Although it may sound like a nearly impossible task, you can lose some weight in just three days. To do so successfully, you have to commit yourself to decreasing fat and caloric intake and exercising every day. A three-day weight loss boot camp may also be just what you need to kick-start a long-term plan to feel and look better. Keep in mind that the scale may not reflect just how many inches you've lost because muscle weighs more than fat.
Eat a healthy, low-fat breakfast that consists of an egg white omelet with a slice of low-fat cheese, a slice of whole grain toast with a teaspoon of jelly and a piece of fruit, such as an apple. You need to supply your body with energy early so that you don't resort to high-fat sugary foods before lunch because you're starving. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, eating breakfast is one of the best ways to lose weight, and a breakfast rich in protein will also boost your metabolism starting early in the day.
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Eat fresh vegetables such as baby carrots, celery or cucumbers as snacks. Add just a touch of red wine vinegar for flavor and dip the vegetables in it. Take a container of these vegetables with you to work and eat them when you feel hungry. These vegetables have very few calories and will help you feel full while you shed weight.
Drink water and nothing else. For these three days, stick to water as your beverage and make sure you drink at least 64 ounces daily. Drink an 8 ounce glass of water before you eat anything, to fill your stomach so you eat less and lose weight. Water also helps boost your metabolism and digestion and will help you shed pounds even faster if you drink more.
Engage in aerobic activity for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes before and after for warm-up and cool down. Choose an exercise such as running, cycling or swimming. Aerobic activity is key to burning calories, and you need to maintain your heart rate at 50 to 75 percent of your target rate. Increase the intensity of the exercise for short, one- to two-minute periods for additional fat burning.
Don't eat any processed or fried foods; only eat fresh lean meat such as skinless chicken, fresh or steamed vegetables and a piece of fruit for both lunch and dinner. You need to eat cleanly so that your body can focus its processes on burning fat, rather than trying to digest a heavy meal. If you're hungry, eat fresh vegetables as snacks or a piece of fruit. Don't eat after 7 p.m., so that your body can burn off calories for a couple of hours before you go to bed.
Check with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or level of physical activity.