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How to lose 10 pounds in a week?

© Dmitriy Melnikov (Fotolia) Hamburger and measuring tape isolated on a white background.
© Dmitriy Melnikov (Fotolia)
Body Shock?
Before altering your diet or starting any exercise regime, always consult your doctor.

How to lose weight quickly?
Well, it is possible to lose 10 lbs of weight within a week but this process really depends on your body. The main question you need to be asking yourself is "Do I need to lose weight?"

Important
If you are overweight, this doesn’t always guarantee an immediate weight loss. Remember though, that even if the weight doesn’t come off straight away: "Don’t give up". Your body will slowly adapt and lose weight at its own pace.

Diet
The best way to initiate weight loss is to almost shock the body through cutting off bad foods. Cutting out sodas/fizzy drinks due to their high sugar content is a good step towards losing those bulging thighs and flabby stomach.

What does your daily diet contain so as to make you gain weight?
It could be chocolate, crisps, or even alcohol. It could be a mixture of everything.

Portion control
You can also take a good look at your portion sizes. Do you pile it on your plate? You could try eating several light meals in one day, instead of having
3 heavy meals.

Here are a few simple rules that you can follow:

1. Cut out snacking of items with high saturated fat content (i.e. crisps)

2. Don’t consume anything having high sugar content. Stop drinking sodas and try to cut out alcohol for some time.

3. Serve yourself smaller food portions. Fuel your body to function for the day but don’t fuel it unnecessarily all day.

4. Don’t eat until you are full, eat until you are no longer hungry. This means you don’t need to finish everything on your plate.
Fueling your body
Changing your diet is as important as fueling your body correctly. You don’t need to fuel it with carbohydrates at night before you sleep as you don’t burn them off during your sleep. However, in the morning you have to fuel yourself in order to function properly.

A typical day should be something like this:

Breakfast: Carbohydrate based (Porridge)
Lunch: Carbohydrates & Protein (What you would usually eat for your evening meal)
Dinner: Protein based with no white carbohydrates (vegetables are fine)

Stick to these simple tips and try to include exercise into your weekly routine. You’ll soon lose the pounds you’ve been longing to shed.

Good Luck!

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