31 TIPS : How To Lose 50 Pounds In 2 Months Without Exercise
Are you 50 pounds overweight, and finding it VERY difficult to lose weight because of all the restrictions that today’s diet plans have? Would you like to know how to lose 50 pounds in 2 months without exercise?
Maybe you have an upcoming high school reunion, and you want to get your old body back to impress your former schoolmates. Or, maybe you are going on a tropical beach vacation and want to look great in a 2 piece swimsuit!
Or possibly, you are just tired of what you see when you look at yourself in the mirror each day – feeling uncomfortable with your current body condition. Sick of feeling overweight? Tired of not being able to find any clothing outfits that you feel happy with?
Do you want to have a body that makes you smile every time you look in the mirror? Want to enjoy the summer season as the new sexier, slimmer you???
Below, I am going to show you a 31 step plan for How to Lose 50 Pounds in 2 Months without exercise :
1. WEIGH YOURSELF & RECORD IT SOMEWHERE
The first thing you should do is weight yourself and mark it down somewhere, as your staring weight. Some people like to use a journal – to keep track of the weight loss progress, and even to make notes here and there to review throughout the weight loss process.
Another option is to mark it somewhere that is highly visible, like on the kitchen fridge calendar (or use a small whiteboard/chalkboard, instead of a calendar). Seeing it daily in big bold letters is a good reminder that you have set a weight loss goal and will help encourage you to make healthy choices. Another option is to put the calendar/whiteboard/chalkboard on the pantry door, or maybe even on another cabinet in the kitchen where you keep food items.
Documenting your initial weight is important to help track progress and determine your end goal weight.
2. FIGURE OUT WHAT DIET PLAN IS GOING TO BE BEST SUITED FOR YOU TO LOSE THE 50 POUNDS (OR MORE)
It is VERY important that you find a diet plan that you believe can work for you!
Many diet plans out there are preaching that you must cut out carbs, or cut out sugars, or fats. In reality, this isn’t a good way to lose weight at all. Most people who actually do end up losing some weight on one of these diets, end up gaining most of the weight back when they ‘finish’ the diet and go back to their normal dietary lifestyle.
Your body NEEDS a certain level or carbohydrates, sugars, and fats to be healthy and give you enough energy to do your daily tasks.
You need to choose a diet plan that:
- Has a solid meal plan that you truly believe you can follow during the weight-loss period, AND makes recommendations for your dietary lifestyle AFTER you have achieved your weight loss goals
- Makes it’s food & supplement choices based on PROVEN scientific facts, and not designed around the latest ‘fad’ that often can be more harmful to you, then good (for example – There is no such thing as a ‘FAT BURNING FOOD’ – food provides calories to your body)
- Allows for flexibility in the meal planning to accommodate a wide variety of users, and
- Explains EVERYTHING to you step by step along the way so that you understand WHY you are making the dietary changes to help you lose the weight
***SKIP AHEAD TO SEE WHICH SPECIFIC DIET PLAN HAS HELPED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LOSE 50 POUNDS IN 2 MONTHS WITHOUT EXERCISE (INSERT JUMP TO INFO ON 2 WEEK DIET) – ENTION HOW THIS DIET IS NOT A ‘DIET’ BUT MORE OF A HEALTHY NEW DESIGN OF DIETARY CHOICES TO HELP LOSE WEIGHT FAST
3. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Experts say that the average adult should get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night to help keep you energized for the next day’s tasks, and to help your metabolism perform at its best.
Here is a great article on the Shape Magazine website that explains how important sleep is, and how it affects your body’s ability to lose weight.
4. ELIMINATE STRESS
Stress can have a LOT of negative effects on your body & mind. Common effects of stress on your body include: headaches, fatigue, decrease in sex drive, sleep problems, upset stomach, and muscle tension and pain.
It can also affect your mood negatively in several ways, with anxiety and depression being the two most major ones.
Experiencing stress can also affect your dietary lifestyle as well. People who are experiencing regular levels of stress often will overeat, use alcohol and tobacco more often, and exercise less (lack of energy/motivation).
