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HOW I LOST 10 POUNDS IN A WEEK

This January, when I wanted to look better for my husband's birthday, I intentionally lost ten pounds in a week. I'm telling you this to show you how fast it is possible to lose weight when you adjust right methods. I wasn't consuming any carbs, salt or alcohol and I love my pasta, so I gained 3 pounds back the next week. However, some of the steps and tricks I'm about to tell you are really easy and I find them really helpful, that's why I decided to share it on my blog!


1. Cut out all the carbs and eat more lean proteins 

A low-carb diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables. Your food choices depend on a few things, including how healthy you are, how much you exercise and how much weight you have to lose. I found a meal plan and wrote down what I should eat and what to avoid, it looked like this:

Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, high-fat dairy, fats, healthy oils and maybe even some tubers and non-gluten grains.

Don’t eat: Sugar, HFCS, wheat, seed oils, trans fats, “diet” and low-fat products and highly processed foods.

2. Count your calorie intake 

Reducing your calorie intake might be the most important factor when it comes to weight loss. Personally, my daily intake is around 2000 kcal (I'm 5ft9, 140 lbs). To lose weight I reduced my calorie intake to around 1300 kcal, didn't want to starve myself and used this website to figure out how many calories I should be eating to keep losing weight. 

To reduce calorie intake I decided to eliminate sauces, fill my plate with more vegetables and stopped drinking my calories (if I wanted anything sweet I drank diet coke or tea).

3. High-intensity interval training

Exercise is one of the best ways to burn fat and improve your appearance. Did you know that 5–10 minutes of HIIT can lead to similar or greater benefits for health and weight loss as five times that amount of regular exercise? 

I usually exercise 5 days a week if I feel like it, sometimes less, but It is very important to do this with 100% effort or intensity. If you hate working out just like me or feel too lazy, you must make it fun! I was looking for something that wouldn't feel like a torture and found some good videos on Youtube, you can check my favourite one HERE

Also, don't forget to put on some music that motivates you!

4. Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is extremely popular now, everyone is doing it! That's why I thought I should try it out and to be honest it's amazing. 

Not eating after 6 p.m. can be a helpful weight loss strategy, and research show it might have some additional health benefits. I restrict my eating to an 8-hour window and every day it feels like I wake up lighter.

5. Weight loss supplement 

I've been always sceptical about dietary supplements, but one of my close friend convinced me to try Healthygen pills, as she lost 15 pounds within first month of using this product and she didn't change her diet at all or exercised. 

I can't tell if it's helping with my weight loss since I changed my eating habits drastically, but it definitely adds energy to my morning as well as appetite suppressant. So far I'm really happy with it! You can check the product and read more about it if you're interested HERE

6. Drinking more water

Everyone knows it's healthy to drink water. Water is a natural appetite suppressant, it helps to remove waste from the body and is necessary to burn fat. I used to always forget to drink water, so I made a list of rules: 

  • drinking at least one 8-ounce glass of water with each meal
  • carrying water in a reusable water bottle
  • drinking extra water when exercising or during physical activity
  • drinking extra water when it is warm, humid, or very sunny
  • keeping a glass of water near the bed
Some people say that the weight loss occurs due to water loss. Drinking enough should ensure that isn't the case!

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Whether you're looking to tone up or are wanting to drop a kilo or two, a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise can put you on the right track to your ideal weight goal and that's just my short story of how I managed to lose 10 pounds in a week. 

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