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Health and well-being is something that we should consciously design for ourselves! Of course, as human beings, there are many things that connect us in common structures and genetic familiarity, yet also separate us just the same in terms of individuality and our core make-up. As such, there are many differences between male and females, in general, and from a broader perspective in relation to our emotional/mental responses but also our physical potential. For instance, women naturally store more fat, this is largely due to our reproductive and hormonal processes (even though our daily calorie recommendations are far less than males!). Many women agonize over their weight and in trying to attain low levels of fat, but this can often cause more damage to their overall health. Men naturally have more skeletal muscle, and they have greater amounts of testosterone, which is the main muscle-building hormone. That being said, women can activate more muscle mass through a good strength-training program, which creates a more toned physique.




Here we look at a few ways females can design better wellness for themselves- as women!

1.    Iron levels

Iron is an essential mineral for blood production and transferring oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the tissues and organs. In fact, around 70% of iron is found in our red blood cells. Women generally have a greater need for iron, as they are more prone to deficiency due to menstrual processes. Many women may be borderline anemic without really paying attention to the signs and symptoms of how low iron levels may manifest. The need for iron in females increases further during pregnancy, as more oxygen-rich blood is needed for the growing baby. For instance, women require around 10mg more iron than men, during pregnancy, this increases to approximately 17-18mg. Spinach, legumes, shellfish, broccoli, and of course red meat are a few really good sources of iron. Watch out for signs and symptoms of low iron: extreme lethargy, pale skin, cold hands and feet, and muscle weakness.




2.    Energy and Calorie requirements

As highlighted above, there are differences in male-female energy requirements. The recommended daily intake for a woman is 2,000 calories, compared to around 2,800 for men. Calories and energy intake are highly dependent on our size and exercise levels, as men are genetically larger with more muscle mass so are their calorific needs. Men tend to eat more protein to fuel muscle growth, and yet any excess in the body is converted to fat- so this is something to be cognizant of, male or female!

Of course, our energy/calorie requirements affect our health and weight loss or weight maintenance goals. More than ten years ago the medical community first became aware that most research data was based on studies with men and that the findings did not necessarily apply to women. After years of gender-neutral or, more often, male-centric research into health and weight loss, science is finally verifying what might seem self-evident: women are different from men and what they eat and how they maintain their health and fitness should reflect those differences.

In keeping with these findings, Eat Like a Woman believes that not all nutrition is created equal, and as such, specifically caters to the nutritional needs of women. Eat Like a Woman® bars have the correct ratio of carbohydrates to protein that can stimulate neurotransmitter health – in essence, your emotional chemistry. When you feel good, grabbing healthier food choices and managing emotional eating can become a reality. This ratio also helps kick-start your metabolism so you can obtain and maintain a healthy weight

Energy metabolism is different between women and men. The correct food ratios can fuel ENERGY

 

Peanut Butter & Ancient Grains, 12-Pack:

Women burn carbs and fats before protein during endurance activities, this nutrition bar has a higher carb to protein ratio designed just for women!

Ancient grains have remained largely unchanged for hundreds or even thousands of years. Quinoa was known to the Incas as "the mother of all grains" and was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago. Quinoa is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids.

Packed with plant-based protein and full of fiber from ground flaxseed. This bar is a great way to start your day right, or enjoy before working out, and when you need an afternoon energy pick-me-up!

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  • Gluten-Free

  • Dairy-Free

  • Soy-Free

  • Organic & plant-based ingredients 


Enjoy the organic peanut butter, organic clover honey goodness mixed in with a delicate combination ancient grains - organic quinoa, chia seeds - and ground flaxseeds.

Eat Like a Woman® Peanut Butter & Ancient Grains 12-pack are FDA compliant nutrition bars.

A woman’s digestive health needs can be quite different than a man’s. Coconut may improve digestion and BOOST metabolism.



Eat Like a Woman® Crunchy Coconut 12-pack:

Coconut has been a staple of many cultures, and coconut oil has naturally occurring saturated fat that can actually be good for you in moderation. It can improve your health, increase your metabolism, promote a lean body, and support your immune system. 

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase calories burned over 24 hours by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.

Emerging evidence shows almonds may actually improve digestion by changing the environment of your intestinal tract for the better.

Studies, such as the Nurses’ Health Study, show that almonds support a healthy metabolism. People who frequently eat almonds and other nuts retain healthier body weights and lower rates of obesity over time compared to those who avoid nuts.

This organic coconut almond nutrition bar explodes with gluten-free yumminess for a decadently delicious snack.

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  • Gluten-Free

  • Dairy-Free

  • Soy-Free

  • Organic & plant-based ingredients 

These gluten-free coconut almond nutrition bars are full of fiber from ground flaxseed!

Women metabolize food and lose weight very differently than men. The Eat Like a Woman® bars are made for women-on-the-go who demand yummy nutrition.

Be WELL, and eat like a woman! (Made for women, but men love them too…of course!)

EAT LIKE A WOMAN also offers an easy-to-understand crash course in the ways women are different from men—physiologically, psychologically and biochemically—in a variety of vital areas, from hormones to fat cells to the digestive system. This information and guidance are translated into a simple 3-step, 3-week plan. Knowing not only what to eat, but how to eat has a large impact on weight loss.


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