I am a 23 yr. old female. I want to lose 20 pounds in 4 months. I currently weigh 153 and I have the hardest time losing the weight. I really want to be realistic in my goals and want to know if this is possible. Dani. [via Ask Questions]
Can you lose 20 pounds in 4 months? Is it a realistic weight-loss goal? Well, let’s explore if it is possible to lose 20 pounds in 4 months. Compared to trying to lose 20 pounds in 20 days or trying to lose 20 pounds in 1 month, your goal is more than reasonable. To lose 20 pounds in 4 months, you need to lose only 5 pounds each month for 4 consecutive months, which is very doable.
Unfortunately, you have not provided any details about your current diet or why you were not able to lose weight thus far, so it is very hard for me to recommend something specific, but the good news is that the basic rules of weight loss are pretty much the same for everybody. If you do not know what I am talking about, read the How to Lose 20 Pounds post or the How to Start Losing Weight in 7 days or less post.
And while, as I have already mentioned, I do not know anything about your eating habits, I am pretty sure that you need to take a very close look at your diet. It goes without saying that staying active is also very important, but simple daily walks can take care of that. The bottom line is simply this: Most people cannot lose weight because their eating habits are completely out of whack.
How to lose 20 pounds in 4 months Do you eat breakfast every morning? If you do not, you need to start eating a healthy breakfast – i.e., your breakfast should consist mainly of protein and some complex carbohydrates. Generally speaking, your other meals should consist of lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs. Eat at least three times a day and have two healthy snacks between the meals.