How Do I lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks?
Whoa! That's a lot of weight to lose in just a few days. But I'll tell you what, losing weight is the only loss you can be happy about! Especially if you are all excited about a special day that's just around the corner, say, a wedding, reunion, or vacation. But the downside of it is you've got to act quickly. And this is where this article comes handy. Here are the 10 best tips to lose 20 pounds in 3 weeks. These tips are safe, of course, a little drastic, and are not meant for long-term weight loss. Keeping that in mind, let's get started!
1. Drink Up (Water, Of Course!)
First and foremost, start drinking water. Water helps to flush out the toxins, supports digestion, prevents constipation, reduces bloating, maintains internal pH and homeostasis, and boosts metabolism. So, drink 3-4 liters of water every day.
2. Ban Sugar, Junk Food, And Processed Foods
Forget about all the sugary guilt trips and junk food munching late at night while binge watching Netflix or hanging out with friends. It's just a matter of three weeks, and you've got to kill with your killer avatar.
3. Have Five Types Of Veggies And Three Types Of Fruits
Consume five types of veggies and three types of fruits per day. Fruits and veggies are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that help increase satiety and prevent the absorption of fat molecules. They are also low in calories, improve bowel movement, and help build immunity. Your body cells will start to function optimally, which, in turn, will help you use the stored fat as energy and aid weight loss.
4. Avoid White Carbs
White carbs or bad carbs are foods like flour, sugar, pasta, white rice, crackers, and cereals. These are processed and refined, have minimal nutritional value, and are high in calories. Bad carbs tend to increase blood glucose levels and are easily digested. This is the reason you quickly feel hungry and munch on other processed and high-calorie foods, leading to weight gain. White whole foods like cauliflower, beans, white potato, and turnip do not fall into this category.
5. Eat On Time And Control Your Portion Size
6. Watch How You Eat
7. Work It Out
8. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Did you know that not getting enough sleep or rest can also lead to weight gain? And it has been scientifically proven. When you don't sleep for at least seven hours, the cells in your body cannot process the food and do not flush the toxins out. This slows down metabolism, prevents healing, and induces a state of constant stress. As a result, you will start gaining weight and feel tired even if you have not moved from your seat the entire day.
9. Keep Moving
Have you ever made an effort to know how many hours you sit in a day and how many steps you take? Ideally, you should take at least 5000 steps a day. But since most of us have desk jobs and spend time sitting or lying down, the food that we consume does not get used up as energy. Since you've got less time in hand, you must change this too and be a little more active.
Take a walk every one hour, walk to and from office or ride a bicycle to the supermarket, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or walk your dog twice a day. This will keep your metabolism firing throughout the day and help you shed the pounds quickly. Make sure you take 10,000 steps a day.
10. Take No Stress