Protein Diet Menu for Women

Here's a protein diet menu for women for faster weight loss.
Mrunmayi Deo Apr 10, 2019
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We are aware of the varied diet plans that have been approved and experimented. These mainly follow the mechanism that eating a certain type of food or avoiding some strictly promotes faster weight loss. Our daily diet normally consists of foods having carbohydrates, proteins and fats, the latter two being responsible for increasing the muscle and body fat.
An exclusive protein diet that is low-fat and low on carbohydrates is a good option to lose weight when coupled with exercises. These nutrients promote muscle growth rather than muscle fat, which keeps the body fit and healthy. Women, looking for shedding those extra pounds and gaining that perfect shape may attempt the diet given here.
Note: On an average, 1.2 grams of proteins per pound body weight is required for women, daily.

Breakfast

  • Generally, we have sandwiches and pasta for breakfast. Instead, scrambled or poached eggs or an omelet is a good option. Turkey bacon or turkey sausage can also be included.
  • Another healthy option is to eat salads and fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, or cabbage. Sprucing these with salt and pepper will better their taste. Alternatively, you can dress the salads using vinegar and olive oil.
  • A bowl of yogurt is also another way to fill your stomach early in the morning. Nuts like soy nuts or fresh fruits along with it would do fine.

Lunch

  • It should mainly consist of animal proteins and require you to cut down on other foods.
  • Normally, a salad with feta cheese, deli, and chicken strips would work well.
  • A bowl of soup with meat, beans, vegetables, and spices will also help to fill you up.
  • If you could make tofu soup, then it would be great, since tofu is a rich source of this nutrient.

Dinner

  • For dinner, you can try your hand on barbecued, baked, or boiled meat, skinless chicken, lean pork, or beef and fish along with a bowl of salad and vegetables.
  • Alternatively, you can include whole grains such as brown rice, whole grain pita, or whole wheat tortilla in your diet.

Desserts

  • Adding small amounts of sweetener to ricotta cheese with a bit of vanilla extract would create something very similar to cheesecake and will be a great, healthy dessert.
  • You could also prepare some shakes, say strawberry or banana milkshake using low-fat milk.

Snacks

  • A bag of nuts containing almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, hummus, edamame, granola bars, and casein powder will help in between these meals.
  • These are healthy snacks to have apart from the normal salads.

Recipes

Roasted Pecan Salmon

Ingredients:
  • Salmon fillets - one tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper - one tablespoon each
  • Honey - one tablespoon
  • Mustard - one tablespoon
  • Bread crumbs - two tablespoons
  • Chopped pecans - 2 tablespoons
  • Parsley - one tablespoon
  • Lemon wedges
Method:
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the salmon.
  • Keep it on the baking sheet with the skin side down.
  • Combine mustard and honey, and coat the salmon with it.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs, nuts, and parsley well, and sprinkle over the salmon.
  • Bake them at 400 degree C for 10-15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
Salmon is one of the high protein diet foods with high contents of omega 3 fats, which are good for the brain and modulating insulin levels.

Yogurt Fruit Crunch

Ingredients:
  • Yogurt - one bowl
  • Sliced fruits - as required
Method: Top a yogurt bowl with fruits like bananas, strawberries and blueberries. It can also be a dessert.
Now that you have enough of meal options, here's how you need to schedule your diet for the day.
  • 8 am: low-fat plain yogurt (one bowl)
  • 10 am: cottage cheese with tomatoes (150 grams)
  • 12 pm: baked meat, fish and salad (150 grams)
  • 2 pm: plain yogurt again
  • 4 pm: egg whites and salad
  • 6 pm: baked meat, fish and salad, or brown rice (150 grams)
  • 8 pm: tofu soup
A high protein diet can do wonders and help promote weight loss if followed with dedication. Make sure you have smaller meals a day, since they help in proper digestion and reduce the urge of hunger. We hope the recipes given here will help you.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.