Health and Fitness By Ayleen Jacobs / May 2, 2016 In the past, mankind had no real reason to exercise. Compared to the technology we now have, the technology they had was so primitive that the former wasn’t much help to the latter with making life easier. Although they had tools, the people of the past still had to do everything themselves—grow or obtain food, build houses or shelters, protect themselves from danger, etc. Doing these necessary activities required the people to spend a lot of energy. Doing so almost always led to backbreaking work. Thus, most of the people were able to exercise without having to consciously do so. Since there’s now almost always something available for making a piece of work easy, the energy we’re required to spend became less and less until we found ourselves at war against weight gain. Because we can carry it out ourselves with relative ease, following a female fitness model diet plan is currently the most popular way of preventing weight gain. But this doesn’t mean just carrying out such a plan will lead to success. Female Fitness Model Diet Plan Part 1: The Difference Between Men and Women in Terms of Diet and Nutrition At first blush, there’s little difference between female fitness model diet plans and male fitness model diet plans. They basically require dieters to exercise regularly as well as follow a diet. Since the sexes have only a few physical differences between each other, it’s only logical (and easy) to formulate fitness model diet plans for each sex with little differences. Unfortunately, we often see how such a lack of care leads to unsuccessful health and weight maintenance. Despite how small they may appear, you must pay serious attention to your physical differences from men. More often than not, it’s by giving serious consideration to the details that leads to success. Take, for example, the amount of calories required by each sex. Not only do we all need to consume calories in order to remain healthy, but believe it or not, doing so also helps us maintain suitable weight. When we consume calories in amounts below the required amount to remain healthy, our bodies go into the so-called ‘winter mode’. In this mode, your body conserves the calories found therein already, by turning them into fat, which your body turns into energy. Your body will stop turning calories into fat only when you start consuming calories in the proper amounts once again. This is why most diets don’t require one to stop consuming calories. This is also why most (if not all) dieters who assume consuming no calories is the best way of losing weight are unsuccessful. Since there are only few differences between female fitness model diet plans and male fitness model diet plans, most (if not all) female dieters assume consuming only as much (or as little) calories as their male counterparts do is a correct dieting practice. Assuming so is wrong. You have less muscle mass and fat than a guy, no matter how tall or big you are. As such, you need fewer calories than him. Thus, not only is it okay for you to consume fewer calories than a guy, but you actually need to do so in order to achieve successful health and weight maintenance. But this doesn’t mean you’ll succeed with just knowing that you need fewer calories than guys. Not only do you need to know the right amount of calories you should consume, but you must also follow to the letter the other crucial general guidelines to successfully carry out a fitness model diet plan. We’ll be discussing the most crucial guidelines in Part 2, so do visit us again soon. Female Fitness Model Diet Plan Part 2: The Crucial General Guidelines to Successfully Carry Out a Fitness Model Diet Plan Since there are only a few differences among female fitness model diet plans and male fitness model plans, if a woman isn’t careful in carrying out the plan she chooses, she will effectively put herself at risk of failure. Not only should she give serious consideration to how her differences from men should be dictating in large part her way of carrying it out, she should also follow to the letter crucial general guidelines to succeed. Although exercising regularly and following a diet to the letter are the most important guidelines to successfully carry out a fitness model diet plan, if you have only vague ideas of the other guidelines, it’s likely you’ll fail. If you don’t correctly follow all of the guidelines, how can you succeed? To help you avoid such a failure, here are the guidelines that we find most crucial: Consume the Right Kinds of Fat in Proper Amounts While it’s easy to assume that to stop consuming all kinds of fat is a correct dieting practice, doing so is wrong for two reasons: First, whether you like it or not, you should continuously consume fat in order to remain healthy. Not only is fat the substance that your body turns into energy, but you should also consume proper amounts of it so as to stop your body from going into the so-called ‘winter mode’. In this mode, your body conserves the calories found therein already, by turning them into fat. Your body will stop doing so only when you start consuming calories once again. Fat is one of the primary sources of calories. Second, some fat is surprisingly good for you. Take, for example, omega-3 fatty acids. Usually found in fish, these acids provide several health benefits, which include a lowered risk of cancer as well as heart diseases. Don’t Stop Consuming Protein More often than not, dieters suddenly decide to become either vegetarians or vegans. They do so assuming that by not consuming meat, milk, eggs, and other similar food items, they’ll be able to quickly lose weight easily. If you’re planning on doing the same, we strongly suggest you don’t. All of the aforementioned food items contain protein. Your body needs this substance to maintain your muscle mass as well as create new muscles. Your body won’t be able to do either without protein. It goes without saying that you need both your current muscles and new muscles