Here is a GREAT video where legendary philanthropist and life coach Tony Robbins teaches ways to deal with Stress and Depression:
5. IDENTIFY ANY EMOTIONAL ISSUES THAT CAUSE YOU TO EAT
Similar to the point above (about stress), this is something that should definitely be considered if you find yourself overeating/eating unhealthy on a regular basis.
If you think that you are experiencing ‘Emotional Eating’ issues, I highly recommend that you check out this article at medicine.net, that explains what Emotional Eating is, and its many causes.
6. DRINK LOTS OF WATER – 8 GLASSES AS DAY IF POSSIBLE
How much water does your body need on an average day? It is a very popular question that gets asked often.
Most experts agree that drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water a day is optimal for most people. Obviously this varies depending on a lot of things, like male vs female, body size, activity level, overall health, pregnancy etc.
Your body requires water on a regular basis – about 60% of your body’s weight is water. Your body needs water to survive.
The benefits of drinking water on a regular basis are numerous, but here is a few:
- Water gets rid of wastes in your body via urination, bowel movements, and perspiration
- It also keeps you body’s temperature at a normal level
- The joints in your body require water to help keep them lubricated
- Water also helps protect the sensitive tissues in your body
TIP: Add some fresh slices of lemon to your drinking water. The added lemon will help boost your vitamin C levels, help cleanse out toxins in your body, help keep your breathy fresh, and help with weight loss.
Adding lemon to your drinking water also has many other great benefits as well, as noted in the video below!
7. ALLOW A CHEAT MEAL OR SNACK EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE
This is one if the most IMPORTANT aspects of maintaining a successful diet/healthy dietary plan, in my opinion.
I have seen way too many people go on a ‘hardcore diet’ where they will cut out carbs or sugars etc, and last about 4-5 days. They then end up breaking down and binging on snacks or junky food because their body cannot handle the extreme changes caused by the poor dietary choices that the diet has.
Your body NEEDS a certain amount of calories per day. It also NEEDS a certain amount of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and sugars. A successful diet plan is one which takes into account of all this and provides you with healthy meal & snack options to keep your body satisfied throughout the day.
I also FIRMLY believe that allowing yourself a ‘treat’ every now and then helps keep you mentally and physically satisfied. This way, you are much less likely to have cravings for junky food, and you will also eliminate all those urges to quit your diet plan.
8. PORTION CONTROL
I don’t need to say much here, it is pretty straightforward.
A good diet plan is one that involves a good balance of nutritional elements, AND a proper meal portion to help keep your body satisfied until the next meal time.
This chart below shows how many calories per day one should intake, depending on age, male vs female, and various activity levels.
|Gender||Age (years)||Sedentary||Moderately Active||Active|
Trying a 1000 calorie diet is absolutely ridiculous. You body NEEDS more calories than that to actually lose weight that will STAY OFF when you resume normal eating habits.
9. AVOID EATING OUT WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Most restaurants do not have many healthy options on their menus that would be appealing when trying to lose weight. Unfortunately, you cannot see the specific nutritional information on the menus for each item, so you really don’t know how healthy that their ‘healthier options’ actually are.
There are some restaurants out there that do offer very healthy meal options on the menu, but they are often hard to find. The items on their menus are also usually more expensive than a regular restaurant that doesn’t specialize in healthier meal options.
I’m not saying that you should NEVER eat out at restaurants…….just do it in moderation, and be wary of the healthiness of the meals on the menu.
10. BE WELL PREPARED – ALWAYS HAVE GROCERIES IN YOUR HOME FOR ALL 3 MEALS OF THE DAY
This is VERY IMPORTANT to help you achieve your weight loss goals!
I would suggest making two trips to the grocery store each week. Make a thorough list of what you need for all 3 meals of the day (plus healthy snacks!) and then make sure that these items are well stocked in your home at all times.
Make meal plan for the week, and then order your groceries accordingly. There are lots of grocery stores that have online ordering, so that’s extremely convenient if you live a busy lifestyle.
