In a time where diseases are being spread widely, it is important to maintain a healthy body. Especially, obesity brings many diseases with it. This is the reason it is important to maintain a healthy weight, moreover, a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body and lifestyle will make you stay active throughout the day and achieve daily goals. With the rise in various forms of exercises and specially curated diets, it has become possible to see the results of your weight loss in the first month itself. The following are a few tips on losing weight in one month:
Set Realistic Goals
Before your weight loss program kicks in, it is necessary to be realistic about your goals. It is not possible to lose more than 5 kgs a month. By any slightest chance, even if it is, it is way too unhealthy for your body and mind. Aim to lose about 2 to 3 kgs in the first two weeks. Don’t go for the fad diets which guarantee 10-15 kg weight loss in one month. Such diets come with hazardous risks and diseases. Also, the weight loss following them is not stable. You might tend to gain back all that weight really soon.
Calculate Your Calorie Intake
Every individual has a specific calorie intake and it is your duty to calculate the required number of calories your body needs. If you are aiming to lose weight, you will require to cut down on your calories. You can cut down your calories by eating smaller portions of your meals, incorporating a rich diet with fruits and vegetables, eating more whole grains and lean proteins and avoid aerated drinks and junk food. Another way is to count your macros and keep a check on your carbs, proteins, fats and other nutrition intakes.
Eat Healthy Food
Start replacing processed and unhealthy food in your diet with healthy and nutritious food. Such healthy eating habits will lead to a healthy lifestyle, which will be beneficial to you in the long-term. These foods include leafy green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, fibrous fruits like apple, orange, banana, complex carbs like brown rice, quinoa, whole grain flour, and lean proteins like tofu, egg whites, and soy. Also, start having low- fat dairy products like rice milk and soy milk.
Of course, how can this point be missed! Diet and lifestyle are the major key points in losing weight, but no weight loss program is complete without burning a good number of calories. Make it a habit to exercise at least 45 minutes-1 hour every day in the morning or evening. You can go for a brisk walk, a jog or run, combine cardio sets or join Zumba or Aerobics classes. Even though cardio is the most recommended for fat burn, starting with brisk walking is also fine if you are a beginner.
We’ve heard the importance of drinking plenty of water throughout our lives. It is time to imply it and get its benefits. Water has a special role in each weight loss program as it helps you stay active which means more workout and keeps you full, so you won’t eat unnecessarily or give those late night cravings a heads up. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. To make this routine even more effective, drink a glass of warm water after waking up in the morning and before going to sleep at night.
Sleep on time, yes, it is time that you leave your gadgets aside and give your mind and body the adequate rest it needs. A human body needs 7-8 hours of sleep every day. Sleeping on time will not only make it possible to get adequate sleep but will also help you to wake up early in the morning. And, as we have heard ‘early to sleep and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ In this case, it will definitely make you healthier. Waking up early in the morning gives a chance to follow a morning workout schedule as well.
The above are a few tips which should be followed in order to lose weight or let’s say become your healthier self in one month. Do not look at the objective of losing weight as a way to enhance your looks. It is necessary to maintain a healthy mind and body so that you stay away from diseases and live longer. It also makes you feel alive and energized which helps you lead a better life. Being overweight comes its set of problems which are not only related to your body but also your mind. So if you are not able to lose weight, follow the mentioned tips or take advice from an expert. Remember, don’t overdo things or go to extremes, it can be unhealthy for you.