Have an important party, event, conference or celebration for which you need to reduce weight instantly? Desperate to impress everyone with a comparatively slimmer body in just 10 days time? Well, here are some excellent tips that would help you achieve your goal!
Excellent Tips to Lose Weight In 10 Days
Your decision to lose weight must be complemented by an equal determination to see your goal through right to the very last day. This should also be followed by a realistic approach to the entire concept of losing weight.
Set Realistic Expectations and Goals
You will lose weight at the end of 10 days. But you won’t lose all of it. You need to know in advance that any kind of diet or exercise program that guarantees weight loss in 10 days would not give you a total makeover within the mentioned time span. The best these programs can do is let you lose a few extra kilos so that you look comparatively slimmer on the big day. Understand this fact thoroughly before setting your expectations for the 10 day weight loss program.
Say ‘No’ to Fad Diets
Many of us attempt to crash diet, fast or follow fad diets to lose weight instantly. Again, the point to understand here is that these diets would let you lose weight only gradually. And even if there was a fad diet that promised you instant weight loss of at least a few kilos within a few days, be forewarned that it would come with its own set of side effects you probably wouldn’t know about until you start following it. So never opt for any of these so called ‘fad diets’ without consulting a doctor first.
Say ‘No’ to Non Veg
We know this may be hard, especially if you happen to be a foodie. But the only way to lose at least a couple of kilos in 10 days is to curb or cut down foods that contain high amounts of calories (for example, a chicken breast contains as much as 300 calories). And in order to do that, you need to let go of some of your favorite non vegetarian foods.
Become a vegetarian for the entire 10 days during which you want to lose weight. Stick to fresh vegetables and fruits that contain low amounts of calories and even negative calories (like cucumber). Fruits like oranges and lemons contain anti-oxidizing properties that help flush out harmful toxins and impurities from the body, thereby preventing weight gain. Opt for vegetables like cucumber, beans, eggplants, broccoli and spinach that are known to curb weight gain. You can also opt for vegetable soups as long as they are not processed beforehand.
Say ‘No’ to Sodium
Too much of sodium aka salt in your diet can cause water retention which in turn can cause bloating and weight gain. So make it a point to cut down on the sodium content in the foods that you eat.
Stay away from processed and canned foods that contain high levels of sodium. Foods like buttermilk, cornmeal, chick peas and cheese need to be shown the door while alternatives like leafy vegetables containing moderate amounts of sodium can act as effective substitutes.
Say ‘No’ to Fatty Foods
Another ‘No’ goes to fatty foods that need to be completely banned for the 10 days during which you wish to lose weight. Anything and everything that contains fat needs to be avoided at all costs. These would include chocolates, sweets, pizzas, burgers, processed/canned foods and drinks, and even salad dressings. Substitute these with items like whole grain pasta, brown rice and vegetable soups.
Say ‘Yes’ to Milk and Other Beverages
Finally a ‘yes’ for something! During the 10 days that you diet and exercise, you can opt for beverages like coffee, tea or skimmed milk on a regular basis as long as they are sugar free.
Drinking two glasses of skimmed milk every day can keep you full for longer intervals. Avoid sugar and opt for sugar free tablets or powder instead.
Say ‘Yes’ to Water
The amount of water that you drink actually depends on your body weight. An individual with a body weight of 120 pounds would need to drink at least 60 ounces of water every day (120/2). And that roughly translates to 7cups of water every day.
So say goodbye to all those shakes, sodas and smoothies for these 10 days. Drink only water or any of the beverages mentioned above. Drinking plenty of water would help satisfy sudden hunger pangs, burn up fat depositories in the body and take care of water retention as well. To top it all off, drinking plenty of water during these 10 days would leave you with glowing skin on ‘D’ day.
Say ‘Yes’ to Exercise
There is no other way to achieve quick and effective weight loss. You may have been a couch potato till now. But if you want to lose weight in 10 days, you would need to jump out of your bed and start doing some workouts.
The exercises that you choose must burn more calories than you consume. Start with moderate exercises like morning walks, bicycling or swimming and exercise for short intervals for the first few days before increasing the intensity and duration of the workouts. For instance, if you walk for 15 minutes for the first few days, walk for 25 minutes the next few days and then for 40 minutes after that. Never skip your exercises even for a single day.
Additional Pointers to Help You Lose Weight In 10 Days
Eat your meals at the dining table and not in front of the TV. This would enable you to keep a check on what you eat and how much you eat. Eat smaller portions of food and opt for home cooked meals for the 10 days during which you want to lose weight.
Curb habits like smoking and drinking during this period. Remain stress free and happy as these would also help you lose weight quickly (a stressed out individual is prone to eat more or binge at regular intervals). And make it a point to develop a healthy sleeping habit during this period. Sleeping helps the body to rejuvenate itself. Improper sleep can increase stress levels which can also cause weight gain instead of weight loss.