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Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight?

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight?

Guest Author: Christina Holston, Zumba Instructor, Trainer, Medical Assisting Instructor, and Co-Owner Team Nutrition Train 

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight? The belly, the hips, the thighs, the butt, the arms, did I say the butt? It can be very difficult for women to lose weight. If my husband says he wants to lose 5 pounds, like magic it seems like it flies off of him and gets added to my hips. In this article I am going to go over the science of why it is so hard for women to get the weight off and some tips on how we can do it! Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight?

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight? Estrogen… It sucks!

Estrogen is what gives us our breasts and wider hips. It may be attractive to some, but sometimes it gets in the way. Estrogen is one of the main reasons why we have higher body fat percentages on average than our male counterparts. The American College of Sports Medicine states that healthy men should have a body fat percentage of 10-22%, while women should have a body fat percentage of 20-32%.

So this explains why you have more fat than your male counterpart, but don’t fray. We will figure out how to fight fire with fire!

Throw Away the Trash!

Before starting your diet it is always best to “Throw away the Trash!” If you have any unhealthy food in the house, throw it away before you start your diet. No reason to punish yourself and tempt yourself.

 

We Don’t Have the Lean Muscle Men Have

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight?

In my above paragraph about estrogen I talk about our body fat percentages being higher. For every pound of lean muscle someone has, that is 14 calories extra burned. Every pound of fat only burns 2 calories per day. Due to the fact that us ladies have higher body fat percentages and less lean muscle than our male counterparts, we don’t burn the amount of calories that men do. We have to build lean muscle to compete with them when it comes to metabolism! You cannot be afraid to lift heavy weights!

Girls will not look like men if they lift weights if they do the following:

  1. Don’t take steroids

That’s it, there is not a #2. I don’t discriminate against women wanting to take steroids, however it isn’t for me. If you lift weights, diet, add cardio you will lose weight, look great, and look beautiful.

If you need a workout, checkout the great workouts here!

We Have to Have our Nutrition Perfect

We can’t slip as much as our male counterparts. Testosterone allows men to build muscle easier than us girls. Us girls tend to love simple carbs (chips, candy, donuts, bread!), but simple carbs do two things. They spike blood sugar, and they also add water weight (1 gram of carbs add 3 grams of water to your body). Between the two that means we are adding fat and extra water weight.

Supplements like the Royal Queen 21 Fat System which helps boost your metabolism, eliminate cravings, decrease appetite, optimize hormones, and even increase sleep is excellent to help us lose weight and help us better control our diets.

If you cannot get away from carbs (party, etc.) look at a supplement like GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent). It helps you block carbs from spiking blood sugar. This supplement is amazing and I take it every day!

Try not to spike your blood sugar unless you are in post workout (within 60 minutes of working out). Go high protein (protein is the last macro-nutrient that turns into fat), moderate fat, and complex carb. I rely on Level-1 Protein Meal Replacement Shakes during for breakfast (138.5 calories, 24 grams of protein, low carb, low fat), and healthy snacks. I meal prep lunch and have a sensible dinner. As soon as I’m done with my evening workout I hit the Post Workout Stack from 1st Phorm which includes Phormula-1 and Ignition. This is the highest grade Hyrdo-Whey to refuel your muscles with amino acids, protein, and pure glucose to get your muscles rebuilt.  Plus it tastes absolutely amazing. Imagine a root beer float post workout?

We Cannot Binge Eat!

Women are more susceptible to binge eating, especially after we workout. Just because we workout doesn’t mean we should eat more food afterwards! What makes things worse for us is that our hormone that controls hunger goes up post workout, and our hormone that controls feeling full goes down post workout. Our bodies want to binge eat after working out! UGHHHHHHH! This is where you need to drink your Post Workout Shake immediately after working out, then if you are still really hungry eat some carrots or fruit.

 

Water Weight

Believe it or not, men actually hold more water weight than women! I thought for sure before doing research that women held more water weight than men! I think it may effect us more especially during our favorite time of the month. The great news is that there is ways to combat excess water weight. Drinking more water (80+ ounces a day), decreasing sodium, increasing potassium, taking a multi-vitamin such as M-Factor Goddess, or taking a great fat burner like the Royal 21 Queen System can help you relieve extra water weight issues!

Make Sure you See Your Doctor Regularly

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight?

Dr. Luby, a premier Gynecologist that I worked for over 7 years. I learned so much working for this man! 

I was a Patient Coordinator/Asst. Office Manager at a OB/GYN for 7 years and currently teach Medical Assisting at a Career Tech High School and I can’t stress enough to women the importance of getting annual checkups with their doctors. It is important to get annual blood tests for thyroid, cholesterol, blood sugar, and other essential body functions. It is also vital to see your Gynecologist each year and get a PAP. There are too many preventable diseases and cancers that can be detected in blood work and screenings that can save your life.

