Fastest way to lose 20 pounds

To lose 20 pounds fast seems impossible. But over the years dietitians, fitness experts and medical practitioners have proven that an effective diet and workout plan would definitely help you lose weight fast. The following tips are proven to be effective, particularly with people who really aspire and in dire need to shed off 20 pounds fast.

First: Make a meal schedule for six small meals a day and stick to it.

Limiting yourself to three large meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – will not help you lose 20 pounds fast. It’s not about the frequency of the meal but it’s all about the quality and quantity of the meal.

Experts agree that eating five to six small low calorie meals a day are much healthier because it allows your body to have constant supply of energy. In addition to that, this weight loss strategy will also prevent mid-meal hunger thus you get to unnecessary eating. It may seem hard to get used to this eating schedule but once your body had adjusted to it, you will notice that you are actually eating less than the usual and that your goal of losing that excess 20 pounds is just a few short weeks away.

Second: Increase your fluid intake.

Drinking lots of fluids is a really good way to make yourself feel full quickly and make you want to eat less and lose those excess pounds you have. However, not all fluids are good for you. If you want to lose 20 pounds fast avoid Carbonated, sweetened, and fruit-flavored drinks because they are loaded with calories which could make you gain a lot pounds. The healthiest drink in the world is water, eight glasses or more a day will keep you hydrated, boost of the metabolism, and could keep you full resulting to decrease food intake. In addition to that, plain distilled water contains zero calories, thus you do not have to worry of drinking a glass more each day.

Regarding the best water temperature, there are two opposing hypothesis about it: Some people say cold water is the best choice of fluid if you want to lose a few pounds because cold water needs to be warmed up to as it enters the body to coincide with the body’s normal temperature, thus calories are converted to energy to do just that. On the other hand, others say that warm water is better because cold water could coagulate the fatty food that you just consumed; imagine a melted butter placed in the fridge. Cold or warm – the bottomline is drinking eight glasses of water a day will surely help you to lose weight.

Third: Move as much as you can.

Eating just the right amount of food and increasing your fluid intake is not enough if you wish to lose 20 pounds fast. You need to add exercise in your weight loss routine. Keeping your body active makes you burn and lose calories. Low to moderate impact exercises, when done regularly, would definitely help you shed excess calories. To speed up the process, make it a habit to allot 30 minutes to one hour a day for workouts.

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Hara Hagikalfa

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook