Got an important event coming up?
Want to trim down fast to look your best on the big day?
If so, you’re in the right place.
Runway models, celebrities, bodybuilders, boxers, and other professional athletes know how to cut down body weight fast for important events.
For them, it’s just part of the job.
But they are not the only ones who know these “secrets.”
Fortunately for you, Lauren and I have a tremendous amount of experience helping people achieve this goal and are going to help you do just that!
There are usually a few questions people have when talking about this kind of weight loss…
Question #1. It is even possible?
There are all kinds of studies that back up the fact that it is not only possible, but it actually can very much increase your chances of losing all of your excess weight. Why?
MOTIVATION! How does losing 1-2 lbs every day sound? A lot better than losing 1-2 every week, right? RESULTS are what keep people motivated.
Question #2. Is it all just water weight?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Fast fat loss depends on a variety of factors including starting weight, hormones, age, and other factors. When losing weight in ANY capacity, some amount of water/muscle will be lost. This is not preventable.
However, with a high protein diet like the one we recommend, the amount of muscle/water lost will be MINIMAL compared to other diets. This is because the high amount of protein preserves muscle mass and helps prevent muscle wasting.
Question #3. Is it healthy?
Short answer: Yep!
In fact, fast weight loss has been shown to be a much more effective in both the long-term and the short-term for sustainable results.
Also, we require you to eat a ton of veggies and healthy protein during this time. By the end of the 7 days, you will not feel depleted. In fact, most people report feeling incredibly energized!
Fast weight loss is healthy and fine for the body as long as the body is properly nourished.
Before we get started, check out this great video from our friends at The Health Nerd on weight loss tips as well:
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Steps to Losing 7-10 Pounds in a Week
1. Don’t worry about exercise.
You may be thinking: What???? No Way!
It’s capital T True.
The thing is, diet has SO MUCH MORE to do with weight loss and especially fast weight loss like this.
There are a couple of reasons that we don’t recommend exercise when cutting down weight fast for a short period of time or if you’re significantly overweight:
- Diet plays the majority role in weight loss success, not exercise.
- The diet plan below recommends cutting out carbohydrates. This will significantly reduce glycogen levels in the blood stream, making a workout very difficult from lack of energy. Being a trainer who has watched someone pass out running on a treadmill while on a low carb diet, it’s not something I can recommended (wasn’t my client!).
- It allows one to focus willpower reserves on diet and sticking to the plan.
- Intense exercise depletes glycogen, which causing cravings. This is not good when eating a strict diet.
Instead of doing intense exercise or crazy cardio workouts…
2. Go on daily walks or do some yoga!
Both of these exercises will get the heart pumping and muscles working, without the depletion of glycogen.
I love the daily walks personally, but Lauren loves her yoga. We even made a weight loss program about yoga called the Yoga Fat Loss Bible.
Both of these exercises will help the body lose weight, and you will still feel good about it.
3. Bring salt down to 1500mg – 2300mg per day.
There’s wayyyyyy to much salt in the average diet.
The problem is that salt causes bloating and water retention, particularly in the face and around the stubborn stomach region.
Do NOT cut salt of the diet, just bring it down to a normal number.
4. Eliminate potential allergic foods.
Being allergic to something does not mean that you have an immediate sharp reaction to it. Mild allergies often go unnoticed, and lots of people have them.
This happens all the time with what we eat.
Yeah the food may cause a few minor problems (a little gas or bloat), but it’s really not enough to notice unless you’re hyper focused on the issue.
However, if trying to lose weight fast, these foods can slow the weight loss process.
Eliminate all potentially allergic foods like dairy, gluten, and others.
5. Eat an enormous amount of low carb veggies.
When losing weight, it’s not always about what you take away that matters, it’s also about what you ADD.
Low carb veggies are the best way to get lots of fiber and micronutrients the body CRAVES. This will help to curb hunger cravings and help the fat “exit” out of the body.
Eat lots of them. Just make sure they are low carb, because foods like potatoes and corn will slow weight loss results.
6. Detox from carbs.
In order for fat burning potential to be high, insulin has to be down. This is just how the body works and why so many people can’t lose weight even while cutting calories.
Their bodies have become insulin resistant and refuse to lose the weight.
Detox from carbohydrates (detoxing is a fancy word that just means eliminate) for the entire week. You can eat some again the night before your big event to fill out your muscles and figure.
7. Protein, Protein, Protein
Protein for dayssss.
Repetition is the father or learning, and if you’re a follower of this blog, there’s a chance you’re getting sick of hearing this tip. We understand why you would but can promise you that we won’t be shutting up about protein anytime soon.
Here’s why. Protein…
- Prevents muscle wasting
- Speeds up metabolism
- Reduces cravings
- Is delicious
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Promotes heart health
- Slows the aging process
And so much more. Eat tons of protein every day and not only when losing weight fast!
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can try plant-based protein shakes to get in high amounts without all the carbs.
Caffeine has been shown to conclusively…
- Boost metabolism
- Help burn visceral fat (belly fat)
The two best sources are coffee and green tea, which also have tons of antioxidants the body loves and needs!
9. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been shown to help reduce those pesky carb cravings, improve skin health, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Need to know more? Check out our full article on the stuff here.
Just add 1-2 tablespoons in 8oz of water, and drink up to 2x per day!
10. Get the step-by-step, how-to in our 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
So we’ve given you the “what” to do, but there are a few steps on how best to implement these strategies that are only available in our fast weight loss program, the 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
- How much of each food to consume
- How to continue AFTER the week is over for sustained results (or for more weight loss)
- What time to eat, when to eat it, and all those other little details
People lose an average of 10-21 pounds in 21 days and absolutely love it! But even better than the weight loss is the feedback we get from people about how the program has taught them how to change their eating habits and find a diet that truly works for them in the long-term.
We have over 1,000 people in our private support group going through the Challenge together, and they share experiences, results, motivation, and lots of recipes!
If you are ready to make some changes in your life, this is the ONLY place you should start. We will teach you exactly how to make the necessary changes in your diet and your lifestyle and how to keep them “beyond the diet.”
Click HERE to check it out and get started today!
Leave us a comment below if you enjoyed this article or have any questions!
Alex & Lauren
The Avocadu Crew
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