If you think losing weight needs you to starve yourself or ditch eating your favourite foods, then you are under the wrong notion. Why kilos, you can lose pounds when you are determined to do so.
If you go by the math, all you need to do is lose 5 pounds a week. Chances are that in the first month you may end up losing more than 5 pounds a week, and in the subsequent month, you could drop less of kilos.
Not to worry, because that’s the way and functioning of a body system. So, assemble some energy and motivation as you set in your mission to lose 40 pounds in 60 days. All the best!
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Tips To Lose 40 Pounds In 2 Months
- Keeping aside diet plans and fitness exercises, first make a vow to yourself that you have to lose weight. “Will” on your part to reduce weight has to be there first, the rest will follow on its own.
- Weigh yourself, preferably on a digital scale, the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to get accurate results. This will help you keep a track on inches lost and the inches that have to be lost.
- No matter how well placed you are on the corporate ladder, climbing the stairs is any day a better proposition than getting into a lift/ elevator/escalator. When you take the stairs, you are likely to burn more calories than the convenient option of taking a lift.
- Read the nutrition labels given on the bottle packaging before you buy an eatable.
- Keep a track of the calories that you overlook in F & B items such as salad dressings, cooking oils, cooking sauces, even beverages.
- Use online nutritional references like My Fitness Pal and Calorie King. They will help you identify the calorie content of foods that are not labelled such as fruits, vegetables and meat.
- Get enough sleep, an average of 7 hours a day. It will help you think and function properly.
- Indulge in a hobby. For instance, playing a musical instrument, going shopping, watering your plants. These activities divert attention from eating and eating and help you cut down on calories.
- An exercise you must, ideally four to five days a week. Cardiovascular exercises help in increasing your heart rate, burning more calories and speeding up your weight loss process. But mere exercise will not be sufficient. You will have to supplement it with your eating habits too.
- Dancing is not just a form of proving your gifted art, it can help you burn out calories too. Even aerobic exercises done 4 to 5 times a week for a time period of 45 minutes helps you stay in shape.
- Jogging, Squats, jumping jacks, pushups, crunches are some of the routine exercises which will help your body sweat out and lose pounds in the longer run.
3. Foods To Eat
- Big Breakfast
Your breakfast meals should not be in small portions, but big. And the reasons are many. When you have a high metabolism, your body is likely to burn calories faster which will end up making you lose weight quicker.
Secondly, a hectic day ahead demands your body to be adequately filled up in terms of energy, which can only happen when you have had a big breakfast. This will help you on getting hungry later, not immediately. Plus it will save you the chance to eat unhealthy foods.
But a big breakfast does not mean eating parathas and butter, it means eating wholesome foods such as oats, porridge, fruits in the form of papaya, blueberries etc.
- Moderate Lunch
If you have filled up your tummy with a handsomely filling breakfast, then you can go light on lunch. But don’t make the mistake of eating as much as you did in breakfast. Eating comes with rules, remember.
- Healthy Snacks And Enough Water
When I mean healthy snacks, I don’t mean fried and oily food, but fruits and vegetables. Have them throughout the day. And keep drinking water like a fish every now and then from day to night, as that helps out on cutting down the flab.
If you don’t like the idea of drinking plain water throughout the day, then have fruits infused water, mint leaves to add some flavour and pep.
- Have Dinner With Low-Calorie Foods
Nighttime doesn’t need your bellies to be full, as you just have to sleep during the night. So have a small portion of your veg/non-veg food (depending on your preferences), not fried, but cooked, grilled or baked. This will save you the calories you can put up while dosing off to sleep.
- Two hours before you go to bed, have water only and no meals. Lesser the time gap between your dinner and sleep time, more your chances will be of putting on extra kilos to our body.
4. Foods To Avoid
- Reduce Calorie Intake
Diet plays an instrumental role when it comes to losing weight. The less you eat, the more would be your inch loss. But don’t starve yourself as it will lead to more cravings and binge eating.
- Reduce Sugar
Working lifestyles of today are such that it can sap your body of energy. That doesn’t mean you make up for it by consuming dollops of sugar in tea, coffee etc. Drink unsweetened tea and coffee, instead.
- Green Tea Everyday
Many studies have concluded the infinite benefits of having a cup of green tea every day. Recent studies have also shown that about 70 calories extra are burnt for green tea consumers than others on a daily basis.
That equal to quite a lot of pounds per year. You do the math! Now, go ahead and relax with a cup of green tea.
- Reduce White Bread
Bread has carbohydrates which can increase your calories and make you fat. Go for brown bread instead.
I hope you got a gist of how fast to lose 40 pounds in 2 months interval. You can achieve it, provided you are ready to discipline yourself and your body.
So eat wisely, stop being a couch potato, walk, move, dance, climb stairs, adopt an active lifestyle, and say no to fattening and sugary foods and there you are – back in shape and fitness.
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