If your new year’s resolution is to get fitter, now is the time to take an action. We’re not talking about a diet plan that can take at least 3 months to show results; we’re talking about losing weight in 10 days! With these easy steps, you can kiss excess fat goodbye and love your slim reflection in the mirror, so keep reading.
Drinking Water Is Key
You probably know by now that 70% of our bodies contains water and how essential water is to our system. What you may not know is the huge benefits water has for your body and how efficient it can be to reduce weight. By drinking 2-3 liters per day, your body will remain hydrated and work on flushing out toxins. While it may seem tempting to drink cold water, especially in the summertime, you should only drink lukewarm or normal water.
Don’t be deceived by the notion of cutting down on carbs completely. Carbs are the fuel to our energy. Banishing carbs from your diet isn’t the best way to lose weight. All you need to do is to eat smartly, where you can incorporate carbs in every meal, yet with small portions.
Increase Your Protein Intake
If you want to feel full without cheating or nibbling on unhealthy snacks, try to have chicken or fish with steamed vegetables for lunch. You also want to include eggs, milk, and milk products, like cheese and yogurt in your diet as well. Go for small portions and make sure you have 5-6 meals per day.
One of the most things that contribute to gaining weight is eating fast. That’s why you shouldn’t wait until you’re starving to have lunch. Eating slowly will give your body a chance to digest the food and make you feel full faster, hence not gaining extra weight.
Walk Every Day
I bet you walk every day to the supermarket, to drop your kids at school, or to catch the bus. How about dedicating daily 30-45 minutes to walking? Do this for 10 days, without skipping a day, and you’ll be surprised by the results. Make sure you wear something comfy that is not too tight. If it’s too cold outside, make sure you put on a scarf or jacket.
Set Temptation Aside
Have a closer look at your kitchen counters and table and remove anything that can ruin your plan. Throw away candy, chips, chocolates, sugary juice, fizzy drinks, and the likes. Replace them with fresh fruits, such as bananas, oranges, kiwis, strawberries, and apples. This way you won’t be tempted and you’ll have better control over your cravings.
Have Good Night’s Sleep
Admit it; whenever you’re unable to sleep, the first thing you do is head to the kitchen to chew on anything in your way. Weight loss and sleeping well are closely connected. Lack of night’s sleep contributes to weight gain because it amplifies cravings for unhealthy food and increases your daily calorie intake.
Doing some exercises in the morning won’t hurt anybody. You don’t have to join the gym or unleash your inner athlete beast to do them. You can follow a beginner 5-minute workout routine for 10 days to witness better results and increase your fitness.