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Fitness for Beginners: A Guide for Women

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3. Dieting and Weight Loss

Understanding that starving yourself won’t necessarily help you lose weight is important when considering your diet. It’s important to make sure you’re consuming enough of the right kinds of calories when you’re changing your diet and fitness routine. Restricting your calories too much will cause your body to go into a starvation mode and you’ll actually have a harder time losing weight and feeling better. Instead, eat lots of vegetables, fruits and lean protein and reduce your intake of complex carbohydrates and refined sugars. Try eating six small meals rather than three large ones to help you stay satisfied throughout the day.

4. Finding the Right Balance

Make sure that you’ve set aside time for your workouts. If you’re going to the gym three days a week, don’t just sit on your butt for the other four days. Get out and take a walk. Do yoga in the living room. Make sure you’re active every day, not just on gym days. Your workout time is important and should be scheduled accordingly. It’s not against the rules to get the kids up off the couch, either, and they’ll love the extra time with you.

5. Common Pitfalls

Starting a new diet and fitness routine is easy. Sticking with it is the hard part. It’s easy to get discouraged or skip a day, making it even easier to get discouraged and skip more days. Don’t fall into the trap! If you should fall off the fitness wagon, it’s extremely important to get right back on it. Don’t use today’s failure to doom tomorrow.

6. Inspiration

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