Losing 30 pounds in 30 days-sounds crazy, right? You would probably think this is a goal for professional athletes. But, it can be possible to achieve this feat if you are committed and smart.
You need to focus on 3 things in your life; a good diet plan, an exercise regimen, and a supplement regimen. Here are the best ways to get this done:
Start intermittent fasting: You have probably heard people waxing eloquent about intermittent fasting. Almost everything you have heard is true because this has to be the basis for your 30-day 30 pounds weight loss plan. You need to have a 16/8 plan where you fast for 16 hours at a stretch and then have an 8-hour eating window. After 12 hours of fasting, the body begins using up its fat stores to get energy to carry out normal bodily functions.
Avoid sugar completely: During the time you have for eating you must never touch sugary items. Anything that is “white” or refined will end up in the body’s fat stores. So, beverages, potato crackers, cookies, white bread or flour, are a strict no-no. Even hidden sugar in sauces, dips, and canned foods must be avoided.
Keep drinking water: The best way to satisfy your hunger pangs in between meals is to drink water. Water accelerates metabolism and makes you binge less on unhealthy snacks.
Focus on protein-rich foods: Proteins are needed to lose weight faster; they keep the body feeling full and contain fewer calories. They can build muscles which, in turn, help to burn more calories. You will burn more calories to digest proteins. Remember to focus on fish, eggs, red meat, chicken breast or turkey, and Greek Yogurt during meals.
Eliminate carbs: To lose 30 pounds, you need to create a big calorie deficit; this is possible when you do away with carbs altogether. It’s something like a Keto diet wherein total daily carb-intake doesn’t exceed 50 grams.
Eat more healthy fats: This not only promotes cardiovascular health but helps you lose weight faster. Include avocado, olive oil, coconut oil when preparing meals.
Get more sleep: You tend to lose weight more when your body gets adequate rest. This means a good night’s sleep which helps to keep hunger-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin in check. Without sleep, the ghrelin levels shoot up and make us crave for food.
Don’t touch alcohol: This is a must to achieve this weight loss target. Alcohol contributes calories which is what you want to avoid at all costs.
Eliminate salt: You must give up on salt intake because these spike sugar levels and make you crave more. So stay away from soups, sauces, or peanuts.
Exercise regularly: High Intensity Interval Training is one of the most effective ways to lose weight through cardio. You can sprint for 20 seconds on the treadmill and then rest for the next 10 seconds. This needs to be repeated about 8 times to notice results. Along with a proper diet following the guidelines mentioned above, you can do weight and cardio training to hit this target.