Sunday, September 19, 2010

Women Need More Protein In Diet To Stay Skinny

It's a simple known fact: Women don't get enough protein in their diets.

And for those of you counting calories, day in and day out, you know that most proteins pack on a few more calories than fruits and veggies will. So.......many women drop the protein because they think it's more fattening.

But today, we're telling you to enjoy some protein, because the experts tells us, you need it in your diet to stay skinny.

We saw a great article in the October issue of Women's Health magazine. And we have learned that protein = weight loss and your key to staying skinny:

"The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline. High protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them."

And when you consume protein foods, they take a longer time to leave your belly, so you feel full sooner, and for a longer time.

Women's Health gave a great list of Protein to Go!. These are super portable options:
1. Jerky. 1 ounce = 9.4 grams. Try beef or turkey.
2. Roasted Soy Nuts. 1/4 cup = 9.4 grams.
3. Protein Powder. 4 1/2 Tbsp. scoop = 16 grams. Mix with water.
4. Energy Bars. 1 bar = 10-12 grams.
5. Hard-boiled Eggs. 1 egg = 6 grams.
6. String Cheese. 1 stick = 8 grams.

These are all yummy snacks, and should hold you over until your next meal.