Are You A Busy Person? Probably.
It's hard to lose or
maintain a healthy weight when your focus is off
you, and on your children, partner, school, work, or
something else. Maintaining a healthy body weight
and losing weight can be especially hard for women as
they have different metabolic needs than a man of the
same height and weight and age.
lifestyles as women dictate when, what, and how often we
eat, and this in turn affects body weight.
Many people snack instead of eating a meal, dine out
frequently, or eat mostly convenience foods. As
nutrition professionals, dietitians are trained to help
you eat to meet your personal goals. By designing your
diet and taking your lifestyle into consideration, they
can offer you the tools you need to help you follow your
plan to a successful outcome.
Women have extra body fat to begin with by their physical make-up, and women often struggle with
body image and weight gain following the birth of children. Have you
noticed that most quick weight loss schemes are directed
at women? Yet this is the worst road for a women to take
when it comes to weight control!
Chances are that if you're an adult
woman with some extra body weight,
you've spent a good deal of your life struggling
to eat less, and in the process you've been getting less
of the nutrition you need for energy and for good
health. A very large person can afford to eat 1000
fewer calories a day and still lose weight - a smaller
women who tries this will be eating too far below the
calories they need to sustain a healthy body, so
quick, drastic diets are not the answer
for anyone, especially not for women!
diet, especially smaller people, and especially women,
are getting smarter about diet (many have learned the
hard way). They now recognize that lasting weight
control comes when new eating habits are developed that
really last and that these same habits and foods you eat
to lose weight are the same good foods that help you
maintain your desired body weight.
If you are
one of the millions of women looking for weight loss
help, choose a diet that considers your individual
needs. Some diet companies "herd" you through their
program. As a woman, you have specific needs, such as
protecting your body from osteoporosis and increased
risk of diabetes and heart disease as you reach
menopause, and protecting your body from the poor
lower calorie fad diets. Make sure that
your diet considers this and incorporates them into a
specific plan. Get a realistic diet you can live with
along with the extra care and professional support you