20 Pounds Weight Loss Secrets (few do consistently)


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Are you ready to lose 20 pounds?

You may have already trawled through the internet looking for advice, but I hope to add a new perspective on what it takes to achieve a 20-pound weight loss.

Many people believe that you have to starve yourself, but that may be holding you back.

If you're struggling with your perfect diet but only to find you lost no weight, plateaued, or even gained a pound, then this is the article for you.

Ready to dive into a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into losing 20 pounds?

Check out my 9 Clever Ways to Drink More Water for Consistent Weight Loss

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Always Remember to drink water at the right time!

If you've been finding yourself not losing a pound, you may want to drink more water.

Ask yourself, “Why do I think I can’t lose weight?” and who benefits from the thought?

Drinking water is no surprise to any of us but when to drink it is the key. No one ever seems to tell you this. You see folks in the gym carrying around 2 gallons containers. You see yourself drinking and drinking and drinking water all day long.  It the end, you’re still starving, running to the bathroom, and still, the scale says, “No weight loss”.

Hint: I have another post on Simple Math, Simple Weight Loss.  You can grab it here.

20-Pound Weight Loss Success

I am happy to say that most patients have achieved a 20-pound weight loss, and their routine directly influences their ability to get this done quickly and efficiently. 

A day in their lives look a little like this:

  • Morning: They wake up and drink the 8 ounces of water that is sitting by their beds. Most of my patients were dehydrated when they woke up in the morning. This first glass not only rehydrates them but give them an energy boost.
  • Noon: Only AFTER eating lunch do they drink another 8 ounce glass of water. If you drink water before a meal, you will fill up with water and not eat your nutritious meal. This leaves you feeling hungry a few hours later.
  • Evening: Only AFTER dinner do they drink another 8 ounces of water. When you only drink water AFTER a meal, it helps to push the food through your digestive tract, leaving you will a healthier gut.

How is your routine serving you?

Don't be afraid to change it up.

Losing weight is about trying different and new approaches so your body’s metabolism doesn’t get “stuck” on one set point.  Shake it up! Variation avoids plateauing your weight.

Have you ever noticed that you step on the scale after dieting for 3 great days only to find you’re still at the same weight?  And then another time you step on the scale after cheating on your diet and your lost 3 pounds?  What happened?  It really depends on water intake!

So don’t forget the water as it always works on the 20 pounds you want off your body.

Some Advice from Johns Hopkins®

I like to shake it up with info from all over the web. Johns Hopkins® says “water can help with weight loss in a variety of ways. It may suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism, and make exercise easier and more efficient, all of which could contribute to results on the scale.”

For more great tips like this, check out Yes, drinking more water may help you lose weight.

Never drink 2 gallons of water.

Your grandma means well when she says, “Drink water for better health", but it's another thing when too much leads to health issues.

Instead, look for experts like Johns Hopkins® for guidance. Safely, you could drink 64 ounces of water a day. If you want to drink more, you should check with your doctor as too much water intake can have adverse effects on your medications and overall health.

When you're running out of steam working on losing those 20 pounds, this quote from Jenna Wolfe may spur you on:

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."

You need discipline to lose 20 pounds

Now, just because you currently don't have the willpower to drink 8 glasses of water a day, doesn't mean you can't lose 20 pounds.

This does mean you need to put in the effort before you can feel the difference, but I believe in you and am here to support you every step of the way.

Let's be specific in planning how you can lose these 20 pounds.
  • Step #1 – Step on the scale every day. This keeps you mindful (mindfulness) of your eating choices.
  • Step #2 – set aside the 64 ounces you are going to drink throughout the day. Make sure 8 are first thing in the morning. Keep 8 ounces out to wash down the food after lunch, and another 8 ounces to drink after supper.
  • Step #3 – Put the last 3 8-ounce glasses in before you do something you want to do.

For example, if you want a Diet Coke, then drink 8 ounces of water before you do that.  You want to leave work and go home, then drink the 8 ounces before you leave. You want to buy that new shirt, then drink 8 ounces before you buy it.

You’ll get those extra 3 glasses of water in before you know it.

Because I know how important it is to drink your water every day, I put together this free (really free!) “9 Hacks to Drink More Water Hacks for Consistent Weight Loss” for you. Use it to see how the weight comes off and lose those 20 pounds.

And I also give you the 9 facts on how water makes you lose weight, scientically proven

Click here to download 9 Clever Ways to Drink More Water for Consistent Weight Loss

Wrapping it up! 

So drinking water has numerous positive effects on weight loss. People who neglect this serious weight loss secret find it difficult and frustrating to lose a pound only to gain it back the next day.  It is called yo-yo weight. Water secures your weight loss.

Did you follow all of drinking water when you wake up and drinking 8 ounces before a meal from this post?

You are well on your way to losing the weight.

Remember, you can download my Simple Math, Easy Weight Loss Guide for other tips and tricks to help you lose 20 pounds right here.

Click here to download 9 Ways Water Helps you Lose 20 Pounds  Consistently

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I hope this post has been helpful! I know it sounds so simple but you would be shocked at how many people just ignore "good ol' common sense" because they want to try "new & improved". 

Any questions? Comment below or shoot me an email at PatientBest.com.

About the Author

Do you feel frustrated with your medical care? Do doctors spend 5 minutes with you, push you out of the office, with you wondering what's going to happen? Does your insurance deny paying? You're not alone. I'm frustrated, too. This is a growing trend in healthcare. Having seen pre-insurance medicine (yes, my dad was an old country doctor), I grew up watching him spend time with his patients, giving them the best care he had to offer. I saw families trust him to help them through hospitalizations and the next crisis. As a patient advocate, my job is to see that you get the right diagnosis, the right treatment plans, and the right supplies and education to make good decisions about your health. More importantly, I will teach you the tricks of the healthcare trade. We need more healthcare consumer protection, especially for chronic illnesses like diabetes. This is what I am passionate about. I make it happen every day with thousands of patients who now know what I know about beating the healthcare system and getting the best patient care...Patient Best.

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