Written By: RO
Damn it, that go to dress not fitting like it used to? The party is next week? Read on for some tips on how to make that dress great again (ha!)
First of all, extreme dieting is NEVER a healthy way to lose weight. The first couple of pounds you lose is just water weight anyways. That will always come and go. The weight you gained wasn't overnight, so you can't lose it overnight either. However, we have all been in a bind where we wish we could just lose a little of the bloat to just get through whatever event is happening. So, immediately stop any carbonated beverages! Like for real, put down any drink that has bubbles AND sugars! Those drinks are not our friends. Drink a gallon of water a day. I know I said you will lose water weight so why drink more? You need to flush out your system and get the juices going in your digestive system. Nah mean??
Now my second step is recommended only for a short term, like 3 to 4 days. Cut your calories down to 1200. You need to shock your body and feed it the right kind of 1200 calories. You can fill up on meats and veggies. Yup that's it. No extra carbs. Even the “healthy" ones like 100 calories pretzels. Veggies are so low in calories you will see how it easy it is to fill up on them. You can have a slice of wheat bread, however, with one and a half tablespoons of peanut butter for breakfast. That should fill you up and hold you over for about 3 to 4 hours. It is also about 300 calories. If you eat fruit, No more than two fruits a day and eat them before 1 pm. Your body will hold onto it longer if you eat it later. Download my Fitness Pal to help you keep track of your calories.
Third step, do some HIIT Cardio. It doesn't have to be extreme, and they can be about 10 to 20 minutes long. Like running in place for 30 seconds then followed by mountain climbers for 30 seconds. You can Youtube lots of different routines. Just find the one that makes you excited to try.
Finally, my last step. Stay disciplined. This plan will only work if you stay disciplined. It will be challenging if you hang around people who are tempting you to break your plan. Surround yourself with people on the same path as you. Who knows, this could be the beginning of your fitness journey.