Four Basic Yet Effective Weight-Loss Tips for Women
Women generally have things much tougher than men do. And that’s not just a generalization, it is a medical fact, and when it comes to weight loss, or rather, fat loss, things really become apparent. Women are genetically predisposed to store more body fat than men, which is all down to biology and evolution, so when it comes to losing weight, women have to work much harder, and generally find it much tougher than men. Generally speaking, losing weight, whether male or female, is incredibly tough and both physically, and mentally, draining, which is why the United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Losing weight is not easy, but with a little help and a little knowhow from the right sources, it needn’t be a huge challenge, either. Here’s a look at four basic yet effective weight loss tips for women.
The problem that we all tend to face when trying to lose weight, not just women, is growing bored of eating the same, bland foods day in and day out. When dieting, people think that they need to be eating salads, steamed fish and chicken, and boiled vegetables every single day. However, in reality, there are countless healthy and delicious foods to choose from. In order to lose fat and keep it off, you need to enjoy the foods you are eating, so find a selection of healthy foods that you enjoy, and don’t forget to try new foods in the process. By making different healthy choices, you are enhancing your chances of succeeding as you are less likely to grow bored of the foods that you are eating. Make sure you include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with lean protein sources, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
Forget fad diets
Nowadays, we can’t browse social media pages without coming across various ads, posts, or tweets that are trying to endorse and sell “miracle weight loss products.” If you’re serious about losing weight, avoid these fad diets, stay clear of meal replacement plans and other similar diet plans, and do things the right way. Eat fresh, healthy and nutritious foods, and get plenty of exercise.
In order to lose weight, you need to burn off more calories than you take in, which is why exercise and physical activity is so important. Not only will it burn calories, but exercise also helps to improve cardiovascular health, it boosts your immune system, it helps regulate your hormones, it improves mental health and well-being, and much more. Whether you go to the gym, go jogging or cycling with friends/family members, take the dog for a stroll, go swimming, participate in competitive sports, or even go for a steady walk around the block, you will still be burning calories and will benefit as a result.
A lot of women will base their physical activity on cardiovascular exercise, and while beneficial, studies have also proven that resistance training with weights is also incredibly good for you. A lot of women will avoid weights, for fear of “getting too big” and looking like a bulky bodybuilder. In reality, you will never, ever get freakishly big by lifting weights, unless you want to and specifically design your nutritional and exercise around it. What will happen, however, is that you will build small amounts of lean muscle, which will help firm up your skin and body, and will help increase your metabolism in the process. This means that you will look leaner and more toned, plus you will burn more calories and have more energy, even in a resting state.
So while weight loss is difficult, it can be achieved through discipline and effort. You have to make a conscious decision that you want to improve your health and lose the weight and follow through with it. It will involve a lot of hard work, but your efforts will be rewarded.
Good luck to you on your weight loss journey!