When the new year approaches, many people get motivated to lose weight and live healthier. There are those who only want to lose 15 to 20 vanity pounds, and there are others who want to lose much more than that. It will, of course, take a lot more work to lose over a hundred pounds in a short time, but it can be done with enough discipline and motivation. With these steps, you may be able to lose over a hundred pounds by spring time.
Talk to your doctor. You must make sure you doctor thinks it safe for you to lose this significant amounts of weight. This is extremely important if you haven't exercised in awhile, if you have any health problems or if you are elderly or pregnant..
Start eating smaller portions. Eat five to six small meals a day. According to the Family Doctor staff, you should try to eat 1 to 2 cups of vegetables and fruits, 1 to 2 ounces of meat, and 2 to 3 ounces of whole grains at meals. Since you want to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time, you must eliminate foods high in calories and fat altogether. That means that there is no having even one slice of pizza at dinner on a Saturday night.
Make exercise your life. You will not be able to lose this amount of weight quickly if you don't incorporate intense exercise into your daily life. That means you must exercise 5 to 6 days a week for about 2 to 3 hours. Get on a treadmill or stationary bike right after you wake up in the morning, and do another session later in the evening. Also, incorporate activities you enjoy such as swimming or walking your dog into your daily exercise time.
Use weight-loss drugs. According to the Mayo Clinic staff, weight-loss drugs are for those who have a body mass index greater than 30, and those who have health problems due to their obesity.