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3 Proven Weight Loss Tips for Women

Updated on January 14, 2015

What is Real Weight Loss

Everyday, you're bombarded by some commercial that's explaining to you how their product, equipment, or plan helps you to lose weight. With the billions of weight loss plans and tips out there a person could think that losing weight is easy to do. Most of these diet plans work as long as you're on the plan. When you stop using the diet plans the weight always returns.This is the primary problem with weight loss. You lose the weight, and then gain it back.

The problem is that no one wants to diet for the rest of their life. Most diets do work as long as you're on them. When you discontinue use of the diet all the progress you made gets lost. So what exactly is real weight loss? How do you lose the weight and keep it off permanently? Women really want the answers to these questions. So here's the answer. Real weight loss is a dieting solution that results in permanent weight loss. A great dieting solution is one that fits into your lifestyle with ease. It's one that you can continue to do after you have lost the weight.

Permanent weight loss happens when you no longer have to diet, and are able to keep your weight under control. Most weight loss tips for women aren't designed to do this. This is why women struggle year after year with their weight. As I mentioned earlier, no one wants to diet until the end of time. Once you have achieved weight loss you want to go back to being able to eat some of the things that you love. This is one of the biggest reasons why many women fail to keep the weight off. Diets are too restrictive, and after a while a person just gets tired of dieting.

Listed below are proven weight loss tips that will help you to lose weight. These weight loss tips can fit easily into your lifestyle. They are things that you can easily implement into your daily routines. They aren't hard to, and they're easy to stick to. The only thing that you need to do is be committed to making it happen. With commitment you will notice that the weight steadily comes off over time. You will also notice that you're better able to keep it off. And that's the whole point of dieting.

Weight Loss Tip 1: Never Be Hungry.....EVER!


Hunger is the big, bad enemy of weight loss. The hardest step to losing weight is getting your appetite under control. We all know how hard this is. When you have spent years not controlling what you eat, and you have spent years eating all the things that you want controlling your appetite is a serious struggle. Most women approach weight loss by trying to eat as little as possible. They think that this is the best way to jumpstart weight loss progress. But what happens is that you'll get so hungry that you give in to your cravings.

When this happens, the woman that's dieting may give up on her efforts thinking that this relapse has ruined all her efforts. This is why it's a struggle. Most women think that you have to stay true to the diet from start to finish. Any mistakes means that you have failed. But this isn't the truth of the situation. Weight is the accumulation of extra fat over time. If you eat a hamburger for lunch one day, and then eat salads the rest of the week that hamburger isn't going to add pounds to your waistline. But if you're eating a hamburger once a day for months then this will certainly add the pounds you don't want.

Most diets don't satisfy the hunger that we fill. Either they're arent filling enough, or you end up being hungry a few hours later. This can be a major problem when it comes to weight loss because the problem is satisfaction. You have to satisfy your hunger to keep it under control. When you're at the mercy of hunger you are going to make the wrong choices. One of the best weight loss tips for women is to never be hungry. When you're not hungry you're better able to make good choices. This is what weight loss is all about. It's about making better/healthier choices each time you eat.

If you're very hungry when it comes time to make these decisions you will choose what is most satisfying and filling for you. The trick is to never allow yourself to become hungry. For instance, if you're a big eater then you know that eating a plate of vegetables is only going to make your stomach angry. So why do that. The solution is to slowly cut back on the items that are fattening by replacing them with healthier choices. This means instead of going from a regular eater to a strict eater you slowly transition from one to the other. Basically, if you eat hamburger, french fries, and a soda for lunch. You should replace the fries with a salad and water.

The point is reduction in fat and calories. The truth is that while you're alive you're going to want to eat a hamburger if that's what you like. Why create a situation where you will eventually break down and eat it anyway. If weight gain is the accumulation of extra fat and calories. Then weight loss is the reduction of extra fat and calories. Plain and simple. But this reduction has to happen over a period of time. The point is to acclimate yourself with your new eating habits. Maybe today you eat a burger for lunch. Maybe tomorrow you eat a salad. As long as you have an active reduction taking place this will result in eventual weight loss.

When you are in control of your appetite you're able to keep this reduction going. As long as you are continually doing this weight loss will happen. We're socialized to think that we need to get the weight off as soon as possible. But it takes time to lose weight. It took time to gain weight. When you take your time to lose the weight the habits you form become permanent solutions for weight maintenance. This is the point. However, you're not able to do this if you allow yourself to get so hungry you can't think straight. This is the main reason you should never allow yourself to get hungry. You aren't strong enough to make the best choice possible.

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Weight Loss Tip 2: Eat What You Like

Diets are very restrictive. Usually they require that you eat foods you really don't like. When a person has to do this they're typically aren't positive about it. This creates another struggle that you have to deal with. When you're struggling to eat in this manner you won't keep it up. One reason is you aren't going to keep forcing yourself to do something you don't want to do. We like to think that we have this kind of discipline, but if we did we wouldn't have a weight problem.

Most women can stick to the restrictions of a diet until they lose the weight. After weight loss is achieved most women want to go back to the regular eating patterns. The reason is that they have become tired of eating the foods they don't like. It's a welcomed relief to eat what you really love. This is the next biggest problem with diets. They don't accommodate realistic eating habits into their design. Diets are all about not eating this and not eating that. Yes, we all know that eating vegetables and fruits each day is the healthiest thing to do. But having piece of chocolate cake isn't going to kill you either.

A realistic diet should include the good with the bad. Why? Because we want to eat these things and eventually we will. The lack of actual discipline explains why you go through the lose and gain weight cycles that most women experience. Yes, you need to cut back and all your food choices are supposed to be healthy. But is that realistic? No, it's not. Can you imagine not ever eating a slice of cheesecake or having a slice of pizza for the rest of your life. Absolutely not! So what sense does it make to use a diet that omits this important aspect of eating.

