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How to Lose 40 lbs in 3 Months

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 1 1

Are you more than 40 pounds overweight and want it off? Don't worry, you are not alone. Many people struggle with their weight. I have found a proven way to lose the weight and keep it off in just 3 months! Lose 40 pounds in 3 months? Yes!

Things You Will Need

  • Slim Fast Optima
  • Low Calorie Soups
  • Salad
  • Low Calorie Salad Dressing
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Turkey Breasts
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Low Calorie Yogurt
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Elliptical Machine or Gym Membership (Not needed)

Step 1

Drink one Slim Fast Optima a day as a meal substitution. Alternate meals for variety. You can drink other Slim Fast varieties but Optima is best to lose 40 lbs in 3 months.

Step 2

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled, scrambled, or poached eggs and 3 slices of Turkey Bacon. OR Breakfast smoothie using skim milk, low calorie yogurt and your favorite fruit.

Step 3

Lunch: Salad with low calorie salad dressing. Use only about 2 tablespoons of dressing, remember you want to lose 40 lbs in 3 months! Add baked chicken breast or baked turkey breast.

Step 4

Dinner: Baked chicken breast, baked salmon or baked turkey breasts with steamed vegetables.

Step 5

Before lunch and dinner, have one cup of low calorie soup. This helps you become full faster and stay full longer. Being full longer is key to lose 40 lbs in 3 months.

Step 6

Only drink water and no calorie drinks. No sodas or juice.

Step 7

Every morning do 4 strength training exercises. Alternate muscle groups. I used the Turbulence Training Program.

Step 8

30 minutes after lunch, do cardio for 30 minutes during month 1. On Month 2, do 45 minutes of cardio. Month 3 - 1 hour of cardio. You must do cardio to lose 40 lbs in 3 months!

Step 9

Cardio should get your heart rate to what is called your "training heart rate". This is different for everyone. You can find your target heart rate here.

Step 10

Cardio exercises can be jogging, using an elliptical machine, dancing or following a workout video. Change it frequently to keep your body changing and to keep you from being bored. This is a very important step to lose 40 lbs in 3 months.

Step 11

Sunday is your cheat day. Eat whatever you want on Sunday and do not workout.

Step 12

Weigh yourself every Monday and document how much weight you've lost. This will keep you motivated and you will lose 40 lbs in 3 months!


Tips & Warnings

  • Keep a journal or blog about your journey. Keep track of your weight here.
  • Tell everyone about your plans.
  • Consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise plan.



Sep 11, 2009 11:29am
Great step by step to lose weight with the diet menu plans too.TX
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