Loss Article - How to Lose 20lbs In 30 Days (part 1)
Weight Loss Guide for “30 Days to Weight
I had been asked to write a “guide”
on how to lose 20lb in just 30 days. I’m by no means a guru
in this respect; however, I do know a thing or two about fat burners.
The following 3 part article was written for Joe Kumar's upcoming
weight loss book titled: “30 Days to Weight Loss Success”.
Supposedly, I just gained 20lbs, and I must lose the 20lbs within
30days to keep my job.
Losing 20lbs in 30days? I don't think so.
Losing weight is not something easily achieved
overnight with some “wonder pill” – it takes months and years of discipline and dedication
to have a better and healthier life style, which really isn’t
that hard to do, when you consider all the benefits. I don’t
have a fail-proof way for you to lose 20lbs of fat in just 30
days, but I can give you some very important knowledge and information
that will help you do the right things that will help you lose
some weight – not to mention you’ll get some in depth
reviews of some top fat burners and dietary supplements to help
you achieve your goals quicker.
Losing weight is not achieved by missing meals,
following fad diets, or relying on a fat burner alone. In fact,
avoiding meals on purposes is probably one of the worst things
you can do in terms of weight loss. The fundamentals are really
simple, seriously. Anyone with some common sense will have figured
these out even without reading the following points:
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet. I can’t
stress this enough. Instead of avoiding meals, you should be
striving to eat 5 small meals throughout the day.
- Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. 3 to
5 times a week, and about 30 minutes each session is plenty.
By the way, for those of you who prefer to do long session of
cardio, I should tell you now that doing about 30 minutes of
high intensity cardio will burn more fat.
How simple is that? It looks simple enough.
But it gets more involved than just that. Losing weight depends
on many factors such as:
- What type of body do you have: ectomorph,
mesomorph, or endomorph. (See below for brief description of
- What is your height and weight? It’s
obviously much easier for a 280lb person to lose 20lbs than
an individual that’s only 150 who’s trying to lose
Body Types and Weight Loss
Human body types are broadly categorized in
to three types called somatotypes, and they are: ectomorphs, mesomorphs,
Ectomorphs – have short
upper body, long arms, legs, and has very little fat storage.
The chest and shoulders are generally narrow with long, thin muscles.
Mesomorphs – have large
chests, long torso, solid muscle structure, and can gain muscles
quite easily without putting on too much extra body fat.
Endomorphs – have wide
hips, round face, short neck, and can gain and store body fat
Generally, a person will be a mix of 2 of the
body types listed above. Myself, for example is an ecto-mesomorph.
Had I not been bodybuilding for over 10 years, I would have mostly
an ectomorph body type.
So what the heck does body type have to do with
weight loss? One of the key factors that determine body types
is metabolism, where one individual can burn calories easily,
while another can not. Obviously, endomorphic bodies have a much
tougher time burning calories compared to the other two types.
However, as your body changes, its ability to burn calories also
changes – hence your metabolism also changes. Did you know
that for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you will burn an
extra 50 calories per day? Contrary to this, as you lose weight,
your metabolism also slows down.
This brings me to a very important point: losing
20lbs in 30 days is very difficult to achieve for most people,
and losing so much weight in such a short time is not good for
your physical health. A general rule of thumb for healthy weight
loss is targeting for NO MORE THAN 2lbs per week, which means
in a course of 30days, you should aim to lose at most 8 pounds.
Recent studies have shown that when you lose
10% of your bodyweight, your metabolism drops by about 15%, which
means that its gets harder to lose more weight, while losing weight.
This is why for most people, its mission impossible to try to
lose the last few pounds. Makes sense right? You body and metabolic
system always tries to stay in balance, and as you lose weight,
your metabolism tries to find a better balance by lowering itself.
Other way around, everyone knows that when a person gains weight,
his/her metabolism increases accordingly.
Sorry to burst your quick weight loss
bubble… But, know this: achieving your ideal body is not
something a temporary fix will accomplish, but it’s through
a life long process of disciplining yourself to eating a healthy
diet, and exercising regularly that will help you lose the extra
weight, and most of all, keep it off.
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