You have to create a better relationship with food. Food is something that our bodies have to have to survive. Do you think that your body distinguishes between a good or a bad choice meal choice? Or does it process what 's put in the stomach like it's designed to do? So the problem isn't necessarily what you're eating. The problem is how much and how frequently you eat it. You will never get to a point where your body doesn't need food. So it makes no sense to turn food into the enemy. This is a battle you won't win because you need food to live.

So what has to happen is you have to find the median with food. You have to learn that what you have to control isn't your appetite but your choices. Women who have successfully kept their off have done so because they found their median. They know that they have to have to eat healthy and they do, but they also eat the things that they like too. What they don't do is eat those things regularly. This means that they're eating the slice of pizza, hot dog, or cake along with eating healthier more than eating these foods. If you don't have to resist something then you can beat it. You can't be tempted by what you don't want.

So if you want to eat a hot dog, and then you eat just half of it you've just satisfied that craving for it. When you do this it becomes easier for you to stay strong and committed to making the right choices. So eat what you like. The secret here is to eat those things in moderation. If you usually eat 4 slices of pizza cut down to then cut down to one. Your satisfying that craving while cutting back on your normal consumption of fat and calories. As long as you're compensating with healthier choices you will lose weight. One way to do this is to eat that slice of pizza and then fill up on a salad. Your killing two birds with one stone. This weight loss tip for women really helps them to reach their goals in an easier way, and this is a habit that eveyone can stay committed to.

I Love Eating

Weight Loss Tip 3: Don't Exercise Everyday

exercise will shape your body, make you healthier, and cause you to have less pounds on your frame. It is a necessary component if you want to lose weight. Women who don't exercise lose weight at a slower rate than women who do exercise. But most people hate to exercise. Exercise like dieting can be a very hard thing to be committed to. The reason for that is people think about the tedious nature of exercise. Most other people just don't want to do it.

Almost every example of a beautiful body that we see advertised shows us that you have to maniacally exercise to get these results. If you've been a sedentary person for a long period of time this is certainly going to repel you from doing this. We have been taught that you have to exercise at least 5 times per week to get results. If you don't do this then your efforts are for nothing. Since we know that going for the extreme isn't the way to lose weight this particular technique is no different.

If you're not used to exercising strenuously, frequently, and diligently then why suddenly would you be able to do this? A lot of women give up when they can't keep a hectic exercise routine up. But did you know that you don't need to exercise everyday to lose weight? It gets better! Did you know that you don't have to do hard exercises to get results either? Here's the truth about exercise.

You have to burn 3500 calories to lose one pound. Most people consume 2500 calories per day, but most people are eating more than that per day. This means that you'll have to exercise for four and half hours to lose one pound. Seriously, who's going to do that? So exercise has to be broken down into increments which means that you should exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Now, here's where it gets tricky. Are you really going to exercise every single day? The answer to that question is no. There will be things that will stop you from being able to do that. This is just fact.

When you exercise your muscles tear. They do this to get bigger. Your muscles are reforming themselves to get stronger since the activity you're now performing requires more energy. You build muscle by working them to the point of exhaustion, but what people don't tell you is that you have to let your body recover so that it can make the changes necessary to keep up with this new level of physical activity. You have to let your body adjust to the changes that are being made.

When you exercise everyday you're not allowing your body the time to do that. You reach plateaus quicker, and then you have to do more strenuous activities to get it out of the plateau. When you exercise everyday you're actually just spinning your wheels. I know that this goes against everything that you've heard, but exercise is more effective when you allow your body the time to recover. This makes the exercise that you've done effective because you actually reap the benefit.

This also eases you into a regular exercise routine. You do want the benefit of exercise. So it makes sense to exercise every other day. You can make your exercise routines longer or harder depending on how you've adapted to the exercise. When you have accomplished your weight loss goals that's when you want to workout at least five times per week. Working out for 30 minutes 4 to 5 times per week helps you to maintain your weight loss.

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Conclusion

There are many other weight loss tips that women can use to get the body they want. The one thing to remember is that no matter what kind of diet you choose it should be chosen because it makes sense. Diets that promise amazing results in no time aren't going to be the best diets for permanent weight loss. That's because you'll have to use that diet for as long as you want to maintain that weight loss.

Be sure to examine how that diet fits into your lifestyle. If it's something that turns your world upside down how likely are you to be dedicated to it? When you want to lose weight the main thing you want to do is look at the logic of the diet you're using. It's a whole lot easier to cut back on certain foods and eat less of it than it is to throw all the food in your kitchen away. If you have a family you still have to cook for them. There still will be special events and other things that you're going to have to attend. So what sense does it make to do something so restrictive that it keeps you from living? This is the reason that all diets fail. They never take into consideration a person's lifestyle. Any diet that can be altered to fit into your lifestyle is going to be a successful plan for you.


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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like your tips here on exercising. I have a routine of walking daily be it for 30 minutes or fifteen minutes. Always briskly and very fast. When I don't have the time to walk I manage a 100 Jumping Jacks. Usually from Monday to Friday. Interesting hub.

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      ZRMoore 2 years ago

      People have been led to think that you have to do these crazy workout routines to get results but you don't. Exercise is always more effective when you can do it on a regular basis. That's why it's important to do what you can and build on that. Thanks for your comment.

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      zipenterprises 2 years ago

      People have been let to think that you have to do these crazy workout

      routines to get results but you don't Exercise in always more effectie when you can do it on a regular basis.That real thhing .....

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