11 SIMPLE Ways To Lose 10-15 Pounds In 2 Weeks

11 SIMPLE Ways To Lose 10-15 Pounds In 2 Weeks

 

Trying to lose weight is my least favorite thing to do in life.  I wish I could just snap my fingers and be at my desired weight and erase all of the unhealthy choices I have made over the years.  Why, oh why did I eat that donut for breakfast??? I know what you’re thinking, another fad diet or starving for two weeks.  Not this time girly, I have the BEST 11 SIMPLE ways to lose those stingy pounds in the first two weeks.

 

Dieting is hard…..

Especially if you feel hungry all the time.  How can you eat less when you feel like eating an elephant all the time?    I feel like that just from nursing, let alone dieting on top of feeding another human being.  But I decided after years of letting myself go, abusing my body with fad diets and crappy food choices that it was time.

Commit to a healthier you!

January 01, 2017 I decided that I was going to work out every day.  Commit to a healthier me.  Don’t we all do that every year, then three days into it, we fall off the bandwagon?  For me, I was ready.  I could feel it. The first week I started, I did awesome!  The second week I found out I was two months pregnant and losing the baby.  It was devastating and threw me right into bad habits.  I stopped exercising and slipped into sadness I wouldn’t wish upon anyone.  I got my emotions under control and decided that I was still important enough to keep working on a better me.

 

Here are 11 SIMPLE Ways To Lose 10-15 Pounds In Two Weeks11 SIMPLE WAYS TO LOSE 10-15 POUNDS IN TWO WEEKS DIETING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SO PAINFUL

 

  1. Mindset

Replacing old habits with new habits is tough.  Jumping right in and saying I’ll start tomorrow is why most of us fail.  You’re not mentally, emotionally or even physically prepared to start this new journey to a healthier lifestyle.  So start with marking a day on the calendar when you will start, and begin to prepare yourself for what it will take to stick to your weight loss goals.

Get your mind ready…….

Remember, this is about a  healthy weight loss and nothing crazy.  Think about how you will plan exercise in your day, replace bad food choices with good food choices, and how to put YOU first instead of dead last all the time.  Your family needs you, but they will benefit greatly if you’re healthy and feeling good about yourself.  Trust me, I already see a huge difference in how I “mom” and feel day to day.  Less sluggish, and a whole lot more energy to run around with my children.

 

  1. Pantry

It’s time to say goodbye to the junk!  Go through your pantry and remove all of the temptation that throws your healthy choices out the window.  Give the food to your friends or offer them to the neighborhood children.  STOP eating the crap.  I just stopped buying it all.  I told my husband and kids that mommy would be buying healthy foods for the house and no more junk food.  It has gone over quite well.

 

  1. Vitamins

(Consult your physician first) Start taking a multivitamin now.  Vitamins are crucial to a healthier you.  Your body needs extra nutrients when working out and it is important when your body is calling on these different vitamins and minerals that they are there and you are not vitamin deficient.  Vitamins can help boost energy, improve brain function, benefit your mood, boost your immune system, improve skin health and so much more.

Don’t forget the nutrients……

These are not all proven, but the statistics are there showing that people are feeling and looking much better while taking their daily vitamin. Remember to talk to your doctor before starting any vitamin regimen, especially if you’re taking medications or have any ongoing health problems.

 

  1. Before And After Pictures

This is an absolute must!  How many times have you thrown in the towel over the scale not moving or sometimes creeping in the wrong direction no matter how hard your efforts have been?  Stop what you’re doing right now and drop down to your skivvies and snap a few shots.  Your phone camera will do just fine.  Even though the scale is slow moving your body is doing amazing things.  Last week the scale didn’t budge.  But the comparison of my before and after pictures were amazing!  Use these photos to keep inspiring you when the scale keeps failing you.

 

  1. Accountability

Having someone, you can talk to about your weight loss journey and a support group of like-minded individuals, working towards similar goals, is so crucial to your success.   When you have a bad day, you can reach out to your group and expect encouragement.  I am part of a low carb group on Facebook, and when I am in desperate need for sweets, they are happy to offer ideas.  When weight loss has stalled, they offer tips as to why and remind me to be patient and not give up when I’m at my wit’s end.  So find your person that will help you stay on track.  Search weight loss groups on Facebook and join them.

