Friday, June 25, 2010

Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Days -- Best Way to Do It Naturally & Safely

We recently received an email from a desperate reader who needs to lose some weight very quickly. Here's what she wrote:
"I need to lose 10 pounds in 5 days! I have to go to a pool party this Saturday and I don't want to be the only woman with a belly fat roll! Is it possible to do this? Can I just stop eating or is there a good diet to lose that much weight fast? Should I workout and how do I do it? What's the best way to get rid of these pounds in just five days??"

And here's our response:

Yes, it is possible to lose 10 pounds in just 5 days. But it's not easy and it's not recommended. First of all, much of the weight will be from lost "water weight", not body fat loss. Also, there are always health risks when trying to lose that much weight that fast. But it's pretty obvious that you're desperate to shed pounds so here's a simple plan you could follow. It'll get you closer to your goal than just about anything:

1. Cover the Basics -- Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night and drink a gallon of water per day. This will maximize your metabolism and energy levels so that your body is ready to shed extra weight.

2. Eat a VERY Clean Diet -- The best diet for losing pounds fast is one that's based around lean meats/proteins, non-starchy "good" carbs (mainly vegetables, beans, legumes, and raw fruit), and small amounts of healthy fats (e.g. extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, natural peanut butter, avocado, and unrefined coconut oil). Avoid ALL sugars, starches (even whole grains), and bad fats (especially fried foods and trans-fats!).

3. Eat 5 Times a Day -- Eat a small protein-based meal or snack about every 2-3 hours to boost your metabolism, stabilize your energy levels, and help you avoid hunger and food cravings.

4. Do Interval-Based Workouts -- Do a higher-intensity interval-based workout 3 or 4 days out of the five. Combine bodyweight strength training (e.g. push-ups, squats, lunges, push-ups, inverted rows, hanging leg raises, etc.) with short HIIT sessions. Keep the workouts brief (40 minutes maximum) and focus on quality/intensity of the exercise over quantity/length.

5. Take Whey and a Multivitamin -- Every day drink at least one large whey protein shake and also take a good multivitamin to support lean muscle preservation, a fast metabolism, and to help protect your overall health during this intense weight loss routine.

So there you have it: the best and probably the safest "natural" way to lose 10 pounds in 5 days (and several inches from your belly as well!). As stated above, that's quite a lot of weight to lose in so short of a time but if you're going to try you may as well use the simple and proven method outlined above. It workouts incredibly well if you follow it closely. Good luck and please let us know about the results you get from this plan. Thanks!

36 comments:

Princess Cow said...

Hi, that's a great article, and wonderful health tips, not just to lose weight, but to maintain a healthy weight. I have about 23 days before my 2nd year anniversary, and I would love to lose some inches and weight before our anniversary trip. So I'm thankful for your suggestions, and I'm praying I can jump start myself to working out again! I will give you an update! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm going to california in 5 days and I'm pretty healthy. with one exception, I would like to lose some belly fat because my stomache looks a little big in a two piece. I'M HOPING THIS WORKS!

Anonymous said...

Can I lose 10 pounds in a week?

Anonymous said...

Is it better to try it with a partner or try it alone?

Anonymous said...

If you can do it in 5 days you can do it in a week lol kind of a dumb question and you can do it alone but yall stay more focused with a partner :)

Anonymous said...

The best way to lose 10 pounds is to chop of a limb!

Anonymous said...

Or you can just stop eating, drink water,and exercise that works Faster but its not healthy

Anonymous said...

Im fat :(

Anonymous said...

Followed the plan lost 17 ponds in a month and 33 over two months, I feel 20 years younger can't Thank you enough!

Anonymous said...

I'll go it...not for me...but for u and my fat.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a limb to chop off

Anonymous said...

Im soooooooooooo freakin fat and im only 12 and i want to loses it!

Anonymous said...

Would you recommend this same thing for a teenage girl? Because I am very self conscious and wanna lose like 30 pounds. Should I try this?

Anonymous said...

It works!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok let's see if it works

MsDanceIsMyLife said...

I am going to try it out!!! starting tomorrow I will let you know the result in 5 days

MsDanceIsMyLife said...

I am going to do this for the next 5 days and see if this work.. will let you know soon

MsDanceIsMyLife said...

I hope this really work.. I am going to start tomorrow!! I will let you know in 5 days..

Anonymous said...

:( ima give it a try

Anonymous said...

Yes , i lost 13 in 5 days . By drinking lots of water and waking up early and doing my morning excercises :D

Mariah Millington said...

I've been lifting light weights and doing long distance running 2-3 times a day also and it helps you lose and lean out even more

Anonymous said...

I hope it works , it looks like it did for most peaople ,im desperate and need help, thank you and i will tell u how i did in 5 days!

Mello Mann said...

Im trying to get in shape for school and work . I have one month and I start today !! Ill keep you updated ! :)

Anonymous said...

what kind of excersie do you have to do does it also include running or walking??? O_o

Anonymous said...

You are very wrong stoppin eatin will cause ur matabolism to slow. Which causes les weight loss you should eat more. Just not junk food, clean foods

Anonymous said...

I hope this works! I will let y'all know in 5 days!!

Anonymous said...

Im only 14 but im still gonna try it. But its hard because even when i think im full i want something sweet. Im not saying im fat, i do sports and stuff but im still big. I just want my thighs to go AWAY!!:)

Anonymous said...

What excercises do you do??

Anonymous said...

Ok ima give if a try... Hope it works :)

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna try this cuase I really wanna lose the 10 pounds I gained during summer before school starts especially since I have this one crush :) and mostly cuase of my low self esteem I don't even wanna go to the store! :(

Kenya Team "1A" said...

Here we go! I am starting in the morning with morning exercises, cutting out sugar, drinking a TON of water, and adding Whey protein in! I know I can do this!! I am getting married in 6 days... I can do all things through Christ who gives me STRENGTH!!!:))

Kenya Team "1A" said...

I can do it!! I am getting married in 6 days!! wooooo!!! I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Will post back midweek!!

Anonymous said...

I start school in 10 days hope it works

Anonymous said...

Can you do this with out the whey thing and the other thing I dont even know what those let alone my mom let me buy it Im 13 and need to lose 15-20 pounds will this work (with out the stuff^^)??.

Anonymous said...

This is really good advice. I lost a lot of weight with this. I did this for ten days and lost 20 pounds! :)

Anonymous said...

What type of diet works the best? I want to lose weight by 8th aug 2013 as I have a wedding to attend. Or do you have any "very" effective exercise to lose weight? Pls reply!