There’s no end to the specific amount of weight / given time frame combinations I’ve heard people turn into goals. This might not be your specific plan exactly, but I wanted to address one I’ve heard a few times – the goal of losing 30 pounds in a two month window.
Most people want to lose weight for aesthetic reasons, but there are many health reasons to pursue these goals as well. However, let’s keep in mind, for some people, losing 30 lbs in two months would not be healthy (as well as humanly possible). Dropping 30 lbs of weight usually takes well over a two or three month window, and then the question is as follows:
What is the best solution to progress as naturally and healthy as possible, while creating lasting and effective results?
The only decisive response from a rational point of view is: follow a healthy diet and a balanced, regular exercise plan.
Most likely this may seem a simple approach to adopt and follow, and I know you’ve heard this advice a million times over, but the reality of weight loss still boils down to these fundamentals.
This is also the reason that so many people are still looking for help with their issues with body fat and obesity through various weight loss programs. In fact, there are a multitude of programs and nutritional approaches that help in this process.
But at the same time, it is good to know and be able to discriminate effective diets from those which are completely useless and may even endanger the health of the individual. Examples of diets to avoid are those that create real state of famine, and those who base their regimen only on a food or meal, such as the watermelon diet, or diet of strawberries etc.
In fact, as a single food can have a handful of beneficial nutritional characteristics, they cannot cover all the bases. Therefore, a balanced and healthy nutritional approach is something you cannot do without. Basing a nutritional approach aimed at weight loss and the conquest of better health on only one food does not describe “healthy and balanced” – and this is not the way the concept of a “diet” should be understood and interpreted.
In addition, some of these types of famous diets are designed to encourage skipping meals, simply to create a lower total caloric intake, thus followed by a weight decrease. But this option is absolutely not desirable if your goal is to lose body fat and keep lean muscle mass (which it should be – even if you are female or lack significant muscle to begin with). Skipping eating meals is not a healthy habit, and may even cause serious problems for your health.
When you skip a meal, this is conducive to an ongoing state of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and this will likely result in overeating food at the next meal. In addition, the process of controlling the behavior that leads you to consume more food and maintaining reduced body weight becomes increasingly difficult.
That’s why you have to look for weight loss methods that ensure a balanced diet and provide a healthy food plan; preferably 4 or more meals a day and allowing for fruits and vegetables between meals as a snack in case hunger strikes. In this way, you will help your body to increase significantly its fat metabolism, and the body will use more fat for energy purposes rather than sugars.
It has been scientifically proven that this is the best way to lose fat! In addition, this is the best way to keep the new slim figure in the long term.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it is never too late to lose pounds of excess fat. Although preventing the accumulation of excess fat in the first place is much easier than actually losing pounds of excess fat, once you’re in that situation, there are several ways that can properly help you in doing so.
The recommendation is to change your eating habits for the better as well as your lifestyle. In this way you will see great results in terms of weight loss.
What would be desirable to eat? Here’s the answer:
Implemented in your nutritional regimen: Low-Glycemic carbohydrates like potatoes, whole wheat bread, rye bread, certain types of fruit (apples, pears, dried apricots, peaches etc.) and vegetables. Use these instead of carbohydrate sources: white bread, pasta, rice, sweets, and simple sugars of different kinds.
As for the protein food sources, opt for lean ones: chicken breasts or turkey, lean red meats, fish, and low-fat dairy products.
All-in-all, the goal of dropping 30 pounds in 2 months isn’t always the easiest – but if you start with a solid plan (and do your best to stick to it!), success can be right around the corner.