If you have an upcoming engagement in which you need to fit into a smaller article of clothing, you might be wondering how you can drop a few pounds in just a week in order to trim down and look slimmer for your event. While it may not seem plausible to be able to lose any significant amount of weight, if you stick to a diet that suits your needs, you will see weight loss of upwards of five pounds.
The secret to dropping weight so quickly is cutting out unnecessary calories. The FOod and Drug Administration recommends the daily caloric intake of any adult to be around 2,000 calories. In reality, Americans consume many more calories than that per day. Counting calories and watching what you eat will cut out the fat very quickly. So what are some things you can do to start cutting the calories?
First of all, if you drink several sodas a day, you should cut this out entirely. Sodas have a ton of calories and sugar which metabolizes into fat once it is inside the body, not to mention its extremely bad for your teeth. If you drink two sodas a day, you could be cutting out nearly 300 calories a day just by drinking something else.
Aside from sodas, you should avoid heavy confections and sweets as well. Fried foods are also a no-no, instead, having something that is baked, or sauted. If your favorite food is fried chicken, why not try baked chicken instead? The flavor may not be the same, but going with these healthier alternatives while you are trying to lose weight will go a long way in getting yourself through those extra pounds.
As always, you should have an exercise regimen that you follow at least three times a week for 15 minutes, preferably focusing on cardio, rather than weight loss.