If you want to get rid of 10 pounds of surplus weight, then you should continue reading this article! Very often, people think that going on a diet means starving out and following a strict regime, however, this is merely a misconception since there is an abundance of healthy diets. Losing 10 pounds, especially in a short amount of time is definitely a challenge, but if you’re dedicated, this is achievable.
How to Lose Weight
You need to make some adjustments to the diet and lifestyle and start following a healthy diet which will supply you with needed amount of calories and other nutrients which the body requires in order to function properly. Most importantly, you will need to stay away from sugar and give up the habit of snacking in between meals. Moreover, soda drinks, gluten foods, and alcohol can impede the weight loss, so, it’s advisable to stop consuming them.
Seven-Day Diet Menu
In order to lose a lot of weight fast, you need to consume a lot of fruits, except bananas and also, very importantly, to have a daily calorie intake below 1200.
A cup of sugarless black coffee, an orange, and one apple
Fruit salad, a cup of freshly-squeezed orange, and grapefruit juice
Tomato salad with basil and mind and a bit of olive oil
Eat an apple or another fruit, except bananas
For late night cravings, have some watermelon
This day is veggie day. You can consume them raw or boiled.
Beet and carrot smoothie with a dash of lemon
A slice of whole grain bread with 2 slices of fresh heirloom tomatoes, and basil, pepper, and kosher salt
A bowl of spinach salad, as well as carrots, zucchinis, and cabbage
Boiled or baked potatoes and veggie salad
This day is all about combining veggies and fruits.
Fruit smoothie with low-fat yogurt and some almonds
A large veggie salad (except potatoes)
Steamed or grilled fruits and veggies and guacamole dip
Make sure to drink a lot of water and unsweetened green tea throughout the diet
On day 4, you can eat milk and soup, and finally, bananas. On this day, you can eat up to 8 bananas to make up for the loss of proteins and calcium, but also to subdue the sugar cravings.
Low-fat milkshake with berries and nuts and a large banana
Veggie soup and banana or a milkshake for dessert
Veggie soup and a milkshake
Vegans or people who cannot drink regular milk can replace it with almond or soy milk
This day is similar to day 3 since you can combine veggies and fruits. The new part is the addition of rice-an excellent weight loss food. You can opt for mixed-veggies risotto, mushroom risotto, and brown rice.
On this day, consume rice and veggies, as well soup.
This day is same as day six, i.e. just more veggies, rice, and soup. The next day, hop on the scale to see that your sacrifices were worth it.
In addition to eating healthy, you also need to exercise or a regular basis. If you’re a bit of couch potato, don’t worry, there are ways to burn calories without actually hitting the gym. A good way to lose weight is to take daily walks. Walking has amazing benefits for our health and if you can walk from home to work and vice versa, you’ve won! If you can’t, take short 30-minute walks in your neighborhood or wherever you feel comfortable.
Housecleaning is another great way to lose weight. Believe it or not, you can burn up to 300 calories in 30 minutes. Instead of taking the elevator, walk the stairs and whenever you have free time, go shopping, dancing, or spend some quality time gardening. These activities will encourage fat burning.
If you’re more used to physical activities, you can opt for basketball with friends, hiking, running, riding a bake, etc. the possibilities are endless. Through exercising, you replace fat with muscle and the body begins to burn more calories even when you rest. Regular physical activity will oxygenate the blood efficiency, deliver nutrients to the tissues, better the health of the heart and circulation, and you will be more calm and energized.
What’s more, as physical activity encourages the release of endorphins (good chemicals) your mood will significantly better and you will feel less stressed. You can use the internet for guidance, i.e. workout tips and videos. You can also join a gym.
Important to note:
If you suffer from a specific medical condition and you take daily medications for it, consult your physician prior to a workout regime and a diet. Also, consult a certified nutritionist before starting any diet.