With so many big event before the wedding, I will looking for a healthy, yet effective ways to lose weight and look my best. Therefore if you are wanting to lose weight fast before a special event, here are eight simple and easy secrets to do so.
Eat Only Natural Foods
Eat foods with no preservatives, natural, and are low in the glycemic index. Cleaning up the diet will allow the digestive tract to run smoother, slow insulin from spiking, and avoid cravings. Here are a list of top super foods for weight loss.
Swap Any Carbs with Veggies
While sugar has a place in your diet, days leading up to your event, avoid sugars and swap all carbs with vegetables. Veggies will keep you satisfied and reduce calories to lose optimum amount of weight. Just keep in mind if your not hungry enough to eat a carrot, then your not actually hungry.
Only Drink Lots of Water
Drinking water increases metabolism, removes toxins from the body, and more importantly it curbs cravings. Because many times when we think were hungry, were actually just thirsty. Therefore drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water per day and avoid juices, carbonated drinks.
Start Day with Lemon Water
Lemon water helps with digestion, flushes the digestive system, increase mood levels, provides an immune boost. When taken in the morning it hydrates the body after hours of no water and starts up the metabolism.
Perform HITT workouts
Focus your workouts on doing fat-torching HITTs (high intensity training). For one, you can burn more calories than steady state cardio, two you can incorporate weight training, and three it burns more calories even after you are done working out. Here are two great HITT workouts to perform, a workout fasted in the morning and the other is a full body circuit. Also the day before the event, avoid any long cardio session because it causes bloating.
As complicated as everyone makes it seems, it is really about calories in vs calories out. Therefore consuming calories the right balance of calories to perform regular body function (basal metabolic rate) and avoid gaining weight. Here is a calorie calculator to find the right balance. This also means to move more, so take more walks and avoid sitting down for hours.
Get enough sleep days before the event, even if it seem difficult to do so. Sleeping prevents the need for a sugar fix in order to a boost energy, feeling lethargic leading to skipping the gym, and more importantly it helps with the metabolism.
Add MCT Oil to Foods
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT Oil) a form of saturated fatty acid. MCT oil helps maintain a healthy weight by keeping the stomach satiate, reduces stored body fat, and help balance hormones. Coconut oil is a great source of MCT oil. So add a tsp of coconut oil or pure MCT oil, in your morning coffee, use it to cook with or add to any meals.