When it comes to losing weight there is no shortage of information floating around the internet.
And while some of the information is indeed good, a good majority of it just doesn’t stack up. Especially when it comes to female fat loss and nutrition.
With that being said, here are the two biggest mistakes women make when trying to lose weight.
Mistake #1 – Drastically Slashing Calories
Women are often under the impression that they need to eat 1000 calories or less per day to lose weight.
In order to do this they cut back on carbs, eliminate fats from their diet, and swear off foods such as grains and dairy.
Does this sound familiar?
Yes, you will lose weight if you cut calories in such a drastic way.
But the weight loss won’t last long.
After a few weeks you will run into a wall and your results will suddenly stop.
This is because you aren’t giving your body enough food to survive.
Yes, you do need to reduce your caloric intake to lose weight.
But you don’t have to do it in such a drastic way.
You can actually eat way more than you think and still lose weight.
For the next week track everything you eat. You can either use a notepad or MyFitnessPal.
This will give you an idea of where you are starting from.
The next week reduce your caloric intake by just 300 calories. This will put you at a deficit and you will start losing weight.
And the best part is you won’t have to starve yourself or give up your favorite foods.
Mistake #2 – Doing Far Too Much Cardio
Women tend to go to the gym and spend hours on the treadmill. The idea is the more cardio they do, the more calories they will burn.
And the more calories they burn, the more fat they will lose.
Doing countless hours of cardio will initially lead to weight loss.
But once again, that weight loss won’t last long.
Even worse is the fact you will start to lose muscle mass. Once that happens you will have no definition and no shape.
You will actually end up looking skinny and drawn out instead of lean and sexy.
So cut it out with all the cardio ladies.
You should instead lift weights and do HIIT training.
The great thing about HIIT training is that it is short yet extremely effective.
With this type of training you can get a great workout in just 10 minutes. And trust me, you will burn massive calories and sweat like never before.