I’m not a woman but I’m looking for advice regarding women.
My girlfriend’s been lifting for about a year, and recently asked me what the best protein powder is for women…I think because she wants to make sure she gets in enough protein, and because with her school/work schedule it would be easier for her to make a shake rather than cook meals.
Does anybody have any recommendations? As far as brand, amount to take, when to take? And if you do recomend something - is there a special reason why? Are there any opther supplements you’d recommend? She gets UTI’s a lot and has started taking a cranberry supplement that she feel like has helped. I always recommend fish oil to anybody but is there anything else that would be helpful to a woman? I feel like I remember an old Dani Shugart article where she said taking zinc or iron or something really helped her get out of a funk…I’ll have to find that. What would you recommend her diet look like - for an 18 year old girl, lifting weights 4-6 days a week, and juggling school and work?
And is there anything you would recommend to older women? My mom is in her mid-30’s, and her mom is in her mid-50’s. Neither has horrible eating habits - sometimes I think they don’t always eat enough, as they seem scared of gaining wieght, yet they both have definitely have some fat they could lose. Maybe it’s due to having multiple children, being a woman, and getting older, which wouldn’t make it impossible to lose weight, but would make it harder when it’s coupled with the fact that neither of them have an athletic/sports history or lifestlye, and that they both do very little physical activity.
I’m trying to help get them to be more active, and giving some nutritional advice (I admittedly don’t know that much about nutrition - still trying to figure out excercise), but is there any supplement or food that you would recommend a woman take as she got older, to help fight anything that could come her way?
This was pretty long so I’ll recap:
1). 18 year old active girl’s protein powder (I forgot to mention she’s lactose intolerant, so staying away from dairy would obviously be nice), other supplementation, and nutrition tips. Any brands/specific foods, please explain why.
2). Mid 30’s mom, and mid-50’s mom, both beginning to become more active, but still looking for advice on nutrition and supplementation, as they’ll probably rely more on those than on exercise.
Hope you can help! Thank you!