Weight Loss for Women - Weight Loss exercise for women

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Published: 09th July 2012
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Genetically women have a stronger tendency to put on weight than men which can be attributed to their body composition as an average woman use lesser calories per kg to carry out the same amount of physical activity than a man.In simpler words women burn lesser calories for the same amount of physical work than men.Besides calorie burning capability the daily nutritional requirement also differs from that of a man, therefore a special diet and exercise programs is needed for effective weight loss for women.

Being overweight or obese can increase a woman’s risk of developing various health disorders like heart disease, stroke,type 2 diabetes,high blood pressure,breathing problems,arthritis,gallbladder disease and some kinds of cancer.

But excess body weight isn't the only health risk. The places where you store your body fat also affect your health. Women with a "pear" shape tend to store fat in their hips and buttocks. Women with an "apple" shape store fat around their waists. If your waist is more than 35 inches, you may have a higher risk of weight-related health problems.

Women have often seen to resort to crash or mono diets for quick weight reduction. These diets work on extremely low calorie intake followed by limited nutrition that can result in many psychological or physiological side effects. Our body & mind relies on carbohydrates & fat for energy. In the absence of these nutrients one tends to become moody, irritable, lethargic and depressed. While physiologically lack of nutrition begins to reflect in the form of hair fall, dull skin, lose skin and other vitamin related deficiencies.

Weight loss for women should not be about crash diets or mono diets. Instead the emphasis should be on ensuring she gets her daily nutritional intake based on her age requirement to maintain her metabolism and limit the extra calories intake which only gets converted into fat in the absence of any purpose. The key nutrition required for a good diet plan to lose weight for women should have the following:

Carbohydrates & Fats: Carbohydrates are the basic fuel of the body and brain. The point to make a note here is to differentiate between the good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates the good source of carbohydrates and should be eaten more than bad carbohydrates.Fat is important to help absorb the essential nutrients in the body.

Vitamins: Vitamins are important to build the immunity, for healthier skin & helps absorb calcium for stronger bones.
Protein: Helps keeping you fuller for longer it helps in repairing the muscle tissues and bones in the body.
Minerals & Calcium: Essential for healthier heart and stronger bones and to help prevent osteoporosis.
Iron: Extremely important to prevent anemia and improve the hemoglobin level in women.

The biggest advantage of a balanced diet compared to a crash diet for weight reduction is that weight loss on a healthy diet is long lasting and mostly doesn’t come back.While, weight lost on a crash diet is only short-term and comes back as soon as you start eating your regular food. Women on crash diets tend to put on a lot more weight post crash dieting than what they had originally started with. A balance healthy diet will help you lose weight, improve your over-all health and make you look younger. Why would you then torture yourself & your body by starving and eating not so appetizing food on a crash diet when all your efforts might go for a waste the minute you get off it. Instead be smart and choose a balanced diet for sustainable & healthy weight loss in women.

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