Fitness And Nutrition Mistakes Made By Women
With the large amount of conflicting information on women and fitness these days, it can be hard to
determine what you need to do to succeed.
In this article I will discuss important nutrition and fitness concepts for women. Following these principles
will ensure that you maximize your progress and results.
Read on to find out how to get the body of your dreams!
Women often make the mistake of not eating enough to fuel their workouts and provide energy to their body for
the day. By going on crash diets and drastically reducing your caloric intake, you can slow your metabolism and
halt your progress.
Ideally your nutrition program will have you eating for your goal (weight loss, weight maintenance or weight
gain) and will be a complete lifestyle change instead of a “diet” you stick to for a month. To make sure you are
eating for your goal, first calculate your maintenance calories (basal metabolic rate + activity level).
Once you have this number, subtract 500 calories per day for 1 pound of weight loss per week, or add 500
calories per day for 1 pound of weight gain per week. To maintain your weight, eat your maintenance calories.
Many women believe that a nutrition plan is a complicated thing. In reality however, it all comes down to
calories in versus calories out. Eat more calories than your maintenance and gain weight, eat less and lose
Your nutrition is perhaps one of the most important aspect of your program, but your training comes in a close
second. One of the biggest myths perpetuated by the media is that weight training will make women “big” and
Women need to start realizing the benefits of weight
training and ignore these myths. Most women who believe this myth don’t understand that women do not produce
enough testosterone to build big muscle like men. In fact, the average male produces almost ten times the amount of
testosterone as the average female!
When starting a weight training routine, it is important to pick one that has been tested and produced results.
One of the worst things that a female can do in the gym is wander from machine to machine without any real purpose
If you don’t know where to look for a routine, consider hiring a personal trainer to get you started. Once you
have a plan, focus on the technique and try to improve each session. Whether you increase the weight, decrease the
rest time, or increase reps, you need to keep your training intense and challenging.
Instead of spending hours and hours on the cardio machines, consider adding high intensity interval training
(HIIT) to your routine. HIIT has been proven to increase fat loss while decreasing the amount of time spent
exercising. An HIIT routine involves periods of “work” and periods of “recovery”. For example, an HIIT treadmill
workout may involve a 30 second sprint and a minute recovery for 15 minutes.
Remember these few tips the next time you step inside the gym or kitchen. By following these nutrition concepts
and training principles you will surely see results faster than ever before!