Hello. I need to lose at least 20 pounds in 2 months. I’m in college and need to get a better body image. It would be ideal to lose 20 pounds in 2 months for summer. Please, and thanks. Carry. [via Ask Questions]
Okay, so you want to lose 20 pounds in 2 months. Nothing wrong with that, but can you lose 20 pounds in 2 months? Let’s take a closer look. To lose 20 pounds in 2 months, you need to lose 10 pounds in 1 month or 2.5 pounds a week for 8 consecutive weeks. Does it mean that it is possible to lose 20 pounds in 2 months? I think so. I have to note that most experts agree that it is reasonable for people to expect to lose 2 pounds a week, but in my opinion, 2.5 pounds is still doable.
That having been said, I have no way of knowing if you will be able to lose 20 pounds in 2 months. The numbers work, but our bodies are not all the same. Some people can lose weight faster than others. Some people lose weight at a slower rate. For this and other reasons, I do not think you should focus too much on how to lose 20 pounds in 2 months. I would, however, spend my time figuring out how to change my eating habits.
How to lose 20 pounds in 2 months without losing your mind When it comes to weight loss, what you eat and what you do not eat matters the most. People who limit their consumption of simple carbohydrates tend to lose weight faster than those who consume refined sugar regularly. I am not saying you have to completely eliminate any form of sugar from your diet. If sugar detox is not your thing, you can still limit your consumption of sugar by eating only fiber-rich berries and other fruits that are not high in sugar.
To lose weight without dieting, the best thing to do is to simply focus on eating healthy. Do not try to put together a perfect eating plan. Instead, figure out how to eat healthy without depriving yourself. Just because some diet is popular, does not mean that you have to follow it without making any changes to it. In fact, I would argue that every person has to personalize any conventional eating plan.
For example, a low-fat diet is popular. Plenty of people have lost at least 10 pounds on various low-fat diets, but does not mean that you have to blindly follow a low-fat diet? No, of course, not. You can take any diet you like and make it your own. The goal here is to change it in such a way that it reflects your personal style and food preferences. Why is it important? Because, as I have mentioned earlier, we are all different and have different nutritional needs and preferences. That’s why most diets do not work. They are too restrictive and impersonal for most people to follow.
In short, you can lose 20 pounds in 2 months without traditional diets. The key is balance and making small changes to your current eating habits without depriving yourself. If you crave something, eat it, but do not eat a lot of it. Most food cravings can be satisfied with just a few bites.