How to Lose Weight With a Six Week Program

How to Lose Weight With a Six Week Program

Trying to lose weight through starvation does not provide success in the long run. It not only lowers your metabolic rate and makes you feel tired, but the pounds return eventually. Following a sensible diet paired with a proper workout plan for a minimum of six weeks ensures good health and a slimmer waist.

Things You'll Need
  • Oats
  • Wheat bread
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Olive oil
  • Nuts
  • Tape measure
  • Dumbbell
Healthy Diet

1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast that is rich in fiber and protein. Have steel-cut oats, egg white omelets and whole wheat bread with fruit juice. This breakfast keeps your blood sugar from fluctuating during the day making you less hungry.

2. Have soup and salad for lunch with chopped vegetables, mixed greens and four ounces of chicken breast, salmon or turkey. Use balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dressing.

3. Eat more of fruits and vegetables during the day to detoxify your system. Make a bowl of cut fruit, chopped walnuts and almonds mixed with low-fat yogurt for an evening snack.

4. Sautee your vegetables in canola or olive oil. Add chopped garlic and herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme and dill for flavor.

5. Grab a handful of nuts such as walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds. This protein-rich diet creates a feeling of fullness and keeps hunger at bay.

Proper Exercise

1. Focus on the size of your waist more than that actual weight. Use a tape measure to find your waist circumference at your belly button. The ideal waist size for women is 32½ inches or less and not more than 35 inches.

2. Include a cardiovascular workout such as running, brisk walking or stair climbing for at least thirty minutes, three times a week. Start with easy walking for five minutes to warm up and loosen your muscles. Keep your heart rate elevated to burn calories.

3. Do weight training to tone muscles. Use a 5 to 10 lb. dumbbell to do arm curls, chest presses and lunges for 8 counts each. Repeat for three sets.