How to Lose 40 Pounds in 3 Months


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'll 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)
  • Drink one Slim Fast Optima a day as a meal substitution. Alternate meals for variety.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Before lunch and dinner, have one cup of low calorie soup. This helps you become full faster and stay full longer.

  • Find meal recipes on to keep the variety.

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

  • Every morning do 4 strength training exercises. Alternate muscle groups. You can find strength training exercises at

  • 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! See Beachbody Reviews below for cardio programs to try!

  • Cardio should get your heart rate to what is called your "training heart rate". This is different for everyone. Go to to find yours.

  • 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.

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

  • Weigh yourself every Monday and document how much weight you've lost. This will keep you motivated!

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.

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