The size and shape of your body can be powerful signals of your gender identity.
For many crossdressers and transgender women, maintaining an ideal body weight makes it easier to create a feminine body shape.
However, this is often easier said than done!
From a slowing metabolism to potential weight gain due to gender affirming hormone therapy, it might seem like everything is conspiring against your weight goals.
To help you on your journey, I want to share some straightforward MTF transgender weight loss tips that actually work.
Now, let’s dive into the tips!
1. Listen Your Body’s Hunger Signals
Most diets dictate when and how much to eat without considering what your body truly needs.
Ignoring physical hunger can lead to overeating later, creating a cycle of weight gain. Conversely, eating when stressed or bored can also contribute to gaining weight.
The solution is simple: eat when you’re physically hungry and stop when satisfied. Consider a scale from one to ten, starting eating at a 3 and stopping at a 5.
To delve deeper into this approach, also known as intuitive eating, I recommend checking out these books:
- “Diets Don’t Work” by Bob Schwartz
- “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole
- “The 7 Secrets of Slim People” by Vikki Hansen and Shawn Goodman
2. Don’t Skip Breakfast
Breakfast is essential for kickstarting your metabolism and preventing cravings later in the day.
If you’re not hungry in the morning, consider having a light breakfast or a mid-morning snack to avoid excessive hunger by lunchtime.
3. Increase Fiber
About 95% of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amount of fiber, which can impact fat loss.
Fiber aids weight loss by balancing blood sugar levels, promoting digestion, and acting as a natural appetite suppressant.
Include more high-fiber foods in your diet and consider adding a fiber supplement like whole psyllium husks.
4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking more water is a simple way to support weight loss. Water acts as a natural appetite suppressant, aids in waste removal, and boosts fat burning.
Aim for at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.
5. Get Enough Sleep
Adequate sleep is crucial for lasting weight loss. Studies show that poor or insufficient sleep can decrease metabolism and increase calorie intake.
Aim for a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
You definitely don’t need fad diets or extreme workout programs to maintain an ideal weight!
These simple transgender weight loss tips can stand alone or complement any eating or weight loss plan.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts?. Is weight an issue for you? Do you have any other weight loss tips to add to this list?
Please share in the comments below!
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