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Old 03-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by sensualappeal View Post
I love protein shakes. I make my own though usually. When I don't I usually go for GNC Lean Muscle Meal shakes and I drink only half of one at a time since I'm a girl I don't need to drink a whole one for the huge amout of protein it gives. I drink the rest later. They are yummy.
I have to correct you.

You should learn more about macro-nutrients.

GNC Lean Muscle Shakes only have 9 grams of protein, and that's not very much. They are yummy because they have 30 grams of Carbs! That's almost double the carbs you should have for an entire day for weightloss!

A plain 8 ounce glass of low-fat milk has 8 grams protein and 11 grams carbs! You could add a couple teaspoons of sugar to your milk and get the same result.

By the way, a 120 pound person (gender has nothing to do with it) should get 81 grams of protein per day... drinking half a glass, especially of the GNC product, isn't doing you any favors.

Look for something closer to: 22grams of protein with 4 grams of carbs...this is really much more ideal for weight reduction.
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