Health & Fitness

7 Expert Tips to Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days

Can you really lose half a stone in a week? We asked an expert.

We all have times when we need to lose a bit of weight before something – maybe a wedding, a party or just to feel better.

But can you really lose 7 pounds in 7 days? Terri-Ann Nunns, founder of the TerriAnn 7 Day Cleanse, says you can – here’s her insight.

  1. Eat little and often– When dieting, people often think they should starve themselves resulting in constant hunger and resentment of the regime they are following. Instead, you should eat regularly (every 2-3 hours) lowering portion sizes. Eating is actually the best way to assist with weight loss!
  2. Stay hydrated– Drink lots of water and stay hydrated as this will keep you feeling fuller for longer and you will also benefit from clearing out toxins leaving you with fresh unblemished skin.
  3. Keep busy – Hunger is often confused with boredom. You go without food for two hours and dwell on how much you miss it. Stop! You’re bored not hungry. Keep busy and stay focused.
  4. Up your daily steps or add an extra distance to your exercise. Upping your steps by as little as 200 a day can help you burn the pounds off without going to the gym. If you’re a keen jogger, push yourself and go that extra distance.

5: Eat fresh produce – There’s no excuse not to with supermarket shelves stacked with lots of fresh ingredients and pre-made fresh on the go snacks. A favourite treat is apple slices dunked in peanut butter. Remember, snacks like this must be consumed in moderation.

6: Replace dense carbs for seeds and alternatives – Eat sweet potatoes and quinoa. They are simple to make and you still feel full without getting a carb overload.

7: Remove sugar and excess caffeine – Adding sugar to drinks, cereals and meals is a no go. Most of these already have such a high sugar content that they really doesn’t require any extra.

 

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