One problem that women face when trying to burn fat and lose weight is that they don’t eat enough! If you eat too little, you are working against what you are trying to accomplish…..
Your body will go into “starvation mode” because it thinks you are starving….if your basal metabolic rate is 1800 daily calories and you eat 1200 daily calories, your body will store fat (survival mode)…..a better daily calorie intake rate would be about 1500 calories on the days you don’t workout and about 1800 calories on the days that you do workout…….this way, you will maintain a daily caloric deficit (needed to lose weight) that is not too big.
So, don’t skip your post-workout meal. It is important to help your body recover from intense exercise (especially weight training). You don’t have to eat immediately after your workout (if you want to eat immediately after a workout, YOU DIDN’T WORKOUT VERY HARD)! There is a 45 minute to 1 hour “window of opportunity” where replenishing your body’s fuel (carbs, protein, fats) will optimize your tissue’s repair and growth. If you miss this “window of opportunity” it is gone forever. A carb/protein shake will work well.
-Cathering Ebeling and Mike Geary are co-authors of the popular ebook, Fat-Burning Kitchen, which shows you how to totally revamp your kitchen to make your body a fat-burning machine!