If you’re looking to lose fat through diet alone, you’re on the wrong track. Then again, if you’ve read anything I write, you already know this right?
I mean, who wants to look like a smaller version of the same soft and squishy body?
You’re NOT happy to always wear long sleeves, long pants especially as summer approaches. I know you’d love to get into your beach ware, but if you’re a woman, especially one over 40, I know that you may feel a little frustrated.
You’ve been fed the line that as you approach menopause that you just can’t lose fat the same way as before. I’m here as living proof that it can be done.
Now, this fat loss information applies to BOTH men and women, but I have a specific solution for you girls out there, so stay tuned for that 😉
The BEST way to lose fat is to COMBINE diet and one of the fat loss methods below (hint: pick #2!), but you decide…
Let’s look at those two ways to burn fat….
1. The least effective fat burning workout is steady state cardio. I know this isn’t news to you, but I want to explain why this isn’t the best choice. You’ll burn calories while you workout, but the calorie burning stops when the workout stops. This is boring and takes a lot of time.
2. The MOST effective fat burning workout incorporates strength training and HIIT. This sort of workout is twofold in it’s effectiveness:
-strength training increases lean muscle tone to increase metabolism even at rest
-HIIT increases lactic acid production which is a precursor to growth hormone. GH helps the body burn fat more effectively.
-Between an increase in lean muscle and increase in naturally occurring GH, a workout that includes strength training and HIIT is a win-win.
Does this sound familiar to the Challenge Fat Loss M2A principles? It sure does.
Challenge Fat Loss workouts do just this, but they may be a little too ‘challenging’ for some of my readers. I’ve received some emails from some women asking for an alternative that will ‘ease’ you into the more challenging workouts of Challenge Fat Loss.
So I designed workouts with the woman over 40 in mind. I had a huge call for a solution and workouts that address those that are approaching or in menopause, so this was born: Female Fat Loss Over 40
Here’s an example of the kind of workout I’m talking about. It’s a great alternative to a workout on the treadmill. The treadmill and other cardio machines that you use for steady state cardio do little for fat loss and building the necessary lean muscle tone that you desire to change your shape and get you fit.
Try this 5 exercise circuit:
- 10 burpees (or alternatives)
- 10 renegade rows
- 10 per leg mountain climbers
- 10 reverse lunges
- 10 prisoner squats
Repeat this circuit as many times as you can in 10, 12, 15 or 20 minutes depending on your fitness level or the time you have to workout. Remember that it’s not the length of time you workout, it’s the intensity that you bring to your workout. You can get an effective workout in a short time if you really work hard!
Women in your 40’s and beyond: I’m in the trenches with you. I know the issues that you’re dealing with because I’m dealing with them too. Trust me when I say that you can overcome them like I did. I’m not special in any way, shape or form, I’ve just spent a lot of time figuring it out, testing things on myself and on the hundreds of women in my fitness boot camp.
There’s nothing more satisfying for me than to empower women to look and feel their best, especially at a time when they feel hopeless.