Having a diet adequate in protein is crucial for weight management (loss, gain, and maintenance). “Protein helps to repair and build muscle tissues in the body,” says Jim White, RD, adding that the standard daily protein intake is approximately 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. That means ,if you weigh 150 pounds, which is about 68 kilograms, you should eat about 54.4 grams of protein a day. Shocking, right?
So how do you go about eating that much protein? A balanced diet is important, but there are a few store-bought products that can help, including our favorite: pancake mix. We’ve rounded up 12 protein-packed mixes that’ll keep you feeling full and power you with the energy you need to tackle the rest of your day and get your body moving.