Safe and Proven Ways to Drop a Dress Size in 7 Days
Important events such as a wedding, a party, or prom are perfect opportunities to dress up and look your best. But if you’re worried that a few extra pounds will keep you from feeling confident, you’ll only need one week to slim down by following the instructions outlined in this article. Light days and detoxing will allow you to drop one to 2 sizes in 7 days and these guidelines will also help you cleanse your body from toxins.
Bright Side gathered some advice on how you can lose some weight in just 7 days.
What is a light day?
A light day is a good way to eliminate toxins, burn fat, get rid of swelling, and rejuvenate your body. It’s a special way of eating that can be done twice a week. These days will be like the “janitors” that help your stomach and your intestines get rid of toxic buildup.
It’s important to keep in mind that this method will most likely provide you with only a short-term result and if you have any health issues, you may need to consult a doctor before beginning the diet.
How does a light day work?
- Select the type of light day.
- Buy the necessary products.
- Food can only be steamed or cooked in the oven.
- Eat 100 g to 150 g of food every hour.
- Eat a bit of fresh parsley or drink a glass of water with lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning to start the process.
- Drink plenty of water or green tea during the day.
- Don’t exercise during these days.
- Follow this system for either 2 days in a row or with an interval of 2-3 days.
Light day: Oil
The main task of this light day is to activate the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fats. If you decide to arrange a creamy light day, prepare 500 ml to 700 ml of low-fat cream or milk and divide this amount into 5 meals. During this day, you can allow yourself a cup of coffee.
Recipe: Brew 150 ml of coffee and add 50 ml of whipped cream. Enjoy!
Light day: Carbohydrate
You most likely won’t feel hungry during these days and they’re perfect for the summer. Choose what you like the most and eat apples, watermelon, dried fruit, or oatmeal throughout the day.
If you prefer apples: take 1.5 kg of them and divide them into 5 meals with an interval of 3 hours. You can bake them or make apple juice, which will be a good rest for your digestive system.
If you like to eat dried fruit: dip 0.5 kg of them in water and divide them into 5 equally-sized meals.
If you choose to eat watermelon: divide 2 kg of watermelon into 5-6 meals.
If you like oats: prepare porridge from 200 g of oat powder and divide it into 5-6 equally-sized meals.
You can replace apples, dried fruit, and other food with juices from cabbage, carrot, cucumber, beetroot, celery, or orange/ grapefruit. The good news is that if you decide to drink juice all day long, you can mix all of the above-mentioned fruits and vegetables.
Light day: Protein
Protein light days are the most comfortable for weight loss. Protein is digested very slowly which means that you will not feel hungry for a while. Eat cottage cheese, meat, or fish and don’t forget to drink water.
If you like cottage cheese, take 500 g of fat-free cottage cheese and mix it with 100 g of honey. Then, divide it into 5 parts and eat it throughout the day. The cottage cheese can be mixed with greens, apples, or wheat bran soaked in boiling water.
If you prefer meat or fish, take 400 g of low-fat meat (veal, beef, turkey, or skinless chicken breast) or fish. Then, boil it in water without salt and divide it into 5 portions.
Light day: Combined
Many people find it quite difficult to last a whole day on one product. So, there are combined light days. Psychologically, it’s easier for people to get through such days. And if you do everything right, the effect will be the same!
Recipe for a rice-and-apple dessert: Prepare the porridge with 450 g of skim milk and 75 g of rice without any salt or sugar. Then, divide it into 3 meals. In between, you can eat up to 1 kg of apples.
What is detox?
If you’ve noticed that you’ve been suffering from issues such as chronic fatigue, general malaise, headaches, digestive problems, allergies, a worsened complexion, or other diseases, then these are all signs that your body requires detoxification.
Detoxing is a way to cleanse the body of toxins. The main principle is the consumption of fruits and vegetables in liquid forms such as juices and smoothies. It’s also necessary to drink a lot of water and herbal tea.
You can go through the detox process 2 times a week or once a week, depending on what you think is best for your body. The results won’t make you wait — you’ll notice some weight loss and a general improvement in your well-being.
The right food for detoxing
You can make juices and smoothies with these products:
- Dried fruits
- Sweet pepper
- Citrus fruits
- Chia and flax seeds
- Other fruits, vegetables, and seeds.
Also, you can sometimes grill vegetables, but don’t use salt or oil!
It’s permitted to drink not only water, but almond, rice, or soy milk and herbal teas.
You need 250 ml of almond milk, 1 cup of frozen cherry, 1 banana, 150 ml of orange juice and 1 cup of spinach. Mix it all together in a blender.
Just mix 1 cup of water or almond milk with 1 banana, 15 average strawberries, 1/4 avocado, and 50 g of spinach.
Blend 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 lemon, 100 g of spinach, 20 g of parsley, 250 ml of water and 6 ice cubes.
Wrong food for detox
Forget about sugar and any sweet, salted, fried, and smoked food, ready-made sauces, alcohol, coffee, meat, cocoa, sweet fizzy drinks, and any products from flour and your detox days will be effective.
What do you do when you need to lose a couple of pounds? Share with us in the comments!
Illustrated by Alena Tsarkova for BrightSide.me