Best Way to Lose 10 Pounds FAST (In 5 Easy Steps)

Written by Joel Marion

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If you’re looking to lose 10 pounds fast, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to share with you my “magical” method for shedding 10 pounds in no time at all. Many have used this magical method to drop 10 pounds in a week! In reality, there’s nothing magical about it; it’s rather basic, but don’t mistake “basic” for ineffective. The simple steps I’m about to share with you work like gangbusters!

You see, like nearly everyone else on the planet, I put on a few pounds over the holidays, and to make things interesting, I currently have a little bet going with my sister: To drop 10 pounds in the next few weeks. Now, since she’s literally half my size, she’s shooting to lose 5 pounds in the same time frame. Because I’m a nice guy, I thought I’d reveal the exact blueprint that I’ll be using; that’s right, I’m going to show you exactly how you can drop flab fast, just like me.

Fact is, most people overcomplicate the fat loss process; in reality, slimming down quickly just comes down to putting a few simple strategies in place. Here’s my 5-step process to “lose 10 pounds fast” that you can replicate to experience similar results for yourself:

Editor’s Note: 8 Healthy Foods That Cause Flab

1. Make a bet. I’m highly competitive and refuse to lose at anything, and if you’re anything like me, making a bet is a sure-fire way to motivate you’re and keep me honest throughout the next few weeks. And I’m surely not going to lose to a girl, so making a bet with my sister automatically increased my chances of hitting my goal 10 times over. All kidding aside, we made the bet to motivate one another and to have fun during the process. When it’s all done in fun, getting others involved and creating a little competition between friends and/or family will always tip the odds of success in your favor.

2. Eliminate sugar-containing beverages (e.g., soda, juice, etc), alcohol, and junk food.  If you’re consuming any of this stuff, your chance of experiencing rapid fat loss—or any fat loss for that matter—is slim to none.  If you’ve got 10 (or more) pounds to lose, odds are you’re probably consuming SOME of these items currently; so eliminating them will automatically cut your calorie intake and put you on the fast track to weight loss success.

3. Get 30 minutes of activity each day. What kind of activity do you need to do to get FAST results? Simply put, if it’s more than what you’re currently doing, it will make a significant impact. For some, this may be simply walking, which can work well, especially if you’re currently not doing anything. For others, you may need to exercise more intensely. Just be sure to get 30 minutes of activity each day at an intensity level greater than what you’re used to.

4. Enjoy 1 – 2 “snack meals” during the day. Instead of full meals during the day, go with 2 smaller “snack meals” to control your calorie intake. For me, BioTrust Protein Cookies are my snack of choice, providing me with 12 grams of quality protein and only 150 calories each. Since I’m 6’4″, I can get away with eating two of these large, delicious Cookies at once while still keeping my calories relatively low. My second go-to option is a BioTrust Low Carb milkshake. Again, it’s only 150 calories while packing 24 grams of high-quality, time-released protein that keeps my appetite satisfied for hours. I’m not kidding when I say that BioTrust Low Carb tastes like a dessert milkshake; plus, there’s a variety of mouth-watering flavors!

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5. Save your largest meal of the day for dinner and know how to choose the right foods. If you’re looking for fast weight loss, I recommend eliminating starchy carbs—at least for the first few weeks. Instead, concentrate on lean protein, loads of veggies to keep you full, and some healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, and/or organic butter. It may seem strange to eat your largest meal at dinner, but for most people, this is when their appetite is most ravaging and their cravings are most intense. If you load up on highly satiating foods like lean proteins and veggies, you’ll keep your appetite and cravings in check, which is critical to losing weight fast.

And that’s it! Losing belly fat quickly doesn’t have to be difficult or overly complex, and the 5 simple steps I outlined above are proof of just that.

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  • Mideline Raymonvil

    I want to lose 30 pounds

    • Cristina

      Well, Mideline, you’ve come to the right place, and there’s no time like the present to lose the weight and get healthier! The article above is a great starting point to achieve your goal, and you might also find the following article to be a really helpful resource:

      4 Common Reasons Why New Year Resolutions Fail (And Exactly What You Need to Do to Succeed)

      In that article, we provide some step-by-step guidance on how to achieve your weight-loss goal, including setting specific goals and breaking them up into manageable chunks and daily tasks. Of course, we’ll be here for you every step of the way to provide you with support, encouragement, and accountability. Just let us know what we can do to help. You got this!

      Coach Cristina

      • Diane Johnson

        I am very active, it’s my mid section I need to get rid pf. How?

        • Hi Diane,

          It’s great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing your question with us; it’s our pleasure to help.

          Kudos to you for being so active. The myriad health benefits of regular physical activity are indisputable, ranging from brain health to heart health to weight management to metabolic function to mood and wellbeing to enhanced energy levels to mobility and physical function and much more.

