In one month you may be able to lose a significant amount of weight, but not in a healthy manner. However, one month is long enough to safely lose around 4 to 8 pounds and see results. Unfortunately, you cannot banish fat from one area of your body to another. Yet, by losing weight overall, you will eventually lose weight from your belly and arms. Focus on toning your abs and arms so when you lose weight, you will reveal toned muscles.
Talk to your doctor before starting a weight-loss program.
Eat to lose weight. Skip junk food and sugary-filled snacks and drinks. Reduce your diet by at least 500 calories each day to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit to lose 1 pound, which can be from diet, exercise or both. Focus on eating vegetables, fruits and lean meats. Eat slowly and plan out your snacks. Drink plenty of water and green tea.
Pump up the cardio. Add at least 30 to 60 minutes of cardio each day. Think biking, swimming, running or dancing. Join an aerobics class. The more you move, the faster and more you will lose.
Make fat-burning decisions. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk or bike to work instead of driving. Do errands on foot rather than in the car.
Tone your triceps. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Lean back and place your hands flat on the floor directly under your shoulders. Your fingers should face forward. Bend your elbows slightly. Straighten your arms to lift your hips off the floor. Bend your elbows slightly to lower your hips back down. Do not allow your legs to lift you up -- use your arms. Repeat 24 times.
Work your biceps. Stand up with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your arms down at your sides. Your palms should be facing each other. Bend your right elbow, lifting the dumbbell until one end of it touches your shoulder. Lower the dumbbell back down. Repeat 15 times on each arm.
Cut your abs. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Hold a medicine ball with both hands in front of your body. Keep your upper arms at your sides with your elbows bent. Cross your legs at your ankles, lean back and lift your legs off the floor. Twist to your right, twist back to the middle and then twist to the left. Repeat 15 times.
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Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.