Five reasons why woman tend to struggle to loose weight and how you can over come this!  

Article By Matt Nailor

Trying to lose weight have a better outlook on your lifestyle and food choices? Woman tend to find it harder to shed the weight than men do because woman’s bodies have a tendency to hold on to a certain amount of fat. However there may be some other problems that may halt your fat loss and these can be traced by certain habits and your lifestyle these can all be sorted when the problem is identified.

Here are the top 10 weight loss traps that you can keep in mind and look out for.  

Uncontrolled eating  

If you’re someone who loves food and has a good appetite then it is no fun to pay attention to your portion size. But it is an essential part for a effective fat loss regime. 

Most of the time when your stressed out or tired you’ve have a shit day at work the kids are pissing you off. It is very east to forget when your hand goes into the cookie jar! You need to be honest with yourselves do you take note of how many cookies you’ve had or when your having a cup are you really having only just one cup? Most drinking glasses hold about three cups and by the end of the day it all adds up!! 

The best advice I can give you all is to keep a lid on how much you eat plan your meals each day and how much your eating and what times. Also pick healthier snacks rather than reaching for them biscuits or convenient foods try and opt for natural foods that are filling and will satisfy you such as nuts or boiled eggs these foods help to keep you feeling fuller for longer periods of time.  

Your medication

Yes its true pills can make you gain weight there are many prescription medicines that can cause fat gain this includes steroids which are most commonly used for treating asthma and other inflammatory conditions and also certain types of antidepressants can make you gain weight as well. What should you do you might be thinking? If you are taking anything and you think it might be contributing to your weight problem then speak to your GP. If he/she suggest an alternative drug or you may just have to be very carful what you put in your mouth and how much exercise you’re getting in.    

Failng to exercise  

Our medication, it’s no secret that exercise can help with fat loss. But there are plenty of woman out there who are not getting enough exercise to lose the weight. It is recommend you do at least 60mins a day of some type of exercise weather it be walking, running, joining a class, weight training. Weight training this is one of the best form of weight loss tool as weight training boost the body’s metabolism a lot longer than it does with aerobic training. Also weight training builds muscle tissue so when you have more in comparison to fat it burns calories more efficiently than fat tissue would so don’t shy away from the weights they wont make you bulky but cake will!!! 

If you can spare an hour out of your day then aim for at least 20 to 30 mins at the end of the day any exercise is better than none at all.  

Skipping breakfast  

Your metabolism is like a car if you don’t put the fuel in it well guess what it won’t run. And by skipping breakfast this has the same impact and will ensure your fat burning metabolism never makes it out for the day. If your not a breakfast lover then try and have something small first thing then eat again later on in the morning train your body into new habits. Oats, eggs , Greek yoghurt are all great things to add to your breakfast menu they will set you up for the day and keep you away from any cravings.  

Not eating enough  

Many woman tend to think if they are consuming less food then they will loose weight wrong! It will make it harder for you to loose fat.  By consuming less than 1200 calories a day puts your body into starvation mode which is not good this means your metabolism will slow right down which means it takes longer to burn calories. Don’t be afraid by upping your calorie intake it can be very beneficial to you and you will feel a lot better have a lot more energy and will be able to have a steady fat loss which is better than a quick fat loss because you are more likely to keep the weight off when done properly and staying consistent with your workouts and food.  

Overall there are many set backs as to why you may be holding on to the pounds but its up to you to make a change to your lifestyle people can advice you but can not do it for you! 

If you’re someone who is watching what they put in their mouth and can see what foods are good and bad and not what to eat.  And your getting in regular exercise, drinking more water then your on the right track it does not happen over night keep it up don’t stop! Keep working and all your efforts will show eventually.  

 

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