If you know you should exercise, drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet to lose weight and get in shape, why don’t you? So many people today are at least 20 pounds overweight, and that leads to a host of health problems. Too many times the words exercise and diet develop a knee-jerk reaction which actually leads to fat and weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle.
But thoughts of burning fat, losing weight and getting fit do not have to paint a negative picture. The good news? By following the top 10 weight loss and fitness tips for women we list here, you can return to your natural, healthy body weight while becoming fit and burning fat.
1) Never Put Your Body Into Starvation Mode
As a woman, you have a predisposed problem that Mother Nature has given you concerning muscle mass. Women simply have more fat and less muscle than men. This is a fact of nature, but does not mean you can’t do something about it.
The simple fact is, as a woman you have a much lower resting metabolic rate than a man. This means that starting out, your body will burn fewer calories than a similarly sized male. This also means that with fewer muscles you destroy fewer calories with the same amount of exercise than a man does. Feeling cheated? Well, unfortunately, your body is also the process of evolution that allows you to store fat better than men as well.
The key here is to avoid extremely low-calorie diets that put you into starvation mode. This makes it much more difficult to burn calories and lose weight, and you will find yourself tired and out of shape.