Fast weight loss is difficult for most people, because it requires you to change your lifestyle drastically. With calorie restriction, nutritious food and 1 or more hours of exercise per day, you can lose 10 lbs. in 10 days.
Weight Loss Preparation
Make plans to change your lifestyle for 10 days to 2 weeks. If possible, commit several months to changing your lifestyle. Short term commitment to weight loss may result in a failure to maintain your weight. You cannot simply change your diet and exercise habits for 10 days and return to old habits.
Visit your doctor if you have any health concerns. Fast weight loss requires a commitment to health, or you can find yourself becoming ill, malnourished and tired.
Start taking a multi-vitamin. This may help enhance your diet. Continue taking it after 10 days.
Get a weight loss partner for 10 days. Do this with a friend, colleague, husband or family member.
Pay attention to nutrition labels. Keep a food calorie of your typical daily intake, include beverages and snacks. Add it up so you know what you are currently eating.
Aim to cut 500 calories or 25 percent of your daily caloric intake from your diet for the next 10 days to 2 weeks.
Eat at least 300 calories at breakfast. Try to plan your meals so they are equally large to keep from hunger pangs and sluggishness. Add in several 100 to 200 snacks during the day.
Cut out liquid calories. Do not drink alcohol, juice, milk, sodas. Drink water, tea and small amounts of coffee.
Try not to eat more as you work out. You may have heard phrases like “Abs are made in the kitchen,” because the largest part of weight loss is a healthy, restricted diet. Experts often say that weight loss is 90 percent diet and 10 percent exercise, since people tend to eat more food as they work out. Exercise will improve your general health and help you maintain your weight, but diet should be the main focus of this 10-day period.
Fill at least half of your plate with vegetables at every meal. Fruits and vegetables should be the main thing you consume, with nutrient-rich, leafy greens included as often as possible.
Split the remainder of your plate between lean protein and whole grains. Reduce portions of whole grains considerably, but not completely. Trainers have noted that ketogenic, low-carb diets, usually result in weight gain after a weight loss period.