5 Weight Loss Mistakes Women Make & How To Fix Them

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It can be frustrating to hit the gym every week in hopes of weight loss results, only to realize that you aren’t shedding the pounds. Women can run into this problem and think that they have reached a point, where losing more weight seems impossible. It is possible! If you don’t believe us, see how Dherbs CEO, A.D. Dolphin, helped Val Warner lose 20lbs!

 

Clean eating and healthy fitness habits can get jumbled or misinterpreted by various opinions around the web. This can cause people to keep weight on, when that weight should be falling off. Since it is harder for women to lose weight, we want to list mistakes women make when it comes to weight loss and give solutions so that health goals to be achieved.

 

#1: Keep Portions In Check

Even if you eat a healthy diet, portion control is essential for weight loss. A lot of people will have their roasted potatoes, brown rice, salad, and protein source (be it meat or vegetarian), but the portion is often huge. Calories can rack up, even in a bowl of steel cut oats with almonds, sliced bananas, raisins, and a glass of orange juice.

How to Fix: Make sure that your meals are no bigger than two fists combined. Eat out of a small bowl to keep your portions small; and don’t refill it either! Remember to always have at least two-thirds of the meal consist of vegetables.

 

#2: Rev Your Routine

If you consistently go to the gym about 3-4 times a week, you want to see results. The truth is that a lot of women don’t know how to exercise for their body types. Many women will focus on leg exercises, often neglecting the rest of their body parts. The rate at which you exercise can play into the rate at which you lose weight.

How to Fix: Rev up your workouts by implementing short bursts of high intensity circuits. High intensity bursts can burn up to 36% more fat than working out at a slow pace. Try to do more reps per exercise with lighter weight as well.

 

#3: Don’t Forget Cardio

Cardio is one of the most important steps to losing weight. This is especially important if you are trying to get rid of belly fat. Crunches can tone your abs, but the washboard won’t appear until you burn the fat on top of the muscle.

How to Fix: Burn calories much quicker with high-intensity interval training, as mentioned above. Every time you go to the gym, aim to get at least 20 minutes of cardio in at the end of your workout. Hot yoga is also a great way to help you lose weight because it helps you eliminate toxins in the process.

 

#4: Don’t Eat While Distracted

With all the smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other screen devices, it can be hard steer clear of screens. A high percentage of people watch television or search the web while eating or snacking. This can cause you to eat 15% more food than a person who eats without any distractions.

How to Fix: When you sit down to eat, just sit down to eat. Don’t open an app, check your email, or watch a new episode of your favorite show. Eating without any unnecessary distractions can help you control exactly how much you eat.

 

#5: Do Your Dining Research In Advance

Eating out is an easy way to avoid making your own food. If you are trying to limit your caloric intake, eating out can be difficult because you may not know how many calories are in each menu item. A slice of pizza may only have 500 calories, but the healthier looking turkey sandwich may be 950 calories.

How to Fix: A lot of healthier restaurants have nutritional information now, which is why it is best to do your dining research ahead of time. Look up nutritional facts prior to going to a restaurant so you know exactly what to get. Better yet, start meal prepping your lunches to ensure you have healthy, low-calorie meals!

 

Sources:

http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/common-weight-loss-mistakes

http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/10-weight-loss-tips-women-their-20s/

2017-05-09T16:01:48+00:00

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    Thanks for the question,

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    Q: Hello, I've always heard that people can't "Spot loose" when it comes to weight, however, I've done it but don't really know what it was that cause the "spot weight" lose. My question and dilemma is: I tend to gain weight in my breast area and mid section but no where else. I am apple shaped. I know it isn't good for the heart and I want to loose mostly my breast. What would you recommend eating or not and what type of exercise would you recommend. Thank you!

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    Spot losing is a myth or sorts. I'm not saying it can't happen but it's highly unlikely and completely uncontrollable. Your body picks and chooses where it gains/loses weight and they are not always in the same spots. Some people gain weight proportionately and some gain it in certain spots (hips, thighs, breasts, belly). I do get asked this question a lot from women "How do I lose weight in my gut or hip area but not in my breast?". The truth is that there is no real answer for that.  Your own spot loss was probably just luckiness and apararently exactly where you needed it to.

    As far as eating is concerned nothing causes the body to fat more than these two things. One is a high nutrient density, high alkaline, high raw, low fat, vegan diet. The other is juice fasting. Both are extremely helpful.

    Foods know and studied to cause weight loss are beans, greens, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, raw apple cider vinegar, oatmeal, and fruits and veggies. Noe of which have been conclusive in causing the body to lose fat in certain spots of the body.

    I run a highly successful health, nutrition, and fitness coaching company. I have coached many people to a vast number of health goals. Weight loss is one of my specialties. My 6 month program is designed to give people all the tools they need to reach their goals. My six month program includes lessons on weight loss, juice fasting, alkalinity, meal planning and meal timing, and also comes with a 90 day fitness plan. To see if my program is right for you fill out this health form found here (http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/forms) and claim your free first consultation.

