Losing 10 pounds in one week can be possible, but be aware that this takes a lot of effort and the lost weight is often regained in no time like with other crash diets. Most of the weight loss will be water and not body fat. A healthy and longlasting weightloss takes it’s time, a lot of discipline and training.
Low-fat diets catch a lot of flak in the media – mostly from individuals trying to push some sort of “miracle” diet on you, however. For everyone else who knows about body chemistry and how you react to food, a low-fat diet is a great plan that will help you to not only lose weight but also live a much healthier lifestyle.
Low-fat diets will require you to eat, obviously, low-fat foods. Luckily, you’re not shut off from a wide range of fruits and veggies like with other diets out there. So you can certainly experiment and create some truly mouth-watering dishes using low-fat ingredients.
As much as it’s the food you should watch, you should also pay attention to the cooking method and those add-ons. You always want to avoid things like:
- Fats: butter, oil, etc
- Cream, whole milk
- Red meat
- Sausage and bacon
- Ice cream/fatty yogurts
- Any sort of candy/confection
- Poultry skin, pork fat
- Mayo, hollandaise sauces, cream sauces, etc
This list is only a portion of the foods high in fat you should be avoiding, obviously. But what’s more important is the list of foods you can enjoy.
- Fish and poultry (without skin preferably)
- Fruits and veggies
- Whole wheat breads and pastas
- And basically any unprocessed/unrefined food that’s low in fat and not incredibly high in carbs; the list is virtually endless
Why a Low Fat Diet will bring Weight Loss
If you cut out the fat from your diet, you can be sure that you’ll become a healthier person. Your heart will thank you. Your mind will thank you. And since fat is extremely calorie-dense, packing 9 calories per gram, your waistline will immediately thank you for doing away with excess fat in your diet.
It’s hard to eliminate fat altogether from any diet. In fact, it shouldn’t be done at all, since your body does need some fat to thrive. However, carefully monitoring what you put into your body, eliminating fried foods, red meats, butters and other oils, etc, will help you to start to lose weight relatively quickly.
Do not supplement your diet with increased carbohydrates, or else you will actually gain weight. Instead, tailor a diet that it very low in fat, moderate on carbs and sodium, high in protein, and make sure you’re getting plenty of fruits and veggies mixed in instead of a lot of meat.
In order for the low-fat diet to bring about a 10-pound swing in only 7 days, you will have to do the work and make sure you’re exercising every single day. You don’t have to go through a complete cardio routine — though it wouldn’t hurt — but you will need to get your heart rate going and get your body ready to burn off the calories as they’re ingested. You will burn a lot of energy and tone your muscles. Also will training affect your metabolism and costs more calories.