How to Lose 10 Pounds In a Week

Step 1

Water. We’ve heard this so many times. However, it is very true. Water is the key to hydrating the body and losing weight. Before you eat a meal drink 16 oz of water. This can prevent you from over eating in two ways. It can curb early hunger pangs and also prevent you from over eating when you do sit down at a meal.

Step 2

Eat less calories than you burn. There is a certain amount of energy your body uses to maintain daily functions. A pound of is approximately 3500 calories. The idea is to burn more calories during the day than you eat. Your body burns calories when you are both asleep and awake. You can increase your body’s ability to burn more calories by increasing exercise. By cutting 500 calories a day the chances of losing weight increases tremendously.

Step 3

Increase your fiber intake. Foods that are rich in who le grains, raw vegetables and slightly cooked vegetable, fruits are a great source of fiber. A common food used to increased fiber in whole great wheat pasta, cereals and beans.  Increase your fiber amount gradually so you minimize the chances of bloating, gas and cramps. This could make you uncomfortable. Also the increase in water intake assists the body in digesting the extra fiber.

Step 4

Don’t consume unnecessary sugar. Cut down on sugar drinks and snacks. If you can eliminate them altogether then you should. Also, foods high in carbohydrates turn into sugar when they are metabolized. Omitting carbs from your diet can help you lose weight fast.

Step 5

Portion size is important. Learn what an actual portion size is. 3 oz. of meat is approximately the size of the palm of your hand. Eating the correct portion size can prevent a person from over eating and gaining weight. Eating the correct portion size can be an agent to help you lose weight fast.

Step 6

Eliminate eating fried foods.

Step 7

Be conscious of the calories you consume. Calories count when you are trying to lose weight. Stick to a diet with a limited amount of calorie consumption.

Step 8


Exercise is essential to weight loss. Be careful of programs that offer you to lose weight without any exercise.  Exercise helps to burn to the calories consumed. There is no substitute for exercise. You should plan on a 10 minute daily walk for your minimum basic exercise needs. There are a few other ways you can increase exercise. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step 9


Have a positive outlook. Believing in your self can go a long way. Reward yourself for the short term goals you achieve. If you stick to your short term goals you can set a treat for yourself like a night out at the movies, a new pair of jeans, or something small that shows you are proud of yourself for your weight loss achievements.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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