Impossible? We are here to prove you wrong.
We say that by following just 4 steps that we’ve outlined in this article, you can expect some of the following scenarios:
- Losing up to 10 pounds
- Looking absolutely amazing
- Getting more restful sleep
- Boosting your confidence
- Feeling more energetic
- Forming habits
- Improving overall mood
What is more, this is not going to be a temporary change, but a permanent one. The body you sculpt in the following 30 days will be your temple for the rest of your life. How, you ask? Just look at number 6 – this challenge will result in forming habits. As time passes you will notice that your physique just keeps getting better and better. Without further ado, let’s begin!
1. Drink lots of water
According to WebMD, water is involved in every type of cellular process that occurs in your body. Thus, when you keep it hydrated, these processes run efficiently and boost your metabolism. Water will not only help you regulate the amount of food you eat, but will also encourage proper kidney function and will prevent constipation. Furthermore, as dehydration is the biggest cause of kidney stones, by drinking lots of fluids you will filter out calcium and other minerals that would otherwise build up in your urine.
Water is a great source of energy and will flush all toxins out of your vital organs and carry nutrients to your cells.
Aside from water, you can flush the fat away with some other delicious drinks that can be made at home. When it comes to processed fruit drinks, they should be avoided in the next 30 days since they are high in sugar. Still, if you feel like drinking fruit-flavored drinks during this period, make sure you read the label to ensure there are no additional sweeteners.
2. Avoid artificial sweeteners
While on the topic of sugar, note that all artificial sweeteners and refined sugar should be avoided. Almost all processed foods contain them and should be eliminated from your nutrition plan at all costs. Instead, enrich your diet with whole foods.
If you crave something sweet, you can take 4 teaspoons of unrefined sweeteners a day, as well as stevia. If you notice that that there is honey or molasses on ingredient label, there is no way to find out the exact amount.
3. Exercise regularly
All of this will be in vain if you spend your entire day sitting on a couch. You have to get new gym wear and break some sweat. To notice results at the end of the program, you will have to exercise at least 30 minutes every day, 6 days a week. If you feel like you do not have enough time, break it into two 15-minute blocks, but never, under any circumstances, should you skip a day. Combine cardio and weight training and find a trainer who will help you design workouts appropriate for your fitness level. You could also surf online to find tracksuits for men and women which might help motivate you to work out.
4. Control your portions
It is not just about what you eat, but how much, as well. Serve all your meals on salad-sized plates which are approximately 7 inches in diameter. If you are preparing a soup or stew, make sure that you do not take in more than 1 and a half cup. These portion sizes should not be larger than your palm, which means that regular portions you are served in a restaurant are not adequate. If you find it difficult to avoid restaurant food altogether, ask whether they can serve the food for you on a smaller plate.
Does it seem impossible now? We think not. Dare to try and share your experience with us in the comment section!