Tips for Losing 30 Pounds in 2 Months

Are you interested in losing 30 pounds in 2 months? If so then you are in luck because this is not an unreasonable weight loss goal. It is a lot healthier than trying to lose a pound a day. Essentially it means that you lose the weight at a slower rate and the slower that rate is the more likely you are to keep the weight off for good.

If you need to lose 30 pounds in 2 months and keeping it off.

Eat Before Going Out to a Restaurant

Always eat a light snack before going to a party or restaurant. This will help you resist fattening things like baskets of white bread or deep fried appetizers. A bowl of soup, a glass of tomato soup or a salad can fill you up so you will not be tempted to load up on crabs.

Don’t Eat In Front of the Television’

Mindless eating it is a big problem in this society. People do it at the movies, at parties or anywhere there is any kind of spread of food.

However, one of the worst culprits when it comes to mindless eating is the headspace that people get into when they sit down for a night to watch T.V.. This puts some people in a kind of trance where they continue to eat mindlessly while watching the screen.

Furthermore, the television is full of commercials that show all kinds of food that can help you slip right off a diet in a flattering light. If your problem is food addiction then you might also want to use your remote to mute commercials or even leave the room during food commercials.  This is an especially important tip for carb addicts.

Get Rid of Temptations in Your Life

You might think that getting rid of tempting food in your kitchen cupboards is enough. However you should also get rid of temptations like potato chips, cakes and any other fattening or healthy foods that you keep in your car office or kitchen.

Some people like to keep food in their bedroom and even in their lockers at the gym. If you are obsessed with food in this way keep in mind that you need to get rid of all of our little food stashes in every area of your life.  Take that chocolate bar out of your desk drawer and get rid of the sugar packs near your coffee station at the office. You should also get rid of any food in the glove compartment of your car.  Clean out your purse if you tend to keep chocolate or candies in there.

Sit Down and Eat!

Don’t eat on the run!  Sit down at the same times every day and enjoy your meal. Make a routine of it. People who grab sustenance on the fly tend to be big consumers of fast food.  They also make lousy less nutritious choices.

You should also avoid eating standing up in front of the fridge or over your sink.  This leads to mindless snacking.  Get a plate, pull up a chair and sit down.

Put Down the Carbonated Drinks

Stay away from colas and other carbonated drinks. Carbonated drinks are high in caffeine or sodium which can cause the depletion of fluids in the body. Furthermore they are full of sugar. Just one twenty fluid ounce bottle of Coke contains 260 calories. Most people addicted to colas tend to drink more than one a day so the unhealthy carb loading really adds up.

Studies have shown that when people cut all carbonated drinks from their diet they tend to lose as many as fifteen pounds a month!

Cut Down On Alcohol Consumption

Cut down on how much alcohol you rink. Alcohol has calories and no nutrition. If you drink too much beer you can actually develop “a beer bottle.”  Wine and alcohol are both high in calories as well.

However alcohol consumption can also cause weight gain in another way. A hangover is basically caused by dehydration and cause severe cravings for foods that are not very good for you. Ever heard of the “greasy breakfast” cure for a hangover?  These breakfasts that have bacon, two or more eggs, potatoes and toast dripping with butter can be as much as 900 calories per consumption – especially if you add pancakes, sausages and juice!

Fill Up On Soup

One of the best ways to quell hunger is to drink a lot of water until you feel full. However, if that is not sustaining you then make sure you have soup on hand. The best soups for you are the vegetable ones that have a lot fiber in them.

If you have soup before each meal you will quite naturally eat less at dinner.

Use Non-Stick Pans to Cook With

Non-stick pans are a God-send to dieters because if you cook with them you can reduce your fat consumption.  If you must cook with oil use one that is flavorful enough so you don’t have to use more than a few drops. You can also use a Misto, which is a reusable aerosol can into which healthy oils can be put.

Get All Condiments on the Side

When dining out make sure to request all condiments like sauces, gravies and dressings on the side. This allows you to avoid the more fattening condiments as well as control your intake of them by being more selective about what you eat.

Make Wise Fast Food Choices

When you do have to eat fast food choose wisely. Avoid those deep fried and fattening foods and go for smaller portions with the highest amount of protein. A good example would be a small hamburger with one half of the bun removed to reduce the carbohydrates.

So if you are saying to yourself “I want to lose 30 pounds in 2 months” you can make a big difference in how expediently  you make that goal by adhering to all of these suggestions!

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