Whether we’re trying to find a way to fit into that bikini, or just look good when we’re working out at the gym, there are always a few pounds we wouldn’t mind shedding from time to time.
Sometimes we want to get rid of the extra weight extra quickly because we have an event, such as a beach vacation or a wedding that we want to look our best for. Whatever the reason, there are a number of ways you can shed as much as 10 pounds in a very short time. Follow these tips and you will be lighter and healthier in just a week’s time.
Avoid Fast Food At All Costs
Stay away from Burger King, McDonalds and all the rest. These foods are loaded with transfat but they also have a ton of salt, which can pack on pounds quickly.
Drink Lots Of Water
Drinking lots of water helps the body in a number of ways. The water powers your metabolism has no calories and drinking lots of water will make you feel full. You’ll also feel better overall if you’re well hydrated.
Get Your Weight Training In Too
Cardio burns more calories in the short term than weight training does, but lifting weights will get your body in better shape overall and that will help you burn more calories when you’re doing your cardio.
Take In Fewer Calories Than You Burn
This might seem like a no-brainer, but the fact of the matter is you should eat less calories than you burn over the course of the day. You should do this every day if you’re looking to lose weight quickly. You’ll also want to take in quite a few less calories than you burn if you’re looking to lose 10 pounds in a week.
By combining workouts, you are doing workouts that work a number of different parts of the body at once. These form small muscle tears at different parts. The body burns quite a bit of calories trying to repair those small tears.
Avoid Liquid Calories At All Costs
Liquid calories, in the form of sugary sodas and juices are a no-no. These are the very definition of empty calories because they won’t fill you up the way food will. If you’re thirsty, drink water.
Burn Over 5,000 Calories More Than You Take In
In order to hit your goal of losing 10 pounds in just seven days, you’ll need to burn a tonne of calories per day. You don’t want to starve yourself but you will need to burn approximately 5,000 more calories that you take in.