How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Month: 14 Simple Steps
1. Do More Cardio!
The first step to losing weight is to do more cardio! If you want to lose weight, then you need to start doing some form of exercise every day.
You don’t have time for one hour of jogging or running on your lunch break? Well what are you going to do when it’s time for work?
2. Cut Back on Refined Carbs!
If you’re anything like me, you probably love pasta and breads with butter. But there’s nothing wrong with cutting back on refined carbs (white flour) foods.
There are many healthy low carb options out there such as: oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes…the list goes on and on.
3. Start Counting Calories!
There are so many reasons why counting calories is important. First off, you’ll be able to see how much fat you’ve been eating.
Second, if you eat too little food, then your body will burn stored up energy instead of storing it away as fat. Thirdly, it helps keep track of your calorie intake and expenditure. Fourthly, it keeps you from binge eating and finally last but not least because it’s just good old fashioned fun!
4. Choose Better Beverages!
Not only do you need to watch what you eat, you also have to watch what you drink. Sugar is a major cause of obesity in the world, so you’ll have to eliminate all sugars from your diet…except maybe honey which has several health benefits.
Also remember to stay away from sodas and other drinks with high fructose corn syrup for they are very bad for your health.
5. Eat More Slowly!
I’m sure you’re wondering how eating slower is going to help you lose weight, but throughout the years fast eaters are obese people. This is because they tend to eat a lot of food without giving their body time to realize that it’s full.
If you take smaller bites and chew your food slowly, your brain will register “hmmmm…I’m full” before you’ve eaten too much.
6. Add Fiber to Your Diet!
Another important thing to do is eat lots of fiber. Not only does it make you feel fuller faster (helping you lose weight) fiber also helps prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer…which are all problems in obese people!
Good sources of fiber include: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.
7. Eat a High-Protein Breakfast!
Eating a high-protein breakfast is an important step in losing weight because it fills you up for longer. Most of us are busy in the morning and tend to skip breakfast to save time.
The problem with this is we end up eating a large lunch and dinner because we’re so hungry. If you take the time to eat a little something in the morning, you’ll eat less at lunch time and you’ll also be more productive because you won’t be as hungry.
8. Don’t Skip Meals!
It may seem counter-intuitive to eat more frequently, but eating small portions of food every three hours will help your body stay at an even energy level throughout the day. If you don’t eat for long periods of time, then your body goes into “starvation mode” and stores up all the energy that it receives.
By doing this regularly, you’ll lose weight because your body is storing away less fat.
9. Don’t Fear the Fat!
Contrary to popular belief, having a little extra fat on your body is not as bad as having excess weight in the form of carbohydrates and sugars. Some people even contend that eating a little fat everyday actually helps you lose weight.
You have to remember is that while some types of fat are bad for you, others are essential to good health. Foods such as fish, nuts, and olive oil contain fats that improve your memory and concentration.
10. Be Active!
You don’t have to become a marathon runner or a professional weightlifter to lose weight. Even simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator and getting off of the bus a block early can make a big difference over time.
Also, doing things like raking leaves, shoveling snow and cleaning your garage are good ways to burn calories without even thinking about it.
Of course the main reason is to keep your body active so it won’t want excess food, but the added benefit of building muscle will help you lose weight as well. If you’re too busy to do strenuous activity every day, try to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine.
Take the opportunity to get some fresh air and do something active during your lunch break. Go for a long walk on your day off. Little by little, these small sessions will add up to healthy weight loss.
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