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  • Writer's pictureKym Campbell Hanson

3 Weight loss challenges and 3 solutions

Updated: May 11, 2021

We as women face some unique challenges in getting the bathroom scale to budge. So whether you're trying to lose 5 pounds or 50, it’s important to understand your weight loss challenges. That way, you'll be armed with weight loss tips and strategies that can help you break through those obstacles and making slimming down easier.

1) Do you feel stressed?

Almost everyone feels stress at some point in the day. But research shows that women are more prone to feeling stress as they juggle the demands of their work commitments, their family lives and their social ties.Not only that, women are also more likely than men to feel guilt when work interrupts their home lives. All of that pressure adds up, sending stress-hormone levels soaring.

Research shows that high levels of a stress hormone called Cortisol increases appetite. Cortisol makes people crave foods high in fat and sugar.

The solution:

To help keep stress from sabotaging your waistline, one of the best weight loss tips for women is to spend at least a few minutes every day practicing a simple stress reduction strategy.

Like one of these:

Walk for 10 minutes get out side if you can.Breathe deeply 10 times.Tense and then relax each muscle group. Start at your toes and move up.Find a quiet place to meditate for 10 minutes.

2) Are you getting enough sleep?

Most people don't get enough sleep. But women have more sleep struggles than men do. In fact, about 70 percent of women get fewer than 8 hours of sleep per night. Women have more trouble falling and staying asleep, and they also suffer from more daytime sleepiness compared with men. Some of the top factors in women's sleep troubles include work and family stress, health problems and uncomfortable beds.

All of which can add up to stubborn pounds, because a lack of sleep throws appetite hormones off and stimulates overeating.

The solution:

Sleep in.Go to bed early.Makeover your bedroom until it resembles a veritable sleep . Do whatever you need to do to get the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night. Especially if you're trying to lose weight.

3) Got a craving for cookies?

Women cave into food cravings more easily than men do it’s a fact! Women are also more likely to eat when they are sad or depressed and, in those moments, tend to reach for comfort foods that are high in fat and sugar. It's a recipe for disaster when it comes to trying to lose weight.

The solution:

Relying on sheer willpower to curb cravings may not be the way to go. Try using a practice called mindfulness meditation—where you actually spend time acknowledging the craving. By recognizing, experiencing and feeling the craving, you may be more likely to resist it than if you'd tried to suppress or ignore it.



 

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