Weight Loss For Women

I had a look at some of the blog posts that I’ve written since 2009 and I noticed that a lot of them are focused on female fitness and weight loss. It’s not something I planned, but as most of my readers are women, it’s a natural progression.

I’m creating this page to be an easy reference place through which you can access posts which were written primarily for women. These include exercise articles, general health posts, weight loss information, reviews of diet plans for women, interviews with female experts, etc.

I’ll give a brief intro to each post so you’ll know what you need to read.

Exercise and Weight Loss Articles

Weight Lifting For Women – 5 Myths – This post talks about some of the worst and most common myths about weight lifting and how it effects women. If you’re currently thinking about doing weight lifting workouts in order to lose weight, but you’re worried this kind of training is only for men, check out this post.

How to Lift Weights Without Getting Bulky and Women Should Lift Heavy Weights discuss the main fear that keeps women from lifting weights: becoming bulky and over-muscular. In these two posts I give tips on how women should train to create and maintain a feminine physique and why heavy lifting, contrary to what many assume, is actually great for women.

Benefits of Weight Lifting For Women – I’m sure that by now you understand that I advocate weight lifting for women. In fact, I think that women who don’t train like this will find it very hard to lose weight and change their body. However, weight lifting has many benefits other than cosmetic ones. This post discusses those benefits.

Post Pregnancy Weight Loss – It’s no secret that women gain weight during pregnancy and often have trouble losing it afterward. In this post I provide some simple tips to help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body and drop that baby weight. Be a Hot Mama!

Breastfeeding and weight loss – Because women gain weight during pregnancy, they want to get rid of it as soon as they deliver. However, during the first few months after birth, you are breastfeeding your new baby. Your diet is your baby’s diet, so you need to take special care to make sure that you lose weight in a sensible and healthy way that takes your baby’s needs into consideration.

Female Fat Loss Expert Interviews

I’ve had the good luck to interview some of the leading authors and trainers who specialize in fitness and fat loss plans for women. Each has taught me something and I believe that you can learn a lot from them as well.

So, let’s go over each of these interviews:

Flavia Del Monte, author of the Flavilicious Fitness plan, is one of the fittest women I know. In her program she shows how she took her body fat down to 14%. This is an intense program for women who want to get really, really lean.

Belinda Benn, author of the Get Lean Program, showed me how a woman in her 30′s and 40′s can go from an unfit person to one with a fitness-model body. All it takes is determination, knowledge, and desire.

Sue Heintze, author of Ideal Body Bluprint, talked about how women (and men too) can change their body in 12 weeks with a combination of effective workouts and the proper eating regimen. She is a prime example of how fitness is done Aussie style.

Nia Shanks, world record holder in deadlifting and the perfect example of why women should lift heavy without having to worry about getting bulky.

John Barban talked about how women can attain the perfect body proportion and achieve, what he terms, the Venus Index which he claims is the most appealing body shape women can attain regardless of their height or build.

More To Come

I will keep updating this resource page with whatever new posts I publish that are specifically right for women. I hope that this page has helped you take the right steps to accomplish a long lasting weight loss which all women, so I believe, can achieve.

Date published: September 20, 2011. Last modified: June 16, 2012

Comments

  1. I’ve been trying different diets with a friend. This would be the first time for to do diets. I usually just stick with working out and it works out fine. I have been working out and watched what I eat. I’m losing lbs. My problem is that I don’t know the kinds of workouts to do for my body type. I feel like I’m gonna have excess skin in my abdominal area. I’m doing crunches, walking the tread for 150 to 200 min’ a week, just random exercises at home. What can I do? Or what is it that I’m doing wrong or not doing that I need to improve?

  2. Hi there

    I was intrigued to read about the low reps high weight theory for women for the first time in my life. Presumably this applies to weight lifting / resistance machines as well, not just free weights?

    Thanks for the interesting articles and links!

    • Hi Sylvie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

      Yes, the high weight / low reps system applies to all sorts of strength training.

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