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Time is of the essence: Here's How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Month

Time is of the essence: Here's How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Month

It can be aggravating to have to wait for results in this age of instant gratification. However, losing weight too quickly can be hazardous to your health.

If you want to lose 10 pounds in a month, a combination of exercise and healthy eating will help you achieve your goal. However, while you're losing weight, make sure to look after yourself physically and emotionally — slow and steady wins the race. To assist you, we've compiled this list of healthy suggestions. However, keep in mind that everyone's ideal weight varies. Concentrate on how you feel  rather than how you appear.

1. Increase your heart rate.

You purchased a gym membership, fashionable leggings, and even a water bottle with your favorite motivational quote (Sweat like no one's watching). So, why are you wearing those leggings more on the couch than at the gym? It's possible that it's because doing the same workout every day is monotonous.

Let's start by determining how much exercise you require: Adults should get 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 2.5 hours of vigorous aerobic activity per week, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. To put it another way, we should all be exercising on a weekly basis more often than not. Fortunately, you don't have to limit your exercise to the treadmill. Do whatever makes you happy!

2. Go for a walk.

Walking isn't just for dogs and their owners who are fortunate enough to be able to carry their poop. To put it another way, you don't have to Zumba your heart out to see results from aerobic exercise. You'll be in the sweet spot for weight loss as long as your heart rate is in the fat-burning zone. A brisk walk or slow jog, or riding your bike at less than 10 miles per hour, will get you to this level.

Don't know what heart rate you should aim for? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moderate-intensity physical activity occurs when your heart rate is between 64% and 76% of your maximum heart rate. A heart rate of 77 percent to 93 percent of your maximum should suffice for vigorous physical activity.

3. Keep carbs to a minimum

Eating fewer carbs has been shown to be a reliable way to lose weight in studies. You're familiar with the routine: At dinner, skip the bread basket and make some healthy substitutions, such as cauliflower rice instead of white rice or chickpea pasta instead of wheat pasta.

Of course, you've probably seen the keto diet pop up every 5 minutes on your Instagram feed. The keto diet follows the same principles as the Atkins Diet: Limit your carb intake to 20 to 50 grams per day and replace it with fats and proteins.

When your body runs out of glucose (which it usually gets from carbs), it will use stored fat as a source of energy. 

However, consult your healthcare provider or a nutritionist before starting keto or any other new diet that requires significant changes. Low- or no-carb diets aren't for everyone, and if you're going to restrict your food intake, you should do so in a healthy way.

4. Clear your head.

It can be difficult to stay motivated when you’re making changes with your diet and exercise. No, you aren't the only one who wants to abandon your goals in favor of another Netflix-and-Seamless marathon! It's important how you speak to yourself. People who say "I don't" instead of "I can't" feel more empowered in their decisions, according to a 2012 study.

Instead of saying "I can't miss this workout," say "I don't miss workouts." Alternatively, instead of saying "I'm too lazy to cook a healthy dinner," say "On weeknights, I don't order takeout." When it comes to motivation, focusing on your goals rather than your limitations can make all the difference.

5. Keep track of your calories

Calories are the energy released by your body when it digests food. If you consume more calories than you require, your body will store the extra calories as fat.

As a result, if you want to lose weight, you'll need to consume fewer calories than you require for daily energy. This will cause your body to go to its fat storage shed for the energy you previously stored.

6. Have a cup of coffee

Thanks for the gods of coffee beans. Coffee may help you lose weight more quickly, at least in the short term. We all know that caffeine helps us wake up when we're tired. In fact, it raises your metabolic rate at rest.

But, as anyone who has a three-cup-a-day habit knows, our bodies become more tolerant to caffeine over time, so while a cup of joe may help in the short term, it is not a long-term weight loss strategy.  Unfortunately, your Vanilla Creme Frappuccino or any other drink that resembles a milkshake are not included. (However, substituting a regular cup of coffee for a sugary blended coffee drink is generally a good idea.)

7. Get plenty of rest.

We've all experienced the effects of not getting enough sleep: grogginess, lethargy, and distractibility. Did you know that not getting enough sleep can make it difficult to lose weight? Less sleep has been linked to higher levels of ghrelin, also known as the hunger hormone, according to a 2011 study.

People differ in how much sleep they require, but the National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep for 7 to 9 hours each night.

8. Have a protein-rich breakfast.

Eating a nutritious breakfast can help you get your day off to a good start — and avoid the dreaded mid-morning energy slump that forces you to reach for the box of doughnuts in the office break room. Protein is a good breakfast option because it keeps you full and may speed up your metabolism. (Plus, you'll have it out of the way and won't have to worry about dinner protein!)

Protein should account for 25 to 30% of your total daily calories (500 to 600 calories if you're on a 2,000-calorie diet). To start your day off right, eat protein-rich foods like eggs or tofu first thing in the morning.

9. Increase your water intake.

Drinking water has numerous advantages, including maintaining a healthy digestive system and preventing dehydration.

