"You didn't put it on overnight, so don't expect to lose it overnight - Just be patient with yourself."
Women who have gone on a diet with men may have noticed an unsatisfactory result: Weight appears to fall off men while stubbornly remaining on women.
Women, biologically, carry more fat than men, about 7–9% more body fat to be exact. So a woman with 25% body fat is just as fit as a man with 16% body fat. What must be understood is that having more fat does not imply being unhealthy. It's simply how evolution created women, and for good reason. Women typically have a more difficult time losing weight and inches than men. This is due, in part, to men having more lean muscle mass and a higher resting metabolic rate.
Women, on the other hand, can even the odds to some extent with a little effort. Pick up some weights and start pumping to build more muscle and get your engine revving. Strength training at least twice a week will increase your muscle mass while decreasing your fat stores.
Even today, women are primarily responsible for family meals. Menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation take a lot of time, not to mention the extra temptation to nibble, taste, and eat more calories. Try to balance the workload and reduce temptations by involving your partner and/or children in the preparation of quick and healthy meals.
Determine your portion size through the Metabolic Balance Program, which is based on your body size, blood analysis, and the amount of muscle and fat you currently have.
Keeping a food diary allows you to keep track of what you eat and is a simple way to hold yourself accountable and make healthier choices.
Avoid fad diets, which can promote unhealthy eating habits and yo-yo dieting, both of which are harmful to long-term weight loss. You will benefit from a plan program.
After a workout, women's ghrelin (hunger hormone) levels rise, causing them to eat more. Because men do not experience this hormonal fluctuation, you should be mindful of your post-workout nutrition.
Having too much variety in your diet can confuse your satiety cues and cause you to overeat. So spice up your routine with some (delicious) monotony.
Metabolic balance program shall help to develop the traditional habit of sticking to the three meals a day. Which can be supplemented with a cup of tea /coffee in the evenings especially when feeling peckish. This program shall help to balance your hormones. Further, avoid ‘grazing turning into overeating’.
Written by: Ms. Seema Malik, Metabolic Balance Consultant, AktivHealth