Losing 10 pounds in a week sounds unbelievable. However, with the right combination of exercise and consumption of water and foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains, it's possible. Excluding meat from a diet will eliminate extra calories, saturated and unsaturated fats which will assist in the goal of losing 10 pounds in a week. How foods are consumed also plays an important role in helping you reach your weight loss goal.
Begin each morning with a high fiber breakfast to get your metabolism working. Eat foods such as fruits, cereals and oatmeal with a mixed fruit juice.
Reduce your fat intake. Substitute snacks with a high fat content with fresh fruit or vegetables. Foods high in protein are low in carbohydrates and saturated fats, making them appropriate choices for obtaining weight loss.
Fill up on servings of fruits and vegetables that are low in sugars and carbohydrates. Consume fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, blackberries, mushrooms, green beans and cranberries which are low in sugars and do not promote weight gain. Avoid fruits and vegetables such as oranges, cherries, carrots,beets and mango which contain high amounts of sugars.
Drink at least eight to 13 glasses of water daily, eliminating soft drinks and juices, which are high in sugar.
Exercise daily. Walk as often as possible to burn calories. Intense cardio work outs will tire you out more quickly where walking is easy and can be done with friends.
Track your food intake and weight loss in a journal. It's important to know what you're consuming and you'll also be able to see your accomplishments.
Lean on friends, relatives or other vegetarians for support. Having a partner in your weight loss efforts can help keep you going.
Tips & Warnings
- Avoid fried foods and foods made with butter.
- Eat five to six smaller, nutritious meals throughout the day instead of three large meals to increase metabolism.
- Eat foods high in protein such as nuts, seeds, beans, soy and eggs.