With all the weight loss diets, supplements, super foods and machines around it’s no wonder women are having it tough. This article will show you 3 crucial facts you need to know before losing weight.
Low Fat Diets Are Ineffective
For many decades the government have promoted the low-fat diet resulting in low weight loss success rates. The reason for the low success rate is that you’re consuming low satiety foods meaning that you don’t feel full after a meal. High satiety foods are foods high in protein and healthy fats. They are the ones that make you feel fuller for longer.
Therefore my recommendation is the moderate carbohydrate, high protein approach Not to be confused with low carbohydrate diets as carbohydrates are still useful as the primary source of fuel for the body. Another reason that low-fat diets don’t work is the massive amounts of carbohydrates they recommend. Diets high in carbohydrates have been known to spike insulin levels resulting in people feeling lethargic and tired after a meal as well as greater potential for fat storage. If you spike your insulin levels on a regular basis you’ll eventually develop insulin insensitivity which may lead to type 2 diabetes.
Foods I recommend include chicken, beef, pork, salmon, milk, cheese brown rice, multigrain bread, rolled oats, bran and all fruits and vegetables. Next time when you come across a site promoting low-fat diets or if anyone recommends you a low-fat diet you’ll have a better understanding of what low-fat diets are really about.
Women Need to Lift Weights
One of the most common misconceptions women have towards lifting heavy weights is the fact that they’ll grow muscular like men. Well the truth is, some muscle will appear but in the form of toned muscle not bulky muscle. Lifting weights is essential to weight loss since muscle burns a lot of calories. Women don’t have the right amount of testosterone needed to build loads of muscle. Female bodybuilders you sometimes see on TV or online are a result of decades of hardcore heavy weight training, mountains of food, plenty of long rest involving multiple naps throughout the day and loads of anabolic steroids. So be rest assured that you won’t grow too muscular.
Too Much Cardio Is Bad For You
With these 3 crucial facts at hand, you now have the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work for losing weight. For more interesting tips and a step-by-step weight loss guide for both men and women check out Mike Geary’s Truth About Six Pack Abs.