“Junk food satisfies you for a minute, but being fit satisfies you for life”.
In this article, I would talk about a few methods which will help you lose up to 2 pounds in a day!! However, I’ll first talk about a few things that will help you understand weight loss even better.
Why Weight Loss Is Indispensable?
As I mentioned in the beginning, the reasons for losing weight are numerous.
1. Health Point Of View
When you are overweight, you are at the risk of developing potentially life-threatening illnesses. Obesity or weight gain continues to be a risk factor for blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, sleeping disorders and more.
Thus, doctors often ask the patients to shed some weight in order to be fit, as sometimes when the weight goes down the diseases start vanishing too.
2. To Look Good
Everyone wants to look good, to themselves, to the opposite sex and to everyone in general.
3. To Fit In (Clothes)
You all must have that one piece of clothing that you wish you could fit in! Not only the old clothes, buying new and fashionable clothes also becomes a great issue when you are overweight.
4. To Fit In (Society)
Not that we support body-shaming or are biased towards any body type, but being overweight poses great difficulty for people to fit in the society.
We live in a world where people are obsessed with looking good and fit. Nobody wants to be glared at while hanging out or eating in public. Etc.
5. To Add Years To Your Life
People who stay fit and healthy live longer! It adds years to your life and also all those extra years will be the happy ones. People who stay fit have a life filled with more enthusiasm and excitement.
6. To Boost Self-Esteem
Staying healthy makes one look better. Also, it will make you feel streets ahead about yourself on the inside.
In an analysis of a research on the same topic it has been found out that people who stay fit report a higher self-esteem. It boosts the confidence in a person and makes the person feel better about him.
Now let’s come to the main point of this article i.e. How To Drop Those Extra Pounds!
Imagine that you have your school prom in a few days and you need to shed of those extra pounds to fit in your mom’s classic pink gown! Joining a gym, or going on a basic diet won’t help. You need to look for a quick way out.
Thus, here are a few ways by which you can drop up to 2 POUNDS A DAY!
Let’s first understand what calories are and how many calories do you need to burn to lose 2 pounds a day!
Calories refer to the energy stored in the food. Consuming more calories than you burn leads to weight gain whereas burning more calories than you eat leads to weight loss.
According to the center of disease control, there is somewhere around 3500 calories in One pound thus, to lose 2 pounds a day you have to reduce your caloric intake by 7000 calories.
Here Are A Few Ways By Which You Can Shed The Excess Calories
For losing weight, you need to reduce your portion size, remove high calorie snacks from your diet and replace high calorie meals with healthier options. Your diet should be low in fats, rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
You need to cut out on carbs in order to shed the water weight and allow your body to receive all the carbs from vegetables and fruits.
Diets To Follow To Lose 2 Pounds In A Day
Start your day by making a simple lemon drink. For it, you will need-
- 8 cups of water
- Lemon juice (6 lemons)
- 1/2 cup honey
- Mint leaves
- Add the ingredients in lukewarm water ( Do not let the water boil)
- Leave the mixture for a few hours in the fridge
- Strain it and have it along with the all the meals that I am going to mention below.
Have the above made mixture before breakfast early morning.
Meal 2 (Breakfast)
Breakfast strictly needs to comprise of fruits. (Apples, Pears, Oranges, etc.)
A few hours after the breakfast, Drink one more glass of the mixture and combine with some unroasted almonds.
Meal 4 (Lunch)
Lettuce salad with olive oil and apple cedar vinegar which helps in burning the weight really quick. You can also have a boiled egg along with it. After an hour or two, Drink one more glass of the mixture and accompany it with any one fruit of your choice.
Meal 5 (Dinner)
Dinner should be before 7. It can comprise of either grilled chicken/fish along with some salad.
Finally, have one more glass of the drink 2 hours before going to bed.
So, the lemon drink plays a great role in this diet. Lemon is one of the greatest ingredients in burning fat. The drink that I mentioned will not only allow you to lose weight real quick but will also help you in getting rid of the toxin our body. It also helps in boosting and strengthening the immune system.
Here’s an alternate diet! You have to start this diet by making a simple drink. For making the drink you need-
- Medium sized Cucumber
- fist full of mint leaves
- lemon (1/2)
- a small piece of ginger
- Add all the ingredients in the grinder along with half cup of water and grind.
- Strain and add some lemon juice. You can also add 1/2tsp of black salt for taste.
Take the above mentioned drink along with 12/13 almonds which have about 85-90 calories OR 5-6 Dates which have about 100-110 calories. Dates improve digestion, give energy, increase metabolism which in turn help you lose weight fast.
*Take the same diet in the evening as well*
Grab a bowl of oats in skimmed milk. You can also add almonds and fruits in it. For taste, you can also add 1/2 tbsp. of honey. Oats help in boosting energy and keep you filled throughout the day. They are rich in fiber, minerals and remove cholesterol from your body.
You can make a 3-slice-brown bread sandwich. You can use tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, spinach, capsicum, onions etc. for filling. These vegetables are less in calories and keep hunger at bay. You can eat it either raw or can also grill it.
Boiled vegetable curry and 2 chapatti
For the curry, you can use vegetables such as- Spinach, tomato, beans, cauliflower, broccoli or any other vegetables that are less in calories. Boil the vegetables and cook with less spices and oil. Along with the curry you can have 2 chapattis and also a bowl of fresh vegetable salad.
Take the same diet as prescribed for the breakfast- The energy boosting drink along with almonds or dates.
The diet for dinner is the same as lunch; you just have to reduce the portion size.
