If you want to lose 30 pounds you will have to put your butt to work. You cannot indulge in a couch potato lifestyle and expect to lose 30 pounds in 3 months. You have to get healthier eating habits and to start exercising. You have to work out, there is no way around it.
Losing 10 pounds every month is an achievable goal that is also very healthy. 10 pounds per month is a healthy weight loss progress. I know there are hundreds of quick weight loss diets and miracle pills that promise you will lose 30 pounds in 30 days and sometimes they promise you will lose even more fat faster. I’ not saying they don’t work because some do (on rare occasions most work) but what they don’t tell you is that they won’t help you maintain your new look.
You you have to choose which way you want to go. Do you want to lose weight fast, destroy your metabolism in the process and get even fatter later? Or do you want to lose weight at a slower pace, increase your metabolic rate, get healthier eating habits and keep your stunning looks forever. The choice is yours. I am going to teach you in this article the basics you need to know if you want to even stand a chance to lose 30 pounds.
You have to eat at least 3 meals per day, each at fixed time intervals. You have to create for yourself a meal schedule and do whatever it takes to respect it. In our hectic modern life we usually eat on the run which probably is why we are getting fatter and fatter. Also after each meal you should take a 10 minutes siesta to let the food settle down and the digestive process start. You should also eat 2 small healthy snacks between those meals.
Never ever starve yourself. The purpose of all the above mentioned meals is that of keeping hunger away all day long. Many people do the mistake of not eating anything all day long and at night they binge like mad. One meal per day is a super unhealthy eating habit. Eating just one meal per day slows down your metabolism and your body will to whatever it takes to store fat because it believes there is a hunger in the world. Giving your body food frequently it will start burning all those excess calories because it know there will be plenty more in the near future.
You should eat 4-5 times per day but you shouldn’t eat a lot of food. You have to eat enough food to make the hunger go away without feeling stuffed. It is a delicate balance that you might not hit at first but in time you will be able to do it effortlessly. A good habit you should acquire is that of always leaving some food in your plate.
Eat smaller servings of healthier foods that nourish your body and don’t fatten it up. I bet you can cut in half the size of your meals and you won’ t feel hungry all day long. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Cook your own meals and avoid eating in restaurants or fast food places. You should also limit the intake of highly processed foods like cold cuts, pastries… basically anything that comes wrapped in a plastic package should not be eaten if you want to lose 30 pounds or more. The less processed the foods you eat are the more healthy and nonfattening they are.
When eating chew your food well and don’t watch television or surf the web. When your eat your whole attention should be dedicated to the act and process of eating. If your mind gets distracted you won’t notice when you had your fill and you don’t need any more food. By chewing your food slowly and putting your fork and knife down between bites you will eat fat less food at each meal because you will notice faster when you are full.
A super simple but super efficient weight loss trick is that of drinking one glass of water when you feel hungry. Frequently our bodies mistake thirst for hunger. So when in fact all your body needed was a glass of water you gave him food. Since your body didn’t request more calories it is forced to store those excess calories. Guess what your body will do with them. You guessed it, it will turn those excess calories into fat. I know people that lost a lot of pounds just by doing this little but powerful weight loss trick. Also remember to hydrate yourself by drinking at least 8-10 cups of water daily.
You have to start working out starting today. Set it as a goal to get more physically active daily. If you want to get a smoking hot body you have to work out. Who wants to have a skinny flabby body?! Yuck! You have to tone your muscles and sculpt your body.
Increasing your muscle mass should be your top priority, regardless if you are a woman or a man. Muscle help you burn more calories each and every day because they need more energy to function. Your body fat doesn’t require almost any energy so it doesn’t help you burn more calories. If you get more muscles it is almost impossible to stay fat because they will increase your metabolic rate. You will burn more fat even when you aren’t doing anything. You should think about increasing your muscle mass as investing in a high yield assed over time. Your muscles will help you maintain your new stunning body with a minimal effort.
Find out new creative ways to include more and more physical exercises in your daily activities. Park your car further and walk. If you can, ditch your car for good the better. Walk up the stairs and go to your colleagues in person if you want to tell them something. Get a gym membership and go there for 3 times each week and workout for at least 1 hour. Go jogging 2 times a week for at least 45 minutes.
If you really want to lose weight super fast you should do first anaerobic exercises and then do aerobic exercises. This workout sequence maximizes the weight loss results that you get form your workout. You will burn more fat and build more muscles at the same time. A super combo that will melt the fat away super fast.
It might sound old fashioned but all you really need to do to lose 30 pounds in 3 months is eat healthy food and exercise more. This weight loss formula always never fails and it is also super healthy. The best part of this weight loss formula is that you get new healthy eating habits and you change your lifestyle, making it healthier. This way you will enjoy your new slender smoking hot body for longer and you won’t have to work that hard to keep it.
What healthy weight loss tips do you know that will help the other readers lose 30 pounds in 3 months? I am super curious. Please share them in the comments below.
September 10, 2009
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