Many of us gained some extra weight living through this pandemic from our home confinement. Since I count myself as one of those, I have been trying hard to lose 10 pounds. I am happy to report that I finally achieved that goal adjusting my eating habits through this dieting plan. Since you also may be struggling with how to lose an extra 10 pounds, you might want to follow what I did.
This plan on how to lose 10 pounds in 7 weeks worked for me because you don’t starve. You’ll find that you won’t have hunger pains or drop the weight radically, but a bit faster than you may believe depending on your own body. Of course, you may want to check with your doctor first before starting. However, I just plunged into this after my friend explained her luck with this plan to me.
In order to avoid temptation, the first thing that I did was clear my pantry of the cookies and chips. In addition, I didn’t buy my favorite dessert of ice cream that always led to my downfall. If those types of snacks were not around, the better chances of staying on track toward my goal.
Protein and fruits and vegetables are a major part of this dieting plan. This diet specifies about four ounces of skinless chicken, beef or seafood. This amount is about what you fit in the palm of your hand. You can also eat an egg or a few egg whites. Also, you don’t want to skip a vegetable or a piece of fruit for supplying other vitamins, minerals and nutrients. You rely on this protein and fruit or vegetable for all three meals.
The beverage for meals is about 1 ½ cup of water or a herbal tea without sugar or sweeteners. Flavored water is also good over diet sodas, but you need to drink this amount with the food.
Giving up as much coffee and regular tea as I drink was hard for me. However, you can have a cup or two with meals as well. The only problem with that is during the first few weeks, you are not meant to add any milk or cream. I cannot drink black coffee. Plain tea is acceptable, but not my coffee.
Now that you understand how meals worked, you’re probably wondering what if I got hungry and needed a snack. Well, twice a day, I could eat ½ cups of nuts or seeds and a piece of fresh fruit. After all, nuts are high in protein, unsaturated fats, fiber, and antioxidants to provide energy and protect against heart and many other diseases. I usually went with almonds or walnuts because they had more of those good fats as well as antioxidants for help with anti-aging and inflammation.
I also drank a lot of water in between meals as well. Water is important while dieting to help with calorie burning and in how the metabolism works in the process of lipolysis to break down stored fat.
I also made sure to take a multivitamin daily, fish oil, and my calcium, magnesium and zinc with vitamin D3 that I take in one pill to keep as healthy as possible. I also want to remind you to look for some sort of industry standard on that supplement before trusting it. I had a lot of problems because of a supplement that I bought in the grocery store so check first or what happened to me could happen to you.
This plan on how to lose 10 pounds may not be for everyone. Nonetheless, it did work for me and a friend that introduced it to me so I wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.
WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT TO EAT
I was eating a lot of homemade soups and more bean recipes. Something that makes a great dinner or lunch is my black bean patties recipe,
my lentil mashed potato patties, white bean spinach soup,
These are just a few to try. I have lots more such recipes in my recipe section so check them out.
So each meal is 4.oz. protein 1 serving veg. and 1 serving fruit
Yes, this is what I did. Being a man you may need more protein. I suggest 5.5 oz.to 6.5 oz. is what to aim for.