How to Lose 20 Lbs Quickly

By Addie Young

Although putting on weight happens gradually over a period of time, that doesn't mean that you have to wait twice as long for the weight to come off. Likewise, there is no special pill you can take to lose 20 pounds overnight. But with a little determination the weight can come off rather quickly. Here are a few tips on how to lose 20 pounds quickly.

How to Lose 20 Lbs. Quickly

Weigh yourself. Write down your measurements as a starting point. You may also take a full body photograph to boost your motivation.

Jump start your weight loss by changing your metabolism and the ways that your body burns fuel. Temporarily cut out sugars and "bad" carbohydrates, such as bread, potatoes, and pastas.

Exercise at least five days a week. The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. In addition to changing your eating habits, physical exercise is extremely important. Workouts should consist of no less than 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, with at least 30 minutes of resistance training.

Use a laxative to cleanse your system once a week. Taking a "salt bath" laxative, as commonly used during the Master Cleanse, can detoxify your body, regulate your digestive tract, and balance electrolytes. Detoxing can also cause improved moods, higher energy levels and eliminate bloating, which causes the belly to look bigger.

Remember that it took time to put the weight on, so it will take time for the weight to come off. Twenty pounds can be lost rather quickly, but you want to do it the healthy way so that the weight does not come back. Set a two-month weight-loss goal, then strive to attain it.

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