Ways to Lose Weight Immediately – 5 to 10 Pounds a Week
Article by Robert Ottolia
If you need to lose weight immediately, you need to know that the only way you will realistically lose weight in a very short period of time is through water weight. Fat loss will take a little longer, but it is well worth it in the long run.
But if you manipulate your diet correctly, you can expect to be 5-10 pounds lighter a week from now. If you do this correctly, you will also be less bloated, meaning your clothes should fit looser.Below I’ve outlined 3 things you need to do if you want to lose 5-10 pounds this week.
1) Increase Water Intake
I know this is confusing. Why are we trying to drink more water when we are trying to lose water weight?
Well, by increasing our water intake, we put our bodies into fluid flushing mode. Water weight occurs when we aren’t drinking enough water, which causes our bodies to try to hold on to the water we have. But by putting our body into fluid flushing mode, everything we drink is simply flushed out.
To do this correctly, you must drink lots of water. Try to get at least 1 to 2 gallons a day, and MAKE SURE you are getting an increased amount of sodium and electrolytes in your diet to replenish the ones that are washed out.
A word to the wise: Make sure you are a short distance from a restroom at all times during this week.
2) Manipulating Your Carbohydrates
Low-carb, high-protein diets are diuretic, which means they put your body into fluid-flushing mode. During this week, you should really try to limit your carbs and sugars. Dropping carbs alone will cause just about everybody to lose a couple pounds of water bloat.
During this week, consume 60 grams of carbohydrates a day at the most. This means having a bowl of oatmeal, two slices of whole-wheat bread, or another good carb choice ONCE a day. The rest of your meals should consist of lean protein and healthy fats.
Below is what a proper daily diet would look like:
Breakfast-7:00am- Bowl of Oatmeal, 3 Eggs, 6 Egg WhitesSnack-10:00am- 1 ounce almondsLunch-1:00pm- 8 ounce chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli, 1 ounce almonds, 1 ounce cheeseSnack-4:00pm- 4 ounces of Turkey/FishDinner-7:00pm- 4 ounces LEAN beef, 1 cup spinach, 1 ounce almondsSnack-10:00pm- 1 cup non-fat cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
It would help to do some light exercise during this week. It doesn’t have to be anything intense, just make sure you try to get about 3 light cardio sessions in during the week along with 2-3 light weight lifting sessions. This exercise will help to further deplete your glycogen which will cause you to lose weight almost immediately.
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