Let’s be honest. Women worry a lot more about their diets than guys do. And sometimes “thinking too much” leads you to be confused and frustrated by what to eat for fat loss.
On the other hand, while guys make a LOT of diet mistakes, it tends to be from eating too much and too much junk.
But women make these 5 mistakes that most men do not…
1) Women Cut Too Many Calories
If you don’t eat enough, you lose muscle. Worse, if you only do cardio and you cut calories too much, then you lose more muscle and you gain fat.
It’s the Double-Diet-Danger!
Lose muscle and you will SLOW your metabolism making it 10x’s harder for you to lose belly fat, shrink your thighs, and firm-up your arms.
If you are eating 1200 or even 1400 calories per day, that’s NOT enough.
You need to eat more!
By the way, did you ever notice how all those diet spokeswomen NEVER seem to be able to keep the weight off? And worse, they end up BIGGER than before? That’s more proof that big cuts in your calories does NOT work.
2) You Are Addicted to the 1990′s Diet
Back in the 1990′s so-called diet experts were telling us to avoid fat and eat high-carbohydrate diets.
That might work for marathon runners but it doesn’t work for fat loss. Worse, the more high-carb foods you eat, the more high-carb foods you crave!
When was the last time you could stop at just one granola bar? Or 1 serving of breakfast cereal (Do you know how SMALL one serving is? It’s not even enough to satisfy a little ol’ lady.)
So stop eating snacks out of your purse (I know you’ve done that!) The more low-fat, high-carb foods you eat, the harder it is to lose fat.
3) Women Skip Cheat Meals … But Then Go On Diet-Destroying Binges
Guys that are trying to lose fat can stick to a program for the week as long as they know they can relax their diet on weekends for a cheat meal.
But too many women try to be perfect all the time, denying themselves, sacrificing all pleasure, until one day, suddenly…BOOM. It’s a
And it’s not pretty.
The binge turns to sugar addiction. It lasts for days, not just one meal, and soon you’re like one of those TV-celebrity-diet-endorsers that ends up worse off than before they started counting calories and eating-by-points.
That’s bad news.
So plan ahead to enjoy your reward meal and avoid binging.
4) Women Label Certain Healthy Foods as Evil
If I had a dollar for every time a woman asked me, “Does fruit make you fat?”, I’d have enough money to take those women out for a very nice high-protein meal that would help them lose fat!
The answer, of course, is NO! Fruit does not make you fat. How could it possibly? Fruit is the ultimate 100 calorie snack pack, because it fills you up, gives you energy, and delivers superfood nutrients.
You will never get fat from fruit. Ever!
5) Women Choose the Wrong Snacks
Have you seen those ads on TV for the Oscar Meyer protein pack? With nuts, meat, and cheese, it’s a guys snack food dream. This powerful protein combo will fill us up, help us maintain our sexy muscle, and will boost our calorie burning.
As for women? Oh dear, just look at the commercials out there for ladies.
– 100 calorie chocolate bars (who can eat just 100 calories of this?)
– Sugar-loaded yogurt (all in the name of good ‘gut health’ of course)
– Belly-fat bulging granola bars (guaranteed to make you crave more)
But that’s not even the WORST of the female snacks. Find out what is here:
You will also discover how to EAT more to lose more fat at that link.
But here’s the good news…
…there are 3 things that women do for fat loss that men don’t.
1) Women Will Use a Food Journal
Research shows that when you use a food journal and write down what you eat, that you will lose more fat and a lot faster, too.
It’s so simple. More recent research suggests that even taking a photo of your food will work.
So start keeping track of what you eat and you’ll start losing fat fast.
2) Women Will Love to Eat Like Men
Now I’ll be honest, there’s not a lot of things that guys do right when it comes to eating for fat loss, and they are even worse when it comes to drinking for fat loss (ha!), but the three things we do right are:
– Men eat a lot more protein
– Men don’t worry about counting carbohydrates and fats
– Men eat right after workouts
Protein revs up your metabolism and shuts down your between meal hunger.
3) Women Will Love to Feel Full All Day Long
In just a few minutes you can have all your meals planned, prepared, and put together so that you get all your sexy-body protein and so that you NEVER go hungry again between meals.
It’s very simple. You’ll kick the sugar-addiction, you’ll have more energy, and you will finally beat fat loss plateaus. Just stop this one diet mistake and you’ll be on the fast-track to fat loss. We explain everything here:
At that link you’ll learn what silly ‘female snack’ to avoid. Plus, you’ll be shown how to eat for fat loss and fullness – at the same time. It can be done.
Eat like a sexy woman for fat loss,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer