Losing weight can be difficult, but it’s especially hard when you see the numbers on the scale going down so slowly. For some dieters, seeing a big initial drop at the beginning of a diet can really inspire and motivate them to persevere.
The following diet plan may help you break bad eating habits, get you off of junk food and high sugar foods and jump start your weight loss so you can lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks or less.
Many people have found success losing weight using liquid diet plans. These plans, usually done under the supervision of a doctor, offer quick weight loss, especially in the first few weeks. Consult your doctor and get blood work done before, during, and after this program to make sure your nutritional needs are being met.
First, choose a protein shake that will provide you a high protein content and that is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Stick to shakes sweetened with stevia or other natural sweeteners, because many people can have severe health issues when they consume a lot of artificial sweeteners. Check with your doctor to make sure the shake will have the right amount of calories, protein, and nutrients. The protein powder should be low in carbohydrates and around 160 calories per serving.
In order to make the shakes more filling and nutritious, instead of making them with 8 to 10 ounces of water, consider using unsweetened almond or coconut milk. The total calories of a shake prepared with almond or coconut milk should be about 190 to 215 calories. Have a shake 4 to 5 times per day depending on your caloric requirements.
This diet will put you into ketosis, which can have somewhat of a diuretic effect. When your body loses water like that, it can also lose sodium and potassium, which can be dangerous if not remedied. This is one reason why liquid diets are usually doctor supervised, to monitor your levels of potassium, sodium, and other nutrients. Drinking 2 to 4 cups per day of full sodium broth should help replenish your sodium levels.
To keep your potassium levels up, include a green powder in your shakes once per day. Avoid sugar or fruit laden green powders. Instead, stick with pure green powders that include greens such as kale, spinach, wheatgrass, barley, etc. Add some stevia if you don’t care for the taste.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will help you rehydrate, as well as keep you from feeling too hungry. Many doctors recommend one ounce of water per day per two pounds of body weight. A 200 pound individual should drink 100 ounces of water per day.
You may feel hungry for the first few days. During this phase, drink extra shakes to avoid temptation. As the hunger levels off after day 3, stick with the usual amount of shakes per day.
It is advised that you don’t stay on this diet for longer than 15 to 30 days. You should lose between 8 to 15 pounds in the first two weeks, depending on your gender and starting body weight.
By using a liquid protein shake diet, you’ll be able to avoid hunger, correct bad eating habits, and lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks without exercising. Stick to the program and it will be worth it when you see the results.