When it comes to losing weight, there is no shortage of information floating around the internet.
And while some of the information is really good, a good majority just doesn’t add up. Especially when it comes to female fat loss and nutrition.
With that said, these are the two biggest mistakes women make when trying to lose weight.
Mistake # 1 – Drastically Cut Calories
Women are often under the impression that they need to consume 1000 calories or less a day to lose weight.
To do this, they reduce carbohydrates, eliminate fats from their diet, and reject foods such as grains and dairy.
Does it sound familiar to you?
Yes, you will lose weight if you cut calories so drastically.
But the weight loss won’t last long.
After a few weeks, you will hit a wall and your results will suddenly stop.
This is because you are not giving your body enough food to survive.
Yes, you need to reduce your caloric intake to lose weight.
But you don’t have to do it in such a drastic way.
In fact, you can eat a lot more than you think and still lose weight.
For the next week, keep track of everything you eat. You can use a notepad or MyFitnessPal.
This will give you an idea of where you are starting from.
Next week reduce your caloric intake by just 300 calories. This will put you in a deficit and you will start to lose weight.
And the best part is, you won’t have to starve yourself or give up your favorite foods.
Error n. # 2: do too much cardio
Women tend to go to the gym and spend hours on the treadmill. The idea is that the more cardio you do, the more calories you burn.
And the more calories they burn, the more fat they lose.
Doing countless hours of cardio will initially lead to weight loss.
But again, that weight loss won’t last long.
Worse still is the fact that you will begin to lose muscle mass. Once that happens, it will have no definition or form.
In fact, you will end up looking skinny and elongated rather than slim and sexy.
So leave it to all the cardio girls.
Instead, you should lift weights and do HIIT training.
The best thing about HIIT training is that it is short but extremely effective.
With this type of training you can get a great workout in just 10 minutes. And trust me, you will burn huge calories and sweat like never before.