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How To Lose 20 Pounds In 60 Days


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How To Lose 20 Pounds In 60 Days
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You can lose 20 pounds in 60 days in a healthy way if you eat healthy foods, exercise on a regular basis and take care of yourself. It's also possible to lose that amount of weight with a crash diet. However, many people who crash diet end up gaining all of the weight that they lost back plus more after they quit. Crash diets are not sustainable and should be avoided at all costs. Instead, get the weight off and keep it off by changing your lifestyle.

Step 1


Get into the habit of recording the food you eat and how many calories you consumed after each meal and snack. Start consuming the right amount of calories for your height and weight to lose weight. If you're not sure how many calories you should be eating each day, you can use the calorie counter on the American Cancer Society's website.

Step 2


Eat foods that will fill you up and are nutritious. Pass on white breads and pastas. Instead, eat brown rice and whole wheat pasts and breads. Eat fruits and veggies at each meal and snack, and make sure you're getting enough healthy protein like chicken, fish and beans.

Step 3


Have a salad with colorful vegetables before you eat your entree every night. You'll eat less of your entree, because you'll be filling up on healthy foods.

Step 4
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Skip seconds unless it's been 20 minutes after you ate and you're still really hungry. It takes 20 minutes for you to feel full after you eat, so enjoy your food and wait to get more.

Step 5


Stop or cut back on your alcohol intake. The calories you consume from alcohol are empty calories nutritionally, and drinking usually entices you to eat unhealthy foods.

Step 6


Get moving everyday. You need to start exercising almost everyday of the week if you want to lose 20 pounds in 60 days. Buy a pedometer and aim to walk 10,000 steps each day. This means that you need to be walking about 4 1/2 to 5 miles every day.

Step 7


Add weight lifting after one week of walking 10,000 steps each day. When you lift weights, your body continues to burn fat hours after you've stopped. You should be lifting weights at least two times per week, but ideally, you'll be able to fit it in three times a week. You can get hand weights and follow along with an exercise DVD, find exercises on the web or lift at the gym.

Step 8
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Add jogging to your workout routine two weeks after you start walking 10,000 steps. Your body should be ready to handle jogging at this point. This is one of the best exercises to do to burn calories and elevate your heart rate. If you hate jogging, substitute it with a cardio activity that will elevate your heart rate.

Things You'll Need
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Journal Pedometer Hand weights or gym membership

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