Now that I'm into health and fitness, one of the biggest questions I get asked is “How can I lose 10 pounds before my wedding? It's coming up in a month help me!”. It's a very real problem for a lot of people. Women AND men ask me this question all the time. So let me give you a couple of ways you can lose 10 pounds before your big day without spending any money at all. It all boils down to three big tips.
Drink More Water
That fastest way you can kick start you body into weight loss is to simply drink more water. You are likely not drinking enough water every day, and since our bodies are made up of mostly water… that's not a good thing at all! If you have headaches, trouble sleeping, lack of energy, bad circulation, odd pains… a big red flag should be going up! You are not drinking enough water! by simply adding enough water to your day, you will give your body enough fluid to naturally detoxify itself and start cleaning out your extra fat, toxins, and much more! How much water should you drink in one day? Basically 2 liters of water a day should be great, but if you can drink more, then awesome! That's basically drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Come on you can do that!
Exercise 20 Minutes a Day
Ok the next thing you need to do, is get consistent about your workouts. I don't want you to workout 2 to 3 hours a day at the gym, because that is going to burn you out mentally, and you will quit pretty fast. Trust me! All I need you to do is get active for 20 minutes a day. How active? Get your heart rate above 140 roughly (this all depends on your age and weight and all that fancy stuff, but 140 is a good rule of thumb) for 20 minutes a day.
For many of you that's just a nice jog, maybe even just walking depending on your fitness level. The goal is not to be gasping for air. That is the cardio zone, good if you want to work on your endurance. All we are after here is burning as much fat as possible and a short amount of time.
There are also very simple workout programs you can do at home that are 25 minutes a day like Focus T25. P90X3 is a 30 minute a day workout as well that you can do at your house. Super simple.
Eat Better for 4 weeks
The last thing is the eating. Listen, sorry to break it to you but you can't out train a crappy diet. If you are eating chips, fries, drinking pop, beer, and wine… you are not going to lose weight. It's just not going to happen. Now I'm not saying you have to eat rabbit food. But you definitely have to watch a few little things while you eat. Some free eating tips for you:
- Eat every two hours, but eat smaller portions.
- If you are used to eating bigger meals, chunk the big meals into smaller meals more frequently.
- Do not add salt or sugar to anything. Most things already have enough.
- Switch from Sugar to Stevia if you must use some “extra” sweetening.
- Switch from salt to garlic if possible, or garlic salt at the very least.
- Rule of 3's. 1/3 of your plate veggies, 1/3 carbs, 1/3 proteins.
Now if you need help with exactly how many calories you can eat in one day, or if you want a portion control eating system, 21 Day Fix is amazing. It teaches you how to eat with portion control containers that are color coded, and gives you 21 days worth of 30 minute workouts. Most people that do this workout program lose 10 to 15 pounds in 21 days.
You Can Lose 10 Pounds Before The Wedding!
I know you can do this! If you are really serious about losing weight before your wedding, feel free to add me on facebook and I will show you exactly what to do, and how to do it. I personally lost 45 pounds in 90 days by simply changing my foods slowly, and working out 20 to 30 minutes a day. You can do it to!