Discussions that mention potassium

Exercise & Fitness board

I'm with you on the cereal thing. I eat a half-cup (dry) every morning with a protein shake and a yogurt. It's portable, it's easy to eat, and it's crunchy.

I looked around and tried to find a cereal which was low in carbs and/or high in protein, and settled on Post's "Carb Well" brand, which breaks down as follows:

Post Carb Well Cinnamon Crunch Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Servings per container about 10
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 140mg
Potassium 360mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 11g

As I said, I'm only eating 2/3rds of the recommended serving size. But my experience has been that most people WAY overestimate serving sizes on breakfast cereals... something about the size of the bowl and the displacement of the product by the milk causes people to routinely eat a cup or more when they think they are actually eating the recommended serving size. A good tip is to open the box, measure it out into individual servings in zip-lock bags, and then put the bags back into the box for storage.