This is something that I used to have a big problem with – I would make excuses all the time about not having healthy options at home, so that I could grab breakfast on the way to work. Usually that would be a large 2 cream, 2 sugar coffee and a doughnut or two.
Now that I have lost all my excess weight, I MAKE SURE to have groceries on hand all the time so that I don’t fall back into those bad habits!
11. AVOID ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Avoid using these at all costs!!
Using artificial sweeteners on a regular basis can lead to such metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
CNN recently published a great article on their website about the affects of artificial sweeteners on the body.
12. GREEN TEA
Green tea has so many health benefits for you, that more and more research studies on it are taking place today.
It is quite possibly the single most healthy drink available! (when prepared as is, no sugar or cream added).
Green tea is rich in Catechins – which is a strong antioxidant. These Catechins fight, and help prevent, cell damage in the body. It also helps to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol, and help prevent high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
13. GREEN POWDER DRINK
What is the quickest and easiest way to get the important recommended ‘greens’ into our body?
Green powder superfood mixes are becoming more and more popular in 2018, as they are a fantastic way to achieve our recommended daily vegetables intake in one easy drink.
These green powdered drink supplements help cleanse, detoxify, and energize our bodies.
Using these green superfood supplements every day is a fantastic way to ensure you get your daily vegetable intake, and is a centerpiece in achieving a healthy dietary lifestyle.
14. DON’T CUT OUT ALL SUGARS, OR CARBS, ALL FATS
I know that this was discussed a bit in Item #2 (Diet Plan), but I cannot stress this enough.
The idea of cutting out mass amounts of one of these items, from your daily food intake, is just wrong. It is possible to lose SOME weight by doing this, but the lost weight is re-gained 90% of the time when returning to previous dietary habits.
The BEST WAY to lose weight (and keep it off) is by changing your dietary lifestyle to something more PROVEN and BALANCED! You can lose the weight and then structure your meal planning to keep the weight off by making the simple changes recommended by a PROPER DIET PLAN!
If you would like to check out a WELL BALANCED diet plan that will help you lose all the weight you want, PLUS keep it off in the future, check out this diet plan HERE. This is the diet plan I followed to achieve my weight loss goals (that I previously struggled with for over 7 years) and still follow to maintain my healthy lifestyle, and keep the weight off.
15. FIND A HOBBY OR ACTIVITY TO KEEP BUSY IN THE EVENINGS WHEN NOT AT WORK
Basically, try to avoid coming home each night after work and lounging around on the couch.
Get involved with a hobby, or go for a walk or bike ride to help keep you off the couch. I am not suggesting that you should NEVER spend any time relaxing at home…….quite the opposite!
Ideally, a nice mix of evening ‘activities’ throughout the week will help with the weight loss procedure (and keeping it off). Lets say, you go for a walk on Monday and Thursday nights, and on Tuesday you go to a photography course, or maybe a learn to paint class.
There are 5 nights in a work week (if you work a regular 5 day work-week) – maybe plan to get out of the house 3 of the 5 nights in some way, and then spend the other two relaxing at home.
Personally, I find when I am at home relaxing on the couch for the whole evening, I end up getting more snack cravings. If I am out of the house and busy doing something, the snack cravings almost completely disappear for those times.
The added physical activity is also great for your body, even if its just the extra walking to your car, and from your car to the place that the class/course is taking place. Every bit of activity helps with burning calories and is essential in the quest to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
16. FIND OTHER SMALL WAYS TO INTRODUCE ACTIVITY INTO YOUR LIFE
Try taking the stairs every once in a while, instead of using the escalator/elevator.
I HATE going to work out at the gym, BUT I find that I enjoy a nice leisurely walk in the evenings after supper!
Do you enjoy going swimming? Swimming is a GREAT form of exercise that is also very low impact so it is easy on the body (joints/muscles).
Have you ever tried doing Yoga at home??? I tried it a couple times at a yoga studio, and did not enjoy doing it in front of 20 other people. But then I tried doing it in the comfort of my own living room, and I have really enjoyed it!
This is the Yoga program that I am currently using at home to help keep my body leaner and help keep the stress levels down 🙂
17. DO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF EVERY DAY
Tracking your weight loss can really help you keep focused on the weight loss task on hand.
