How To Start When You Have 50+ Pounds To Lose

Losing 50 pounds is not an easy task, but it can be accomplished in about four months following strict rules and hard exercise. This will burn 12 pounds a month, or three pounds a week, which is a bigger amount than the recommended loss of 1-2 pounds weekly. But, don’t worry – it’s not impossible nor unhealthy. During the course of this process, you will use healthy, sustainable methods without starving yourself or take rather questionable supplements. If you achieve the goal of losing 50 pounds in a month, you will adopt long-term healthy habits that will maintain your weight and overall health.

Eating right

Step 1

Start eating a healthier diet that includes whole grains. Don’t count your calories and make sure that the food you’re eating is of the highest quality. Avoid processed foods, carbs and sweet treats, and substitute them for natural fruit and vegetables as well as lean protein and whole grains.

Step 2

Eat moderate portions of food – even if it’s healthy food, overeating will not help you achieve losing 3 pounds a week. Ensure that you have at least half a plate full of vegetables that have few calories but are nutritionally rich. Eat no more than half a cup of whole grains and a 3-ounce serving of lean protein such as chicken breast, white fish or flank steak. If you really want to lose 50 pounds, you must stick to this plan or you will fail.

Step 3

Include healthy fats in all your meals. They will keep you satiated and won’t interfere with your weight loss plan. Add a teaspoon of olive oil, coconut oil, a tablespoon of chia or flax seeds, a quarter of an avocado, etc. in your smoothie or salads. Eat nuts between meals to satisfy your cravings.

Step 4

Avoid carbonated drinks, alcohol and “100% natural” juices and sugary coffee drinks. These drinks are full of sugar and calories and will interfere with the feeling of fullness. Alcohol will make you overeat and induce frequent cravings.

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