          Having said that, the type of exercise that you do may have a profound impact on your results. Along those lines, I encourage you to take a look at the following article that’s right up this alley:

          Our Top 6 Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

          With that being said, exercise is only one piece of the puzzle. Achieving one’s ideal body composition and “deep health” is a product of many “big rocks,” including healthy eating habits (e.g., eating mindfully, focusing on food quality, matching food quantity with needs, goals, body type, and activity levels), regular physical activity (including both regular exercise and low-intensity varied daily movement), adequate hydration, stress management, purposeful rest and relaxation, plenty of high-quality sleep, a healthy physical and social environment (e.g., social support), and eliminating (or addressing) crucial limiting factors.

          We’ve covered several of these topics here on the blog, and I invite you to take a look at the following articles:

          Habits of Highly Effective Nutrition Plans

          What is Clean Eating?

          The Effects of Stress on Your Health

          The Skinny on Skinny Fat (Discusses stress management)

          We’ll also be publishing additional articles on these topics (e.g., sleep, stress management, social support) in the future. And an added bonus, which may be helpful, particularly when most of the big rocks are already in place:

          4 Weight-Loss Supplements That Don’t Work (Try These Instead)

          I hope that this is helpful, Diane. Keep up the great work, and please keep us posted on your progress.

          Coach Tim

    • B.D.

      Eat less, move more.

      • Thanks for stopping by, BD.

        Fundamentally, you hit the nail on the head: In order to lose weight, one must consume fewer calories than s/he burns—on a regular basis, consistently over time. As simple as that is, practically speaking, it’s not that easy.

        Professor Dr. Frank Greenway, Chief Medical Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, may have summed it up best in this article when he said, “Given that the effects of diet and exercise interventions alone do not seem sufficient to support the long-term maintenance of a reduced weight, it is apparent that the problem is more complex and that obesity could be regarded as a neurobiological disease with a psychological element.”

        Dr. Greenway goes on to discuss the complex series of processes that affect weight management:

        *Homeostatic processes (e.g., the neuro-endocrine system, which influences appetite, hedonic reward centers, energy expenditure, physical activity patterns, and more)
        *Environmental factors (e.g., availability of highly palatable, high-energy-dense foods; high-stress society; reduced physical activity; infection; epigenetics; sleep debt, medications, etc.)
        *Behavioral (e.g., motivation, action planning, social support, time management, self-monitoring, etc.)

        In short, the body is a highly adaptive biological system with a complex system of processes and factors that are set up to increase food intake and decrease energy expenditure when faced with an energy deficit. So, as simple as the “move more, eat less” mantra may be, it’s not that easy. More importantly, from a coaching standpoint, I find it to be pretty useless guidance. In fact, a healthier, more effective, and more enticing approach may be the following:

        Move More, Eat MORE

        Here’s another interesting attempt to capture the multitude (over 100 according to this diagram) of interwoven variables involved in weight management:

        Obesity System Influence Diagram

        Having said all that, while the advice to “move more and eat less” is a fundamentally sound recommendation for weight loss, the fact of the matter is that it’s really not that simple. That’s not an excuse; it’s the reality. The great news is that science and practitioners continue to explore each of these variables in more depth, and as we gain a greater understanding, our practice can continue to evolve so that we can help people on a personalized basis given their own individual limiting factors, personal biomarkers, genetics/epigenetics, etc.

  • Karen

    I want to lose 3 stone

    • Cristina

      Greetings, Karen. You have definitely come to the right place for guidance on your weight loss journey.

      At BioTRUST Nutrition, we believe in a lifestyle-based approach to optimizing your health, fitness, and performance, and a great place to begin would be with the implementation of the 5 steps outlined in the above article.

      This doesn’t mean you have to take on everything at once. In fact, the majority of folks find it beneficial to take on one habit at a time, and we encourage you to do the same. It’s a process; enjoy the journey.

      We will gladly help you explore your options and navigate your course.

  • Lynne Henderson

    I agree with everything except #5—make breakfast or lunch your biggest meal, NOT dinner. With breakfast or lunch as your biggest meal, you’re eating it while you’re more active and can burn it off better. I have a ways to go, but eating like this has kept my weight more stable and dropping off bit by bit—the same way it went on—instead of swinging wildly up and down.

    • Hi Lynne,

      I hope that you’re doing great! And why wouldn’t you be…you’ve not only maintained your weight loss, it sounds like you’ve even lost a bit more. Way to go!

      Major kudos to you, Lynne, for finding what works best for you. That, my friend, is most important. Simply put, the “best” diet is the one that you can stick to.

      As I discuss in this article about eating before bed, the evidence suggests that when you eat isn’t all that important for weight management. In other words, what and how much you eat trumps meal timing, and if you ate the same foods in the same amounts, how they were spread out over the course of the day shouldn’t affect body weight.

      Having said that, if meal timing affects what and how much you eat, then when you eat really does matter. For instance, some people may find that eating less during the day leads to poor food choices and overeating in the evening. Obviously, that’s no bueno. On the other hand, some people may find that eating a larger meal (that still meets daily goals for food choices and amounts) in the evening may help them stick to their nutrition plan better.

      Again, it comes back to what works best for you, and kudos to you for figuring out just that. Keep up the great work, Lynne!