Are you looking for the best weight loss tips for women?
Probably THE best weight loss tips for women I can offer are very simple.
Do you eat breakfast? Do you protein at breakfast? Do you even know why you’d want to have protein at breakfast? My best weight loss tips for women involve a macro-nutrient that most women get too little of.
Protein, the unsung hero of weight loss…
It’s not so you’ll turn into Popeye after he gets his fill of spinach. You’re not going to put on pounds of muscle by eating more protein. Rumors out there perpetuate the thinking that eating protein will bulk a woman’s physique up. Wrong. If it were only so easy…
Getting enough protein in the diet is no easy task. Protein isn’t the ‘fun’ food.
For example, it’s hard to pack protein with you when you’re on the go. Are you going to pull out a chicken breast or fillet of fish from your purse? Not likely. Protein foods generally needs some refrigeration and some prep time to make it edible. Thus there is the challenge of getting enough in during the day.
My suggestion is to add protein with every meal. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar by slowing down the rate of break down of carbohydrates. Even high glycemic carbs can be moderated so that you don’t get a spike and dip in blood sugar when you eat protein with any carb.
What does this mean? Well, if you don’t have a roller coaster of blood sugar, you won’t get those highs and lows of energy and those cravings to eat the kitchen sink- or a bag of cookies, Mars bar, chips, whatever is most appealing to you…
This is one of the best weight loss tips for women out there: control blood sugar, control cravings.
One of the best weight loss tips for women in my coaching program is to increase their protein intake, particularly at breakfast.
First of all, you need to EAT breakfast. If you want to be fat(ter), then skip breakfast. If you want to start to get lean, it starts with breakfast. Here are a few ideas to get your day started on the right foot with about 20 grams (or approximately 1/5th of your daily protein needs):
1 cup Greek yogurt topped with 1/2 cup berries.
2 Slices Ezekiel bread topped with nut butter with 1 hard boiled egg.
1/2 cup steel cut oats topped with 1/2 cup berries and crushed walnuts and almonds and 1/2 cup Greek yogurt.
2 hard boiled eggs with 1 piece of Ezekiel toast.
1 full egg and 2 egg whites scrambled with salsa and topped with avocado slices.
Smoothie with spinach, berries, skim milk and 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
In case you were curious, here is the protein break down of each of these foods:
1 egg = 6 g protein
1 cup Greek yogurt (I use Liberty brand, watch the fat content!) = 24 g protein
1 slice sprouted grain Ezekiel bread (I use Silver Hills Squirrely bread) = 5 g protein
1/2 scoop whey protein powder (I use JG Ross brand, read the label) = 10 g protein
If you’re at a loss at what to eat, my program has a simple plan along with the workouts you need to build lean, sexy muscle.
The best weight loss tips for women are not that complicated, get started with a healthy breakfast and you’ll be well on your way.