5 Surprising Ways to Lose 5 lbs in 1 Week!

5 Surprising Ways to Lose 5 lbs in 1 Week!

Of course a long term healthy eating plan is the most effective and long lasting way to lose the pounds and better yet, keep them off. But you can lose weight quickly in a safe manner. Here’s how…

“I wish I could lose 5 pounds in time for the weekend”. We’ve all been there, maybe there’s an upcoming wedding or an impromptu beach day around the corner. We are all for long lasting diets, but sometimes losing a few extra pounds just to flatten that extra bit of belly or fit nicely into that dress! Most of you are probably thinking; it’s simply not possible to lose 5 pounds healthily in such a short time period. But think again! It is possible! You can at least lose enough water weight and even trim an inch or so in time for the weekend.
Each of these tips alone can make an impact, but by mixing a few together you’ll be sure to lose weight quicker!

1. Beat the Bloat by Cutting Sodium

Eating excess sodium leaves you bloated simply due to fluid buildup. By cutting sodium as much as possible from our diets we can beat the bloat and reduce water tension. Many of us don’t realize that sodium (i.e. salt) can be lurking around in so called ‘healthy foods’ including canned tuna and even granola bars! According to CDC, 75% of sodium in the average Americans diet is found in processed foods (think cereals, frozen vegetables and even cottage cheese to name a few).
Tip: Consume no more than 500mg of added sodium a day and stick to whole foods – if Mother Nature didn’t make it, don’t eat it – simple! Try eating more potassium in your diet to get rid of the excess sodium.

2. Poop More!

We know, we know, all this talk about pooping isn’t exactly ladylike but it has to be said somewhere! Without grabbing the nearest laxatives, there are healthier more natural alternatives to keep your bowels in check, giving you a flatter stomach and fewer pounds to carry. If you want to lose 5lbs fast try upping your fiber intake to lighten the weight. Increase your fiber by eating more; oats, legumes, whole grains, brown rice, dark leafy veg, carrots, broccoli, grapes, apples, pears (to name a few!). If you aren’t getting enough in your diet, consider supplements.
Tip: Finish the day with a hot cup of water and lemon to get things moving.

3. Switch from Sauces to Spices

Cutting out sauces and switching to spices can do wonders for fast weight loss (and weight loss in general). Sauces tend to have too many artificial ingredients, not to mention high sugar and sodium levels (which you should be avoiding like the plague). Spices on the other hand can actually help you to burn fat acting as a metabolic aid. They even work with the body to help cleanse it and fight bad bacteria. Think chili powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, mustard seeds, there are so many yummy spices to choose from. Who knew weight loss could be so tasty!

4. Breathe….Deeply

This is one you may not have heard before! Many of us breathe incorrectly according to Pam Grout, breathing coach. She claims that breathing properly is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and you can lose up to a pound a day! Teach us your ways oh mighty Grout! “Put one hand on your chest, the other on your abdomen. Take a normal breath. If the chest hand goes up rather than out, you’re breathing wrong.” Grout explains that our body needs sufficient oxygen to burn fat and by breathing improperly, you’ll take in one third of the amount of oxygen the body actually needs!

So how should I breathing correctly?

Practice taking big belly breaths (not chest). To get the hang of it, lie on your back with an object on your belly (take a book). As you inhale be sure to make the object rise, and then go down as you exhale. Try the 1-4-2 breath for optimum weight loss; breathe in through the nose to a comfortable count, then hold the breath in your belly 4 times as long and then exhale for twice as long. So if you breath for a count of 2, lock this into your body for 8 counts (2×4) and then exhale for 4 (2×2). As you become practiced it will get deeper and longer “Do 10 of these, twice a day” she says.

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And there we have it! 5 scientifically proven ways to lose 5 pounds!

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