Weight loss tips for women

by Hara Hagikalfa · 25 comments

For years, the word ‘weight loss’ is synonymous with the feminine nature. From the grandmother, mother, the big sister and you, many weight loss tips have become a trademark for women worldwide.

But the case of weight loss is so innocent. There are some easy to follow weight loss tips for women that can help you lose weight in a fast, persistent and healthy way.

If you have tried everything and have not accomplished the desired result? First calm down! Nothing is more powerful than your desire and nothing can stand as an obstacle to your weight loss efforts.

1. You follow a weight loss diet without the supervision and advice of a responsible doctor or nutritionist.

Do not enter any weight loss diet without first taking the advice of a specialist. Every body is unique and has its own peculiarities and characteristics. This means that the diet that helped your best friend to lose weight fast may not have the same effect on you. When you choose a weight loss program, consider your weight, the state of your health, age and the type of work you do. Also have in mind that the exercises you will follow and the diet that will help you lose weight is unique to you.

2. You eat little or the wrong type of food

Forcing the body into starvation and the consumption of only one type of food (e.g. juice only) can be very dangerous for your health, since the lack of certain trace elements and vitamins leaves your body uncovered in a multitude of diseases. The same can be dangerous for example if you are a complete vegetarian. If you choose to become a vegetarian make sure that your body receives the necessary iron. Remember that the forced famine, may irreparably damage your health and to bring you near to nervous anorexia.

3. You cannot lose weight by diet alone

If you think you will lose weight through a diet only, this is a big mistake. You may lose some weight and you will get it back as soon as you stop the diet.  Achieving a healthy body can be done by changing the sedentary lifestyle and also with a combination of healthy diet and exercise. Sports, find a hobby and generally not thinking only how to consume fewer calories, but how to burn more calories.

4. You combine weight loss efforts with a long lasting stress

Avoid stress. There are many women that when they are in a crisis of stress they are starting to eat what they find in front of them. Before starting any diet, analyse the reasons that make you follow a weight loss solution, set a goal and combined the diet with forms of exercise that will help you fight the stress: for example: yoga, pilates.

5. Do not try to lose a lot of weight quickly

Do not try to lose more weight as you can in the least time. They only thing that you can accomplish is to substantially dry the skin after you lose all that liquids from your body. The loss of more than 3 pounds a month is considered dangerous for your health.

6. Do not follow more than one weight loss diets

Do not combine several different weight loss diets at the same time because one method may come in contrast to another. Then, if you follow a diet and stop to start another, it is very difficult to see results or to prevent them to occur. It is very important to follow a diet and sports program that meets your own individual needs and of course after the guidance of a specialist.

7. Do not eat “mechanical”

One of the major reasons that men are thinner than women is because they are NOT going to the supermarket and because they do not cook. The «forced engagement» of women in these processes entails more calorie consumption during food preparation. In a conducted research, it was discovered that the calories that women recruit during cooking, touch the 300!

Of course, we do not suggest that the solution is not to cook? Of course not! But certainly you can stop to eat carelessly, waiting for …the main meal. An easy way to avoid this is for as long as you are in the kitchen to chew a gum. This will prevent you from filling your mouth with other small delicacies.

8: Control your desires for sweets

If you think about it in most case you have a need for dessert, and usually the desert is ‘guilty’ for the many calories. To limit this habit and protect yourself, eat at every meal more protein.

9: Monitor your progress

Because the clothes are now more resilient and waistbands tend to disappear it is more difficult to realize when your waist is growing. You only realise it when the stretch fabric starts to ‘protest.’ What you must do therefore is to have denim or some other non-elastic cloth as a measure. Once a month wear it and see the results.

10: Read the food labels

Any product that is labelled as ‘light’ or ‘diet’ does not mean that it is ideal for consumption and much more does not mean that it can help you lose weight. So you need to be careful and read the food labels carefully and note the percentage of fat and calories it contains.

11: Do not eat everything you might want

It is proven that women prefer much more fatty foods than fruits, vegetables and fiber. For this reason then try to avoid any extra burden to the state: rich sauces, and fried food.

