It is quite possible to lose 10 pounds in a month and we’ll look at how to do it below. But it’s also important to understand that you should do it healthily and safely. Sure you can eat cabbage soup only for a few weeks and you’ll drop pounds but you’ll also be starving your body of essential nutrients, so it’s not a recommended way of dropping the weight you need.
The best way to lose 10 pounds in a month is to cut down your calorie intake and to start exercising more. This might sound too obvious but it really is the best way to do it. By cutting down your calorie intake and exercising more, your body will have to find the energy from somewhere and it does so by using your stored energy which is the excess fat on your body.
So now we have looked at how to do it, let’s look at some essential tips to help you lose those 10 pounds in the next month:
Drink Plenty of Water – Whether you are thirsty or not, drinking lots of water has a lot of benefit on your body. Not only does it help to keep you hydrated, it also flushes out toxins from your internal organs. Plus, it helps to reduce hunger pangs too, so the more you drink the less hungry you will be. And the most important of all, it contains almost zero calories so you can consume as much as you want without worrying about how many calories you are consuming.
Eat Fruit Instead of Fruit Juice – No matter which diet you choose to follow, your body is still going to need essential nutrients. It can get a lot of these from fruit. But fruit juice often contains extra sugar and preservatives, so try and eat the fruit instead of buying fruit juice.
Drink Early in the Day – No I’m not talking about alcohol here! Drinking water first thing in the morning helps to kick start your metabolism. It gets the body going and will also stop you from feeling hungry for a bit longer. It’s also a good idea to drink water before you have each meal, as you won’t feel as hungry and won’t eat as much.
Eat Small, Eat Often – You have almost certainly heard this before but if you eat smaller meals more often, it helps your body to burn more calories. 5-6 small meals spread out through the day helps to maintain a fast metabolism which means your body will burn calories and not store them. It’s also a good idea to have your largest meal early in the day and not late at night. Your body can burn more energy during the day and if you eat late at night you will just cause your body to store that energy instead of burning it.
Vegetables are your Best Friend – When it comes to dieting, vegetables can really be your best friend. They are not only essential sources of fibre and vitamins but they are low in calories too. You can consume a lot of vegetables to make you full but you can also be safe in the knowledge that you aren’t consuming a lot of calories. Not many, if any, people put on weight by eating lots of vegetables, so make sure you are having 3-5 portions every day.
Do More Exercise – If you want to lose weight, then doing more exercise will naturally burn calories. The more calories you burn, then the more weight you should lose. So try and incorporate more exercise into your daily schedule. This doesn’t mean you have to run for 30 minutes each day, it just means trying to be more active than you usually are. Just an extra 5-10 minutes a day being active can help you in your journey to losing 10 pounds in the next month. Try and take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to the store instead of driving, do ab crunches or clench your backside if you are sat. Or even buy a good adjustable plyometric box that you can use at home to do some useful leg exercises. The more you do the more calories you are using.
Putting It All Together
To lose 10 pounds in a month, you will need to burn more calories each day than you are consuming. So you’re going to have to start counting the calories on the food you are consuming. Then you need to exercise and burn more calories. Do this every day and you should see a very fast weight loss and you can monitor it to see if you need to do more.