If you got to the point where you need to learn how to lose 50 pounds, perhaps you don’t have the healthiest lifestyle ever. Maybe you like fast food too much, or maybe you have a demanding job and you sit 10 hours a day in front of a computer, not really having time for anything else.
The good news is that a positive change is always welcome, so it’s not too late to start today. You can lose weight the healthy way, without starving yourself and without becoming frustrated with life. However, there is one major change you need to do in your life and this article is going to show you the way to losing 50 pounds or even more.
The big secret is this: cut the hidden sugar from your diet.
Sugar is one of our biggest enemies. It is full of calories, but poor in nutrients, therefore all we do when we eat sugar is supplying our body with energy without feeding it at the same time. Cutting the sugar doesn’t necessarily mean stop eating cheesecake or chocolate, although that would also be good for you. It means giving up those foods that contain sugar without being really necessary.
For instance, take a bag of cornflakes from the shelf and look at the ingredients on the label. Take a fruit yoghurt and do the same. You are going to be surprised by the big amount of sugar both products contain. By choosing plain yoghurt and adding the fruit yourself, you reduce the daily sugar intake by an important percentage. If you choose cornflakes that don’t contain sugar, that’s even better. If you get used to drink your coffee black, this is going to show in your waistline within a couple of weeks only.
When sugar ferments inside your stomach, it turns into alcohol. Here we come to the second part of cutting the hidden sugar from your diet. This also means cut the alcohol. It is also full of empty calories. Besides, it burdens your liver and in time, it may even make it sick.
Another way you can reduce your daily sugar intake is by avoiding junk food, because it does contain important quantities of sugar. Actually it would be good if you could eat more at home and not go to restaurants very often, as many of the foods there contain more or less sugar. Just search for some food recipes online and you’ll find sugar in things you would have never believed. Some cooks put a little sugar even in the stew and in some soups, then balance it with salt, which makes the respective dish twice unhealthy, as it may be too rich in sodium.
If you believe cutting the sugar is a problem of willpower, you are probably right. However, human beings are extremely flexible. Research shows that we can get accustomed with changes in our lives in as little as 30 days. Cutting the sugar from coffee and tea may seem a harsh decision, but, believe me, after one month you are actually going to like the new taste, so you are going to refuse sweetened coffee not because you want to lose weight, but because you like it black.
This isn’t going to say you can eat all the cookies and cheesecakes in the world if you drink your coffee back and you replace soda with plain water. Sometimes our blood sugar levels are very low, making our body to enter the “fight or flight” state in which a piece of chocolate would actually help you restore your well-being. Chocolate is not that bad for you, but again, perhaps you want to choose dark chocolate, as it contains less sugar.
By making these changes into your life, you are going to start losing weight immediately and you can lose 50 pounds or even more over a 6-8 month period. If you think it’s too long, just visualize how much time did you need to accumulate all that extra weight. Years? Then how could you get rid of it in only a few weeks?