Only counting calories: When it comes to losing weight, it can be easy to fall in a quality vs. quantity trap — focusing on calorie counting instead of the whole picture. “Many [diet] programs focus on what I call the ‘surface’ evaluations of foods — how many calories, grams of carbs, protein, etc. a food has,” says Kimberly Snyder, a celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. “Too many women feel like they have to micromanage and count everything they eat in order to look their best, [but] that’s simply not true,” she advises.
Tip: Instead of counting calories, focus on adding more whole foods, especially vegetables and fruits, into your diet. A green juice or smoothie in the morning is an excellent way to get a lot of nutrients into your diet in one go; check out Kimberly’s recipe for her Glowing Green Smoothie to start.
Not being consistent: Busy lives tend to mess up our carefully constructed healthy eating schedules, which doesn’t do a body good. “I see many clients who eat erratically in terms of the timing, composition, and quality of their meals. Some days they may graze all day and on others go long stretches without eating, and some days may include kale salad and lentils, while others include frozen dinners and processed snack foods,” says Cynthia Sass, a registered dietitian and author of S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim.
Tip: Before your busy life gets the better of you, block out time on the weekend to prepare lunches and shop for dinner so you won’t go the takeout route on the weekdays.
Not drinking enough water: Getting adequate hydration is a simple part of a nutrition plan that many women neglect the most, says registered dietitian Erin Palinski, a spokesperson for ZICO Coconut Water. “In order for your body to function properly, you need to be properly hydrated, otherwise you can run into issues like fatigue, headaches, even dizziness and more dangerous long-term issues like kidney and liver function, cholesterol problems, and muscle damage,” Erin says. And not only that, but she’s seen that “many people also mistake thirst for hunger and can overeat as a result.”
Eating emotionally: “Women let nutrition go before anything else,” says vegan nutritionist Melissa Costello, author of the Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook. “We have a lot on our plates — kids, works, husbands.” A hectic schedule can upend any healthy eating goals, leading you to eat emotionally, “which usually always tends to be something that is not so healthy for us, like sugar, candy, or processed foods,” warns Melissa.
Tip: If you find yourself reaching for what’s convenient or what you crave, make healthy snacks easily accessible — and more convenient than the junk food option. This snack center you can keep in your fridge includes healthy options like string cheese, already-washed fruit and veggies, and preportioned nuts and pretzels to make choosing a lower-calorie, more-nutritious snack easy.
About Aries the Aries Woman: (I am an Aries) So I believe most of what I say is mostly true about us Arians. First and foremost we are impatient (extremely) we hate waiting around for slow people and we rather have everybody keep up the pace with us. We easily get irritated by slowness, liars, and overly emotional people. You can definitely tell when an aries woman is mad or frustrated, our face expressions give it away quickly, and we don’t hold back on speaking our minds at all, sometimes we might say things that can seem somewhat childish.(But we still speak our mind) Even though most of our sign is strong, bold, and dynamic we yearn for romance, love, and affection. We are a very caring sign who likes to put themselves first most of the time, but we always back up our loved ones or anybody who is being treated wrongly. An Aries woman in a relationship can sometimes make the guy feel less of a man because Aries women have the mentality of men, we like to wear the pants in a relationship and our aggressive nature can be sometimes standoffish for some. We are full of energy that we can usually do and take on more work than anyone, but we might not finish it all. Starting something new to us is exciting we have different and all kinds of ideas, we start new things a lot but when we don’t see automatic results we tend to get bored really easily and put it off quickly. Aries is a versatile sign, we can adapt to so many things very quickly, that it sometimes might seem heartless if a relationship just ended, we might feel bad for about five minutes and move one like nothing.(Or at least that how it can be interpreted) This was a little bit of the Aries Woman. (From my perspective as an Aries)