If you’re aiming to lose 20lbs in a week, this post is not for you. It’s probably not going to happen; losing that much in such a short period of time might not be too healthy either. But if you’re looking for ways to become slim and fit without being too hard on yourself, read on.
Start Eating Right
The food you eat plays a big role in weight gain or weight loss – this is purely common sense and you probably know this by now. If you eat way too much than what a normal person should eat, then you will most likely gain weight. However, this doesn’t mean you should starve yourself. Start with a balanced diet – meat or fish, veggies and carbs. Eat lots of fruits too. While you can go ahead and reward yourself with a bar of chocolate every now and then or even a bag of chips once in a while, you should always give healthy foods a priority in your daily diet.
If you’re so used to having chips, sweets and other junk food in between meals, why not switch to a wheat bread sandwich, some almonds or fruits instead? Yes, you shouldn’t stop eating in between meals. You need energy to last you an entire day. Just like what most gym trainers would say, it is best to eat in small amounts every 2 or 3 hours. If you do this, your metabolism will continue functioning. If you starve yourself and eat heavy meals, your body will absorb all the fats and your digestive system will have a difficult time dealing with all that food.
Even if you eat healthy and drink lots of water, you still need to sweat out the fat that you have in your body. If you’re in a hurry to lose weight, go ahead and enroll in a gym where a trainer can help you out. Or purchase an exercise bike and go cycling every day. It’s a great way to get your metabolism startet. If you just want a slowly but surely method, then you can settle with little exercise such as walking or running on a treadmill 30 minutes every day. Go jogging, swimming or play a sport! Before you even notice it, while you’re enjoying your daily exercise, soon you’ll see how your body has transformed and you will be proud of yourself.
Drink Plenty of Water
It’s about time you quit the numerous bottles of beer on nights out. You should also stop drinking soda and fruit juices every day. Fruit juices are healthy but these contain sugar which can be retained by your body. For a change, switch to just drinking plenty of water every day. In fact, you can drink liters of water on a single day and it would be a whole lot better. Your body will be cleansed and detoxified. We are not saying though that you should stop drinking other kinds of beverages altogether. You just have to know your limit. Of course, you can still have that cup of soda as you watch a movie in the theatre. You can still have your dose of coffee to jumpstart your day. You can still enjoy that bottle of beer as you socialize with friends on a Friday night. Just make sure you make up for these other liquids by drinking plenty of water.