If you have a big event coming up and want to lose weight super fast, don't despair. There are many quick weight loss remedies you can do right now. Watch the pounds drop off (or look as if they had).
First, think about what you want to accomplish. Recognize that realistically in 10 days, with effort, you can expect to lose between one and five pounds, most of which will be water weight.
Next, do you want all-over weight loss or are you mainly focused on one body part, such as your hips? If you are simply trying to fit into those snug jeans, find exercises that address your trouble spot. There are many exercise videos that offer and deliver significant results in 10 days. Work out to some of the popular workout videos on the market, such as those by The Firm, Jillian Michaels (of T.V.'s "Biggest Loser") and Callanetics. While your weight may not change right off the bat, a little toning can make your tighter clothes fit much better.
If you don’t exercise, start with a 30-minute brisk walk. (You can break it down into three 10-minute walks if you must.) If you already exercise, do more. For example, if you walk for 30 minutes, go for an hour. Consider adding another type of exercise. If you already walk, add an exercise video or swimming to the mix. The variety will boost your metabolism so you'll lose weight quicker.
Say no to all between-meal snacks. When temptation strikes, drink a glass of water instead. At meal times, limit yourself to one helping and avoid added fats, sugar and salt as much as possible. Eat slowly to savor each bite and to allow your body to register that it is satisfied.
Note: If you are a diabetic or have other special dietary needs, consult your doctor or nutritionist before changing your diet plan.
Find ways to break your bad habits. If you always grab a cookie when you walk in the door, tackle a household chore instead. If you feel you must have something in your mouth, pop in a mint or even a lollipop. Play solitaire while you're watching T.V. so you won't be tempted to grab the chips.
If the chips, cookies and soda are not in the house, you won't be tempted to eat them. When grocery shopping, stay away from the junk food aisles and the bakery.
What we think of as hunger pangs may actually be the first signs of dehydration, according to health and fitness expert Bob Greene. Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily to stave off hunger and to flush fat from your body. If you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water and then wait 20 minutes or so. If you still feel hungry, eat some whole grain bread, lean protein or veggies (such as broccoli or carrots).
While you can lose weight and tone your body noticeably in 10 days, a more realistic option is to choose an outfit that is flattering on you as you are right now. Choose styles that highlight your best features and draw the eye away from your less-than-perfect points. Wear good-fitting body shaping undergarments for a little extra help.