How to Lose 20 Pounds in 30 Days

Girl Pink Weight LossIf you are reading this, then I already know something about you: You want find a fitness program to lose weight, burn fat and look lean. Maybe you want to get that six-pack you’ve always dreamed of or finally fit back into your wedding dress, look great in a swimsuit, or just plain feel better.

Whatever the goal, you are certainly not alone. Most people in this world know what it’s like to live with extra body weight.

And there are several roadblocks that can keep you from seeing results. You may have already tried dieting, eating less and exercising more and still not lost weight like you know you should have. If that’s the case these are the most common things that can get in the way:

  • Thyroid issues
  • Leaky Gut
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Cellular Toxicity
  • Candida
  • Lack of Motivation and Time

The good news is I have developed a comprehensive, all-natural plan and home workout video to help you burn the belly fat, lose the love handles, melt your muffin top and banish cellulite fast!

There are 3 keys on how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days:

  1. Remove the metabolism death foods
  2. Eat the 4 fat burning foods daily
  3. Do Interval exercise 3x a week
  4. Take 3 important supplements

Metabolism DEATH Foods

There are 3 main foods that can absolutely ruin your weight loss efforts. I call these the metabolism death foods. You will want to remove and replace this foods with healthy alternatives if you want to see quick results.

Brown and white cane sugar cubes isolated.Processed Sugar – Contrary to popular belief, fat isn’t the first thing that will make you fat, it’s consuming too much sugar. Also, sugar can be hidden under names like: corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, juice concentrate, maltodextrin, raw sugar and brown sugar.

These sugars can often be hidden in things that sound like health foods including: fruit juice, granola bars, dressings and protein bars.

What to do instead: All of these types of sugar you will want to eliminate and replace with green stevia and raw honey but even both of these in moderation.

Caution Tape Wrapped Around Whole GrainsWhole Grains – I know it may seem like “whole grains” like wheat bread are healthy but most are far from helping your metabolism. Three of the main compounds in grains such as wheat include gluten, starch and phytic acid all of which can cause issues. Gluten causes inflammation, starch turns into sugar quickly and phytic acid binds to minerals so you are not really getting many nutrients when you consume whole grains.

What to do instead: Better fat burning tips are replacing your daily intake of grains with fruits and vegetables or consuming up to 1 piece daily of a sprouted grain bread or sourdough. When it comes to using flour switch to coconut flour it’s the perfect flour for fat loss.

whole canola oil bottleCanola or Vegetable Oils – If you use canola oil or other vegetable oils it’s sure to slow down your fat loss and cause you to store unwanted body fat. They hydrogenated oils that are genetically modified (GMO) cause inflammation throughout your body, cellular toxicity and are high in calories.

What to do instead: Replace all vegetables oils with coconut oil and grass-fed butter to promote more rapid fat loss.

The Metabolism REVIVING Foods

Once you’ve removed the metabolism death foods it’s time to revive your metabolism with the right type of foods. Here are the top 4 to help you master your metabolism and burn fat fast!

Grilled chicken breast with vegetablesWild Protein – If you want to turn your body into a fat burning furnace you’re going to need to eat plenty of quality protein. Proteins are the building blocks of muscles which support a healthy metabolism. 

Also, protein is the least likely macronutrient to be stored as fat. Aim to get between .5 to 1g of protein per pound of body weight a day. For example if you weight 150 pounds shoot for around 80-100g of protein a day.

What to eat: grass-fed beef, organic chicken, free-range eggs, wild caught fish like salmon, lamb, venison and bone broth are some of the best foods high in protein.

fresh coconut oilCoconut – Coconuts contain MCFA’s (medium chain fatty acids) a type of healthy fat your body can easily burn for energy. You will want to replace most other sources of fat and oils with things like coconut oil. If you want to know how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days, this is a great start.

What to eat: coconut oil for cooking, coconut milk in your morning smoothie and coconut flour can replace other flours when baking.

 

Bowls of whole and ground flax seed or linseedSprouted seeds – Seeds that have been sprouted like flaxseeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds are loaded with healthy fiber that can support your fat loss efforts. Also, they are high in protein and contain omega-3 fats which can help your metabolism.

What to eat: use chia, flax or hemp seeds in your morning smoothie and you can use them in baking.

Green BroccoliNutrient Dense Vegetables – If you’re going to lose those unwanted pounds you not only need to be aware of your calories but also focus on getting more nutrients. Vegetables are your highest source of vitamins and minerals which regulate metabolic function and support organs like you’re thyroid.

What to eat: Some of the most nutrient dense include green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables. My favorites are kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots. Steamed, sautéed and cooked in coconut oil are all great choices.

Here is what a sample days eating plan would look like:

coconut berry Smoothie with berries around it

Breakfast: Coconut Berry Smoothie

1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup berries
1 scoop grass-fed protein
1 tbsp sprouted flaxmeal
1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

 

glass bowl of Salad and oil on the side

Lunch: Greek Salad

1 sliced chicken breast
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 tomato sliced
1 oz goat cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

grilled salmon with broccoli and cauliflower on white plateDinner: Organic Meat (bison burger, salmon, chicken)
6-8oz organic meat
1 serving sautéed kale
1 serving sautéed broccoli

They key is have protein, fiber and healthy fat every meal.  Also, when consuming carbohydrates like fruit it’s better to have them in the morning and around workouts.

Exercise Less To Lose More Weight

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If you want to break through a weight loss plateau and jumpstart your metabolism then there is not better type of exercise than burst training and Tabata.

This type of exercise can help you lose 3-9x more body fat than traditional cardio and causes an after burn effect in your body so you keep burning fat the next 36 hours!

In order to burn fat fast I recommend doing burst training 3-4 days a week for between 20 to 40 minutes.

You can sign up for a free burst training video here: burstfit.com

Here is an example of a 4 minute Tabata with 40 seconds of burst exercise and then 20 seconds of rest:

  • Sprint on spin bike // Rest
  • Fast Pushups // Rest
  • Pulsing squats with shoulder press // Rest
  • Sprint on spin bike // Rest
  • Squat thrusts // Rest
  • Plank Walk (spider walk) // Rest
  • Sprint on spin bike // Rest
  • Lunges with shoulder press // Rest

Repeat 2-3x

Top Supplements For Fat Loss

whey protein concentrate powder in a wooden spoon1. Grass-Fed Protein Powder 



Protein is essential for building lean muscle and supporting a healthy metabolism, and is one of the top supplements for fat loss. The best protein powders available are organic whey protein and collagen protein.

 Whey is the fastest acting protein so it’s great right before or after a workout and collagen is the most easily digested protein, and can help heal your body in addition to helping your metabolism. 
 Take 1-2 scoops daily.



Hawaiian spirulina powder spilling of a plastic measuring scoop,2. Green Superfood Powder

Quality greens powders contain fat burning compounds like green tea, green coffee and rhodiola that can boost your metabolism. Also, they contain green foods like chlorella, wheat grass juice and kale that can improve your energy and help give you a better workout.

 Take 1 scoop before or after exercise.

Omega 3 Capsules3. Fish Oil with Vitamin D

Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA. These healthy fats reduce inflammation and support muscle synthesis. 

Vitamin D is a vitamin and pro-hormone which can help balance hormones which aids in fat loss.

 Take 1,000mg daily of fish oil daily and 2,000mg vitamin D3.

It’s as simple as that. Follow my burst training video and burn fat fast. If you enjoyed this article and want an even more in-depth program with detailed exercise and meal plans and fat burning tips then check out my program hereBurstFit Complete Home-Workout

 

Dr. Axe

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