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How can you lose 60 pounds in 6 months?

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To lose 60 pounds in six months, evaluate your current eating habits, and change them by adding lean protein, raw vegetables, fresh fruit and whole grains to your diet. Exercise at least three times a week, including cardio, resistance and interval workouts.

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  1. Keep a food diary

    Start by keeping a food diary. Log everything you eat for a week, including portions, calories and time of day. Continue the food diary once you start your weight loss regimen to keep track of your diet.

  2. Evaluate your food intake

    Evaluate your food diary for problem eating habits. Look for habits such as consuming empty calories, eating late or lack of portion control.

  3. Eliminate refined sugar and flour from your diet

    Refined sugar and flour typically come in foods with empty calories. Replace them with whole grain foods.

  4. Eat lean protein at every meal

    Change your diet to include lean cuts of meat, seafood and eggs enriched with omega-3 fatty acids.

  5. Add raw vegetables to lunch, dinner and snacks

    Change your lunch and dinner menus to include raw or steamed vegetables. Eat raw vegetables such as baby carrots or sugar snap peas as snacks.

  6. Add fresh fruit to breakfast and snacks

    Eat a piece of fresh fruit with breakfast and for a snack.

  7. Drink water

    Drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily.

  8. Get cardio exercise

    Do at least 30 minutes of cardio three to four times a week. Try exercises such as kickboxing, running or aerobics.

  9. Add resistance exercise

    At least three times a week, lift weights, do yoga or participate in another resistance exercise.

  10. Include interval training

    At least once a week, replace a workout with interval training. Exercise at a low pace for a set time broken up with high intensity exercise for short bursts.

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