Do You Really Need Protein Supplements?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Do you really need protein supplements?
Air Date: 2/23/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ.

Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes.

She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must-have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.
Do You Really Need Protein Supplements?
The recommend amount of daily protein for Americans is 10-35% of calorie intake. That's roughly 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men.

It's not difficult to get the daily recommendation for protein if you consume two to three servings of protein-rich food each day.

However, you may find you need to supplement your diet with extra protein, especially if you're exercising at a moderate or intense level.

Felicia Stoler, PhD, shares how to get enough protein on a daily basis, as well as if you need to supplement your current diet.