Why Most Women Fail With Losing Weight
(When They Really Don’t Have To)
FACT: Most Women struggle with losing weight.
Sure, there are tons of reasons for this:
- convenience of unhealthy food
- peer pressure
- lack of focus
- lack of dedication
- lack of motivation
- lack of knowledge concerning proper nutrition
The list goes on.
You likely know several people that want to lose weight right now, or that have tried in the past.
Maybe they DID lose weight, but most people that DO lose weight end up gaining most (if not all) of it back within a year.
Marketers and the media capitalize on this niche of consumers like vultures.
They hawk their latest and great diet fads, contraptions for losing weight and getting in shape with increasingly less work and effort, and worst of all:
Everything sounds like the next best thing. (Yeah..if only!)
With new diet and weight loss books, programs, courses, and “silver-bullet” solutions coming out every single day promising rapid results with less effort than ever, where do you even start?
Well, what if I told you that you DON’T need the latest and greatest fad or contraption?
To be blunt, you only need to do three things:
1) Restructure your diet
How we eat is still the most impactful and important method of promoting total body health… Unfortunately, it is also the hardest.
Recent research indicates that continual intake of food that’s high in fat or sugar, overrides your body’s ability to tell you when you’re full.
Cutting the majority of sugar and starch out of your diet is a dramatic change so you need to treat it like building a habit.
When you’re creating a new habit, it’s best to start small so you don’t become overwhelmed and feel guilty if you slip up.
Willpower is like a muscle, and the growth of it takes time.
When it comes to restructuring how you eat, the best thing to do is eat no high sugar or high starch foods for 4 days a week.
After two weeks, move to 5 days a week. Repeat this cycle once more so you’re at 6 days a week of healthy eating.
You can read more about this here.
2) Workout in a way that burns fat while adding muscle
For women, weight training exercises help you get muscle & body tone and also keep your metabolism running high after your workout, so you’re still burning calories even after you head home from the gym.
An effective strength-training workout is three times a week, starting with a single set of 12 reps and working your way up to three sets of 12 to 15 reps over time.
Ensuring your workout incorporates exercises for all the major muscle groups in your body — such as dumbbell curls, triceps extensions and barbell squats.
This will help you burn fat and build muscle. Here’s a useful article.
3) Build in a system of accountability
When it comes to accountability, I’m a huge fan of ‘tracking’ because I think it is an excellent tool and is easier than people think,”
You can list the foods or calories you’re eating, or simply mark an “X” on the calendar for every day you met your daily goal to, say, eat healthier snacks or avoid late night eating.
One accountability trick is to write down what you plan to eat before you eat it, not after.
“The power in this is that it really increases your awareness more and makes you think literally twice about a food before you eat it,” Says dietitian Melissa Dobbins, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This article shares 10 great tips for accountability that I recommend you should read, you can read it here.
If you do these three things, you can’t fail. 🙂