How to Lose Weight Fast in a Week

I LOVE how easy this is. Hopefully it will help me lose weight fastYou might want to lose weight fast for many reasons.

Maybe you have a wedding coming up or a particular outfit you want to be able to wear.

You could also be trying to lose weight because you’re tired of having a squishy belly.

Or maybe you just had a baby and you’re trying to get your sexy back

Regardless of the reason, this plan can help you.

You’ll discover how to lose weight fast without starving yourself.

Also, you won’t damage your metabolism or have to drink any strange potions.

Everything I am suggesting is also based on solid science with research linked often.

So, let us begin.

How to Lose Weight Fast in 3 Easy Steps

1. Avoid Foods Like Rice and Yam

This is the most important key to losing weight fast.  

Rice and yam are great, wonderful foods but, they are primarily carbohydrates.

To really lose weight fast, you will have to cut back on all carbohydrates. (research study, research study).
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Some other carbohydrates you love but may have to reduce include:

  1. Bread
  2. Indomie noodles
  3. Spaghetti

There are many reasons that reducing your carb intake can help you lose weight.

The biggest reason is the relationship between carbohydrates and fat storage.

Whenever you eat carbs, the body releases hormones that encourage fat storage.

I know it sounds bad but storing fat is not bad.

It’s only when you’re trying to lose or maintain weight that storing fat becomes a problem.

So, if the body uses carbohydrates as a tool to store fat.

The key to losing fat is to reduce your body’s access to carbohydrates.

The best and most effective way to do this is to eat fewer carbs.

2. Eat More Foods like Almonds, Fish, and Eggs

This is the key to losing weight fast – without feeling hungry all the time

Foods like almonds, fish, and eggs are excellent sources of protein.

The reason protein is essential for weight loss is three fold

  1. It will drastically reduce your appetite (research study)
  2. Protein boosts the metabolism (research study)
  3. It helps the body maintain muscle mass while encouraging fat loss (research study)

Many people think they are eating enough protein but actually aren’t.

If you’re unsure, buy an inexpensive food scale from Amazon.

You can use this to measure your protein intake and make sure you’re getting enough daily.

See this list for more high protein foods you can enjoy to lose weight fast.

Important Note:

Once you have cut your carbohydrates and increased your protein, your remaining calories should come from fat.

Yes, I know it sounds crazy.

Don’t worry.

Eating fat wont make you fat as long as you stay within your total calorie budget.

3. Carry Heavy Things (like babies…or weights)

My son weighs about 25 pounds so carrying him tends to feel like a workout.

You can also lift weights at the gym if you don’t have your own in-house baby weight (get it? baby weight? no? okay. I’ll stop 🙂 )

If you don’t have a baby and don’t have a gym, then try doing squats at home.

Squats are great because they hit many muscle groups.

You can also intensify the results by adding weights to your squats.

While exercise is completely optional on this plan, it is highly recommended.

Lifting weights is important because it helps preserve your muscle while losing fat. (research study).

If you lose muscle tissue while losing weight, you might end up being a smaller version of your current self.

I assume that is not the look you’re going for and you want to look nice and toned.

I assume that is not the look you’re going for and you want to look nice and toned.

How Fast Will You Lose Weight Fast?

It is possible to lose 5 – 10 pounds in the first week depending on your starting point.

As a rule of thumb, the higher your BMI, the more quickly you will see results.

But, I will tell you to go into this with an open mind.

You may lose more or less depending on how strict you are and how much body fat you need to lose.

Also, keep in mind that you may feel a bit unlike yourself when you make this switch in your diet.

This is because your body may be used to burning lots of carbohydrates.

When you cut back on carbohydrates,  you may have an adjustment period where you feel icky.

Don’t let this discourage you.

If you can just push through that feeling, you will break through to the other side.

What’s on the other side?

A glorious, sexy you that’s what.

So keep going and stay strong.

You can do this.