Monday, March 4, 2013

How To Lose 40 Pounds In 2 Months

Losing 40 pounds in 2 months is an achievable weight loss goal. Most people can’t make it. 40 pounds seems a lot of weight to lose but if you calculate and break it down in weeks then you will see that it’s not that hard to reach this weight loss target.

You just need to drop about 5 pounds a week. It’s not necessary to lose the exact amount each week because you can’t control how much your weight will be shed off each week. It depends on many factors in your body system. The first week you may be able to lose more than 5 pounds but the next week, the number will slow down.

Eat Breakfast Everyday

Starting your day with healthy breakfast is the important key to lose weight and keep it off.  You may wonder why eating breakfast can help with weight loss. The first reason is that you haven’t eaten anything for at least 7 to 8 hours since dinner time so if you don’t eat anything in the morning till lunch time then your body will be without food for more than 10 hours. When the body can’t find food anyway, it’ll try to reserve anything it can, this is the cause of slow metabolism. Skipping breakfast can also affect your health. You will feel tired and have no energy to work. When you are tired you seem to crave for sweet stuff, instead of eating healthy breakfast, you may eat unhealthy junk foods like cookie, chips, and sweet drinks. This habit doesn’t only prevent you from losing weight, instead you gain more weight.

Drink Enough Water

Can drinking enough water help you lose weight? You can drink as much water as possible without gaining weight because water contains Zero calorie. There are researches in Germany to prove that water consumption increase the rate at which people burn calories.  When you drink more water, you will intake less food. There are studies shows that if you drink 2 cup of water 30 minutes before each meal, you will eat 75 calories less per meal. This may not seem much but think about it for a long run. 75 calories per mean that equals to 225 calories per day or 6730 calories per month, 6730 = 1.92 pounds. You can see that you can lose almost 2 pounds a month or 23 pounds in a year just by drinking water before each meal.

Eat More Often Through Out The Day

Can eating more often help you lose weight? Yes, if you can control the amount you eat and the food must be healthy. This means eat 5-6 small meals a day.

Choose Your Food Wisely

It’s very important to choose healthy food when you want to lose 40 pounds in 2 months. Eat more low calorie and fat food. Try to avoid junk foods as much as possible. Eat more
whole grains.

Exercise At Least 3 Times A Week

Exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week is one of the keys to lose weight and keep it off.