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The science behind losing weight: how to lose 10 pounds in just 2 months

When people contemplate weight loss, they often envision a simple formula: broccoli rice and chicken. With all the misinformation and fake quick-fix solutions, it often times seems more complicated than it actually is. In reality, the solution lies in a straightforward approach firmly grounded in scientific principles and a touch of mathematics. By harnessing the power of thermodynamics, you can attain your weight loss objectives quicker than ever before !


You really don't have to eat this.. well.. you may need to sometimes.

Broccoli in a white plate

With this, maintaining abs year-round has become a true child's game and it's not due to exceptional genetics or mere luck. Instead, I attribute my success to the pure mathematics behind my approach.


Now, let's shed those extra pounds and kick off the year with a fresh start, impressing both yourself and your loved ones.


Angelo Corbelli Working out


Invest in a food scale


The first step in your weight loss journey is akin to being financially savvy: invest in a food scale. Just as tracking every dollar ensures financial health, monitoring every gram of food that enters your body is crucial for weight loss. Understanding and controlling portion sizes is key. It's not just about what you eat, but how much of it you consume.


According to Kristen A. Carter MS, in her article on Psychology Today titled "Why We Underestimate What We Eat," she states, "Most people underreport how much they eat and underestimate calorie intake by 20 to 50 percent, making it harder to maintain a healthy weight."


By being acutely aware of both the quality and quantity of your food intake, you essentially create a weekly report for your body. Much like in business where you regularly review financial reports to assess your financial health, keeping tabs on your food consumption allows you to do the same for your physical health. If you find that you're not losing weight as expected, you can refer to this "weekly report" to pinpoint where adjustments are needed. Similarly, if your goal is to gain weight or build muscle, this report will help you identify the necessary changes to achieve those objectives.


In essence, investing in a food scale empowers you to take charge of your nutrition, just as meticulous financial tracking empowers you to manage your finances effectively.


Calories in, calories out

Weight loss can be distilled into a fundamental formula: calories in versus calories out. It's a simple yet powerful concept based on the law of thermodynamics. If your body burns 2,500 calories a day but you only consume 2,000 you create a calorie deficit, leading to fat loss. This process is as reliable as any physical law.


"Classical thermodynamics ... is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced ... will never be overthrown." – Albert Einstein

USE Calorie counting apps


Consider calorie counting apps as your dietary bank account.


In today's digital age, several innovative apps have emerged that can assist you in budgeting your calorie intake, much like you would manage your finances. Just as responsible financial planning involves tracking every dollar, monitoring your calorie consumption is the number one thing you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.


The concept is straightforward: you set a daily calorie budget tailored to your goals, whether it's losing weight, maintaining your current weight, or even building muscle. Staying within this calorie budget is literally the same as sticking to a financial plan, and it's the key to successful weight management. If you find yourself consistently exceeding your calorie limit, these apps can suggest compensatory activities like cardio workouts, essentially helping you "work off" any caloric overdraft you may have incurred.


My personal favorite is MyFitnessPal it's not only completely free but also incredibly user-friendly and intuitive.





STAY ACTIVE: Earn more to spend more


Being physically active is like increasing your income in the weight loss economy. The more active you are, the more calories you burn - effectively increasing your "calorie income." This allows you more flexibility in your diet, making the weight loss process more enjoyable and sustainable.


It's important to note that you don't have to engage in strenuous workouts to make a difference. Simple adjustments to your daily routine can add up over time. For instance, parking your car a bit further from your destination and choosing to walk those extra steps can contribute to increased calorie expenditure. Similarly, incorporating incline treadmill walking into your fitness routine can help you burn more calories without the need for intense effort. These seemingly small efforts, like prudent investments in finance, accumulate and have a substantial impact in the long run.


THERE are no magic pills


In the world of weight loss, there are no magic pills or shortcuts that can replace the effectiveness of calorie counting. Supplements and fad diets might promise quick results, but they cannot replicate the results of diligent calorie management.



Protein pancakes

My usual pancake breakfast



One of the most liberating aspects of this approach is the flexibility it offers. When you count your calories accurately, you can enjoy a variety of foods, including those traditionally seen as "unhealthy" like the pancakes above. As long as they fit into your calorie budget. This approach allows for a sustainable lifestyle change, not just a temporary diet.


CONCLUSION


Losing 10lbs in 2 months is a challenging yet achievable goal if approached with the right mindset and tools. By understanding and applying these principles, you can embark on a weight loss journey that is both effective and enjoyable. Remember, it's not just about the food you eat, but how you manage it that leads to lasting change.


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Welcome to the blog, Angelo Corbelli is a Mechanical Engineering student at FIU with a passion for the aerospace industry as well as health and fitness.

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