How to lose 5 pounds in a month
To lose 5 pounds in thirty days you need to reduce your net calories by 583 calories every day.
Giving yourself about 1 month to lose some weight is a great goal. To help you keep lost weight off for the long term, you need to reduce calories intake from your diet, and burn the other half through exercise.
There are a lot of changes that you can make within a month that will result in significant differences not only in your weight, but overall look and health.
Avoid White Foods
Foods made with white ingredients are often the unhealthiest foods. Eating fewer foods containing sugar, salt and flour could help you eliminate unnecessary calories.
Avoid Fast Food
The calories can really add up when you’re selecting your dinner from a menu at a fast food restaurant. Try to avoid fast food unless you’re traveling or are on vacation.
Change Your Schedule
If your current schedule has been making it hard to live the healthy life you’re dreaming of, make a change. This might mean getting up an hour earlier in the morning to squeeze in a workout or taking a walk after work instead of watching television.
Add More Fiber to Your Diet
Fiber is amazing because it keeps us feeling full and satisfied. Be sure to add beans and grains to your diet that are high in fiber.
Exercise for Five Minutes
Many of us never start exercising because we fear the commitment of spending hours each week at the gym or on the treadmill. While 30 minutes is the minimum amount of activity you should be doing each day, it’s okay to start small and gain confidence by working out for five minutes each day.
Clean Your Cupboards
You can’t make a fresh start if you still have food from your old lifestyle hanging around the house. Clean out your cupboards and donate food you don’t want to eat to a local food bank.