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Healthy Diet Tips for Women

If there’s one big mistake that many women make as they seek out weight loss, it’s forgoing a healthy diet in favor of one that’s not set-up properly but is ultra low in calories so it promises rapid weight loss.

You really must remember what’s at stake here – your long-term health.  Yes, that’s right – even a few short weeks eating a diet that’s less than optimal could set you up for serious deficiencies that could cause harm in the long run.

The good news is that it’s perfectly possible to structure a healthy diet that will also help you reach your goal weight, so there’s no reason to turn to these crash diet alternatives.

Here is some key information that you need to know in order to create a healthy diet for yourself so that you can accomplish your nutritional goals in record time.

Focus On The Right Protein Sources

The very first thing that you should be doing is making sure to focus on high quality protein sources. The biggest mistake most women make with their diet is simply not getting enough protein in period.

They are at a high risk of not recovering from their physical activity when doing so and this can really hold these women back from optimal results.  Don’t be one of them!

Focus on getting one protein source with each meal and snack that you eat with the top choices to choose from including egg whites, fish, lean red meat, salmon and other fish, chicken breast, and low fat dairy products.

Contrary to what many women believe there is no reason to avoid dairy products as long as you choose properly as these will also provide the key element, calcium, to your body and help support stronger bones.

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Add Plenty Of Fresh Produce

The second step to creating a healthy diet for women is to make sure that you’re eating plenty of fresh produce.  You don’t have to shun all carbohydrates on your diet plan and by really loading up on the produce, you’ll get the carbs you need but also get plenty of dietary fiber, plenty of antioxidants, and help keep yourself satisfied throughout the day.

You really can eat fruit and still lose weight.  Many women believe this to be untrue, but the fact of the matter is that fruit is such a low calorie food to begin with that even though there are some natural fruit sugars in it, it’s not going to impact your ‘bottom line’ in terms of daily calorie intake to any significant degree.

Aim for three to five servings per day and you’ll be filling your body with good nutrients, providing quality energy to your muscles, and easily seeing the fat loss you’re after.

Snack On Healthy Fats More Often

Finally, the last step to creating your healthy diet is to make sure that you’re also taking in some healthy fats. Again, this is a food some women avoid as they think they will gain fat if the eat fat.

Not true.

As long as you choose healthy fats, these will actually promote faster fat loss since they’ll keep your hunger under control.

Aim to snack on almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, or add some flax-seeds into your usual snack of yogurt or a bowl of oatmeal.

By including some healthy fats in your diet you’ll support long-term health and add to the flavor of the diet as well.

So there you have it, the top tips to create a healthy diet for women. If you follow this advice, you’ll not only feel great, but look great as well.

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Author Profile: Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

Disclaimer: The views of the author are his or her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ask The Trainer.

Comments (1)

  1. Yuki Shimata says:

    I think many people that “snack” on healthy fats are overeating calories. Good solid advice though, not only for women but men as well.

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