Easy Weight Loss Tips for Women
Losing weight is difficult to do, especially on a busy schedule when it often feels like worrying about food is very last on your list of priorities. Taking the long-term approach to weight loss is wise because it means you’ll lose pounds slowly and steadily — making it more likely that you’ll keep them off. Don’t focus so much on fast weight loss. Instead, concentrate your efforts on achieving permanent weight loss. While it may be tempting to try the latest fad diet or prescription diet pill, keep in mind that quick weight loss doesn’t always equate to healthy weight loss. You’ll find it easy and fulfilling to follow these very simple tips for reducing the unhealthy fat and calories you routinely consume.
7 Easy Weight Loss Tips for Women
Follow a nutrition plan that consists of low-fat proteins and complex carbohydrates. Eat low-fat proteins like eggs, chicken, fish, lean ground beef, legumes, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese to help build muscle and aid in tissue repair. Consume complex carbohydrates like whole grain pasta or bread, brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, high-fiber cereals, vegetables and fruits to increase your energy levels.
Pick one day to prepare your meals for the week. Store your meals in single-portion servings so they are easily accessible. Take your lunch to work instead of eating out with your co-workers. Having meals prepared will help you fight the urge to grab junk foods because the refrigerator is empty.
Drink More Water
Research indicates that chugging H2O curbs appetites. In fact, in one study by the American Chemical Society, dieters who drank water three times a day before meals over 12 weeks shed about 5 pounds more than those who did not boost their water intake. Water’s benefits don’t stop there: Water also keeps you energized, so you’ll have the vigor needed to burn additional calories in the gym, on the tennis court, or wherever the day takes you. Even being slightly dehydrated can lead to feeling fatigued. And soda fiends out there can chop more than 200 calories from their diets by replacing a 20-ounce bottle of cola with some refreshing H2O.
Eliminate Excess Sugar
On average, Americans consume 475 calories of added sugars daily. Eliminating added sugars could save you thousands of calories in a week. To trim hundreds of empty calories from your daily diet, check nutrition labels. Look for anything that ends in the letters “ose,” the biochemical ending for sugars, such as sucrose, dextrose, fructose, and maltose, and the word syrup. If it’s sweetened, skip it.
Nix Nighttime Eating
Cutting out after-dinner snacking is a quick way to help you shed 5 pounds in a week. At night, we’re usually scarfing down junky foods in front of the TV — and it’s easy to consume a meal’s worth of calories, plus belly-bloating sodium. If you are hungry in the evening you are better off having some protein such as string cheese, cottage cheese, beef jerky or a hard-boiled egg.
Downsize your wine glass to cut calories. Wine glasses today are giant goblets, so it’s easy to pour 6 ounces, or one-and-a-half servings, without noticing. That means those two glasses a night might actually be closer to three (almost half a bottle!), adding up to 300 calories. Instead of drinking this way every day, have a regular-size 4-ounce glass a couple of times a week. You could drop more than 20 pounds this year.
Lose the Salt
Sodium contributes to water retention, making you look and feel bloated. Do you eat too much salt? Probably — the daily value suggests no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium each day (or about one teaspoon), but most of us are getting more than twice that amount. So keep an eye on your sodium intake, and that doesn’t just mean ditching the saltshaker. Hidden sources include soups, canned foods and drinks (did you know a serving of regular V8 juice has 800 mg of sodium?), salty snacks such as chips and pretzels and many prepackaged foods.
By following these weight loss tips for women, and attempting to involve them into your daily routine, you will drop an enormous amount of calories without even realizing it.
What’s the biggest mistake most women make when trying to lose weight?
Not taking enough action!
You can gain far more knowledge by taking action and course correcting along your weight loss journey.
What action steps will you take today?