Nowadays, there are still many MISCONCEPTIONS and POOR IDEAS about dieting.

While women are far more likely to be dieting than men, they're also far more likely to »fall short« on a diet.⠀

Many of those who pursue dieting think of the weight loss itself. This does not mean that the scale doesn't have it's use or that the weight is irrelevant in all situations (ie. weight class athletes). ⠀

But what a lot of people, especially women are missing, is BODY COMPOSITION. Which not only that it is far more accurate but also far more important.

There are still a lot of coaches who are prescribing »WEIGHT LOSS« SUPPLEMENTS to people the first time they walk into their office or they tend to put them on a strict diet, which is usually not SUSTAINABLE at all. ⠀

Not just that they don't take into account their food preferences but they also tend to cut calories too low. That's just the easiest and quickest way to show results to a client.⠀

Just to be clear, if your goal is weight loss, you must achieve a CALORIC DEFICIT. ⠀

But what is more important, especially in women, is that you get the necessary nourishment from your nutrition for your body to function properly.⠀

On the other hand, if you undereat, you will likely not be taking inadequate macro and micronutrients for the body to function properly and recover well from training. ⠀

Thought many women assume that less is always more when it comes to dieting this might not be the case. Getting fewer nutrients that you need over relatively long periods of time, not only that it might stall your weight loss efforts, but it can also negatively affect your training, sleep and ability to manage stress.⠀

To nobody's surprise, there are a set of issues that women face in this regard that men usually don't. ⠀

Understanding body composition, what it means along with differences between body weight and body fat is a key aspect of improving women's results in everything from dieting in general to improving their athletic performance.⠀