5 Simple Fitness Tips for Women, Backed by Science

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5 Simple Fitness Tips for Women, Backed By Science

Hey loves! Let’s get that body in shape!

When it comes to losing weight and being a women, there are some basic tips you need to know to get the best results possible.

The tips I see on the internet are never backed up by any science… So I sorted through the studies and pulled out the best 5 weight loss tips! I hope you like it!

5 Simple Fitness Tips For Women, Backed By Science | Health and Happy Hour

Our friends at The Health Nerd have also made an awesome video on this topic, so make sure to check it out: 6 Best Weight Loss Tips Backed by Science

1. Eat more protein to boost your metabolism.

shutterstock_247893733Protein intake can boost metabolism by 80 – 100 calories per day (study)!

Diets high in protein have also shown to cut late night cravings in half, reduce obsessive dieting thoughts by 60%, and make you feel so full you just naturally eat 441 fewer calories per day (study, study).

Eating more fish (like salmon and halibut), lean meat (chicken), and eggs will help you cut down those calories, lose weight, and get healthier!

2. Drink decaffeinated coffee and peppermint tea.

shutterstock_279610127Strange but true, they are proven to control appetite and some studies have even shown that peppermint tea reduces the caloric intake of the average user by 1800 calories naturally (studystudy).

Even compared to regular coffee and caffeine supplementation, decaffeinated coffee has greater improvement on appetite control.

When buying peppermint tea make sure to get the organic kind that is pesticide free! We highly recommend Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Tea which is very high quality on Amazon.

3. Do something everyday to stay in the habit of working out.

shutterstock_175667726Try to get into the habit of taking 30 minute walks on your “off” days.

They have awesome health benefits, but more importantly will help you establish a solid exercise habit (study).

Remember that losing weight and being healthy is an every day event! Focus on making healthy habits and using daily sources of inspiration/motivation to keep you moving forward!

4. Hit your calorie “sweet spot” for easier weight loss. 

shutterstock_180364424The sweet spot is the place where you lose weight fast enough to stay motivated but not so fast that you end up imgoingtoknifesomeone hungry.

Goal body weight x 10 – 12 = daily calories is the equation you should start with.

Cutting calories is the only scientifically proven way to lose weight, so we need to pay attention to them (studies).

If you’re looking to lose weight we highly recommend you look into getting a Fitbit to both track your calories and your walking for the day.

The Fit Bit is an INCREDIBLE tool to track your calories, sleep patterns, steps, and overall health.  Click here to see it on Amazon!

5. Find a way to keep yourself motivated for the long term.

shutterstock_151129412Get some friends to workout with you and keep each other motivated.  Teamwork is much more effective for success than going at it alone (study).

It should not be a surprise to you losing weight with a friend is much more effective than doing it alone.

There’s all sorts of confusion when it comes to getting healthy for women and I can only hope that this article helped you understand a little better what works and what doesn’t!

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If you’re interested in healthy tips to lose weight fast, our friends at The Health Nerd have made an awesome Youtube video on weight loss tips!

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Certified Personal Trainer (CSCS, NESTA), Certified Nutrition Specialist (ISSA), and Former Vegan / Crazy Person (ME). I fell in love with being healthy at the age of 22 and now I love writing it / teaching others! 🙂

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