I did not have too much weight on me, but still desperately needed to lose some weight for my wedding. Having lost 13 pounds on the first week, I did lose 10 pounds in a week on the second one. This is quite a short time for losing weight, and not very healthy, I know.
However, this worked for me quickly when I needed it, and I am glad about it. I am going to share every single step I followed on the second week, that helped me to lose 10 pounds in 7 days.
Please keep in mind that extremely fast weight loss is never healthy.
Here are the steps I followed after the first 7 days, to lose 10 pounds in a week:
1) First, I had a day of detox – to cleanse my body and lose weight even faster. I prepared a drink of lemon juice, ginger and honey mixed with water, and drank this detox drink during the day. Whenever hungry, I just drank it. I felt good, as I normally do, no cramps, no lack of energy, nothing. This was not hard at all, and I am sure it boosted my weight loss results. I know some people do the whole week of detox, but this is not for me.
2) I limited the amounts of foods, because I really needed to lose weight so fast. I had plenty of vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, and some fruits (mostly apples and oranges). My new rule of eating was this: half of the plate should be veggies (just tried to avoid too much potato), ¼ of the plate – white meat or fish, and the rest can be fruit (no bananas because they are too sweet and starchy). I know that eating less is not always an option for a long lasting weight loss. But it surely is an option for fast weight loss, and that`s what my goal was. An easier way to reduce the amount of food is to get a smaller plate. However, eating less was pretty hard, I admit. But I reached my goal, and I am so happy now.
3) I added 2 apples an one can of black beans to my daily diet. I had the beans as my main meal, or split them into 2 smaller meals and had with veggies on the side. This is a trick that no diets tell. And it works wonders, because 35 grams of fiber in a daily diet truly supercharges weight loss. These fibers clean the digestive tract and improve digestion.
4) I started to eat breakfast and stopped eating at night. 7 PM was the latest time of the day when I had my dinner. Breakfast boosted my metabolism and helped me to burn calories faster, although I never believed it could be so important for weight loss. It kept me energized as well. I got at least 10 glasses of water during the day, and I still do – water cleanses the body, increases metabolic rate, and does not let you feel hungry.
5) I distributed my usual calorie intake during the day. I started to eat 5 times a day, having smaller meals. This way I never had to go hungry.
6) I limited fat, sweet and not so healthy food, and whenever I felt like I need to eat something unhealthy, I moved those meals to the first part of the day. Because metabolism is higher in the morning compared to the evening, and this let me eat a donut or ice cream once every few days.
7) Instead of drinking juice, I had a fresh fruit every time. Juice is too sweet for weight loss, if you`re thirsty, get some water or unsweetened green tea.
8) I kept myself motivated and busy all the time. I know that when you`re busy, you have no time to go to the kitchen. This works wonders.
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Now, when I only need to maintain my current weight, I eat much more foods, and I can enjoy everything that I love. The key here is not WHAT to eat, but WHEN and HOW to eat. I learned so much from many diets, and now I actually live differently, without any specific diet. It is really simple to maintain the shape when my habits are healthier.
This plan might sound too simple to lose 10 pounds in a week – but follow it religiously, and you will see real results.