According to Women’s Health, the most effective way to lose weight is to combine muscle-maintaining exercises with a reduced calorie intake. A technique involving a resistance exercise done very slowly along with an altered diet and lifestyle changes can help a person lose 2 stone in 2 months.
Women’s Health suggests standing upright with arms straight with a dumbbell in each hand resting against the thighs. Raise the weights to the shoulders through a bicep curl to begin the exercise. Next, take 10 to 20 seconds to lower the dumbbells to the thighs in a very slow and fluid motion. The dumbbells should then be lifted very slowly to the shoulders without pausing within 10 to 30 seconds. The final motion involves lowering the weights back to the thighs in a slow motion to increase the effectiveness. One and a half reps of this lift supply the same workout as working out for more than an hour, and days are needed for the body to recover. A person looking to lose weight at a faster pace should apply these tactics to his entire weight training workout.
Women’s Health also states that along with the workout, lifestyle changes are needed to lose a large amount of pounds in a month. Drink large amounts of cold water throughout the day to burn calories and alleviate hunger urges, walk at night and follow a meal plan composed of 50 percent carbohydrates, 25 percent fat and 25 percent protein to encourage accelerated weight loss.