There are dozens of ways to lose weight quickly. Some of them are dangerous crash diets and others are safe ways to jump start a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re looking to drop a few quick pounds to kick off a new healthy lifestyle I have a few ways to help you lose 5-10 pounds in about 2 weeks. If you’re lucky it’ll happen even faster. Let’s start off with the simplest thing you can do to lose a few pounds in just a few days.
Drinking Water To Shed Weight
Most of us are walking around in a constant state of dehydration. Since we are not drinking enough water our bodies are storing it for when it needs it most. A gallon of water weighs 7 pounds and a lot of people are holding nearly a full gallon of water in our bodies as excess bloat.
If you want to convince your body to release that water you have to give it a constant supply of it. You’ll see a lot of “experts” recommend that you drink ice water or that you put lemon in it to speed up fat loss. This is small potatoes stuff and advice that’s built upon pseudo science. Don’t bother wasting your energy on anything other than drinking enough water to let your body know that there will be enough water coming in that it doesn’t need to store it under your skin for later.
Stop Eating Flour
You’re going to find a lot of people recommending that you try a gluten free diet to lose weight. Unless you have celiac disease, and few people actually do, there is no reason to cut out gluten. Most of us however are eating way to much flour, and that does include whole wheat, and it’s making us fat. Try cutting them out of your diet completely for a couple weeks and see how you feel. Usually two weeks of being flour free is enough time for your body to release a few pounds.
It’s also likely that your energy levels will sky rocket by dropping wheat. Large carb heavy meals, especially wheat based ones cause your blood sugar levels to spike. As your body fights to bring those blood sugar levels down you’ll become lethargic and want to take a nap.
The hormones that are involved in stabilizing your blood sugar will also cause your body to store fat. By controlling these hormones you’ll not only begin to feel better but you’ll burn fat very quickly.
Drop Sugar Completely
Don’t make the same mistake that so many other dieters make. They replace what they believe are unhealthy foods with processed “diet” bars, meals, and shakes that are made with low quality ingredients with sugar alternatives that spike your blood sugar just as much as regular sugar.
Don’t eat “Power Bars”, 100 calories cookie packs, Nutri-Grain bars, and similar products. They won’t help you to lose weight and they definitely won’t help to make you healthy. Opt instead for fruits and vegetables when you’re between meals.