12: Talk about your weight loss efforts with your partner

Ask your partner, friend, family or your trainer to help you and advice you about your weight loss efforts. Sometimes the impression that we have for ourselves is not consistent with reality. Ask someone you trust to tell you where you need to improve and seek proper help.

This article presented 12 weight loss tips for women. For sure weight loss is not easy especially for women. Good results can be achieved though with persistent effort, patience, a good weight loss diet and physical exercise.

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Hara Hagikalfa
About the author

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs. Sandra Viegas June 29, 2010 at 7:59 am

I am 39, and i weigh over 80kgs. I gained more weight after my second delivery 10 yeara back,although both were normal, but I did not get proper bleeding after both my deliveries, it lasted for 17 and 12 days respectively. After that I have been having a big belly and after several attempts, I lose weight and then inspite of continuing my efforts I still gain back the lost weight once my body gets used to that particular attempt. I would appreciate if u could help me in this my problem.

smitha sanjay September 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

i am 27,and i weight over 83kg,height 162cm.ihave no kids already i too pregnenvy treatment.doctor told me to reduce my weight.i did not get a proper bleeding and also i have lots of hair growth in my face.i would appreciate if u could halp me in this my problem

radhika November 27, 2010 at 8:38 am

im 27 years old. im 85 kgs now. i have no kids. im trying for pregnancy and taking treatment. doctor adviced me to reduce my weight. how to reduce without any effect on my pregnancy plan?

karpagam December 3, 2010 at 3:31 am

i am 26 yrs, i have one child , she is 1 year ,just 3 months before i stop feeding, but my weight is not reduced till now ,my weight is 60 Kgs and my Height is 5.2 cm. mostly probably my stomach part not get reduced after delivery.
pls suggest me. what can i do?

lavanya January 4, 2011 at 12:39 am

I am 24 yrs, newly married girl . my weight is 82kg and my height is 5.5. now i am planning to reduce my weight to get pregnant . help me out to reduce my weight ? i want my life must be color full

christianah January 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’m a lady of 20yrs. I had a fracture on one of my legs & i gained so much weight due to this.now i’m a bit okay but one of my legs isnt strong enough 4 jogging or any other serious exercise.pls can u advise me on the kind of exercise i can start doing 2 loose the excess weight?

Lauren January 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I am 22 i am trying to eat healthy i just bought a treadmill coulf you please tell mr what the best food drink and exercise is for me?

Sara January 30, 2011 at 7:27 am

I am 42 years, weight 75. please let me know the best food to reduce my weight.

Tosha February 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

I’m 17 years old, 5’3″ and 188 pounds. I’ve been “dieting on my own” for a while now. I’ve lost 17 pounds so far. I’m just confused. I have so many questions about what I should or shouldn’t be doing, how much my calorie intake should be and what parts of my body should be showing the weight loss. People say they can tell a difference, but I can’t. The only thing I’ve noticed is that my jeans don’t fit as well as they used to. That’s after 17 pounds. When will I start seeing “REAL” results?

Effy February 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

One helpful way to lose weight is to realise that sometimes you’re not physical hungry but actually thirsty. Drink 8 glasses of water per day, but not in one go obviously, drink like 4 glasses in the morning then carry around a bottle water while you’re out, at work, at college/school or whatever. It’ll stop you hitting the vending machines for sweets throughout the day. :P

Eating a good fibre rich breakfast helps too because you’ll be less hungry throughout the day, etc.

rashmi February 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

I am 25yrs. I have twins child, they are 1year now, i stop feeding but my weight is not reduced till now, my weight is 75 kgs and my height is 5 cm mostly probably my stomach part not get reduced after delivery plz suggest me what can i do?

ANNU March 10, 2011 at 5:35 am

iam 24 yrs and my weight is 65 kgs n i want to reduce because iam facing dificulty while walking n mine is continuous siiting job plz suggest me a diet plan n excercises to reduce my weight.