Some of these screenings will see if there are some underlying conditions that may be causing weight gain. Feel free to talk to your doctor about concerns that you have.

Summary

Why is it so Hard for Women to Lose Weight? We are paddling upriver, we are climbing a mountain, and we are driving a car without brakes, however losing weight isn’t impossible for women. We are determined, intelligent, and stubborn as hell and won’t take no for an answer. If you follow the above tips, check out the supplements listed above, you to can lose weight easily!

 

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Christina Holston

1st Phorm Legionnaire 

The Royal 21 Queen System Review- How It Works

Answers to Popular Questions:

  • Where can I order the Bliss Go Pack?
    • The Bliss Go Pack has been replaced by the Royal 21 Queen System, a more powerful 1st Phorm Diet System. You can order it from many places, however, if you order it at 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain, you will get free shipping!
  • Does Royal 21 Queen System help me lose weight?
    • YES! Royal 21 Queen System has proven fat burners through three different supplements: Royal 21 Queen, T-21, and C-21
  • How Does It Work?
    • Royal 21 Queen System is three separate fat fighting supplements. Royal 21 Queen will help you shred fat through potent fat burners, T-21 will optimize thyroid output (your fat fighting organ), and C-21 will lower cortisol levels and help you sleep like a baby.
  • What can I take with Royal 21 Queen System?
    • Level-1, Phormula-1, Ignition, M-Factor Goddess, AlphaCreHD, Full Mega, and pretty much any other 1st Phorm product. I would suggest not taking MegaWatt V2 while on Royal 21 Queen System until you can test your tolerance to caffeine. I would switch to ALPHACreHD while on Bliss Go Pack for pre workout.
  • How much weight will I lose?
    • Again, The Royal 21 Queen System will help you lose weight fast, however you need to make sure that your diet is in check prior to starting the Royal 21 Queen System. I have had clients lose 10-15 pounds in 30 days on the Bliss Go Pack, however if you don’t eat right and train right, your results will suffer.
  • I am sensitive to caffeine, should I take the Royal 21 Queen System?
    • I would suggest investing in the T-21/C-21 pack instead of the Royal 21 Queen System. Although there isn’t as much caffeine in Royal 21 Queen System as some energy drinks, if you are sensitive to caffeine I’d suggest T-21 and C-21
  • I have cravings, will Royal 21 Queen System help?
    • YES! One of the best things about the Royal 21 Queen System is that it will eliminate cravings.
  • What should I do on the Royal 21 Queen System?
    • You should eat healthy, drink plenty of water (64 ounces +), workout, and get adequate rest.
  • If the Royal 21 Queen System isn’t right for me after taking it, what should I do?
    • 1st Phorm has a 110% money back guarantee. Contact 1st Phorm and they will refund.
  • If I should need help about meal planning or workout plans, who should I contact?
    • You can contact 1st Phorm, or you can contact me @ nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com

 

Royal 21 Queen System:

“A comprehensive fat burning matrix that is designed to optimize the female body for fat burning while helping control stress, increase energy, improve mood, and control appetite.”

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Where to Buy? 1stPhorm.com for Free Shipping

T-21 INFO

Metabolism Catalyst

The powerful formula in T-21 is designed to help deliver the raw materials your body uses to produce thyroid hormone. Bringing this into balance can help raise your body’s metabolic rate as well as core body temperature, leading to an increase in daily caloric expenditure.

On top of the increase in metabolism is T-21’s ability to enhance your body’s natural energy levels without fear of jitters. Because of this, it is ideal for people with sensitivity issues to caffeine or other stimulants. More importantly though, is the ability to stack T-21 with a powerful stimulant-based product such as Royal XXI King™ or Royal XXI Queen™ to maximize results. For maximum results use T-21 as a part of the Royal XXI King or Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results Systems to optimize your system around the clock!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

ROYAL 21 QUEEN INFO

Advanced Female Thermogenic Formula

It’s no secret that as women we have additional obstacles to hurdle when it comes to losing weight. That is why Royal XXI Queen is specifically formulated for women like us in mind, and is like nothing you have ever tried.

No longer do you have to be frustrated from food cravings, sluggishness, monthly hormone fluctuations, and everything else mother nature throws at you that derails your progress. Royal XXI Queen is the newest generation of weight loss supplements and will be your new favorite weapon to help rule your weight loss results.

