Drop That Lockdown Weight: How to Lose 30 Pounds in 3 Months

Now that the lockdown is over, are you ready to shed that extra weight? Click here to know how to lose 30 pounds in 3 months (and keep the weight off).

Are you worried about gaining a lot of weight during the COVID-19 quarantine? You’re not the only one. Many people are locked at home, which makes snacking irresistible. And it can be difficult to get back on track after you have been living a sedentary lifestyle for a long period of time (like, for example, quarantine).

Let’s go through some healthy and safe ways to help you lose 30 pounds in 3 months.

Cut Back on Certain Foods

There are some food items that cutting out can really help you reduce your weight quicker. For example, cutting out foods that are heavy in sodium can make a huge difference in your weight loss journey. You should also be trying to cut out any processed foods.

Here are some other foods you should probably stay away from over the course of your weight loss journey:

  • White breads
  • Potato chips
  • Sugary fruit juices
  • Chocolate bars
  • Canned foods
  • Cereals with added sugar
  • Instant ramen
  • Tilefish
  • Salami and other cured meats
  • Hot dogs and other processed meats
  • Foods that contain artificial dyes

These are just a few of the foods you may want to stay away from during the course of your weight loss journey. However, you also don’t want to be depriving yourself! Variety is the spice of life, so make sure that you experiment with different types of healthier food items, such as fruits and vegetables.

There are plenty of exciting recipes you can try out online, for people of all skill levels, so there should be no reason that you don’t still have plenty of exciting things to snack on.

Make Sure You Work Out

Getting plenty of exercise is a really important part of weight loss. And, getting enough exercise during quarantine can be a hassle and a half. But once the world opens up again, it’ll become a lot easier to get exercise on the regular again.

So, in the meantime, you should start planning out an exercise routine that will work for you. You need to be careful about your abilities, and pick workouts that will help you get the results that you are looking for.

You can look into a wide variety of different workouts that may suit your lifestyle. For example, if you’re simply looking to lose weight, you may want to stick with a more cardio-heavy exercise routine plan. 

Stay Hydrated

You’ve almost certainly heard this before, but drinking plenty of water is a really important part of losing weight. Drinking water helps you feel full for longer, stops you from feeling hungry, and it also helps prevent the dangers of dehydration.

At the same time, drinking water also keeps your skin looking clear, your brain working, and helps improve your health overall. You should aim to drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day, as recommended by health authorities.

Do The Keto Diet

You’ve probably heard a lot about the keto diet in the last few years, but if it is a good fit for your health and lifestyle it can really significantly help you lose weight quickly.

A keto (ketogenic) diet is one that involves eating a diet that’s high in fats and lower in carbohydrates. The diet aims to put your body into ketosis, when it can turn fats into ketones and burn fats you consume more quickly. Keto diets are also thought to be beneficial for people with certain health conditions, like diabetes.

There are several variations of the keto diet, which you can choose from depending on your health and fitness needs. They are:

  • High protein ketogenic diets
  • The normal or standard ketogenic diets
  • Targeted ketogenic diets
  • Cyclical ketogenic diets
  • Very low carb ketogenic diets
  • Well formulated ketogenic diets

All versions of the keto diet require you to eat fat at every meal of the day. That means that it is a diet that’s high in foods like meat, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, cheese and other related dairy products, and nuts and the like. If you are particularly sensitive to any of these foods, then the keto diet may not be an ideal fit for your body.

Keto diets may not be doable for everyone. Some personal choices or pre-existing conditions may prevent you from being able to stick to a keto diet. That’s why it’s important to consult with a doctor or other healthcare professional when you make a major change to your diet or lifestyle.

Try Army Gymnastics

Are you bored of the usual workout routines? Well, an Army Gymnastics workout may be a routine that you can stick with throughout your weight loss journey and even afterwards!

Army Gymnastics offers online routines in calisthenics so you can try out different exercises in the privacy of your very own home. Army Gymnastics may be a good option for you to try out when you are looking to mix up your workout routine before, during, and after quarantine. 

Lose 30 Pounds in 3 Months (That’s the Goal, at Least!)

You may aim to lose 30 pounds in 3 months, but that may not be realistic for your body and lifestyle — it may not even be healthy. Try not to stress too much about the numbers, and worry more about how you feel in your skin.

The above tips will help you get back to your normal routine (but it may take a little bit longer than 3 months). But, they’ll also help you keep the excess weight off!

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