However, I strongly suggest you weight yourself a MAXIMUM of twice per week.
Doing this every day can lead to frustrations from mixed results on the scale. Your body will have some natural weight fluctuations on a daily basis, therefore a daily weight in will lead to some head-scratching results.
Weighing yourself ONCE or TWICE a week is the best way to go with this, which will allow you to see the consistent weight loss results when following a proper diet plan.
18. HEALTHY BREAKFAST
This is pretty straightforward……a healthy breakfast helps kick-start your day, engages your metabolism, and gives you the energy you need to last until lunch time!
Have you ever eaten a very sugary breakfast, only to end up an hour or so later experiencing a ‘sugar crash’? You end up feeling slightly irritated, foggy, and out of energy.
I used to skip eating breakfast at home and then grabbing a doughnut in the company lunchroom on my way into work. The doughnut tasted great…but was of course, very unhealthy. Even worse, I would get a sugar crash an hour or so later, and then end up hunting down a large cup of coffee, or maybe even a second doughnut.
BOOM! That is a recipe for an extremely sugary, fatty, morning!
You can check out my other article that explains in detail How Important Breakfast Is for Weight Loss. Eating a healthy breakfast every day is a crucial part of creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself.
19. TRY TO ELIMINATE PROCESSED FOODS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Processed foods are often high in UNHEALTHY fats, artificial ingredients, high in sugar, and hard on your digestive system.
Recent studies also explain that eating a lot of processed foods can increase your risk of developing cancer.
20. EAT LOTS OF FRUITS & VEGGIES
Eating the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables is beneficial in so many ways, including:
- Keeping your blood pressure regulated
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- Lowers the risk of optical (eye) problems
- Helps prevent cancer
- Helps reduce digestive problems (this is specifically good for those that suffer from IBS)
Dark leafy greens, brightly colored yellow, orange, and red vegetables provide high levels of nutrients and antioxidants.
TIP : Keep your fruit on a serving plate on the kitchen counter to help encourage the intake of them on a regular basis.
21. AVOID SODA & OTHER SUGARY DRINKS
Sugary drinks like soda and certain drink mix juices are very unhealthy. The levels of sugar are so high in these drinks that they can have adverse affects on your health.
The large amounts of sugar often can lead to a more fatty liver, extra fat cell production you’re your body (often in trouble areas like the tummy, thighs, and buttox), and also diabetes.
Sugary sodas can also become addictive – which can be disastrous for your health, depending on how many you consume, on a daily basis.
Check out this GREAT video that lists 9 INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU REPLACE ALL DRINKS WITH WATER.
22. LOVE YOURSELF & STAY POSITIVE
I know that self image and self confidence can be issues in today’s world, especially for women.
With the constant bombardment of the ‘perfect body’ in so many advertisements & magazines and TV Shows, it is becoming harder and harder for us to be happy about our bodies and looks.
It doesn’t matter what ethnicity, or what size you are , you are always DESERVING of LOVE!! Especially from yourself!!
Loving yourself, no matter what dress size you wear, is a very important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle – mentally and physically. If you feel good about yourself, you will have a much higher chance of losing weight & keeping it off.
Having a negative self-image is a top 3 reason why most diets fail.
If you find yourself struggling with your self image, I suggest you check out this article that lists a LOT of worksheets and activities that you can do to help give yourself the love you deserve!!
23. AVOID ALCOHOL, OR CONSUME IN MODERATION
I know its almost impossible to cut out alcohol completely, but reducing your alcohol intake will go a long way to helping you lose weight.
Consuming alcohol prevents your body from burning off fat in several ways, including:
- It has almost twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates
- People often make poor eating decisions when consuming alcohol (eating high fat foods & snacking)
- It hampers the rate of metabolism in your body while the alcohol is in your system & builds up fatty acids
Alcohol also dehydrates your body – and we know how important drinking water is to the body, so this is definitely a step in the WRONG direction when it comes to maintaining a healthy body.
