How To Drop 10 Pounds In A Month?
Losing weight isn’t easy. But once you start getting more specific with your goals, it starts to get a lot easier. In this article, we take a look at how you can drop 10 pounds in a month.
Losing ten pounds in a month might seem like an ambitious goal at first. Since there are either 30 or 31 days in a month, it means that you have to shed a pound every three days. All of a sudden, it doesn’t sound too bad.
How you set your goals is key to whether or not you will lose weight. Once you start getting more specific with how much you want to lose and within what time frame, losing weight becomes easier. And it starts getting even easier when you break a big goal into smaller goals – for example, losing a pound every three days on your way to dropping ten over a month.
From there, motivation is key. Many people will admit that they want to lose weight. Some will say they want to lose a LOT of weight. So why haven’t they done it yet? It’s likely that they’ve not yet summoned enough motivation to reach their weight loss goals. Therefore knowing why you want to lose weight is necessary.
Discover Your Reasons
People who struggle to lose weight despite insisting they want to do it have their own reasons for not getting started. But a lot of it comes down to not having a clearly defined Why.
Without knowing Why you want to lose weight, you will struggle to go hardcore and drop 10 pounds in a month. But it’s not important that you know what your Why is – your Why also has to be really powerful.
Let’s say you want to lose weight in a month because someones wedding is coming up. It’s a good reason to lose weight. But is it enough of a reason for you to commit to the process?
A lot of people don’t take action until they’ve reached a serious moment of truth. It sometimes requires alcoholics to go right to the edge, for example, before they take the steps needed to kick the booze.
Your Why needs to be worth it if you’re to do this. It needs to be so good that you start associating more pleasure with losing 10 pounds than you do with continuing to eat junk food and not exercise.
We all need a reason to do this. What’s yours? Is it powerful enough?
Begin With A 24 Hour Fast
A lot of people baulk at the suggestion of a fast. It’s normal. Not everyone likes the idea of going without solid food for 24 hours.
In fact, pretty much no one does.
But it’s important that you keep your eye on the prize here – a leaner, ten pounds lighter you after thirty days.
There will be tough moments that test you as you shed weight. And beginning with a fast day might be one of them. However, it’s a great way to kick things off with a bang. Your stomach will already start to shrink, which means you’ll start feeling fuller quicker than usual.
Eat Less Calories
Some dieticians will tell you not to count calories. They’ll say that it’s a waste of time. But here’s the thing: Calories are where we get out weight from. It’s as simple as that.
Therefore, losing 10 pounds in a month should be as simple as eating less calories.
Count the calories you usually eat, and aim to eat less from now on.
Eat Chia Seeds Before A Meal
At first, we thought this one was just anecdotal: People were saying that they were eating chia seeds before a meal, and finding that they no longer wanted to eat as much as they usually do.
Is there science behind this? Yes! As it turns out, chia seeds are a hunger-busting snack/starter than are rich in fibre. Because of this, they help you to feel full quicker and for longer.
Moreover, they also contain the good type of fat. Bonus.
Drink Plenty Of Water
If you don’t usually drink much water, now is the time to start. It’s a funny thing, but because your body is so used to getting so much of its water from food, it often tricks you into thinking you’re hungry so that it can get its water fix. The reality is that sometimes you’re just thirsty.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and see if it curbs your appetite. It should do!
Eat From Smaller Plates
Did you know that our dinner plates used to be smaller? It was sometime around the 1960s when they suddenly got bigger.
Maybe there was a demand for it. Maybe people wanted to eat more. Or maybe it was the case that food companies wanted us to eat more. Whatever the reasons were, dinner plates increased in size and we’ve all felt compelled to eat bigger portions ever since.
And you know what your mom was like. “Finish the plate or there’ll be no dessert!”
But actually, you shouldn’t feel compelled to finish the whole plate at all. There’s no need. You can eat from a smaller plate to give you a psychological advantage – though it’s a smaller plate, you’ll feel chuffed that you finished it all. Moreover, you’ll feel just as though as you would have done had you eaten from a bigger plate. Try it.
Workout On An Empty Stomach
It’s important that you workout regularly during the month, otherwise all the surplus calories you consume will be turned into surplus fat.
And when you do workout, it’s a good idea to workout on an empty stomach. Why? Because it’s been proven to burn more fat.
The best time to exercise is in the morning before you eat. Alternatively, if you decide to practise intermittent fasting during the 30 days, you should try to workout just before you break a fast.