Something big coming up? Do you want to lose weight in 7 days?
Well, losing weight is tricky. It usually takes a long time to achieve that perfect figure you’ve always desired, but if you still want to shed those few extra pounds or lose a few inches to get back in that pair of old pants. You’ve come to the right place. In order to lose weight within a week you will need to make a few adjustments in your diet plan and
your life style. Also you will need to exercise on regular basis to get the desired results. This is a healthy way to weight loss which you may carry on for a longer term, unlike the 7 day crash diet plan which will show severe negative affects in the long run.
Follow these simple steps to a slimmer you.
Sniff a banana, apple or peppermint. Now this may sound bizarre but it actually helps in weight loss by reducing appetite.
First and foremost, you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. We often tend to skip meals hoping to get quicker results, whereas it actually slows down your metabolism which leads to accumulation of fats in the body. Instead you should keep eating small portions of food throughout the day. Try to eat veggies in any form, raw or boiled. Consume all protein rich foods as they help in weight loss. Don’t forget some amount of carbohydrates to get the dose of energy for the day.
“le petit secret” a secret of the French women. Wear a ribbon around your waist underneath your clothes when going out. It’ll keep you conscious of your tummy and your food, particularly as the ribbon feels tighter as the evening goes on.
2. AVOID WHITE FOOD (color)
Avoid almost every edible thing which is white in color. Starting from salt, which bloats up you body adding water weight and hence making you look fatter, to foods like potatoes, flour and rice that contain high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar that leads to more insulin secretion. Insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. By avoiding carbs and sugars you avoid insulin secretion which means low insulin levels in body helping in burning of fat and eliminating water weight.
Have a mirror placed opposite to your seat at the dining table. A study found that eating in front of a mirror reduced the amount of food people ate by one third. Having looking in the mirror while eating
keeps you reminded of your long term standards and goals, which is pretty much the reason why you started dieting.
3. NO SUGAR SUPPLEMENTS OR DIET COKE
A strict NO to any kind of sugar supplements or diet coke. While it does have no amount of calories or sugars or carbs, but causes undesirable side effects due to presence of chemicals and compounds like aspartame, saccharin and sucralose.
- The artificial sweeteners confuse your body and trigger the secretion of insulin.
- It is associated with an increased of type 2 diabetes and weight gain (yes, diet coke results in weight gain. Quite ironic).
- Artificial sweeteners contain a large amount of caffeine which causes dehydration and dizziness.
- Diet coke maybe 0 calories but it increases the food cravings and the appetite of a person, which obviously isn’t very good when you’re aiming weight loss.
4. MAKE AND FOLLOW A PROPER DIET PLAN
To lose weight you must be firm in your decisions. Make a proper balanced diet chart and follow it for a week. If you go strictly according to the plan the results will be visible within a week.
Begin your day with a protein loaded breakfast. This will provide you sugar and energy for the day. For each day keep the calorie count maximum 1200. For breakfast taking around 400 calories will be more than sufficient. However, you may change the variety of food. Have your breakfast along with unsweetened tea or a glass of lemon water.
o Brown bread upma – 300 cal.
o 2 chapattis + paneer – 330 cal.
Have a balanced lunch with maximum calorie count as 500. Keep several options to maintain variety throughout the week.
o Brown rice (1cup) + mixed veg (1 cup) + salad (1/2 cup) + Raita (1 cup) – 400cal.
o Brown rice (1cup) + grilled chicken (100 gm) + salad (1/2 cup) + Raita (1 cup) – 410 cal.
End your day with a filling but carb free dinner. Consuming carbohydrates at night will overload and slow down your metabolism converting more glucose into fat. Keep the calorie count to around 300 cal.
o 2 chapattis + vegetable soup (1 bowl)+ salad (1 bowl)
o 1 chapatti +fish (50 gm) + lentils (1/2 cup) + 1 bowl raita.
5. SNACK YOURSELF
Don’t starve yourself. If you feel hungry in between the meals, Snack yourself. Don’t go for fast food or any kind stuff like chips or fries. Eat fruits or have juice. Even buttermilk or curd is a very good choice. Basically, you can have anything low carb and fat free. Just remember “a moment on the lips forever on the hips.”
6. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Consume at least 15 glasses of water each day. Have water instead of the sugary drinks. It’ll make your immune system stronger, keep your skin glowing and also save you dinks with plain or lemon water. Unsweetened green tea or coconut water is also a very good option for weight loss and nourishment of your skin.
Surround yourself with blue when you eat. A study has proved that people eat 33 percent less food when in a blue room. So eat on blue plates, use blue table cloth, and try to dress in blue. Avoid red, yellow and orange tones as they encourage eating.
Last but not the least, Exercise. Devote yourself to a seven day exercise plan. It be light cardio, brisk walking or any recreational game. Your main aim is to burn more calories than what you consume. Even taking the stairs instead of the elevator counts as some kind of exercise.
If you follow the diet plan strictly, the results will be visible to you within a week. You’ll weigh and feel lighter. This also is a break from our bad eating habits and acts as a detox for the body. Once you’ve successfully followed it for a week, try to continue and inculcate it into your daily lifestyle for a healthier lifestyle.