Many beach-lovers are eager to lose their last bit of excess weight before going o vacation. While losing 2 lbs. per week is considered sustainable and healthy, it is possible to lose 10lbs or more in the span of three weeks.
By incorporating aerobic exercises to help burn fat, low-calorie meals are also required to shed off excess weight. If you follow this routine consistently and diligently, you can fit into your swimsuit by the time you go off to your vacation.
So how exactly can you lose weight to rock a bikini in just a span of three weeks?
Drink More Water
Water helps you stay full and hydrated throughout the day. It also aids digestion of the extra fiber you ate. Make sure to drink no less than 8 200mL glasses of water each day. If you can go beyond that, even better.
Eat Your Breakfast
Never skip on your breakfast and make sure you source your food from low-calorie healthy whole food like fruits and vegetables. These foods allow you to consume more without eating too much calories compared to eating a bowl of cereal.
Avoid foods high in fat like margarine, butter and cheese and try not to eat more than 300 calories at breakfast every morning.
Prepare A Healthy Lunch
Consume a plateful of low-carb vegetables with 20g to 30 grams of lean proteins every lunch. This kind of meal helps you stay fuller while losing weight. Examples of a healthy lunch to aid your weight loss is a bowl of salad topped with boiled eggs, a turkey wrap filled with shredded vegetables or vegetable broth-based soups with lots of vegetables in them.
If you must eat carbohydrates, make sure they are whole-grain to add fiber to your diet and stick to a 400 calorie lunch every day.
Be Smart With Your Dinner
At night, you have nothing to look forward to but to get a good night’s rest. Since you do not need a lot of energy at this time of the day, try to eat less at least 4 hours before bedtime. You can make your meals interesting by cooking three kinds of low-carb vegetables and enjoying it with some broiled meat.
You can also eat baked sweet potatoes and some veggie stir-fry. Make sure to stick to a 400 calorie meal for dinner to help you stay on track.
Snack Once or Twice A Day
Eat snacks either in the afternoon or in the evening, depending on when you are most hungry. Whenever it is, never go beyond 100 calories of snacks. You can munch on raw vegetables, air-popped popcorn or low-fat ranch for a filling snack.
Exercising is a requirement to burn extra calories everyday to achieve your weight goals in three weeks. Try to burn at least 500 calories per day though aerobic exercises, which is around one hour of workout. You can go to the gym, go out running, walk your dog or simply stay more active than usual. If you work behind a desk for 8 hours daily, find the time to stand up and walk within your allowed time.
Other Tips For Fast Weight Loss
Live a healthy lifestyle as much possible. Avoid processed foods, trans fats, sugars, alcohol, drugs and smoking. You only have three weeks to shed off the excess weight so try avoid slipping off and eating unhealthy junk foods. If it does happen, brush it off. Do not think about it too much and focus on your main goals looking forward instead.
It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water. But because you increased your fiber intake for the sole purpose of losing weight, you have to hydrate your digestive system by drinking more water than the recommended amount. This will prevent any stomach upset and constipation.
Losing weight is not just about eating less and exercising more. Your mindset has also a huge contribution to the success of your weight goals. If you committed minor slip offs like eating fast foods, drinking alcohol or smoking, do not make this as an excuse to give up.
Three weeks is not a long time, but the efforts you put into your weight loss goals for this short span of time might change your whole perspective on what it takes to become truly fit and healthy.