dumbbellsSome women avoid weight training because they don’t want to bulk up. However, strength training is a critical element to maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your body. The average woman doesn’t typically gain size from strength training because she doesn’t have the amount of testosterone necessary to build massive amounts of muscle.

chocolateVitamin E functions as an antioxidant, aids in anti-inflammatory processes and enhances immunity. Provided by numerous foods: nuts, seeds and vegetable oils are among the best sources. Significant mounts are available in green leafy vegetables and fortified cereals. The recommended daily amount for adults is 15 mg or 22.4 IU.

Slow and steady is best for weight loss. You can cut 3,500 calories (=1lb) by eliminating 250 calories (that pm chocolate bar, for instance) every day for 2 weeks or by walking an extra hour every day for two weeks. Better yet, combine the calorie reduction and exercise and it will take just one week.