If you've set a goal of losing 10 pounds in two months, knowing where to start can be daunting. Although it is a healthy and possible goal to lose one to two pounds per week in a couple of months, it may not be healthy to lose 10 at a time. Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise and diet plan.
Take Out Accounts
Instead of reducing calories and exercising arbitrarily, determine the number of calories you need to burn in order to lose weight. To lose a pound of fat, you must burn more calories than you consume daily. You have to burn 3,500 more calories than you consume to lose that pound. This means that to lose 10, you must burn 35,000 calories more than you consume over a period of two months, an average of 4,375 calories per week or 625 calories per day.
You can achieve your weight goal by reducing the number of calories you consume per day. If you usually eat 2,000 calories per day, eliminating 400 calories from your diet can help you achieve your goals. You can reduce the calories in your diet by eating smaller portions and removing foods that contain saturated fats. For example, if you usually cook your food with butter, use a splash of olive oil instead to reduce your calorie intake.
By increasing your activity level, you may be able to achieve your goal of burning 625 calories per day. Take small steps during the day to be active, including parking farther away from the grocery store and cycling to work instead of driving. Burn more calories doing sports, running on the treadmill or hiking. If you decide to incorporate your friends in these activities, you may be more inclined to continue with your exercise plan.
Keep the weight lost
When the two months are over, you will regain your weight if you stop eating healthy foods and exercise regularly. Instead, keep your ideal weight burning as many calories as you consume each day. In this way, the weight will remain stable, but you will not have to stay on a strict diet forever. Every time you would like to lose a pound or two, adjust your diet and exercise routine to burn more calories than you consume again.