Weight loss can be fast if you have the determination and commitment. Here are 25 tips for dropping 25 pounds in just 25 days:
1. Identify the culprits
Identify the most likely culprits behind your weight gain, so you can plan better.
2. Compute for ideal calorie intake
Know how many calories you need every day to keep your weight. You can use the calculators found online to help you compute for your daily caloric needs.
3. Set realistic calorie targets
Calorie targets vary from person to person due to factors like age, gender, height, physical activity, and more.
4. Keep a food diary
Tracking your calorie intake will allow you to see the empty calories. You can also download mobile apps to help you stay on track.
5. Never rely solely on the scale
You may not appreciate the results on the scale, even as you get fitter. Bear in mind that there are many factors that impact your weight, such as water, hormones, and the time of day. Never measure success with the weighing scale alone.
6. Accept that there will be slip ups
Realize that it is okay to indulge once in a while, and that it will not sabotage your dieting efforts. One small treat will help you avoiding the feeling of deprivation, and binge eating.
7. Move more
It is difficult to drop the pounds by just cutting calories. You need to stay active throughout the day. Take the stairs, park your car far from the entrance, and take the longest way to the restroom.
8. Plan ahead
Everybody has weaknesses, especially when it comes to making healthy choices. Make sure to plan ahead when you have an upcoming party or lunch out.
9. Load up on fruits and vegetables
Load up on fruits and vegetables because they are low in calories. The other half of your plate should contain lean proteins and grains.
10. Have a meal plan
Create a meal plan that matches your calorie target. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like fruits and vegetables.
11. Stay hydrated
Water is crucial in weight loss. If you must drink a non-water beverage, then go for hot tea.
12. Get rid of the unnecessary calories
Ditch the empty calories, like junk foods. You can use those calories on the more nutritious food options that can make you feel fuller for longer. Get rid of the unnecessary calories, and focus on making healthy food choices.
13. Never skip meals
Never ever skip meals, especially breakfast. Cutting calories does not mean skipping meals. Food is fuel, and your body must always be fuelled to keep you functioning well.
14. Monitor your portions
Measure your portions during each meal. Once you have set your calorie target, an accurate accounting is crucial.
15. Exercise 30-60 minutes a day
Do moderate to intense cardio workouts every day to torch fat fast. You can do running, swimming, circuit training, and the like for an hour each day.
16. Lift weights
Lift weights twice weekly to build muscles. More muscles mean faster metabolism.
17. Vary your workouts to prevent plateau
Vary your workouts to avoid boredom and plateau.
18. Eat the fruit skins
The skins of the fruits you eat are fiber-rich, which aids in digestion.
19. One step at a time
Do not lose weight drastically. You will only likely regain the weight fast.
20. Build a support team
Gather your friends, and family to help you stay on track.
21. Cook at home
You are more likely to eat more when eating out.
22. Prevent emotional eating
Emotional eating is one reason why people eat junk.
23. Grab a training buddy
Exercise with a buddy to boost your motivation, accountability, and enjoyment.
24. Chew slowly
Eat mindfully to help you eat less, while enjoying your meal.
25. Use smaller plates
Using smaller plates will fool your brain into thinking you are eating a lot.