So you have had a bit too much to eat and drink lately and want to quickly get back into the swing of things I thought you may enjoy some quick detox and weight loss tips.
1. Drink more water to get more energy. Make sure you have the energy you need to lose weight quickly by getting at least 7 hours of quality sleep per night, avoiding fizzy drinks, sweets and other junk foods, and drinking about 2-3 litres of water per day.
2. Cut out white carbs. Stop eating all highly-processed “white” carbs and you could easily lose 3 pounds in a couple of weeks… without doing anything else! The worst — and most common — white carb foods are white sugars and white flours (e.g. white bread, pasta, white rice). Other white foods you may want to avoid include white potatoes and white rice, as these are starches that are easily converted into sugar once you eat them. Carbs to eat: wholegrain rice, porridge oats, sweet potato, all bran cereal, lentils, beans (not Heinz baked beans!), legumes.
3. Eat protein and vegetables. The “perfect” meal for fast fat loss is one based around a lean protein, raw or lightly cooked vegetables (especially the leafy green variety), a serving of beans or legumes for appetite-killing carbs, and some good fats from olive oil or avocado or flaxseed. Most, if not all, of your daily calories should come from lean proteins, oily fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, raw fruit, and healthy fats. Limit your intake of starchy carbs (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes,). This way you’ll kick your metabolism up a gear and you’ll be losing fat every day!
4. Do short, effective workouts. Don’t spend hours every week jogging on a treadmill. Instead, do a short, fun, and intense workout every other day. Combine weight training with HIIT — high-intensity interval training cardio. Do full-body workouts and keep them to less than 40 minutes in length.
Exercising like this will help you lose those 3 pounds in a very short amount of time, while also toning your muscles in a way that will make it look like you’ve lost much more than just three lbs!