When it really gets down to it, it doesn’t take a long time to lose weight. Its a simple mathematical formula that when followed works every time. If you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. Below I am going to share with you a few tips that will help you drop a whole dress size in the next two weeks.
Make The Commitment
Are you serious about losing weight? If so you need to make a serious commitment. There is no room for excuses. If you have to wake up a couple of hours earlier so you can get to the gym, do it. If you have to start cooking, which you will, do it. Fifteen days will go by really fast. And if you aren’t committed you will be right where you are now in two weeks.
Get Your Diet Right
Diet by far is the most important part of weight loss. What you eat and how you eat counts more than anything else. Michael Dansinger, MD, the medical doctor from the biggest loser, suggests eating 7 calories per pound of body weight. So if you currently weigh 250 pounds you would eat 1750 calories a day. Never cut your calories to less than 1050 a day. Its not safe.
If you want to put your weight loss into overdrive you should focus on eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, boneless skinless chicken breasts, egg whites and salmon. Make sure you get enough protein everyday so you won’t loss muscle. To make it easier for you to eat healthy go through your house and get rid of any tempting foods. This is only temporary and you can eventually add those foods back into your diet in moderation.
Up Your Physical Activity
To drop a whole dress size in 15 days you are going to have to exercise. There is no way around this. If you are exercising right now you will need to take it up a notch so you can reach your goal. To get the best results you will need to do both cardio and strength training. Cardio should be done everyday and strength training 2 or 3 times a week. Try to do interval training as it will burn more calories in less time.
By interval training I mean walking for one minute and then running as fast as you can for one minute. Repeat that routine for 30 minutes. If you can, workout twice a day. That will really help you drop those unwanted pounds quickly.
Avoid Fad Diets
Its always tempting to go on a fad diet. Especially if you aren’t willing to do what it takes to lose weight the right way. I am personally not a fan of any of the fad diets out there. They are very restrictive and many of them are extremely unhealthy. Yes you might lose weight, but as soon as you start eating regular meals again you will gain it all back. So avoid pill, potions or any other magic weight loss formula you see on TV.
Get focused, get committed and you will get the results you are after. No it won’t be easy but it will be well worth it when you can fit into those jeans of that dress.
Get Started NOW!
If you truly want to lose weight now is the time. Stop pushing it off until tomorrow or next Monday. Get started NOW! Just imagine being 10 pounds lighter in the next 15 days. It’s possible. But only if you get serious and get started right now.