Hello, I wanted to ask a few questions about how to lose 50 pounds. I weigh 180 and I want to get down to at least 130 or 135 pounds. I don’t have a car and what can I do at home? I have one bike machine and a gazelle. What else can I do to help lose weight fast? How long do I need to exercise daily? What kind of foods are good for me? Since I am not a good cook? Is Spanish rice and beans good for me? Allison. [via Ask Questions]
So you want to know how to lose 50 pounds. Great! Let’s get started. First of all, if you want to know how to lose 50 pounds fast, well, it is not going to happen. 50 pounds is a pretty good amount of weight to lose, and the best way to lose weight is to take it slow. Your body needs time to adjust and to become accustomed to your new and improved eating habits. This process takes time. If you want to archive long-lasting results, you do not want to rush through this process.
How to lose 50 pounds by improving your diet It all comes down to what you eat and what you do not eat. To answer your question about rice and beans, they contain complex carbohydrates, so you can eat both in moderation, but it is important to eat protein with carbohydrates, remember that. It is even more important not eat simple carbohydrates.
In many ways, how to lose 50 pounds comes down to this: Can you completely eliminate or greatly reduce your daily consumption of simple carbohydrates? Do not get me wrong, no matter what you may have heard, calories do matter and the calorie shifting diet tricks work, but it is much easier to lose weight when you replace simple carbs with fiber-rich complex carbohydrates found in vegetables and some fruits.
How to lose 50 pounds without going to the gym In addition to changing your eating habits, it is very important to engage in some form of physical activity. It can be anything, really. Walking is arguably the best exercise for weight loss, but a stationary bike that you have at home is also good, use it at least three times a week. In addition, hiking, swimming, ridding a real bike, and yes, even cleaning your house are all good exercises.
How to lose 50 pounds using cheap foods Sure, prepackaged meals are convenient. They are also expensive and filled with unhealthy additives. If you want to keep things very simple and on a budget, eat steamed vegetables, whole grains, protein, eggs, healthy fats, and fiber-rich fruits.
The bottom line on how to lose 50 pounds Focus on changing your eating habits. Do not eat simple carbohydrates, do eat a balanced diet containing a wide variety of fresh foods such as vegetables, healthy fats, lean protein, some dairy (think no-added-sugar yogurt and cottage cheese), and fruits.