However, drinking water can help you eat less because it makes you feel fuller before you eat. According to a 2010 study, middle-aged adults who drank water before a meal lost more weight over the course of a 12-week period than those who didn't. Water can also be used to replace unhealthy beverages such as sodas and sugary juices. And there's nothing quite like zero calories.

10. Consume fewer alcoholic beverages

Don't worry, you don't have to go completely numb. However, it's no secret that alcoholic beverages contain a lot of calories (not to mention that they make you more likely to text your ex).

A beer can contain up to 150 calories and has little to no nutritional value. A single 1.5 ounce of liquor contains approximately 100 calories. Depending on the ingredients, cocktails can pack even more punch: A margarita has about 170 calories, and pia coladas can have nearly 500 calories each. It's always a good idea to keep your drinking to a reasonable level. However, even if you only drink three beers, you'll have consumed 450 calories or more. Something to consider.

11. Don't drink the juice

Let's talk about added sugars for a moment. Sugars added to foods during processing add calories without providing any nutritional benefit. Men should consume no more than 36 grams (150 calories) of added sugars per day, while women should consume no more than 25 grams (100 calories) per day, according to the American Heart Association.

The issue is that some beverages contain undetectable amounts of sugar. 100 percent fruit juice, for example, has about the same number of calories and grams of sugar as soda. They can also add unwanted calories because people tend to eat them alongside (rather than instead of) their meals.

12. Read the labels on your food

Many of us make split-second decisions about what we put in our bodies based on packaging and marketing, such as whether the front of the package says "healthy!" in big letters. Reading the fine print, on the other hand, is the best way to make informed food choices. Yes, it's time to learn how to read food labels.

Many foods are advertised as "low fat" or "energy," but a closer look at the ingredients may reveal that they contain more sugar than you want to consume on a daily basis. Sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup and molasses should be avoided.

13. Make it a habit to de-stress on a regular basis

Stress isn't always a negative thing. Everyone goes through periods of stress! What matters is what we do about it. When we're stressed, some of us skip meals, eat high-fat foods, or eat more than we normally would.

There are plenty of ways to unwind without jeopardizing your diet or fitness goals. Sit down with a coloring book, pick up a relaxing hobby like knitting, or begin daily meditation. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you (as will your friends, family, and anyone else who has to deal with you).

14. Trust your instincts

Probiotics are good bacteria that target your digestive system and can be found in fermented foods. Yes, we're talking about your stomach. Consuming more probiotics may help you lose weight by limiting the number of calories you absorb from food.

However, the evidence on whether probiotics aid weight loss is inconclusive, and more research is needed. Meanwhile, you could try adding probiotic supplements or foods to your diet to see how you feel. Kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, kombucha, and yogurt are all good options.

15. Do not be sassy

Mayonnaise, ranch dressing, teriyaki sauce, sour cream, maple syrup, and melted butter all have a lot of calories.

Eliminating these from your diet will lower your sodium, sugar, fat, and preservative intake. But don't worry, your food won't be tasteless! All you have to do now is get a little more inventive in the kitchen. To add flavor without adding calories, use herbs and spices. This trick will not result in significant weight loss in a month, but it will add up over time as you cut calories here and there.

16. Take apple cider vinegar on a daily basis.

Right now, apple cider vinegar is all the rage. You may have heard that it can help you lose weight, but there hasn't been much research done on the topic. People who consumed 15 to 30 milliliters of ACV daily for 12 weeks had a lower body weight at the end of the study, according to a small study published in 2009. It's possible that this is due to increased feelings of fullness. However, there is no conclusive evidence that it works in the long run.

If you want to try ACV, start with small amounts and dilute it with water before drinking it. Even when mixed with water, it's quite potent, so you might want to try mixing it into something else.

17. Slow down your eating.

This is one method for losing weight without changing your diet: Slowly eat. It's tempting to eat quickly when you're nearing hangry territory. However, studies show that eating more slowly can lead to increased fullness an hour after the meal begins for some people.

More research is needed on this topic, but eating more mindfully allows you to pay attention to portion size and enjoy your food even more.

Loss of weight

Here's a well-kept weight-loss secret: When it comes to diet and exercise, be kind to yourself and think about your overall health and wellness. You're not going to stick to a weight-loss plan if it makes you miserable.

It should feel good, no matter how much we tell ourselves that being healthy isn't fun. If you're not feeling well, experiment with different routines until you find something that works for you. You're much more likely to stick with it and make long-term progress if you're happy. Above all, consult a certified personal trainer or registered dietitian before beginning a weight-loss program.

If you have any health conditions that could be affected by changes in your diet and exercise routine, make sure to consult your doctor. They'll be able to assist you in determining a target weight and the safest route to get there.

Because weight is just one number — not the only or best indicator of your health — it's critical to consult with a professional. In fact, if you gain muscle while losing fat, you will gain weight, even if you appear to be thinner, because muscle is denser than fat! You'll feel stronger and healthier in no time (well, at least a month) if you're kind to yourself.

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