions tell you to use 1 scoop per 5 fluid oz. of water or milk and blend with 1-2 ice cubes. This is not a lot of liquid, less than 1 cup, and is thin in consistency. Using this method alone leaves me hungry, so I add 1/2 frozen banana, 5 fluid oz of almond milk, and one scoop Designer Whey. This shake is deliciously filling. I drank a shake this morning at 7 a.m., and four hours later, I am just beginning to feel the pangs of hunger. Not bad at all for 5 fluid oz.
As far as the protein goes, Designer Whey has less than half the protein that I'm used to getting from a protein powder. Six grams is really a paltry amount. The whole point of a protein drink is to help build muscle, keep you satisfied, and speed up metabolism. I'm not sure that 6g, 12% daily value, will make a significant difference. The 6g of fiber, on the other hand, gives you 24% daily value, and that is pretty nice.
When it comes to Designer Whey, there is the good (great taste!), there is the bad (only 5 fluid oz.!), and there is the ugly (6 measly grams of protein!). If you are an active athlete, this powder is probably not for you. However, if you are a moderately active or inactive individual, The Biggest Loser Designer Whey Chocolate Deluxe may be more to your liking.
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