An important date or a holiday is coming up and you want to get back in shape as quickly as possible? Or you just simply want to look gorgeous in your favorite pair of skinny jeans or swimsuits? If you follow our 7-day plan, you will definitely drop a few pounds and feel better than ever in your own skin.
The hard part is to be consistent to say no to temptations and stick to your diet plan and exercise routine in order to achieve maximum results. But if you are determined enough to look fabulous, you will surely lose 7 pounds in one week and the result will make you feel proud and confident. Check out our tips and get ready to get back in shape in 7 days!
Breakfast Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, therefore make sure that you do not skip it. A meal of whole-grain bread, two egg whites (or 2 whole eggs) will give a nutritious breakfast and provides you with a sufficient amount of carbohydrates and proteins to give you energy to have a fresh start of the day.
Avoid Sugar Skip your regular morning fruits such as grapefruit, since it is packed with sugar. Opt instead for something that helps you in losing weight. Whole grain bread and cereals are better options for this reason as they contain complex carbs that give you a sense of satiety.
Lunch Think green and eat lots and lots of green veggies and beans that have a reduced calorie content. Stay away from the dressing, instead dip your fork into it when taking a bite. This way you will enjoy the flavor of the dressing, but still you can manage to avoid filling your body with lots of extra calories. Sip tea during the day, as it helps speeding up the metabolic processes in your body, thus facilitating a successful weight loss. The only thing you need to pay attention to is adding only a small amount of sweeteners.
Pay Attention to Smart Food Selection You can enjoy a turkey breast sandwich but stay away from mayonnaise. A deli turkey consumed with whole wheat bread contains a ten-fold more sodium than in the case of other preparation methods, such as roasting. A better option is to prepare your own homemade turkey sandwich from leftover turkey breast, which is a healthy and natural choice during your diet. If you are a fan of Japanese food, instead of sushi, opt for sashimi that contains raw fish slices, but no rice, which helps you in losing weight.
Snacks Two sticks of salary sticks crunched with a tablespoon of peanut butter will give you a protein supply for the day. Besides this, you can go for other natural and healthy snacks such as apples, carrots, nuts or rice cakes but avoid putting peanut butter on them. Stay away from processed food and the so-called “diet snacks” as they won’t nurture you the way fresh foods do and you will only need to eat more food later.
Dinner One of the most important things is that you should try to avoid eating after 8 p.m. Try to eat at an early time and try to reduce the amount of food you consume for dinner. A good trick is to measure your food in order to avoid eating too much and keep yourself to the diet. A healthy dinner is made up of half a cup of brown rice, three ounces of healthy, protein-rich food such as fish or chicken and lots of veggies. Veggies can be served natural, grilled or steamed, as you prefer. Try to reduce your salt intake as sodium is responsible for water retention and the increased sodium level in your body prevents you from loosing any weight.
In order to have a successful diet, consume plenty of water every day, at least 10-12 glasses. In order to make it more varied, you can add a tablespoon of sugar-free, natural cranberry juice to a glass of water. Cranberries are known as great natural diuretics and help you in achieving your goals fast.
Squeeze a little lemon juice on your meals that contain carbs. This way you can make them more delicious and the acid helps you eat less of them and feel full longer.
Try to incorporate exercise in your daily program. Workout is key to achieve the best results and to get rid of those unwanted pounds. Try to make physical exercises starting little by little. Walk a little more and choose the stairs instead of the elevator. Dance or find a sport that you really enjoy doing. This way you will feel a lot healthier and you can drop weight faster and easier.