MaraLouise March 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Tips that worked perfectly for me. Went from 14 to 6 in 4 1/2 mos.
1. Water. 2 liters per day.
2. Exercise, of the cardio variety; i prefer running. 45 mins (minimum) per day. necessary cool down of 10 mins no matter what.
3. Fiber and Vitamins: meaning as many veggies and almost as much fruit as you can stand.
4. Lean meat twice a day, or once and tofu.
5. Strength training; if you want definition, you can’t get there w/o the burn of side crunches and push ups.
6. Sleep. at least 8 hours.
7. Alcohol when you’re out having fun.. this is not torture. Vodka Soda (lowest cal combo possible!) done and done.
8. A friend to talk to when you feel suuuuper lazy, but you know they went to the gym earlier..
9. Patience. Good things come with time and work. Sorry, but you knew cayenne pepper and lemon juice wasn’t the answer.
10. Confidence. You are making healthy changes and your body will respond, I promise. When you are there not just to be a size 2, but to feel good about yourself, it is soooo worth it.
Love MaraLouise.

minisha.chhetri March 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

i m 17 years old and my weight is 54 and height is only 5 feet.my stomach part are nt reduced.some body help me .

magdeline August 16, 2011 at 6:58 am

this 12 tips are nothing but the trueth.after a had my first baby i was 76kg while i was 58kg before i got pregnant.after my baby was born i was 85 kg.believe me it was not funny at all.i decieded on non pharmalogical diet and lot of exersises and water and fresh food and vegetables and ofcouse protein.to you ladies out there trying to fall pregnant and not able to becouse of waight, physical exersis is the answear as it helps reduse the stress of not concieving.it doesnt only reduses stress ,it helps yourbody detox and put you in shape,while enjoying watshing your waight redusing,you could find yourself pregnant without any medical help,enjoy exercises and good luck

kemi oke September 23, 2011 at 9:11 am

I am 18years old and overweight i weigh 90kg i have tried every thing i can to loss weight but not working there was a time i lost 5kg but i gained it back some of my family members have told me to stop that i will never be able to lose weight but i really want to being fat disturbs my self confidence. Please advice me.

jane chanel October 7, 2011 at 6:15 am

hey, im 18 and i weight 12 stone. which is a size 14. i really wanna lose someweight and tone up… i only wanna be a 10 or 12 if possible… iv cut down on my sweets cakes busicuits only drinking water… i do zumba on a tuesday and go on my excerise bike for half a hour and eat alot of fruit will i see a diffrence or am i doing something wrong? xx

omar faruk October 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I am now 71kg want to reduce my weight.Hopeful These tips will help me to loss my weight.

Tony Rovere January 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

The biggest reason that women have a problem losing weight is that they focus too much on cardio exercises and not enough on strength training exercises.

And when I say this, many people will scratch their heads…but hear me out.

In order to make your weight loss permanent, you must burn more calories BETWEEN your workouts. And the only way to do this is by raining your metabolism, and that means adding muscle to your frame.

Now, I am not talking about lifting major weights. I am talking about 20-30 a day, 3 days a week, or resistance band and body weight exercises that can be done from home.

Push ups, squats and resistance band exercises in your living room will be enough to activate your metabolism and allow you to permanently lose the weight you desire.

Lakshmi February 3, 2012 at 5:43 am

Iam 21 years old. Iam 60 kgs. How to reduce my weight? Please tell me the weight loss tips? I am5.1 inches.

TANISA February 7, 2012 at 1:39 am

hi,
the perfect way to reduce weight is to go after yoga

Gold Mint February 8, 2012 at 3:57 am

One of the finest ways to lose weight is to cut down on your intake of fatty oily food. This will help you achieve quicker results :)

Tania February 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

Pls am 17 and 85kg i don’t no where 2 start. Help me pls

soul March 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

i am 22 year old and 65 weight with 5.2 height, i am married and try to conceive baby .. i have hormonal prob and weight problem what can i do plxx sugest me the proper diet plan … plx help me how can i rid from this problem

sarahlynn April 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I am wanting to loose 15 lbs by summer time my husband is doing a phenomenal job of weight lose and muscle gain he has lost 47 lbs I cant seem to stop going back and forth between 5 lbs lose and then 5lbs gain im very frustrated and I know that eating when stressed and junk is horrible I stopped smoking now for five months and also stop drinking pop but I am still not getting where I want to be. I do zumba once a week time permitting and have been walking daily and also lifting weights with my husband. any tips for me I seem to be holding water

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