Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How To Lose 5 Pounds In 5 Days

Fat busting techniques that will help your body shed 5 pounds over the next 5 days.  Nope its not about cutting carbs are taking water pills.  Its just simple habits to form that help you become slimmer and healthier, the best part is your will notice your waist getting smaller with in the week.

Drink Water

You may crave those sugary sodas or sports drinks.  All these drinks contain over 100 calories and have not nutritional value at all.  Give them up and replace them with good old water.  You can even save some money by buying one of those water filters and just filter your own water.  If you find it a little boring, then mix in a lemon wedge or some mint leaves.  They even have those little water enhancers that you can buy.  Believe it or not water gets rid of excess water weight.  Its also the best way to get your metabolism moving in the morning.  Just drink an 8 ounce glass of water first thing after waking up.

White Grains and Pasta

Cut out simple carbs.  By eliminating these fat producing, hunger promoting carbs you will slim down even faster.  This is because white rice, white bread and pasta are digested quicker and you will get hungry faster.  These foods also promote bloating which make you feel fatter and tired.  Most dieters will replace these with their whole grain counter part.  Which is fine, but still causes bloating.  Try replacing your chicken sandwich with a grilled chicken salad.  Or maybe instead of chips and dip, try baby carrots and dip.  The vegetables are healthier and digest slower.  This means you will feel full longer and eat less. 

Cardio, Cardio and More Cardio

Thirty minutes of cardio per day.  This may sound like a lot, but it can be done in multiple forms.  If you do not have access to a treadmill, try walking or riding a bike.  Simple tasks like taking your dog for a walk can get you moving.  They say that dogs need at least 1 hour of exercise per day.  Most dogs do not get this in a fenced in back yard.  So, get the leash and hit the sidewalk.  It will be fun for you and your pet. 

Of course you can check out the local high school for access to their fitness center.  Most communities have a YMCA or a gym you can join.  What ever the method, your body burns more calories by moving then it does by sitting still.  So, get moving and keep moving for at least 30 minutes per day.


Yep, you read it correctly.  There is always an exception to the rule.  The only time you should drink something besides water is about 1 hour before your daily cardio workout.  This is because of the energy that it gives you.  You can try coffee with a splash of skim milk or drink it black.  But, you will notice that you can go further and longer with just 1 cup. 


One of the best calorie busting exercises ever.  This is very true when your on top.  This gives you the most moving and the best workout.  If your a female try the reverse cowgirl position and give your buttocks and legs a good going.  Not that any of us needed a reason to enjoy our partners, but its fun and healthy.

 Pushups and Lunges

Pushups target your upper body while lunges target your lower half.  Do 3 sets of 12 at least 3 times per week.  This will help you build muscle which they say burns more calories.  If you want to lose more, then try them daily.  Just remember that good form, is better than just knocking them out.  Also, try hold some free weights while doing the lunges.


I say that the more sleep you get the better you are.  This is almost true.  Just by sleeping 30 minutes more each night you will feel more refreshed.  It does not matter if you are only getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep.  Just add the half hour and start enjoying the new and more refreshed feeling.


Each day is lent.  By cutting out one food that you enjoy.  It does not matter if its the late night ice cream or the chips while watching television.  If you eliminate or at least ration this habit you will notice the pounds start to fall.  Remember that the less you take in, the more that falls off.  Its as simple as that.  And by cutting out one simple item in your diet, your going a long ways in building a healthier you. 

Of course there are methods that make you look smaller or slimmer.  Such as standing up straight, a good posture always looks good.  If you can manage to follow the above methods for just 5 days, you will drop 5 or more pounds.  You will start to look better, because your feeling good about yourself.  The further you go into the plan, the more you will move which leads to losing more weight.  If you feel you need some motivation, then find a partner to work out with.  You can ask friends at work, or join a local fitness club.  Check the newspapers or pennysavers, some communities have biggest loser competitions.  They are fun and a great motivation to help you reach your goal of losing weight.

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