Losing 50 pounds is an intimidating thing to even just think of, but are you up to the challenge to go for a fat-loss journey?
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This might seem unrealistic, but actually it is doable, especially if you have the power of will. This article will present to you the practical tips and strategies that you must follow in order to be up to this challenge.
Practical fat-loss strategies
- Counting calories and know your intake
- Minimize your fat intake
- Include fruits and veggies more in your diet
- Move it!
- No more sweets
- Trim your portions a bit
Know your caloric intake and how much do you actually need
One of the fatal mistakes that most of the fat-loss seekers fall in is that they minimize their intake and quantities specifically and they still don’t see any changes.
Such step actually demotivates a lot of people to the extent that they quit and even get fatter.
This is not what we want here, remember! You want to lose 50 pounds.
Accordingly, you have to watch your caloric intake because the basic idea behind fat loss is that you lose weight when your caloric intake is less than your caloric investment.
But what does that mean?
Well, any activity that you do burns calories, even breathing consumes calories. We are not asking you to count the calories you are spending while sleeping, but there is an average caloric investment based on age and level of activity.
Eating just one meal a day won’t make you lose fat, because it might have more than needed calories that will actually make you fatter.
In addition, you have to eat foods low in calories and high in other useful nutrients to be able to raise your metabolism for fat loss.
According to rough calculations, you need to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound, which can be thought of trimming 500 calories daily for a week.
Let us consider the case of a 200 pounder who wants to lose 50 pounds. The scenario here is to cut 1000 calories a day for 25 weeks, so are you good in math?
YES, YOU WILL LOSE THE 50 POUNDS IN 25 WEEKS. Simple isn’t it?
But the execution isn’t simple like the math, but with motivation and clear goals, you will be able to do it.
Some of the important tips that you need to follow are that you should never skip breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day, spread your meals to 6 small meals per day to avoid hunger, weight yourself once a week, have 100-calorie snacks always with you.
How to Lose 50 Pounds: Exercise Helps It Happen
Will fixing your eating habits do it alone?
Definitely not, but you are almost there.
Never lose focus of the 50 pounds! Exercising will not only help you burn more calories, but actually it will use the nutrients that you are consuming to build you a good physique.
You don’t have to rush it or injure yourself, you can start with normal activities like walking or biking just tome increase your activity level.