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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on the Fit Women Over 50 podcast for the Becoming Elli Community where women inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

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Nov 26, 2019

In Episode 46, Jill and Chris discuss the importance of protein for women over 50. Part of this podcast is from an earlier recording with personal trainer, Brian Kennell. We also discuss the challenges of eating healthy during the holiday season and offer tips.

Limited time, free special bonus: Downloadable food planner and tracker PDF for eating healthy during holiday feasting with 20 tips.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • How many grams of protein a day women over 50 should eat
  • Why cutting calories to lose weight and exercising to lose weight at the same time can be a problem.
  • 3 reasons why women over 50 don't always get enough protein
  • Strength training to build muscle
  • Sources of lean protein
  • Why changes in body composition toward more muscle and less fat are a lot slower than losing just weight on the scale
  • Thanksgiving food preparation ideas
  • Getting enough protein and exercise
  • Gluten free and vegan ideas and options

Visit the website at for a free downloadable PDF planner tracker - limited time only!