How To Realistically Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Days
2. Eating More Protein
You can get more protein by adding more protein rich foods into your meals. Start by having a boiled egg every morning.
Then opt for 150-200 grams of lean meat every day. That’s a fish, chicken, turkey or a low fat steak. This adds about 500 calories to your daily calorie intake.
Don’t forget about high protein vegetables that can make a super delicious lunch or dinner. You can use beans, mushrooms, peas, chickpeas, black rice, etc.
As snacks choose fruits and nuts. The fruits with the highest protein content are guavas, pomegranate, apricots, blackberries, avocados, bananas, passion fruits, etc. Peanuts and pistachios are also a great protein-packed snack.
Let’s talk about protein supplements. Now, I’m not a big fan, so I don’t use them personally. But if you feel you can’t get the recommended daily intake of protein, you should consider this option too.
In fact, before opting to supplement your meals with a scoop or two of protein powder, do an online research. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of types of protein powders, from vegan PP to whey PP.
And if you won’t get the support needed from the online protein powder reviews, then seeing a nutritionist is your best option.
Just remember, eating more protein means adding more protein rich foods into your diet, not ditching all the fats and carbs from it.
3. Eating Less Calories
The recommended daily intake of calories for a sedentary person is between 2000 and 2500 calories. This means you need to eat food worth 2500 calories every day to maintain your weight.
But at this point, since you’re here searching for a way to lose 10 pounds in 10 days, you probably get around 3000 calories daily, if not more.
The minimum number of calories your body needs to function properly is 1200 per day. So if you make a simple calculation, by reducing your calorie intake to 1200 per day you’re actually cutting 1300-1800 calories daily.
That’s a third, or even a half of a pound just by eating less crap and more protein rich foods. That’s great, right?!
Just remember, reducing the amount of calories you’re having each day is made by eating smarter, not by eating less food.