Looking to lose 10 pounds in a month? Confused by all of the different fad diets that you read about? Losing weight doesn’t have to be confusing or even hard. All you really need is a healthy diet, calorie awareness, and exercise.
One diet plan that helps you lose 10 pounds in a month simply follows common dieting sense. It focuses on nutrition and calorie control.
Dieting doesn’t have to be boring. And you don’t have to feel deprived either. In fact, it is good to eat a wide variety of foods. Fruit, nuts, seed, avocados, olive oil, vegetables, and protein can all be part of your diet.
There are foods that you should avoid, however. Stay away from processed foods and sugary foods.
Watch Your Calories
Even if you make healthy food choices, you still need to watch your calories. Too much of a good thing can derail your diet just as easily as the wrong foods. Nuts, for example are high in calories. Some fruits are high in sugar. For example, I usually only eat half of a banana if it is large.
You’ll gain weight if you eat more calories than your body needs, not matter where they come from. Find out how many calories your body needs to maintain your current weight and then to from there to determine how many you need to lose weight.
It’s recommended that people lose no more than 2 pounds per week. This translates into having about 1,000 calories less per day. You can achieve this by eating less or combining a decrease in your calorie intake with exercise. For example, reduce your calorie intake by 500 calories per day and burn off 500 calories through exercise.
Second diet plan for losing 10 pounds in a month focuses on revving up your metabolism, incorporating exercise into your daily activities to burn calories throughout the day, and eating sensibly.
In this plan you:
- Eat three balanced meals a day. And you’re allowed to have two snacks;
- Doing a 30-minute aerobic fat burning workout on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
- Tone and firm up on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 20 minutes with weight training, yoga, and Pilates;
- Play on Saturdays by playing tennis, swimming, biking, or gardening;
- Take Sundays off from “official” exercises. But it’s okay to take a walk;
- Incorporate movement into each day.
- Do a daily 5 minute Mind-Body-Spirit routine to increase flexibility and reduce stress.
Both of these plans are easy to follow and evoke lifestyle changes that you’ll be able to maintain to keep the weight off. Fad diets might seem like a quick fix because that is what they are. You do them for a short period of time, lose weight, go off the diet, gain weight, and then go back on the diet again. On top of that, some of them are questionable from a nutritional point of view.
Don’t put your health at risk just to lose weight. Say no to dieting.
Linda is a certified dietician and life coach. After 5 years of gaining experience with the NHS community, Linda now works on a freelance basis providing nutrition and dietary advice to clients across the UK. She strives to promote positive, practical messages about food and health to treat nutrition related health problems.
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