What You Need To Do To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Have you been looking for a way to lose weight and keep it off permanently? Are you willing to do a little work in order to drop some serious pounds? There is an easy, no fail way to lose weight and keep it off. It involves women’s fitness and it will make your body beautiful.

The obvious formula for losing weight seems simple enough, since all you need to do is reduce the amount of food you consume while becoming more active each day in order to burn off more than you are bringing in—calories that is—reduce calories and increase your aerobic activity and you should lose weight.

But although this sounds reasonable enough, it doesn’t always work. Many women find themselves reaching a plateau, where we cease to lose weight even though they are doing the same exercises and eating the same food. It’s time to change things up a bit and get some of the results you got earlier in your workouts.

You can see a dramatic difference if you will simply add resistance training exercises to your exercise program. You will begin to notice a major difference in your overall weight loss and size.

Even before the scales reveal it, your mirror will witness the transformation. If you don’t own a full-length mirror, you’ll need to invest in one and be sure to hang it on your wall or get the pretty free-standing one. Just make sure that you can see your entire body in its reflection.

Not only will resistance exercises show a remarkable change in the way that you look, these exercises are important to a healthy women’s fitness program because they help to build strength and flexibility. Both are vital when you are staying physically active.

That’s why it’s best to alternate days of resistance training and aerobic exercise. All you need is 30 minutes a day, but if you can exercise longer then go for it.

Now, if you haven’t exercised in a while, you will want to consult your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough. Once you are clear to begin, start by stretching and warming your muscles. This is most important and will help you to perform much better than if you skip this crucial step. Try not to think of it as wasted time but as a way to increase your performance.

I like to incorporate Pilates’ exercises into my resistance training workouts. Following the Pilates’ principle of engaging the core muscles aids in posture, alleviates back pain, helps to achieve a smaller waistline, while maintaining a long lean look to the torso. It’s a secret that dancers have used for years.

Alternating your workouts with aerobic exercises strengthens your heart, burns fat and builds endurance. It’s the perfect combination to your women’s fitness and exercise program.

Of course, what you eat will determine how much weight you lose. You’ll want to cut back on fat, in particular saturated fat, also cutting back on sugar and salt will help you lose weight and protect your heart.

Make wise substitutions and develop a diet plan that you can stick to. Don’t expect exercise alone to take care of your weight loss goals. You have to eat less and burn more in order to actually lose weight.

Remember, that in order to continue losing weight you must cut back on the amount of food that you eat and you must increase your level of fitness in order to burn the fat. In other words, the changes you make to the way that you eat, must be changes that you can live with permanently. If you want to keep the weight off then there’s no going back to a high-fat diet.

Give it a try, exercise daily for 6 days a week alternating aerobic activity with resistance training and make healthy changes in the way that you eat. Monitor your changes in a fitness journal and record your results over a 3-month period.

You’ll begin to see big differences that are much easier to accomplish than you ever thought possible. And that’s the secret formula to losing weight and keeping it off. It worked for me—It’s worked for other women—I know it will work for you, too.

Author's Bio: 

Karen Ficarelli is the founder and CEO of http://www.Fitness4Her.com, a diet program, exercise program and women's fitness blog, developed especially for women. A mother of three, Karen knows how hard it is to fit everything into a busy schedule. A Fitness Author, Multi Certified Personal Trainer, Pilate’s Instructor, Senior Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Fitness Model, Wife and Mom, Karen is passionate about helping other women reach their fitness goals. She knows firsthand that the desire to attain a healthy, slim and well-toned body is just as important as any other dream that a woman can have. But going a step further, Karen understands that to achieve that dream, you first must believe in it. Think it, believe it, achieve it ... you may follow Karen on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/Fitness4Her or visit Karen on her website http://www.Fitness4Her.com ... the website for women's fitness.