How much protein should a female consume for weight loss?

August 23, 2011 by  
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by jackiebese

Question by lookinforexcitement: How much protein should a female consume for weight loss?
I’ve been working out consistently for about a year, but my weight loss has been really slow. I’ve only lost about 15-18lbs. I’ve also changed my diet and started eating a lot healthier. I haven’t been intaking much protein and I believe that is a reason why my weight loss has been slow. How much protein should I take to speed up my weight loss? Are there any recipes, shakes or vitamins I should be taking?
I workout at least 3-4x a week. On average I’m at the gym for 1hr. – 1.5hrs. I’ve been attending the RPM & Body Pump classes at least 2x a week. On the other days I’m doing cardio and weightlifting. I also do resistence training.

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Answer by kja63
Protein: Beans, lean meats such as boneless skinless chicken and fish, peanut butter (about 1 tablespoon for a serving), etc…

Lean Protein should make up about 40% of your daily nutritional intake per day. 30% is for whole grains. 20% is for fruits & vegetables. 10% is for fat.

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3 Responses to “How much protein should a female consume for weight loss?”
  1. stopdieting says:

    Add some hi fiber ‘Appetizer Diet Cookies’ to your daily regimen and continue enjoying your favorite foods…it helps and you won’t have to worry about weight.
    They give you a bunch of protein, energy,vitamins and minerals and of course about 8g of fiber.
    Just snack on them.

  2. jayydoggs says:

    Well the protein is essential to your body, but doesn’t necessarily slow down the weight loss process. The slow loss of weight could be due to many different things. Try changing your workouts a bit, like doing more cardio intervals, changing the days and times you workout, and perhaps change your eating habits a bit (such as eating 5-6 small meals and snacks a day, eat earlier in the evening, add another glass or two of water a day, cut out half of your carbs for a week, and then ease back those carbs over several weeks. Regarding the protein intake should be 1 gram of protein for every 2-21/2 lbs (ie 50 grams of protein for 100lbs.)

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