10 Tips To Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Days
This website was put together for people that want to get into shape and become healthier, people who are actively exercising and for those who are not, but want to be. These tips are more for people who are not exercising and want a jump start into an exercise program. My personal experience was that I wanted to exercise again, but it was hard for me to get started. After I had lost weight (see my Shakeology story) I wanted to get back to exercising, it was the weight loss that jumped started me back into exercising and wanting to be healthier. So these simple tips to lose 10 pounds in 10 days are for anyone who would like to make a change in how they look and feel. The amount of weight you will lose following these guidelines will depend on many factors, but I’ll list a few here. It will vary depending on how much weight you have to lose, the more you weigh now, the easier it is to lose quiet a few pounds quickly. It will also depend on how consistent you stay to the recommendations that I’ll provide and how determined you are to see this through. Consistency is key.
Some of these tips to lose up to 10 pounds in 10 days, you may have heard of, some you may not have, feel free to pick and choose, but the more that you can implement the better and faster your results will be.
Tip # 1 – Drink more water. Chances are you are like most people and don’t drink enough water. Just increasing you water will help your body work better and speed up your metabolism. Try to drink ½ your body weight in oz’s per day. For example a 200-pound person should try to drink 100 oz of water, 100-pound person would drink 50 oz.
Bonus tip for #1: Cut caffeine and alcohol from your diet. Both of these are diuretics, which will cause you to lose more water that you think. These all have calories too, so cutting out cokes and such will drop your calories and help you lose more weight, helping you to lose 10 pounds in 10 days.
Tip #2 – Eat more. Yep that’s what I said; eat more meals throughout the day. Eating 5 to 6 small meals a day will increase your metabolism. While we’re on the topic of food, let’s make the next few tips food related.
Tip #3 – Eat more fiber. We typically don’t get enough fiber in our diet. Today most people eat fast food or processed foods, which have very little fiber. Fiber will help speed up your metabolism, it will help clean up your insides (most people have anywhere from 5 to 10 pound of “stuff” in their intestines), and fiber can also help lower your cholesterol. Adding more water and fiber to your diet will help push this “stuff” out and you may lose 5 to 10 pounds quickly, depending how full of “stuff” you are! Your goal to lose 10 pounds in 10 days may happen even quicker than you think.
Tip # 4 – Cut all salt from diet, and don’t add any to your food. I personally don’t add any salt to my food, but I know a lot of people who do. Salt helps to retain water in your body, so if you’re someone who adds salt or likes salty foods, this tip alone will help you lose some weight, yes it will be mostly water weight, but it’s less you have to carry around with you.
Tip #5 – Eat 30 grams of protein within the first 30 minutes after you get up. I have to admit that this is new to me, I had never heard this before a couple of weeks ago, but it does seem to work. My wife heard it from a good friend of hers that is also a doctor. I am currently trying this, and I don’t always get it in within the 30-minute mark, but I’ve lost a few pounds in a couple of days with just this. I’m not saying that you will lose a pound a day, although that would be great, you could lose 10 pounds in 10 days with just doing this. I’m using Shakeology which has protein and lots of other good stuff in it, but I’ve heard this works with any type of protein, eggs etc.
Tip #6 – With all this talk of food, we also need to exercise. I know I said the “E” word, but to make healthy changes in your body, you need to do it. Exercise is so good for you in many different ways and everybody knows that they should, but what do you do? Let’s talk about exercises that require no equipment, just your own body. You can walk or do some type of cardio 20-30 min. everyday. You can bike, walk, swim or whatever, something that gets your heart rate up, but not too much, you should be able to carry on a conversation while doing it. If it’s too strenuous you’re not burning fat, but if your heart rate is too low, you’re not doing much good either.
Tip #7 – Pushup challenge: For the next couple of tips I want to challenge you to add some exercises to your daily routine. The pushup challenge, it sounds tough, but it’s not too bad. Some people can’t do a regular pushup (on your toes), so for those of you, do this on your knees until you get stronger, it will come! Do as many pushups as you can the first day, whatever this may be, 20, 10 or even 1, then every day try to do 1 more than you did the day before, that’s it. Sounds easy right?
Tip #8 – The Plank challenge: What’s plank? Well, it’s the push up position, but only the first part that you are up on your hands or on your elbows and either on your toes or knees. The challenge here, you’ll need a timer of some kind, is to hold that position for as long as you can, 5 seconds, 30 seconds, etc. The challenge is to try to increase your time by 3-5 seconds every day. This sounds easy, but it really isn’t, this is a core workout and it will strengthen your abs, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Tip #9 – Squats: You guessed it, a squat challenge! Just like the last two challenges, this is the same thing but with squats. If you have bad knees, be careful with these and you might want to skip this one all together. Squats work your largest muscles in your body, your legs, which will get you the fastest changes and get your heart rate up also.
Tip #10 – Rest: Whew, with all that eating and working out, you’re going to need your rest. I put this here not just because of all the work I’m having you do, but when your well-rested your cortisol levels drop (stress hormones). Cortisol will not only cause pain and inflammation, but will help you store body fat and make it harder to lose weight. Besides all that, while you’re sleeping your body is doing all the rebuilding and restoring.
So that’s it, my 10 tips to help you lose 10 pounds in 10 days.
I hope that you learned something you can use and something new. If you’re not doing any of this, give it a try and who knows, this might be what starts you on your fitness journey. You will get bored with this in a short while or find it less challenging and when this gets easy, or boring, think about getting starting a new workout. I’m a Beachbody coach because I really like their workouts, and they have them for all levels of fitness. When you’re ready, let me know and I’ll help match you up with a program best suited for you and your needs. The results will speak for themselves. If you ever want any help, or want me to coach you, please write to me and let me know, I would love to help.
Before I forget to mention this, if you would like more help and structure losing the weight, you can also check out our blog post on Beachbody’s newest workout that keeps selling out, 21 Day Fix.
Yours in health and fitness,