|How much protein is enough for a woman and how can one actually consume it without actually using a calculator? What sources of protein do you advise a vegetarian? Also, throw some light on protein powders and supplements.|
Women should aim for anywhere between .8- 1g of protein per pound of body weight. So if someone weighs 100 pounds, they should try to shoot for 100g of protein a day.
A good way to gauge if you’ve gotten enough is to shoot for a serving or a serving and a half at every meal (25-35g of protein) and then add a high-protein snack on top of that.
Best sources of protein for vegetarians:
3. Hemp seeds
4. Chia seeds
5. Nut butter
Can reverse dieting be helpful for women during pregnancy & postnatal recovery? 5 Food management tips you would like to share?
When women are pregnant, I often tell them to eat intuitively because so many women feel turned on and off by various foods- the most important thing I recommend for pregnant women is to stay hydrated daily and make sure you are eating three meals a day while prioritizing protein and good healthy fats.
The 5 general food tips I like to share for anyone and everyone looking to get “healthy”:
1. Cook for yourself often
2. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day
3. Avoid fried foods or foods that sound heavily dressed
4. Skip the bread basket
5. Limit or omit alcohol
Amanda goes on to add, “Fitness should be a part of your life- not your whole life. Today I coach with this style in mind- I seek to teach my clients about balance and encourage them to set aside the idea that they constantly need to be dieting or eating “perfect” in order to get results. Fitness should be a part of our lives, but not our whole lives.”
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