- Instead of making 3-bread grilled sandwich, use 2 slices of bread.
- Instead of two chapattis, have 1 chapatti along with curry.
(In case of oats, you can have the same amount of oats)
After following any one of the above-mentioned diets check your wait the next morning and you will definitely find a drop of 2 pounds
Some More Dietary Changes You Should Make To Loose Weight Quick
(a) For starters, fill your diet up with fiber. Fiber does not have any magical weight-loss element, but it fills you up fast, without adding up excess calories in your food.
According to a study in Annals of internal medicine, people who were asked to eat 30 grams of fiber daily, and were given no other dietary changes, lost a significant amount of weight. Some fiber-rich foods that you should include in your diet-
- ALMONDS (3.5 grams fiber per ounce- about 28nuts)
- BLACKBERRIES (7.6 grams fiber per cup)
- RAW AVACADOS (9.8 grams fiber per cup)
- UNPROCESSED WHEAT BRAN- (28 grams fiber per cup)
- GREEN BEANS (4 grams fiber per cup)
- SWEET POTATOES (5 grams fiber- 2 baked), etc.
(b) If you are serious about weight loss, sugar is definitely not your friend. Sugar from all sources can hinder the process of your weight loss. Sugar is not an essential nutrient in your diet. Cutting sugar in your diet can help you reduce weight on a rapid pace.
Thus, to lose weight quickly, you have to cut down on ice-creams, honey, fruits and so on!
(c) Many people think that consumption of FATS makes them FAT. They are unaware that consuming fats in a diet is as important as consuming any other nutrient. Fats are essential for maintaining mental health.
Without enough fat in the diet, the brain won’t be able to build healthy nerve fibers and might have severe consequences on health. You should avoid consuming unhealthy fats such as-
- High in fat dairy foods- whole milk, butter, cheese
- Dark chicken meat and poultry skin, beef, pork, lamb etc.
2. Move More – Exercise
As you read above, consuming fewer calories and reducing fat in your diet is important to shed pounds. Adding exercise in your weight loss routine helps in decreasing the calories and speed up the process of weight loss.
In order to reduce weight, you must not only reduce your daily calorie intake but also exercise to burn the excess calories. Exercise does not only help you reduce weight but also helps you stay healthy in the long run.
Exercise may include cycling, running, kickboxing, aerobics, jumping rope, etc. Performing some sort of physical activity engenders sweat which in turn will help you shedding some water weight.
Exercise also helps you to build muscles which gives a highly geared metabolism and lets you burn calories even more rapidly.
To lose two pounds a day, you’ll have to cut down 7000 calories, thus if you exercise along with the diet, you will have to cut down less calories in your diet as the exercise will help you shed some calories. Here are a few things that you should follow-
- Don’t lie flat on the bed!
- Engage yourself in normal daily tasks
- do at least 40 minutes (or 1 hour if possible) jogging + walking (walk when you’re unable to jog, regain strength and jog again)
- Hike or swim if possible, nothing is better than that.
Losing 2 Pounds A Day, You Need To Follow At Least Any One Of These 3 Exercises With The Prescribed Diet
(A) Do Kapal Bharti and Pranayam, on an empty stomach for 10-15 minutes.
These are breathing yoga techniques that oxygenate your brain, reduce tension and stress and also fight obesity and help losing weight fast.
(B) Skip rope about 300-500 times.
(C) Jog for at least 20 minutes. Jogging helps in burning calories really fast. Along with it, it increases your stamina and stimulates blood circulation in your body.
3. Visit The Sauna
One of the most efficient ways of shedding off the water weight is by sweating it out. You can make yourself sweat through exercise and numerous other ways but one of the less complex and time-efficient way of doing the same is by visiting a SAUNA.
Saunas in different ways have been used around the world. Sauna increases your circulation, makes you sweaty and helps you shed salt and water which thereby allows you to lose extra weight.
Athletes including wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders, often use this technique to shed some pounds before their tournaments. An hour session of sauna can help you losing up to 300-500 calories.
A lot of people question that will the weight lost by sauna stick? The weight that you lose by sauna is water weight. You will regain the weight as soon as you re-hydrate your body however, regular sessions of sauna will definitely help in weight loss.
4. Cut Down On Salt/Sodium Consumption
The level of water retention in our body increases due to the high consumption of salt. Thus, water retention decides how much excess water weight a person hold in his/ her body.
A human body needs 2000-2500 mg of sodium per day and if the body consumes more than that, the water is retained. If you cut down the intake from 500-1500, the water retention would decrease leading to a paced shedding of the water weight.
For shedding weight fast, you can go on a salt-free diet or can replace salt with other spices such as black pepper, ginger etc.
5. Drink Lots Of Water
To lower the water weight retention, one should keep drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Proper intake of water helps your body to effectively flush out excess salt that causes water retention. Water also helps in increasing the metabolic rate which helps in burning fat in the long run.
Also, to lose a few pounds quickly you can avoid consuming any liquids for a day. You might see a drop in your pounds but it is not advisable for the health.
Hence, these were a few ways by which you can lose up to 2 pounds a day. However, trying to lose 2 pounds a day is an extreme way to lose weight. Usually, losing 2 pounds a week is considered an ideal and healthy way of losing weight, thus achieving this is a tough task and should be carried out after proper consultation.
The weight you lose will be the water weight and you might regain it quickly thus you need to follow the above-mentioned methods on a daily basis to see the best results.
“It will hurt, it will take time, It will require dedication. It will require will power, You will need to make healthy decisions, It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation, You will need to overcome it. But trust me, when you reach your goal, It’s worth it.”