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How to lose weight in a week: 5 simple steps I’ve used to lose 10 pounds in a week

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Last Updated on May 17, 2024 by Latrice

I lost 6 pounds and an inch in waist bloat in 5 days with this method.

It might not be easy, but it’s a simple method that can quickly jumpstart your weight loss transformation, get rid of bloat and water weight and get you summer ready sooner than later.

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How to lose weight in a week without working out

Step #1: Remove all highly processed foods, drinks, sugars from your diet

And this definitely includes all alcoholic drinks too.

Highly processed foods and drinks (sugars and sweeteners too) cause bloat, water weight gain, increased appetite, increased cravings, blood sugar spikes and dips, and insulin resistance.

If you want to lose weight in a week, get rid of these foods ASAP.  

Step #2: Adopt a low-carb or keto diet for fat loss

I suggest this because even certain real foods, like sweet potatoes and bananas, can work against weight loss because of their sugar content, carbs, and starch.

These foods can also increase cravings, increase appetite, cause bloat, and cause blood sugar spikes a dips.

A keto diet for fat loss eliminates these foods and focuses on transforming your body from sugar burner to fat burner.

Step #3: Eat 1 to 2 meals a day

Get in some good ol’ intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting worked WONDERS for my weight loss transformation. What I did was not eat past 4pm and had my first meal the following day before 8am.

For a more aggressive approach, eat one meal a day. For something less aggressive, but also effective, eat two meals within a 8 hour window and fast for 16 hours.

Pick a fasting window that works best for you.

Step #4: Do not eat at night

Quit eating at night and fast instead. Listen. I’ve lost a lot of weight “effortlessly” when I started going to bed on an empty stomach.

Because I’ve had so much success with not eating at night, making sure to go to bed on an empty stomach, I always suggest this to people that ask me how I lost weight.

Give it a try. Sleep on an empty stomach by giving yourself a few hours or so before bed to digest food.

Step #5: Drink ½ to 1 gal of water a day

If you’re not drinking enough water, you’re missing out.

Challenge yourself to get enough water to hydrate yourself and take care of your cravings and appetite.

Sometimes, when we feel hungry, we’re actually thirsty.

Drink water.

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How to lose 10 pounds in a week

About Latrice

I was sitting at the edge of my bed in tears. My weight had crept up to 235 lbs again and the hunt for something to wear got overwhelming. But it was about more than the outfit. I just didn’t feel good and I was tired of trying to lose weight and live healthier. What did I do to lose 75 lbs after trying “everything”? Find out here.

4 Responses

  1. Thank you for these tips! I’m having trouble getting my weight loss started, likely because I’m over 40 and have PCOS and hypothyroidism. I’m doing most of the things you suggested (which work for me!) but I think ending my eating time earlier & increasing my water intake could really help. Can’t hurt to try!
    Thanks for the article! ♥️

    1. You’re welcome Jaymee! And it can’t hurt to try. Anything you can stick to will work best for you and be the key to your success.

  2. This is the most awful advice you could EVER give anyone. It is so unhealthy to lose 10 lbs in one week. It is SO unhealthy to eat two meals in one day let alone ONE MEAL?? That’s not what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent fasting just means you’re fasting within a certain window of time and eating within a window of time. If you eat one or two meals those meals should equal at least 1400 cal. Keto diets also cause health issues, and carbs aren’t bad for you. Especially carbs like sweet potatoes. I suggest doing deeper research this Is quite literally ridiculous. Being a body builder and losing almost 100 pounds myself I almost laughed at this.

    1. Thanks Alex for your rather spirited comment. But I will believe my own body, research, trial and error, and experience with carbs over someone that still believes carbs are all good for everybody. That “carbs aren’t bad for you” advice is what made weight loss hell for me and many others. Sweet potatoes? Eating 6 times a day? No thanks. Too many people, including myself, have found success and freedom from foods by cutting carbs and fasting.
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