The other day a friendly college student left a comment requesting a simple and easy way to lose about 8 lbs before her spring break beach vacation down in Mexico, so I figured I'd try to help her out. While there are many ways to burn fat and lose weight quickly, some are much better than others. For instance, you could starve yourself of food/calories and lose some weight quickly but you'll feel like crap and won't end up getting the kind of results you probably want (real fat loss, better muscle tone, etc.) in the end.
When it comes to rapid weight loss, calorie cutting is a necessity but it’s also extremely important to continue providing your body (and especially muscles) with the protein, amino acids, healthy fats, and clean carbohydrates it needs. You want to create a calorie deficit through smart diet and increased activity in a way that leads to optimal metabolic function, lean muscle tissue protection/growth, and quick, safe weight loss.
Outlined below is one of the simplest and easiest way to lose between 5 and 10 pounds really fast anytime you want -- for spring break or any vacation/party/event at all! It’s based around healthy whey protein shakes, good carbs, high-intensity full-body exercise, and a few powerful support supplements.
Most people can lose 5 pounds within about a week and a half and 10 pounds within 2 - 3 weeks, depending on genetics, initial conditioning level, and how closely they stick to the plan. So here you have it: a super simple and relatively “easy” way to lose pounds very rapidly...
Diet: Healthy Whey Protein Shakes
Start drinking 3 - 5 healthy shakes per day (and, if you want, one or two salads containing only grilled chicken, veggies, and healthy olive oil-based dressing). In each shake/smoothie include a scoop or two of whey protein (our favorite is whey isolate), some fresh or frozen fruit (berries are by far the best choice), and a small amount of healthy oil/fat (organic virgin coconut oil, natural peanut butter, and flax seed oil are the best choices). If you’re doing lots of strength training or very intense cardio -- or you just really need some starchy carbs -- include some raw oatmeal or quinoa in one or two of your daily shakes.
Exercise: Intense, Full-Body Calisthenic Workouts
For the best, and fastest, results do a full-body strength workout every other day. Do some form of light cardio on the other days. Give yourself a full "off" day every 7 - 10 days. Definitely don't go overboard and try to do too much volume or intensity. The goal is to just stimulate your body's natural fat-burning mechanisms and "good" hormone production, leading to quick fat loss and a fitter, sexier-looking body in a matter of days or weeks.
Supplements: Support Vitamins, Fats, and Energy Boosters
Finally, this plan requires a good amount of energy. Besides making sure you’re getting at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep per night, taking a healthy energy-booster supplement is a good idea. Besides increasing your energy for workouts, a bit of caffeine taken about 30 minutes before exercise can help your body use more fat for energy and even increase your endurance and intensity levels.
Now Get Going!
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