If you are our regular reader, you can sit back and enjoy the info and for the others, we totally understand how frustrating it is when you are suddenly invited to an event, and want to shed pounds in a week. And after all your diets and exercises have failed,you are left with one week. OK so lets get to the first question, can you really to lose weight in a week? The answer is yes, but how much weight?
You can lose 2-3 kg on strict diets like juice diets and Gm diet, but since most of our readers are moms, we dont suggest both as it can drain you out. So here are some short cuts which I dont guarantee will show on the weighing scale, but you will definitely look slim and feel light on the D day.
Step 1- Water
You know we are also like camels, our body is always scared that we will deprive it from water, hence it will start retaining lots of water in our tissues. So the best thing will be to trick the body, and fill up with atleast 3 litres of water per day. So get 3 bottles, fill it up daily and finish it. Now your body will trust you and let go of the water retention.
Step 2- Increase Fibre intake
Everyone who is a weight watchers knows this, you need to eat plenty of fruits and veggies. So my dear one week weight losers, along with this get a fibre supplement. Drink a glass of wheat grass juice or 1 tsp of Isabgol/psyllium husk in water. Both are natural fibres.
Step 3-Drink Coffee/Green Tea/Cut alcohol
Stop drinking alcohol, and start drinking coffee with no sugar. Coffee though I dont suggest for the long run, for a week it will just cut down your hunger. So its great before meals.
Step 4- Minus 1 portion of Food
Cut down your food by 1 portion. If you eat 2 sandwiches for breakfast make it one, if you eat 3 rotis for lunch make it 2, 1 bowl of rice becomes half..
Step 5- Change the way you eat
Eat lots of sprouts and lean meats. Say no to processed food. Reduce onions, broccoli and gassy food which will cause bloating.
Step 6- Get Active
I know taking yoga lessons or joining the gym wont help you in a week, but you need to increase your metabolism. So just a little extra workout will help you. Use the stairs, walk or cycle when your reaching a close by destination.