Whether you are a new to weight loss or are a seasoned vet who just needs a little refresher to keep you on track and motivated, these 10 tips to lose 10 pounds in 10 days will keep you on track. Remember to consult a doctor before engaging.
1) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Aim to drink about 40% of your body weight in ounces. Water is essential to many body processes, and will keep your system hydrated and nourished. Plus, drinking this much water each day will keep you feeling full longer.
2) EXERCISE DAILY A MINIMUM OF 30-40 MINUTES
I advise a combination of weight training and cardio. Weight training should be done 3 times a week targeting the major muscles groups through circuit training. Cardio should be done in the morning on an empty stomach. The cardio I recommend is High Intensity Interval Training. Doing this will give you faster results in less time.
3) EAT BREAKFAST
You need to eat breakfast to get you metabolism going and to prevent wide swings in your energy levels which might make you eat more later. Follow the advise to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
4) KEEP A FOOD DIARY
It’s good to know what you eat on a day to day basis so that you can count your total calories consumed per day. Then apply the simple formula of burning more calories each day then you consume to lose weight for sure.
5) WORKOUT OUT WITH A FRIEND
A workout buddy will keep you motivated to reach your weight loss goals and may push you pass what you’d normally do on your own.
6) HAVE FUN
Besides doing workouts at the gym, try getting out and walking, roller blading, or other activities you enjoy or have fun doing. This will help you burn calories with it seeming like work.
7) LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC WHILE YOU WORKOUT
Music will push, drive, and motivate your workouts. The right music will make the workout fun and not so much of a chore.
8) TAKE THE STAIRS
Instead of taking the elevator to work. Try taking the stairs. Instead of parking at the closest spot to the mall’s entrance, park at the furthest. In other words, challenge yourself during your day to day activities to help burn more calories.
9) GO SLOW
Learn to eat at half the pace you eat currently. Studies show that our hunger typically decreases dramatically about 20 minutes upon first eating food. So take your time and enjoy your meal.
10) EAT FRUIT NOT FAT
When you feel the urge to snack, skip the chips and cookies. Try eating a piece of fruit instead. Not only will it possibly quench your hunger pangs, but it is filled with many more nutrients.
By following this simple guide, you’re bound to lose weight and keep the weight off. Just be diligent and if it take more than 10 days to lose 10 pounds, don’t worry. Each of us has different metabolisms, so it may take you a little longer. Just be patient and stick to the plan above, and sooner than later those pounds will come off.