24. TRY NOT TO EAT HIGH FAT OR HIGH CALORIE FOODS CLOSE TO BEDTIME
Eating food before bedtime ITSELF does not make you gain weight.
What makes people gain weight is eating a high calorie/high fat snack/meal before bedtime.
Our bodies gain weight when we intake more calories than we can burn off, no matter what time of day it is. But, our bodies don’t burn off a lot of calories when we are sleeping. So, we need to keep that in mind when choosing an evening snack or meal.
Eating later in the evening can also affect our sleep, which is a key part of being healthy. Consuming too much food can leave you feeling full, and that can affect the quality of sleep you get that night. Same goes with high sugar foods and caffeine laden drinks.
Our eating habits in the evening (close to bedtime) can also have negative effects in the forms of acid reflux, heartburn, and even diabetes.
25. PRE-PREP MEALS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
If you find that yourself short on time in the mornings (before you leave for work), try pre-prepping breakfast items the night before (where possible).
When we get super busy, we often make excuses like “Oh, I am too busy to make breakfast this morning, I will just stop and grab a coffee and muffin on the way to work”.
Unfortunately, that coffee and muffin will have more sugar and fat than 3 healthy breakfasts combined.
Same can be done for supper meals – maybe chopping the vegetables the night before can help save 10 minutes of work, and a lot of mess, to help making supper go smoother and faster.
26. MIX UP YOUR MEALS – MAINTAIN A GOOD VARIETY OF MEAL PLANS
Nothing can bring a good dietary plan to a halt faster than getting bored of eating the same foods over and over again.
Make sure you switch up your meal plans enough so that you don’t get sick of eating the same meals on a regular basis.
Like age old saying goes : “Variety is the spice of life!” 😊
27. DO YOU USE COOKING OILS ON A REGULAR BASIS??
If you use cooking oils on a regular basis, then be sure to do a little research about which cooking oils are the healthiest to use.
Here is a good article that explains which oils are healthiest, and when is the best application to use them.
28. CHEW YOUR FOOD MORE THOROUGHLY
Chewing your food more often (before swallowing each bite) can help burn calories at a faster rate.
The chewing activity itself burns more calories than a few chews followed by a swallow, and eating more slowly also helps increase the blood flow to the stomach and gut.
Those that eat slower also will benefit from a more precise time that the stomach feels full, which will result in less food being eaten during a meal (over-eating). This also helps immensely with maintaining a body weight level after weight loss.
29. EAT MORE FIBER
When it comes to losing weight, there are several people who have recommended increasing fiber to help with the weight loss process.
The results from studies on this aspect have produced mixed results, however there is evidence that fiber helps with digestion & increasing the length of time that you feel full after a meal or snack.
Also, fiber is a key part in maintaining digestive health and long term weight maintenance.
30. WATCH THE CONDIMENTS/DRESSINGS
Ketchup, BBQ sauce, salad dressings, and most other condiments are often high in sugar, fat, and other processed stuff.
By no means cut them out completely, I mean, how CAN you enjoy a good burger without ketchup, RIGHT??!! Just, try your best to limit these as much as possible.
Are you open to an ‘outside the box’ method to help you lose weight?
There are SEVERAL studies that have PROVEN that Hypnosis can help with weight loss. Especially when it comes to those who have tried diets, and failed.
Hypnosis (for weight loss purposes) aims to change the Neurochemistry in the brain to make you feel full and content after an appropriately sized healthy meal. It also helps reduce cravings for snacks in between meals.
Yale University, The University of Stanford, and The University of Connecticut have all performed extensive studies to test out this method of losing weight. The results of the tests were amazing!
The subjects who used ONLY the Hypnotherapy method lost more weight than 90% of the subjects that were in the control groups and were following popular diets to try and lose weight.
IF you are interested in finding out more about this method of weight loss, you can check out more information HERE.
I personally know a couple people who have successfully lost between 40 to 60 pounds in a couple months with this method!
Thank you very much for reading my article ” 31 TIPS : How To Lose 50 Pounds In 2 Months Without Exercise ” . I hope that I have provided you with some great information on how to start your weight loss journey!