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Weight Loss for Women Made Simple

Follow these five practices to shed pounds over time

By Kathy Smith

When it comes to weight loss for women, sometimes it seems like the more we learn about food, the more complicated the issue becomes.

On one hand, eating for weight loss is a deeply complex matter, because it goes so much deeper than carbs and fat. There are hydrogenated oils to be considered, GMOs (genetically modified organism products) to be aware of and mono- and diglycerides to learn about.

So it’s no wonder so many women are seeking the silver bullet, asking me to topline it for them as simply as possible: “What’s the key to weight loss for women? Just tell us!"

Of course, there is no silver bullet. If there was one, we wouldn’t still be asking this question.

Absent one simple quick fix, there are some universal truths — basic, overarching guidelines to weight loss for women that we can easily incorporate into our everyday lives. Here are five biggies:


Second, aim to eat smaller meals more often throughout the day.

Instead of having three large meals, have a smaller meal every three to four hours. This helps keep your metabolism humming (the higher your metabolism, the easier it is for you to burn fat and lose weight) and helps keep your appetite at bay. Then, when it comes to mealtime, your body isn’t in starvation mode and you’re able to make healthier choices more easily.

Kathy Smith "America's Trainer" Kathy Smith has been shaping women's thighs and lives for over 30 years through her best-selling collection of workout DVDs and books. Her motto is "Progress, Not Perfection." Find her at or on Facebook. Read More
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