Things You'll Need
Exercise equipment or a place to exercise outdoors
Losing weight can be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges to many people. After all, it is very easy to get fed up and surrender when the digits on the scale don't budge, and even easier to drown all of your sorrows in a few slices of cheesecake or by skipping the gym and watching television instead. For individuals that are looking to lose 25 pounds in approximately a month and a half, there are several methods that can help you do so the healthy way.
Be safe. Losing 25 pounds in 45 days is quite a lofty goal, and generally can only be safely and healthily accomplished by those who are medically classified as obese (with a body mass index [BMI] of at least 30). Be safe and practical and don't expect unrealistic results.
Make sure to consume a lot of fiber, which is helpful both for weight loss and for cleaning out the body. Fiber is also beneficial due to the fact that it decreases levels of the negative cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Fiber also creates a sensation of fullness, which reduces the possibility for overeating. The digestion process for highly fibrous foods is also extended, which increases the metabolism and therefore, weight loss. Some examples of suitable foods include rye bread, split peas, artichokes and whole-wheat pasta.
Consume foods that burn a lot of fat. Many types of foods are capable of quickly converting into fat, and it is vital to avoid those foods and instead eat fast fat-burning foods, such as vegetables (celery, broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower), fish, fruits that have decreased sugar levels (pears, blueberries and apples).
Drink a lot of water (between six to eight glasses daily). Drinking large amounts of water assists with weight loss due to the fact that it can help the body with essential functions such as food absorption, digestion and body temperature regulation. Also, drinking water with meals can help you feel more full.
Get regular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise assists in keeping fat off permanently. For especially quick weight loss, it is important to maintain a minimum of five workouts on a weekly basis, with at least 45 minutes of cardio (running on the treadmill, using the elliptical trainer or using the stationary bicycle). Strength training is also essential for healthy, long-term fat loss (about 30 minutes of free weights three or four times a week).
Lars Tramilton has been writing professionally since 2007. His work has appeared in a variety of online publications, including CareerWorkstation. Tramilton received a bachelor's degree with a focus on elementary education from Kean University.