10 Simple and Proven Tips To Lose 20 Pounds in a Month

Some of the healthiest wholesome foods include Fruits like apples, oranges, and berries, veggies including spinach, kale, carrots, sweet potato, black beans and legumes, lean meats such as chicken breast, fish, and ground turkey, and healthy fats like peanut butter, olive oil, avocado, and walnuts.

Truly, whole, real foods are so nourishing, they are the equivalent of doing to the metabolism, what a diet pill does for initial body weight loss.

3. Eat Just Enough Calories

While calorie intake is not the only important aspect of losing weight, it is one of the top three factors when attempting to lose 20 pounds in one month.  Genetics will inevitably play a role as well, but restricting calories enough to starve fat cells like in intermittent fasting is key to losing a lot of weight.

Normally, putting the body into starvation mode for a long time is detrimental.

However, for a short amount of time like a month, starving the cells through calorie restriction is essentially equivalent to taking a magic weight loss pill.

Just be aware that any form of calorie restriction can lead you to want to binge on “off-limit” foods.

As long as you’re aware of this, know that it’s normal, and have a plan to handle these urges, your body and mind will be ok.

And your hips, stomach, and thighs may shrink!

4. Drink More Water

One of the most underrated weight loss mechanisms, drinking more water can only help you drop pounds off your current weight. Drinking up to a gallon of water per day will help flush out your digestive system, give you extra energy, and speed up shedding bodyweight. Your gut, waist, thighs, and hips will all benefit!

It’s best to try and quench thirst with plain water. But if you have a hard time drinking that much plain water, adding a no or low-calorie, caffeine-free enhancement is another option.

As water intake naturally increases, hitting that near a gallon of water a day’s goal will feel effortless.

5. Cut Back on Carbohydrates

Even though carbs aren’t inherently bad, cutting back on sources like white bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes can speed up dropping weight.  When you cut out carbohydrates, you are most likely also cutting out a slew of refined sugars, fats, and preservatives as well.

As mentioned, this allows your cells to function optimally which naturally speeds up metabolism.

Not only this but glycogen- the stored form of glucose, aka carbohydrate- retains water within the body.

This is precisely why marketed low-carb diets lead to rapid weight loss.

Their claim is true, but the loss of body weight is actually a loss of water weight initially. Finally, some research shows that eating lower carbs can reduce sweet and sugar cravings, which can naturally lead to a reduction in overall caloric intake.

When cutting out carbs, try to replace some of those less nutritious with healthy food choices like lean proteins and healthy fats. These help balance blood sugar, reduce cravings, and can help reduce body fat.

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