Apr 27, 2011 Posted Under: Weight Loss

Is Losing 25 Pounds A Month Possible?

Are you interested in losing 25 pounds a month? Do you want to achieve this very popular goal without having to starve yourself, go on fad diets, or spend hours a day during long boring cardio? Well, in today’s article I’m going to share with you 3 powerful steps I followed that helped me achieve losing over 20 lbs. in less than 30 days with ease:

1. Focus more on developing muscle than just doing cardio.

Cardio, cardio, and more cardio! When most people think of exercising, the first thing that pops in mind is doing some type of aerobic workout. That being said, I had to learn the hard way that when you put more attention on building lean muscle tissue, you develop better results, quicker results, and more consistent fat loss.

Building lean muscle tissue is much more important to focus on than cardio. This is not to say to avoid doing cardio. I’m just saying that it’s much more effective for you to be able to lose several pounds of body fat if you were to put the bulk of your exercising efforts towards building lean muscle.

Now, why is it better?

  • Well, for one, resistance training burns off a ton of calories.
  • Second, building muscle will increase your metabolism.
  • And third, building muscle enhances your resting metabolic rate… which means you’ll burn off fat calories while you rest!
  • On the other hand, if you are focusing too much on doing just cardio, you run the risk of losing muscle tissue.

And the icing on the cake (oh the irony!) is that with focusing more on building lean muscle, you’ll end up feeling a lot better, looking incredibly hot, you’ll have tons of energy, strength, endurance, and so much more.

2. I stopped starving myself.

I was always under the impression that if you just simply ate a lot less calories, you would lose a ton of weight lightning fast. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? Well, evidently, this is a VERY BAD approach to dieting and will typically end up causing a myriad of problems.

Reducing calories too much or flat-out starving yourself will cause your body to go into “protection mode”. When your body goes into this mode, what it ends up doing is storing the bulk of the calories you eat as extra body fat to “protect” you. The reason your body does this is because it needs nutrients on a consistent basis, and if you are not providing it with nutrients consistently, it will do whatever it takes to get those nutrients… and this is something you want to avoid happening by all means possible.

Once I started eating 4-6 light meals every 2-3 hours, my metabolism shot through the roof and the body fat decreased!

3. I increased water consumption.

The recommendation to drink more water everyday is so prevalent everywhere you turn… but yet many people still don’t take heed of this extremely valuable advice. Once I started drinking A LOT more water everyday, my energy levels skyrocketed and I lost a ton of water weight. You may be visiting the bathroom a little more than usual, but trust me, it is definitely worth it to start drinking more water everyday!

Bottom line, building lean muscle tissue, eating properly, and drinking more water will certainly help you reach your goal of losing up to 25 pounds in 30 days. If you’re also on a REAL diet centered around using food to burn fat instead of restricting food or doing some other type of fad diet nonsense, then it’s pretty much a guarantee you’ll achieve this goal.

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