The Best Way to Lose Weight in One Month

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If your calendar is giving you panic attacks, it might be time to start seriously considering that diet. Whether you have a wedding, birthday, reunion or some other event coming up, let your calendar be your guide. Shed those pounds in just a month and prepare for the big day with confidence and a whole new look.

The Science

Fat is stored energy. Ideally, you should be able to erase the fat by working out, exercising and burning that energy. You should be able to accomplish this by eating a minimum number of calories per day, working those off and working more off to target the fat that is stored throughout your body. That should cause you to lose a pound or two a day.

The Reality

Unfortunately, our bodies are more complicated that. We need food for energy. The more energy we burn, the more we need to eat. Our bodies are more than simple machines, taking in and outputting energy. We need to be able to think clearly, articulate well and function properly. A full, healthy diet, rather than a starved one, is the only way we can do this.

Quick And Steady

Intervals of intense workouts, in the midst of steady aerobic exercise, are the quickest, most effective weight loss trips. You can accomplish this by running, jogging or swimming for 30 minutes three to five times per week. During the workout, plan five to 10 bursts of speed that last only 30 to 60 seconds. Make sure your cupboard and refrigerator are stuffed with healthy snacks. You will be hungry afterward. Don’t starve yourself. Let your body tell you when it’s hungry.

Stay Consistent

That date on the calendar can act as a reminder of your goal. If you stick with your plan, you will see small, but consistent, progress. Even though it is moving at a slow rate, this weight loss will be more long term. Rapid weight loss is sometimes little more than water weight, or temporary fat weight, that returns as quickly as it came off. Make your weight loss routine part of your life, even past the calendar date, for long-term, real results.

Support Yourself

Once you start getting into a routine and sticking with it, don’t sabotage yourself with too many treats and large portions. Substitute breads and other starches with whole grain options, which will help support your weight loss. You don’t have to deny yourself sweet treats. Look for lower calorie, nutrient-heavy options that encourage your weight loss rather than ruin it. As your big day gets closer, that chocolate cake wont be nearly as tempting as a form-fitting dress.

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