As someone who has lost 10 pounds in a month, I think it’s first important to say that I’m not an expert.
I’m not a fitness coach or a dietitian.
I’m just someone who’s been able to accomplish weight loss in just a few short weeks. And it doesn’t have to be hard!
But before I go into any of the tips, I first need to say that it’s important for you to first talk to your doctor and make sure that anything I suggest down below is safe for your body.
There’s no point in losing a lot of weight and then harming yourself. So let’s do this safely! 🙂
Start Finding Recipes that Work for You
It starts off with planning your meals.
Start taking note on recipes that you would really want to eat and don’t take a ton of time to make.
This way you’re not tempted to eat out because:
- The cooking takes too long.
- The food just really isn’t that good.
Make a list of ingredients that are great for weight loss and your health and find recipes that work with this.
I actually did a whole post and went into how I lost weight and what my food intake looked like.
I didn’t really crave eating out anymore, I just found yummy recipes that worked for me and had fun with it!
Also, if you want to see an example of the kind of food I ate on my weight loss journey, then you can read this recipe post here. I go a lot into what I do to make it work. 🙂
Drinking 10+ Glasses of Water Each Day
For years people said to only drink 8 glasses of water a day (if you’re a woman). But now it’s been shown in studies that women should be drinking 11.5 cups of water a day.
And I’d personally suggest more. Your body is going to thank you and the water is also going to help you lose a lot of weight.
Figure Out How Many Calories You Need to Cut Out
I feel like the best way to figure out how many calories you need to cut is by using an app such as MyFitnessPal (or something similar).
They’re a great way to see how many calories you should be taking in each day if you want to reach your 10 pounds gone in single month weight loss goal.
Keeping a Food Diary Helps
And speaking of helpful weight loss apps, MyFitnessPal (this is not sponsored, I’ve just used them before 😂), is a great place to track what you’re eating and pay attention to how many calories you’re taking in.
MyFitnessPal helps you look up different foods and ingredients for different meals of the day and how many calories they are.
It can be easy to eat a couple of things and think you’re doing fine, but then not realize that you actually ate a lot more than that. Or that those two things were actually a lot of calories.
Also, if you’re eating healthy, it’s easy to believe that you can eat as much as you want, but the reality is, healthy food can sometimes be a lot of calories too. 🤷♀️
Intermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight, and has even been shown to help with other health issues as well.
Basically, intermittent fasting is where you only have a certain amount of hours in the day where you can eat. And there are many different types of intermittent fasting methods.
Now I personally do the no breakfast intermittent fasting, but I don’t really regulate the amount of hours I don’t take in calories.
It honestly varies. I might eat dinner at 5:30 PM and then not eat until 11:30 AM. Or I might eat at 6:15 PM and not Eat until 10:40 AM
Either way, I’m in a time frame of fasting and not taking in calories for around 14-17 hours.
I think it’s honestly a great way to lose weight and something you should experiment with because it really does work. 🙂
Being More Active
Make being active simple; it doesn’t have to be anything complex.
You could walk every evening or in the morning for a half hour or more.
You could take the stairs more.
Or you could walk to get something from the store instead of taking the car. The point is to make it so that you’re not living as sedentary of a life and burning more calories. Don’t exhaust yourself!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.