 

  1. Low Carb

This is the secret right here to lose weight fast.  10 -15 pounds in two weeks!!!!  Fast weight loss is not recommended over an extended period, 1-2 lbs a week is suggested.  But with low carb, your body will release excess sodium, which is said to lower blood pressure, and the glycogen, which is a term in how your body stores carbs and says see ya!  Yes, just water weight but why would you want to carry around all of that bloat and weight.  I noticed a huge difference in my waistline after two weeks.  So to start your first two weeks on a low carb diet make sure your doctor is okay with your choice and start planning meals and snacks.  A sample menu plan looks like this:

 

Breakfast:

Coffee with sugar-free creamer and Splenda

Two Eggs, Three slices of turkey bacon and a cheese stick

With a handful of strawberries

 

Lunch:

A scoop of chicken salad on top of a bed of romaine.

 

Snack:

Handful of Almonds

 

Dinner: 

Steak with a salad and side of squash

 

Snack:

2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

 

  1. Water

Oh my gosh, I can’t express enough how important water is PERIOD, especially with weight loss!  I’ve been on low carb and exercising for about five weeks now.  The weeks I slacked on water were bad weight loss weeks.  The weeks I had 68 OZ or more a day it was like the weight fell off effortlessly.  So don’t forget your water.  Water is crucial on a low carb diet so really make it a priority to drink up!

 

  1. Exercise

I’ve heard many times that weight loss is 80% diet 20% exercise.  I don’t know how accurate that statistic is, but exercising five days a week has done amazing things to my body.  I work out for 40-50 minutes every weekday and take the weekend off.  My legs have toned up, and my arms are tightening and, UGH I hate to say it, but my back fat has practically disappeared.  I have been doing a walk at home program because I can’t afford a gym membership and it’s freezing here, so I work out inside in the comfort of my home.

 

Get your sweat on…

My secret, straightforward, fun exercise is the walk at home program by Leslie Sansone.  She isn’t paying me to write this either.  It’s just my go-to exercise, and I love it.  I was using DVD’s, but Leslie has a new app you can download and every day you get a new workout.  I prop my phone up and start walking to my favorite show.  Most of her workouts are 30-50 minutes long, and according to my fit bit, I burn 400-450 calories per workout.  Check it out here!  As the weather changes, change your routine up.  I like to walk around the school track and run up and down bleachers.  That really gets your heart beating.  Be safe and remember to talk to your doctor before you start.

 

  1. Goals

Set small goals and master each one at a realistic pace.  Trying to over achieve will only set you up for failure.  My goals right now are to drink 100oz of water a day, 1-2 lbs a week, exercise five days a week and drop 25 lbs by April 1St.  I’ve already hit 13lbs lost out of that 25lb goal.  That is roughly 2 lbs a week and/or 8 lbs a month.  This is a pretty healthy pace, and I’m not shooting for the moon.  Establishing small goals is key to your weight loss success.

 

  1. Weight loss Apps

Everything I do is logged into one or more apps to help me stay accountable to myself.  I have numerous apps I use and love to help me with my weight loss goals.  MyFitnessPal is my top favorite.  You can customize the settings to fit your diet plan, and it’s just plain awesome.  My Fitbit app keeps my activity, and calories burned all day, the walk at home app, I discussed earlier called, Your Daily Walk, by far the easiest and fun exercise to do each day and my low carb app that offers great recipe ideas.  Find apps that will work for you and make this process fun and enjoyable and much easier.

 

  1. Hope

Don’t give up.  We’re all going to have bad days.  Days where we don’t exercise, or we cheat a little too much.  It’s okay.  Shrug it off.  A bad evening of snacking doesn’t have to lead into a ruined week.  If you fall away from your plan, things happen and when they do brush yourself off, get back up and start again.  You deserve this.  You care for everyone, and now it’s time to take care of you!

 

We’re all doing it…….

Losing weight is a dreaded but common scenario in most people’s lives.  I hope that my list will help you with your weight loss goals and I would love to hear your tricks that help you to reach your goals.  I can’t say it enough, always talk to your doctor before starting any diet and exercise plan and remember I’m not a doctor.  I am just sharing what works for me and how easy it can be with a few steps and small goals.

 

Tell me your weight loss secrets?

 

 

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