THAT’S A LOT OF BREAKFAST CEREAL!
A bowl of breakfast cereal with milk provides around 7g protein.^ You’d have to eat five bowls in the morning to get 30g. If that’s too much (and too many calories) to consume in one sitting, you can always drink a high-protein shake instead to kick-start your metabolism, support healthy blood sugar and help you feel fuller longer. Make sure to consume protein around your workouts—either 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after a workout is best.
OVER 20,000 REASONS TO CONSIDER A SUPPLEMENT
Did you know that proteins are the most plentiful substances in your body next to water? There are over 20,000 different proteins in the human body, some of which contribute to appetite control, fueling energy and supporting lean muscle tone, growth, repair and recovery. Just as protein is important for building muscle, it provides the building blocks for proteins in the body which are essential for nearly every activity in the body including the production of enzymes, antibodies, cellular messengers, blood, hair, nails and more.
46 GRAMS, 71 GRAMS OR 92 GRAMS—HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED IN A DAY?
Everyone needs a different amount of protein every day depending on your age, gender, weight and activity level. To get a rough estimate of how much protein you need, multiply your body weight (in pounds) with the amount of protein you need based on your activity level: a light activity routine needs about 0.4g protein per pound, moderate activity levels require about 0.65g protein per pound, and very high levels of training need about 0.8g protein per pound.
THE WORLD’S BEST PROTEIN FORMULAS
Because of our busy lifestyles, we tend to eat more processed foods and don’t pay attention to what nutrients we’re consuming and when we are consuming them. If you’re not getting enough protein in your diet—especially if you’re a vegetarian or an athlete—you may want to consider taking a protein supplement. With so many choices out there, it’s important to fuel you body with the highest-quality protein products available. GNC’s protein formulas are the world’s best! Also, keep in mind that you should space your protein evenly throughout the day. For help in choosing the right protein for you, stop by your local GNC for a consultation with a knowledgeable store associate.