in order to remain healthy. If you’re worried about gaining weight due to protein consumption, consuming lean meat and low-fat milk helps you avoid this problem. Watch Your Sugar Intake Carrying out a model fitness diet plan will likely lead you to work out at a gym. While doing so is one of the best ways of maintaining your good health and desired weight, you might unwittingly consume unhealthful substances there. Take, for example, energy drinks. Most (if not all) of these beverages are able to give you an energy boost because they contain surprisingly high amounts of sugar. The amount of sugar you consume has a significant effect in your body’s insulin levels. Insulin is the substance that your body makes and then uses to turn sugar into energy. The more sugar there is in your blood, the more insulin your body secretes in order to turn the sugar into energy. The more sugar your body turns into energy, the less fat it turns into energy. The less fat your body turns into energy, the more you’ll have to work out in order to burn the fat left, which makes carrying out the model fitness diet plan you choose harder than it should be. Furthermore, having high sugar levels in your blood will lead to certain diseases, such as diabetes. In order to attain both good health and your desired weight, you must successfully carry out the model fitness diet plan you choose. Doing so requires correctly following the aforementioned guidelines. Having explained to you the guidelines that we find most crucial, we hope to help you easily attain those goals. 3 of the Worst Misconceptions About Female Fitness Model Diet Plans It’s no surprise to us that there are as many misconceptions about female fitness model diet plans as these plans themselves. The larger the variety, the more it’s at risk of being misunderstood. While some of the misconceptions are harmless and can be easily corrected, some are big obstacles toward successfully carrying out a fitness model plan that can be difficult to dispel. Here are some that we consider the worst ones: Eating Nothing but Vegetables is the Best Way to Go While vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals, eating nothing but vegetables is both wrong and harmful. Eating nothing but vegetables will cause you to lose weight, but there’s no guaranteeing you won’t ever gain the weight you lost. The reason you’ll lose weight by eating nothing but vegetables is that your body is deteriorating due to deprivation of the other substances it needs to remain healthy. These substances include fat and protein, both of which aren’t normally found in vegetables. Whether you like it or not, you need both fat and protein in order to remain healthy as well as attain your desired weight. By consuming the calories commonly found in fat, your body doesn’t go into the so-called ‘winter’ mode in which it conserves the calories therein already by turning them into fat. Your body won’t stop doing so until you consume once again the amount of calories it needs to remain healthy. One of the best ways to not gain weight is to work out. If your muscles are weak, you won’t be able to properly do so. The substance your body needs to keep your body strong and healthy is protein. Your body also needs protein to create new muscles. The best way to go is keeping your diet well balanced. A well-balanced diet consists of all of the food groups and contains only the amount of calories your body needs to remain healthy. How Successful I Am in Carrying Out the Fitness Model Diet Plan I’ve Chosen can be Gauged by Only How Much Weight I’ll be Able to Lose It’s likely you’re main reason for deciding to carry out a fitness model diet plan is weight loss. We believe women should be happy with their bodies, so deciding to change it by losing weight in order to feel good is okay and should be encouraged. But you should know that gauging your success by only how much weight you’ll be able to lose is both wrong and potentially harmful. Unless you’re a professional fitness trainer, you might not know that certain fitness model diet plans involve training that will cause the dieter’s muscle mass to increase and thereby make him gain weight. Weight gain due to increased muscle mass isn’t related to increased fat. But you might mistake that they’re the same and therefore drive you to do improper diet practices, like skipping meals and removing necessary food groups from your diet, so it will be best to consult a professional or expert about whether or not you’re doing well. I’ll Follow the __________ Diet Despite the many people from all over the world, who have successfully lost weight and became healthy by following a ‘fad’ diet, we believe old-fashioned but tried-and-tested regular exercise and observance of a healthful diet is still the best way of remaining healthy and attaining your desired weight. Most (if not all) of the popular diets that we’ve seen come and go required dieters to stop having a certain food item or several food items. Regardless of the scientific and/or medical information employed to give these diets credence, food deprivation leads to illness or worse. The only real reason the diets were able to cause weight loss is that the bodies of the dieters broke down due to a lack of the needed substances they decided to no longer consume. When they started consuming those substances once again, it’s likely they gained all of the lost weight back and even more. No matter what some people may tell you about them, regularly exercising and observance of a healthful diet always lead to successful, long-lasting good health and weight maintenance. Although having many female fitness model plans to choose from is a benefit indeed, we believe women should be careful in choosing which plan to carry out. As we hope debunking the above misconceptions made you realize, if you aren’t careful in carrying one out, it can be problematic. Having had cleared up 3 of the worst misconceptions for you, we hope to help you attain your health and weight-loss goals.