Do you want to know the secret to losing up to 10 pounds 7 days from now? No, no magic pills or body wraps or even juice cleanses.
All you need to do adjust your eating habits and sacrifice some things in the short term, and you’ll achieve the results you want in the time frame you give yourself.
This post will not push you to do a certain diet rather it will just help you pick the exercise and eating strategies that can suit your lifestyle!
Pick one, pick two or pick three changes. Be consistent with them and you’ll see yourself lose 10 pounds by next week. Let’s get going, shall we?
1. Just drink water
Maybe with the exception of coffee (but make it black if you really need to). Seriously, water is all you should be drinking.
If you opt to drink fruit juices, light beer or even energy drinks, you’ll consume additional calories that you’ll have to work harder to get rid of.
Additionally, any 100 calorie drink that you drink will not satisfy you if you’re hungry. And get this, because they also have high percentage of carbohydrates and sodium in them, they will puff you out and make you retain water—a.ka. bloat.
So, stick to water and you’ll lose weight.
2. Cut out pasta and bread.
For the next 7 days, cut out pasta and bread. You’ll instantly feel lighter because these foods can add on pounds really quick if you eat too much (and believe me, EVERYONE always overeats pasta and bread).
Pasta and bread are also digested quickly which just leaves you hungry and you’ll probably eat again quickly soon after your meal.
3. Have sex every night (with you on top!)
If you are on top every night when you have sex with your partner, chances are you’ll torch a lot of calories as you’re in total control of your body movements. Whatever position you choose whether it be reverse cowgirl or plainly girl on top, you will end up burning fat in the process.
4. Do Push-ups and Lunges every single day.
If you want a toned and slim appearance, get on your hands and feet and do lunges and pushups. Do 3 sets of 12 repetitions of each exercise.
Lunges target thighs, hips and butt and push-ups take care of the upper body.
5. Get more sleep.
When you sleep for at least 8 hours a day, you’ll less likely to reach for that chocolate cake for dessert. Without sufficient sleep, your hunger hormone Ghrelin spikes up, causing you to be hungry throughout the day.
When you get enough sleep, you’ll have more energy to tackle your day including the 36 lunges and pushups you have to do.
6. Cut out one bad food habit.
Wait, before you say you don’t have one, stop. Every person (all the ones I know) has at least one food kryptonite. Mine is the Coke slushies from 7-Eleven. You don’t even want to know how many calories is in one of those!
If you can cut out one bad food habit for good, you’ll be cutting back that many more calories. And if you cut them off beyond 7 days, then imagine the possibility of long-term weight loss!
7. Eat salmon.
Eat it for lunch, eat it for dinner. Salmon is the perfect protein. It has the right amount of fat content to build muscles and tone your body. It even gives you a healthy glow and smoother skin at the end of the day.
8. Walk 30 minutes a day.
Rain, shine or snow, make it a habit to go for a brisk 30 minute walk every single day. You can do it after dinner, before dinner or anytime you like, but walk for the full 30 minutes.
A recent study showed that a group of women who walked for 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks lost on average 23% more weight than another group of women who were on the same diet but did not walk at all.