Christmas is over but there’s one big holiday left, NEW YEAR’S EVE. That extra pie and stuffing is probably haunting you right now. Here are some ways to lose weight FAST to fit into your slinky dress. Most of the weight loss will be water, but who cares? At least you won’t be a bloated hot mess on the dance floor.
Skip the salt
Plain and simple, salt makes you retain water. The less salt, the better. Read the back of nutrition labels, you’ll be surprised what simple foods and drinks contain sodium.
Drink lots of water
We all need water, but the question is how much is needed to stay hydrated? You should drink at least 8 ounces of water, 8 times a day. This is the “8×8” rule. That’s 64 ounces total which is close to half a gallon. Water helps heal your body by getting rid of toxins and controlling appetite. If you’re dehydrated your body will try to hold on to as much water as it can resulting in bloat and may cause you to overeat.
Depending on the rest of your regime during this ‘get fit quick’ plot for NYE, you want to exercise but don’t overdo it. It’s not a good idea to consume minimal calories but go hard in the gym too. I’d say stick to moderate cardio for 30 minutes, this is assuming you’re eating light with few carbs.
Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic, meaning it helps with sodium and water retention. When I was looking to cut coffee out of my diet dandelion tea was a great substitute. It has a stronger and more distinct taste and look than most teas. Dandelion tea is available at most local grocery stores and Walgreens.
Don’t Eat after 7 pm
Regardless of the diet you choose, try to incorporate not eating after 7pm. You burn way more calories awake and sitting down than you do asleep. That’s why it’s not a good idea to eat right before bed. When you’re asleep your food is digested slower and your body is more likely to store it as fat.
Cut down the Carbs
The best way to cut down on the carbs is by strategically choosing when to eat them. Eat your carbs before or immediately after a workout. Throughout the day focus on eating lean protein and healthy fats. It’s not a good idea to cut out all carbs, because that will likely leave you irritable and pissed off.
These are all simple actions you can take immediately to help you slim down fast. I made sure to pick non-extreme measures because running on empty during a night meant for drinking is never a good idea. Keep in mind, I’m not a doctor and as always, be mindful of your body’s limits.