50 Day Weight Loss Challenge
By Nmami Agarwal
A duration of 50 days is a good period for setting a goal to lose weight and get in shape quickly. While a proper combination of diet and exercise is what one needs to achieve their ideal weight, 50 days weight loss challenge is more about working out right. Hence, consistency is imperative.
4 to 5 workout sessions on a weekly basis are a must. To get your body up to speed, start by running for 30 minutes everyday for the first week.
As you move to the second week for a strenuous workout regime, focus on keeping your body hydrated at all times. Make sure that you drink 2 liters of water everyday in addition to your regular intake. Add some lemon juice to your glass to replenish loss of electrolytes from the body in a natural way.
On days when you don’t exercise, dedicate 45 minutes to a recovery session to help the body restore its strength. Yoga, meditation and light walking are the best ways to do it. Extensive workout with a reduced diet may deprive the body of essential nutrients and could later affect body’s immune system. To avoid this situation, start consuming fruits in your third week of four different colors. Fruits get different colors because of their organic mineral content which when consumed boost body’s immunity naturally.
In your fourth week, eat at an interval of 2 hours to keep your metabolism active. Also, it shouldn’t be forgotten that an extensive workout schedule also means more strain on muscles and more injuries. Therefore, get into regular stretching of your muscles with focus on important areas of the body, such as shoulders, hips, chest, arms, hamstrings, back, quads and lats. Spasms and muscle pulls are common if the body doesn’t get proper stretching and relaxation.
With this, you’re all set to achieve your ideal weight in less than 2 months. However, your effort may go vain if diet does not complement your exercise routine. If you haven’t given up on junk food yet, let your fifth week be the one where you pledge to avoid them at all costs. Avoid junk foods, processed foods and sweets – including juices, soda and other sugary beverages. Replace them with unsweetened iced tea, club soda and water.
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