4 Amazing Ways to Lose* 10 Pounds in the Next 7 Days

Ways to Lose 10 Pounds in the Next 7 Days
Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.
 

Losing weight is never an easy task. There are so may “fad” diets out there that promise the world but all you get at the end of it all is a feeling a disappointment, failure, usually extra weight and to top it all off you were starving the entire time. Weight loss* needs to be done the correct way, calorie reduction*, exercise and good hydration. You can still shake the excess weight quickly but you will feel more energized and most of all you will actually feel like you have lost the weight. Weight loss* is changing your lifestyle, you cannot diet madly for a week and then return to your normal eating habits. That is a sure way of gaining more than you originally had to lose* and depriving your body of proper nutrition.

Shake The Excess 10 Pounds With Healthy Eating and Exercise and Keep It Off!

1. Food Options and Choices

The secret to weight loss* is to burn more calories in a day than what you eat. Make healthy choices that will boost* your energy levels and will not leave you feeling starving for food. In order to lose* 10 pounds in 7 days, you will need to burn about 5000 more calories than what you eat each day. During normal daily activity, a normal person will burn about 2000 calories so you can see that additional exercise is necessary. Studies show that making the right eating choices and exercising will reduce* your weight.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Cliché I know but very, very true. Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast have a higher BMI than those who do not. Oats cereals or scrambled eggs are sufficient and healthy. Try to avoid heavy and oily foods for breakfast. Kick start your day in a healthy way.

Lean proteins are wonderful snacks to maintain energy level but at the same time keep you feeling full for longer so you won’t have the urge to grab at those unhealthy snacks. Enjoy your meals and snacks at 4/5 hour intervals to maintain your sugar levels and this will assist you in avoiding overeating or eating the wrong things.

Refined carbohydrates are an absolute no-no when on a weight loss* mission. They do not keep you full for any length of time as they are absorbed by your body quickly. They are also of no nutritional value to you whatsoever so steer clear.

Food Options and Choices

Complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber and provide loads of nutrition. They are digested by the body and released into the blood at a slower rate to assist with blood sugar and energy levels.

Avoid fast foods completely. They are loaded with salts and sugars which will have you ballooning way past your original weight. They have no nutritional value to your body.
If you are adamant to reach your goal of 10 pounds in 7 days, then resist the temptation and reach for a carrot stick instead.

Eat smaller meals more often. We often eat past the point of being full and this is a fast track to weight gain. Serve smaller portions using smaller dishes. You will feel you are eating a full meal as before and you will find that you are full by the end of it. Eating more often jolts your metabolism into gear and you will find you are fuller for longer so no sneaky trips to the cookie cupboard. With your metabolism working, you will experience the weight loss* you want.

Select your food options wisely, lighter versions of items as well as low GI and medium GI products are always the best choice. You can still enjoy tasty meals (sometimes even tastier) and you will enjoy them, even more, knowing you are not piling on the pounds.

2. Stay Hydrated For A Healthier, Lighter You

Stay Hydrated For A Healthier

Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water keeps you hydrated and helps digestion.

Water has zero calories so you can enjoy it plentifully. Drinking water will keep you feeling full for longer periods and you can use it in between meals to keep your hunger at bay. There are many times when our bodies are actually craving water and we mistake it for hunger. Feel the pangs, drink a nice cold glass of water first before snacking.

If you tire of water you can select another low-calorie option for a change. There are many varieties on the market these days. Green tea is an excellent choice that has no calorie count and is also rich in antioxidants. Of course, avoid sweetening the green tea with sugar as this is countering the goodness of the tea.

There are numerous studies which reveal the importance of water in our daily diets and the effects on weight loss* as well as health.

Make sure that the drinks you consume do not contain calories. Read the labels carefully. Liquid calories found in many drinks and in alcoholic drinks add up very quickly.

3. Exercise Your Way to 10 Pounds Lighter in 7 Days

Regular physical activity must be included in your daily program. Remember you need to burn off 5000 calories more than you eat each day. There are a large variety of activities you can choose from which will help you burn those calories. Compound exercises, cardio work, walking, dancing, swimming, weight training, and cross fit as well as perhaps taking part in a sport which you enjoy.

4. Sleep Is King!

Sleep Is King

Sleep is definitely something that everyone needs every day. Get a decent night sleep, while you are asleep, you are not eating. The later you stay up the more chance there is that you will be snacking. Eating late at night also affects your quality of sleep. Eating cookies or chocolate late at night boost* your sugar levels when your brain and body need to rest.

Conclusion

These tips are absolutely foolproof if followed honestly and with dedication. If you want to drop 10 pounds in 7 days, this is the route to go. Fad diets will leave you feeling, tired, unhealthy, hungry and at your wits end when results are waning. Go the healthy route and be sure to keep those 10 pounds off.

References

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15651909
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/

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