Dieting Tips For Women


Women who are looking into healthy weight loss are often hit by unexpected challenges.  Whether you’ve just set new weight loss goals or have been trying to lose weight for many seasons, here are some great dieting tips for women!

1) Keep Healthy Treats on Hand for Sudden Hunger

If you’re a lovely, curvy woman who is looking to drop a little healthy weight, you will need to do some advance planning and know important dieting tips for women!  Have your shelves and refrigerator stocked with healthy food options, and be sure to avoid high carb fruits and veggies, like bananas, corn, exotic fruits, and carrots.

Go one step further by picking 2 days of the week to prepare your healthy treats in advance.

On Sunday and Wednesday, I hit the grocery store to stock up on my fresh veggies, meat, etc.  Then I prepare all of my basics so they’re ready to go.  Examples of steps I take to combat sudden hunger include:

  • Boiling a Dozen Eggs for quick and filling protein blasts
  • Grilling up Chicken and other meats
  • Pre-cutting veggies and keeping them in to-go bags
  • Pre-measuring my fruit portions for sweet snacks
  • Making cucumber or mint infused water

Keeping healthy treats on hand for sudden hunger is one of the most important dieting tips for women!

2) Include Protein in Every Snack

Protein is an essential part of healthy weight loss and is often undervalued or over looked.   Not only does it keep your hunger at bay for longer than other filler foods will, it also protects your muscle mass and leads to FAT LOSS, not just weight loss.  Spread protein into 4-6 servings a day and your body will be primed for fat burning!

Not all protein is created equal though.  Keep in mind that unprocessed animal proteins will burn slower in the body, keeping you full longer and leading to healthier, faster weight loss.

Including protein in every snack is one of the most important dieting tips for women!

3) Avoid Liquid Carbs and Artificial Sweeteners

Beware of carbohydrates in drinks like milk, juice, teas, protein shakes, and other ‘healthy drinks’.  Check labels!

Some may find giving up high carb drinks to be an especially difficult challenge but it’s an essential part of healthy weight loss.  How many times have you been told to drink more water while dieting?  A lot, I bet.  The advice doesn’t stop there, though.  You also need to cut most artificial sweeteners out of your diet as they interact with your body in a way that inhibits weight loss!  Yes, artificial sweeteners, especially the ones in carbonated beverages (and especially aspartamine), will SLOW DOWN your weight loss!!!  Kick em to the curb!  The only artificial sweetener I occasionally use is LIQUID Stevia.

Avoiding liquid carbs and artificial sweeteners is one of the most important dieting tips for women!

diet tips for women4) Change Your Eating Habits

Social eating, eating 3 big meals a day and stress eating are major players in weight gain that need to be addressed when you are trying to lose weight.  To restructure your eating habits, consider these ideas:

  • Go bowling or do other activities with friends instead of planning a dinner.
  • Eat 4 small protein packed meals, drink a protein shake and have a low-carb protein bar instead of eating 3 big meals
  • Focus on your favorite hobbies for stress relief instead of eating your troubles away.  Don’t keep your go-to comfort foods in the house.  When stress hits, grab your favorite protein shake and find your hobby.

Changing your eating habits is one of the most important dieting tips for women!

5) Surround Yourself with Support and Be Ready to Commit

When you make a serious commitment to weight loss, there are a few things you need to think about.  After you’ve decided that you are truly ready to commit, take a look at your social circle.  Are they going to be supportive of your weight loss goals or more likely to drag you into temptation?  If you are surrounded by unhealthy friends, consider looking for other forms of support.  You can surround yourself with people who are support by joining weight loss forums, joining a medically supervised weight loss program or simply having serious talks with your existing friends and family.  If you’re ready and committed to some hard work, surrounding yourself with support is one of the most important dieting tips for women!

Now that you’re armed with 5 of the most important dieting tips for women, get started on a healthier you today!

If you have any other great dieting tips for women, we’d love to hear them in the comments below!


Low Carb Summer Snacks Your Whole Family Will Love

It’s hot, Hot, HOT… summer has hit!  As heat scorches across the country, bringing in the 4th of July and family vacations, I decided I needed to find some low carb summer snacks that will help me cool down while satisfying my sweet tooth.  Here is a short list of what I’ve tried and liked so far.  I’ll add more as the summer progresses and I experiment more!

  1. Chocolate Berries – Who doesn’t like fruit dipped in chocolate?  There are ways to enjoy this delicious treat, even while sticking to your MedShape nutrition plan.  It’s the easiest and quickest of low carb summer snacks that I’ve found so far.

    Frozen Chocolate Berries – Just measure out a cup of halved strawberries or raspberries, as allowed for your daily fruit serving, and dip them in Walden Farms Chocolate Dip.  It’s delicious and can be eaten frozen or fresh!

  2. Low Carb Summer Snacks

    Zoku Quick Pop – strawberry protein shake w/ strawberries, avocado w/ almond milk & 3 drops of liquid stevia, & raspberry.

    Zoku Quick Pops – Ok, so I jumped on the Zoku Quick Pops band wagon and bought one a couple of weeks ago.  Why?  It’s been a fun, challenging experiment to make healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods so I figured it would be even better to make healthy, instant ice cream pops!  As expected, it’s been a blast for me (and my 2-year old) so far.  We’ve made many different low carb summer snacks with it and I’m always surprised how fast come out.  Literally, you have the craving and in less than 10 minutes, you have your ice cream bar!

    Healthy Zoku Quick Pop Hint – just take your favorite low carb protein shake and dice some fruit to put in it.  After we experiment a bit more, I’ll post a blog of Low Carb Zoku recipes.

  3. Frozen Smoothies – Smoothies and green smoothies have been a hit in my house for a few years.  They never helped me lose weight though until I went through the MedShape Weight Loss consultation and realized I was adding the wrong things to them.  They were not the healthy, low carb summer snacks that I thought them to be.  I adjusted a few recipes to include only the allowed fruits and veggies, though, and they’re now a healthier hit!  Add ice to them and you’ve got an instant frozen smoothie or “shake” as my 2-year old calls them.  He loves them, too, and it’s an easy way to get raw spinach and other veggies into his lil body!

    Favorite Smoothie Combination – 1 c strawberries or 1/2 small apple, 1 c spinach, 1/2 c cucumber, 1/2 avocado, 1 c water and some ice

So, the summer heat has brought out a lot of new experimenting with foods and delicious cool down treats.  We’ll be adding more to the blog, as we discover them.  If you have any suggestions for low carb summer snacks, we’d love to hear them!

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