Women Need a Weight Loss Plan Tailored to Them
You've been trying to lose weight, but the progress is slow or non-existent. The bad news is mainstream weight loss advice is generally targeted towards men. Women require a whole-body approach to weight loss explicitly tailored to them. Here are some tips to keep in mind when trying to lose weight, courtesy of Kingdom Wellness Teas.
Visit the Doctor
Many women carry extra weight around their midsection because of health problems. A visit to the doctor can help you diagnose or rule out the most common culprits.
There are different types of estrogen your body produces. One of them has been conclusively linked to weight gain and retention. Signs your estrogen levels may be unbalanced include irritability, tender breasts, and breakthrough bleeding. Heavy periods, poor energy levels, and hair loss could also be symptoms. Make sure to supplement your diet with hormone balancing ingredients, and if you have concerns, ask your doctor to do a hormone level check.
Around one in 10 Americans has diabetes and another one in three is at an increased risk for developing it. There are two types of diabetes.
Both types share the same symptoms. Symptoms may include excessive urination, itchy skin, poor wound healing, and dizziness. These symptoms may worsen shortly after eating, especially if the meal included carbohydrates or sugars.
Type one diabetes is more severe and generally something you're born with (but not always). It can also develop after a serious illness or severe injury. People with type one diabetes need constant blood sugar monitoring and insulin injections.
Type two diabetes can develop at any time. You can usually manage this type through diet, exercise, and medication. People with type two diabetes don't typically need insulin injections, but they might if the condition is left unmanaged.
Stress can affect the number you see on the scale. This is because stress releases cortisol. Cortisol helps stimulate your metabolism but also increases your appetite. Additionally, this hormone can create cravings for sweet, salty, or fatty foods, which contribute to weight gain.
There also tends to be a lot of stress during prenatal and postpartum periods. Having the right clothes, like comfortable leggings and loungewear, can help you relax as you and your new child figure out your new life together. There are many healthy coping mechanisms for stress. For example, you could try meditation, yoga, journaling, or deep breathing exercises. Recognizing the cause of stress in your life and actively working on those issues can also help.
Make Dietary Changes
Losing weight doesn't mean you need a restrictive dieting plan. These weight loss programs are impossible to keep up long term, and you'll gain back weight as soon as you stop. Instead, you want to make small, positive dietary changes. A few examples include:
- Increase water intake
- Practice mindful eating
- Use portion control
- Have a variety of colors on your plate for each meal
- Reduce the amount of sugar and salt you consume
Be More Active
It doesn't take hours at the gym each week to produce good results. You can achieve weight loss by slowly increasing your activity levels. Running on a treadmill and lifting weights are far from the only ways you can be active. Consider a team sport, dancing, or playing tag with your children. Swimming, playing active video games, and hiking are all great options. Or, you can simply grab a set of headphones that connect wirelessly to your phone, pick some invigorating music or an interesting podcast, head outdoors, and go for a run. It all depends on what feels good to you.
You Can Lose Weight With a Plan Tailored to You
Women lose weight differently than men. To be successful in your efforts, you need a weight loss goal tailored to you. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes along the way; all of this is a learning process, and soon you’ll discover what’s right for you.
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