We all know there is no magic pill for losing weight. It takes regular exercise and healthy eating habits to melt off the extra stored body fat in those not-so-kind places…but that’s where Royal XXI Queen comes to the rescue. Royal XXI Queen is going to help control your appetite and manage the cravings for salty and sweets foods, so you can stick to that healthier eating plan. The focused energy boost will have you feeling great and motivated to be active…even after a long, stressful day.

With precise ratios of powerful ingredients, Royal XXI Queen will also stack the deck in your favor when it comes to managing weight loss issues that only women like us face; such as depression, mood swings, hot flashes, excess water weight and even menopause. The natural ingredients will also put you in a clear, more focused state of mind to help you push through the most trying days.

In combination with exercise, proper water intake, and a healthy meal plan Royal XXI Queen will lift your weight loss goals to new heights. For maximum results use Royal XXI as part of the Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results System to help boost your metabolism by naturally balancing thyroid hormone production and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

C-21 INFO

Quality sleep is one of the most important factors in pursuing and achieving a fat loss goal, but it is commonly overlooked. Just one night of poor sleep has been shown to cause an increase in the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin, elevated cortisol levels, and decreased glucose tolerance; ultimately leading to very poor metabolism.

In today’s society stress is everywhere and whether it’s mental, physical, or emotional it increases your cortisol levels. When your cortisol levels remain elevated it signals your body to hold onto fat in your midsection as well as cause lethargy.

Taking a nighttime supplement like C-21 will support deep, restful sleep and lower stress levels. It has been shown that this naturally balances cortisol levels, leading to your body fully recovering to its full potential. Unwinding and getting a relaxing night of sleep will promote optimal metabolism throughout the night and the rest of the day.

C-21 also attacks another important nighttime fat loss issue by aiding the body in digestion and nutrient assimilation while you are asleep. The blend of key digestive enzymes keeps your body working as efficiently as possible to allow for even better recovery and an overall positive impact throughout the day.

For maximum results use C-21 as part of the Royal XXI King or Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results Systems to help boost your metabolism all day long.

Results?

I have had many of my clients on the Bliss Go Pack, and many of them are losing 10-20 pounds during the 1st two months. Many of these clients were stuck at a plateau weight and the Bliss Go Pack gave them the motivation, energy, focus, and results needed. Royal 21 Queen System is a more powerful version of Bliss Go Pack.

Use this link for free shipping on Royal 21 Queen System and everything else 1st Phorm!

 

Stay Healthy My Friends,

Dustin Holston

Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain

Creatine: the most cost effective supplement in history!

Creatine is the most cost effective and studied sports supplement in history. Creatine has a ton of conflicting information about it that has kept some people from taking the wonder supplement. This is why you should take CREATINE!

If I could tell you that I have a supplement that for less than 18 cents a day will help you build more lean muscle, make you stronger in the gym, will help you recover faster, and could have anti-cancer properties, would you take it? What if I told you this supplement has been studied for years and is completely safe with normal dosage ranges? The name of this miracle supplement? Creatine.

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Here are some facts about Creatine that you may or may not know:

  1. Creatine is not a steroid! It is an amino acid. You will not get “jacked”, have roid rage, or see your marbles shrink from use of creatine.
  2. Creatine is heart healthy! Studies have shown that people who survive heart disease benefit with supplementing creatine! 
  3. Creatine shouldn’t make you puffy! I have heard a million times that creatine causes water weight gain. Although it is possible because creatine forces more water into the muscle cell, it should have any dramatic impact. There were stories that inferior creatine still had sodium in it and would cause water retention. If you are concerned with water weight, drink more water when supplementing with creatine. More water makes you piss more. More piss, less water in your body!
  4. Women can take creatine! Multiple studies have been done on women showing that it is effective to help women work harder in the gym and gain more muscle. If you do not want to gain muscle, or work harder in the gym, then don’t take creatine!
  5. Sugar makes creatine work better! Spiking your insulin does increase the amount of creatine that enters the cell. To do this, I’d suggest taking your creatine with some juice, kool-aid, or fruit. I like to add mine to my ignition and protein post workout. Post workout carbs + Creatine + Protein= MUSCLES!
  6. When you take your creatine doesn’t matter! As long as you take approximately 2-5 grams of creatine a day, it doesn’t matter if you take it at night, preworkout, post-workout, or morning.
  7. Caffeine and Creatine do not have a good relationship! Caffeine and creatine together can make you have cramps. Many people take their creatine preworkout with excessive amounts of caffeine. It may be smarter to take your creatine post workout instead of preworkout.

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If you would like to buy some pure micronized creatine monohydrate for $17.99 with free shipping, please check out this link!  You will get fast and free shipping on your entire 1st Phorm order. Also check out the post workout stack with Ignition and CTC (Cinnamon Toast Crunch) flavored Protein!

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist
http://www.teamnutritiontrain.com