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How can 15 pounds be lost in two months?

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Fifteen lbs. can be easily lost in 2 months by making dietary changes and exercising moderately every day, as stated by WebMD. An individual who consumes approximately 1,050 to 1,200 calories every day and participates in at least an hour of moderate exercise can easily lose 3 to 5 lbs. in the first week, and 1 to 2 lbs. or more in the following weeks. Those who weigh more than 250 lbs. could easily lose a lot more since the majority of the weight that is lost will be due to fluid retention.

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To lose 15 lbs. in just 2 months, it is important to restrict portion size when eating and to be more self-aware of the type of foods being consumed. Switching from a high-calorie diet to a low-calorie diet, and focusing on consuming more vegetables, fruits and lean proteins rather than starches, carbohydrates and fatty tissues is essential. Also, it is important to drink plenty of water and avoid skipping meals to keep the body's metabolism going.

Exercising in moderate amounts every day can also help burn off excess calories, keeping in mind that an individual needs to burn off more than 3,500 calories in order to lose a pound. Approximately 150 to 300 minutes of aerobic exercise is needed each week, and it is also important to participate in strength training exercises at least twice a week, as stated by Mayo Clinic.

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