    The best and most efficient exercises for weight loss are cardio exercises. That is however only part of the equation. Learning how to interval train is your most efficient way to burn fat. You may burn more fat at 60 percent of your maximum heart rate but if you interval train where you change your intensity and heart rate you burn more calories in less time and more fat. Also with low intensity cardio the burn effect ends when you end your training as where interval training keeps your metabolism stoked for hours after training maximizing your burn.

    Here is an example of interval training

    4:30 seconds warm up (moderate speed)

    30 seconds sprint

    4:30 seconds recovery (moderate speed)

    30 seconds sprint

    4:30 seconds recovery (moderate speed)

    Continue intervals for anywhere from 20-30 minutes

    The second best way is to do high rep, low - moderate weight exercises. Circuit training where you go from one exercise to another with as little as 30 seconds rest in between sets.

    Here is an example:

    Jumping jacks 1 minute

    Crunches 1 minute

    Pushups 1 minute

    Squats 1 minute

    3 sets of 12 alternating lunge to shoulder press

    3 sets chest press x 12

    3 sets of bent over rows x 12

    3 sets of bicep curls

    3 sets of triceps extensions

    1 minute of jump squats

    1 minute of Lunge and press

    You want to focus more on exercises that move more than one muscle. Focus on compound exercises (squats, pushups/chest press, pull-up/lat pull downs). Also focus on exercises that make you move like jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and burpees.

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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    Q: I am 6'0 starting day 1 at 246, on day 4, I hit 236. But for 3 days I am at the same weight. Do I need to workout to lose more weight, if so what are some good workouts for my body type. Most of my weight is in the midsection.

    A:

    Hi, thanks for the question.

    Your body does not like rapid changes in weight and will fight you along the way. These are called plateaus. It's too early to panic and by the time you get this email I am pretty sure your weight will have shifted again. You cannot spot lose weight. Your body picks and chooses where it gains weight and where it loses weight. sometimes they aren't the same places.

    Working out always helps the process. Here is a blog I wrote, Three Successful Fitness Habits for Sustained Weight, on three successful habits for sustained weight loss.  

    Fitness for weight loss is interval cardio training and circuit weight training.

    Example of both would be:
    Interval training on bike.
    3 minute warmup
    30 seconds of high speed
    1 minute of recovery
    repeat for 15 minutes till 30 minutes.

    Circuit training (five rounds-1 minute rest in between rounds)
    Mountain climbers x 20
    Pushups x 20
    Squats x 20
    Bent over rows x 15
    Crunches x 25

    Without knowing your body type, sports history, and health history I cannot recommend any specific exercise. I run a highly successful internet fitness/health coaching company www.theveganeffect.com. If you would like a free consultation you can fill out the health history form on the main page and I will have one of my fitness coaches contact you.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLCE

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    Q: I recently purchased your FULL BODY DETOX about three months ago. I'm working out twice a week lifting weight and usually riding my bike about 8miles in the same week. I'm still not satisfied with my results in my weight loss effort, but I'm thinking about purchasing your WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA product. I did not loose any weight when using the FULL BODY DETOX product. I did though for the first time in a long time feel very light while using the FULL BODY DETOX product. My thing is I don't what to spend money on a product that still may not help me loose weight. What do you recommend for me?

    A:

    IF YOU DIDN'T LOSE WEIGHT DURING THEFULL BODY DETOX IT'S BECAUSE THE HERBS AND YOUR BODY FOCUSED ON SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN WEIGHT RELEASE. YOU WERE FOCUSED ON WEIGHT RELEASE BUT YOUR BODY WASN'T. YOUR BODY WAS FOCUSED ON CLEANSING! GET IN TUNE WITH YOUR BODY AND THE WEIGHT RELEASE WILL COME AFTER MORE IMPORTANT THINGS GOING ON WITH YOUR BODY ARE ADDRESSED AND HEALED.

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    Q: I am not sure if I am looking to go vegan, but I am doing the weight loss cleanse and do feel a difference in my body. My question is how do I keep up eating raw without getting bored? Can you recommend meal replacements and exercises.

    A:

    You should absolutely consider going vegan for your long term health, the health of the planet, and of course sparing countless animals from suffering. I have been vegan for over five years and they have been the best of my life! My health program www.theveganeffect.com is a huge success! 

     

    With that being said, the best way to keep from getting bored is to eat a variety of fruits and veggies. The main meals of a basic raw food eater is smoothies, soups, collard green wraps, and raw pasta made with zucchini instead of pasta. 

    You can find more recipes on my page or at http://foodnsport.com/recipes/

     

    When is comes to exercise and losing weight please refer to my detailed blog about it. http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2013/03/what-cardio-and-weight-training-best-for-fat-loss

     

    Hope this answers your question,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC