We’ve all heard the saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Just like it took you months and years to put on the excess weight, it will therefore take some time to lose it. Having said that, however, there are a number of neat that—if you consistently put into action—can kick-start the get-skinny process and help you lose weight in as little as 2 weeks. Yes, it is that quick, really, no joke. So, let’s get going.
1. DON’T CUT, JUST SWITCH
Many people, especially us women think cutting carbs is the be-all end-all weight-loss answer, but your body needs them to do its job and burn calories. The trick is to cut the refined bad carbs—sugar, white flour, starchy veggies like potatoes—and incorporate reduced amounts of healthy sources like veggies and legumes. But if you’re still looking to cut, then cut sugar—cutting sugar will reduce calories, lower your insulin levels and stimulate fat loss.
2. LOAD UP ON FIBER
While watching your carbs, ensure you’re getting plenty of fiber in the form of leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, berries, celery, and mushrooms. This helps effectively eliminate waste so it’s not sticking around in your gut.
3. GET WARM AND TINGLY
Drink warm lemon water first thing every morning to prime your metabolism for the day. This will support detoxification and keep you regular. If you can handle it, try adding a pinch of cayenne and watch the fat burn.
4. GET FRESH, STEAMY AND CRUNCHY
Cut back on meat and grains for the next 2 weeks and fill your plate with steamed, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or stewed veggies which are packed with nutrients and will keep you full. Liven them up with various cooking oils and spices.
5. AVOID PROCESSED FOODS
You’ll avoid unnecessary calories from white flour, desserts, candy, soda, and dairy that offers little nutritional value, and also also the sodium that makes you all bloated and retain excess water.