How I Dropped 4lb in 10 Days
Lesbihonest...I hate tabloids with titles like "Drop 25lbs in a Month using this magic shake" because honestly fad diets don't work. But here is how I ACTUALLY lost 4lbs in 10 days without doing any crazy diets, shakes, wraps, or bulls*t.
Reminder: Results WILL vary. How much weight you lose and when depends on your current activity level, hydration and water retention status, and typical diet.
For many of us, quick weight loss at the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle is only water weight being lost from a decrease in bloating which was the case for me. But I have SUSTAINED this weight loss, and lose a few more pounds, sticking to the same plan I am about to share.
I truly believe ANY diet or workouts will work IF you can stick to them. Seeing results is more about being consistent over time and less about massive changes these fads promote.
So let's chat about what sustainable lifestyle changes you can make to drop a few pounds, feel amazing, and keep the momentum going.
1. Chug that water!
As I mentioned above, a lot of us lose weight quickly in the beginning of the journey from water retention aka bloat being lost. It may sound counterintuitive to drink more water if you are trying to lose weight, but right now your body is dehydrated and holding on to every ounce of water it can. When you drink enough water daily, your body trusts there is more coming and will allow the bloat to subside.
So how much water is enough? The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is anywhere form 9-13 cups and varies by weight, gender, age, ect. The easiest calculation I give all my clients is to simply cut your body weight in half and drink that many ounces. (If you weighed 200lbs/2 = 100 ounces of water a day)
To help you drink more water, try carrying a water bottle with you everywhere, set a goal to drink half of the water by noon, and put a reminder in your phone to chug!
2. All the veggies!
I personally believe that you can eat anything in moderation and see results so I am the last person to tell you to cut out your favorite foods. Instead let's add some healthier ones likes veggies and fruits. The RDA calls for 3-4 servings a day which can seem like a lot if you aren't being sneaky with it.
For example, if you put a handful of spinach in your morning omelet, packed some celery sticks or carrots for lunch, made a healthy smoothie with spinach or Power Greens boost, and had a side of veggies at dinner, you already hit your goal.
Also adding veggies to your daily routine will help your stomach be full so you won't crave unhealthier options or grab fast-food on the way home. Try prepping a few veggies such as peppers, broccoli, celery, and carrots for a quick snack and buy a few bags of frozen veggies such as stir fry so you can throw together a quick meal.
3. Fiber. Fiber. Fiber.
I think this may be my biggest secret and the easiest thing to fix. Over 90% of Americans don't even get half of their daily fiber needs. This one nutrient is the secret to healthy bowel movements, happy guts, and slimmer waists too.
Luckily, you are going to eat more veggies which will help increase fiber, but let's take it to the next level. Foods like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and a Fiber Boost powder can help you hit that RDA of 25-30g daily.
For example, when I am on top of my fitness and nutrition a typical day looks like:
- Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast
- Raw veggies and hummus for Snack
- Veggie based dinner such as salad, stir fry, zoodles, or cauliflower
- More veggies to snack on
As you can see TONS of veggies and fiber to keep me full!
4. Daily Exercise
This is usually where I lose people...but the truth is a vast majority of us do not move enough throughout the day. Our jobs are sedentary - unless you are a nurse, policeman, military, teacher, ect - and sitting has been called the new smoking of our generation.
Daily exercise even just 30 minutes a day can help you not only lose weight and see results but FEEL amazing inside and out.
You can try my favorite 30 minute workout at the bottom of this page!
5. KEEP GOING!
As I mentioned before, these tips can help you lose some water weight and possibly a little fat in 10 days. The trick to seeing lasting results is lasting change. Even small things like eating veggies and drinking water can make a huge difference overtime.
That is exactly what I teach in 100 Days to Slay - how to make small changes daily to see lasting results. Simply habits such as the ones I mentioned above as well as mindset tips, daily guided workouts online, and my group coaching. Fill out your information below for more information and to see if this is for you!