If you want to lose weight fast before a wedding, vacation or reunion, this article will show you how to lose 10 pounds (5kgs) in a week without exercise.
It is hard for most people to lose one or two pounds a week. Yet, boxers and MMA fighters lose 20 or 30 pounds in a week. Additionally, fitness models can drop 5-10 pounds overnight when preparing for a photoshoot.
Do fighters and models know something the public doesn’t? Have they been keeping weight loss secrets from people who are desperate to lose weight?
Before you get mad at them, I have to warn you! The tricks fighters and models use to lose weight rapidly are not ideal for long-term weight loss. They only work short term.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, stop reading this article now. Read this article instead.
This article is only for those who want to lose weight for an event. Realize that you will regain most of the weight lost after you stop using the tricks below.
Not only that, but most of the weight that will come off will also be water weight. It won’t be body fat. However, you may lose one or two pounds of fat.
With that said, these tips will actually make you lighter and slimmer. If you do what I teach below, you may be able to comfortably wear a dress or pair of jeans that are too tight right now.
Frankly, losing 10 pounds in a week without exercise is not easy. You may struggle with low energy and thirst. If you suffer from any condition, talk to a doctor first.
Now let us see the tricks you can use to lose 10 or even 20 pounds in just 7 days.
How to lose 10 pounds in a week without exercise
1. Eat less than 50 grams of carbohydrates a day
Have you ever wondered why many crash diets ask people to cut back on carbs? Avoiding carbs makes it easier to lower daily caloric intake. In addition, it reduces water weight.
It’s almost impossible to lose 10 pounds in one week without cutting back on carbs. This means no fruits, sugars, starches or processed foods. Get your carbs from vegetables and legumes.
2. Gradually reduce water intake
This is probably the only time I will ever ask you to reduce water intake. Well, it’s something you have to do in order to lose 10 pounds in 7 days.
As you may know, the human body contains 60 percent water. Therefore, manipulating water levels in the body can help you lose weight fast.
As I mentioned earlier, most of the weight you will lose in the 7 days will be water weight. You will regain some of the lost weight once you start drinking more water.
Here’s your water-drinking-plan for the 7 days:
Day 1: 6 liters (1.5 gallons) of water
Day 2: 3 liters (0.8 gallons) of water
Day 3: 3 liters (o.8 gallons) of water
Day 4: 2 liters (0.5 gallons) of water
Day 5: 1.5 liters (0.4 gallons) of water
Day 6: 0.8 liters (0.2 gallons) of water
Day 7: No water until you step on the scale
By the way, I didn’t come up with this water-drinking-plan. Dr. John Berardi designed it during an experiment where the subject lost 20 pounds in 5 days.
3. Don’t add salt to your food
Writing that made me cringe, knowing how important salt is. The truth is, the body holds on to water when we eat salt (sodium). Therefore, you need to avoid salt to flush water out of the body.
We are not just talking table salt here. Avoid all foods that contain sodium, especially canned foods.
It’s important to add salt back to your diet after the event. Low salt intake has negative side effects.
4. Sweat it out
Have you ever thought of sitting in a sauna in order to melt belly fat? That is a terrible idea! However, sitting in a sauna in days 5 and 6 can help reduce water weight.
We lose water weight when we sweat. Since you won’t be exercising, take advantage saunas, hot baths, and even drink hot water to sweat more.
5. Eat plenty of protein
Chances are you know protein is essential for fat loss and muscle growth. Well, protein can also help you lose 10 pounds in a week without exercise.
High protein foods such as lean meat, eggs, legumes, and chicken will keep you full. Most of your meals should be a combination of healthy protein, leafy vegetables, and healthy fats such as avocado.
6. Variety is your enemy
Do you eat different meals every day? Well, your love for variety may be stopping you from losing weight. Studies have linked variety with weight gain.
This doesn’t only apply to those who want to lose weight rapidly. Generally, people with healthy eating habits tend to eat less variety than those with unhealthy eating habits.
However boring lack of variety may sound, it helps prevent binge eating, makes it easier to prep meals, and helps regulate calorie intake.
In the 7 days you will follow this plan, eat the same meals every day.
7. Avoid calorie-containing drinks
Stay away from beverages that contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. Sugar will add excess calories and make your body hold on to water.
Alcohol isn’t an option either. Only drink water or lemon water.
8. Take a natural diuretic
A natural diuretic like dandelion root can help you lose 1 or 2 pounds if you start taking it in day 5 or 6.
Research shows that dandelion extract can help flush water out of the body. You can buy it online or in a health food store.
9. Avoid allergic foods
Eating foods that you’re allergic to can make it harder to lose 10 pounds in a week. So stay away from known triggers of allergies such as dairy, gluten and so on.
10. Don’t snack
Snacking can help you control hunger when trying to lose weight long term. However, in this case, it may do more harm than good.
For one thing, snacks may increase your total daily caloric intake. Second, most snacks are high-carb, which goes against our plan of limiting carb intake.
It’s possible to lose 10 pounds in a week without exercise. However, you will regain most of the weight lost once you stop using these tricks.
Unless you really have to lose weight rapidly, I recommend you adopt habits that can help you lose weight and keep it off.
I’m not asking you to lose weight at snail speed. You can lose 50 pounds in 2 months and keep it off without using fad diets.
Crash diets may help you lose weight fast but they’re not sustainable. Most people end up regaining weight after a few months.
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