Despite our desire to keep fit and live a healthy life, there are some things you might be doing to hinder such desire and goal. However, in this article, I will be focusing more on women. When it comes to reaching certain fitness goals, many women feel that eating little and moving more is a must. And when you don’t get the results you are desiring, it can be tempting to cut even more calories and squeeze in even more workouts.
According to the Journal of Research in Medical Science on weight loss maintenance, healthy diets recommend low carbohydrates, low GI, and moderate fat.
That is why many people get stuck in a cycle of always doing more than is exercising without a proper plan thereby leaving us feeling discouraged and burned out easily.
But before you start your exercise or training, think about these six (6) habits that may be preventing your results:
1️. Deliberately Missing Important Meal/Eating Little.
Do you know that with the deliberate effort of not overeating, many women have started eating too little wIthout realizing it? This is because it has become a habit so automatically they do it without knowing. And this can have a detrimental effect on your workouts. For your body to function properly it needs the right type and amount of food. So instead of drastically under-eating, try focusing on eating a well-planned meal that is balanced every day.
2️. Deficiency In Protein Consumption.
If you want to enjoy your fitness and healthy lifestyle then you must include protein in your food. Also eating too little protein can lead to muscle loss and a slower metabolism. If you are a bodybuilder or lift the weight, then I recommend you consume at least 1.6–2 grams of protein for every kg of body weight per day. That means a 150-pound woman would want to consume 110 to 135 grams of protein a day.
3️. Performing Too Much Cardio.
Most people I have trained or talked to are guilty of this. They believe that for you to lose weight then you need to overdo cardio workouts. If your goal is to change your body composition then high-intensity interval training is a great and better option. Studies have shown that a couple of short sessions of high-intensity interval training per week has a greater impact on energy expenditure and muscle preservation than hours of moderate-intensity cardio.
4️. Fasting Before and/or After Exercise
As a fitness coach, I will advise you to skip any fitness workout if you are fasting. Because if you want to stay fit then eating and exercise are very important. Research shows that eating protein before a workout can help burn more calories and burn fat more efficiently if that is your goal. If we can maximize our use of fat for fuel, we may enhance the quality of our workouts. Refueling after a workout helps reduce soreness and fatigue.
5️. Always Checking The Weighing Scale.
Checking your weight daily will only discourage you. So don't be too particular about what you see on the scale. Do you know that your daily weight is influenced by your food intake, stress levels, muscle mass, and menstrual cycles? Remember that the scale is not the end of it all. Any woman can feel better when they stop using it altogether. Just adhere to the fitness instructions and check once in a while.
Finally, our bodies are amazing, and it’s time to take a second to appreciate the true wonders that they are by adhering to these fitness tips.
So after carefully reading through it, what do you think is making you not see results after exercising? Please do well to drop your answers and share your opinion in the comment section below let's discuss.
Hope this article was helpful.
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