The biggest event of the year is finally here, only 6 days to go! You have
your outfit all planned out already – you bought those gorgeous shoes and
that stunning dress the minute you had saved up enough money to buy them.
Everything is going according to plan, except the dress which seems to
have become a bit snug on you. Needing some help on how to quickly lose
those extra pounds just before that event? Here are a few tips to help you
The first thing is, immediately overcome the temptation of going on a
crash starvation plan. Some people feel that if they suddenly stop eating,
they would begin to shrink and would finally get to the weight they want.
The problem with a crash starvation diet is that there is a tendency to
take it to extremes, and while you want to look great at that event you
really don’t want to end up fainting and having to leave early. Your body
needs energy to carry you around, and it gets that energy from the food
you eat. Another problem with starving yourself is that by doing so, you
are sending a signal to your body to keep whatever that comes in. It is
the body’s own way of survival. So, like never before, whenever you eat,
either before or after your plan is over, the body stores up everything it
can as glycogen, and you would most likely end up being fatter for it.
The second thing is, if you are planning to embark on some exercise plan,
give your body enough time for the results to kick in. That is, do not
start exercising the day before the event. Prepare your body with warm-ups
and small exercises before you jump into the routine proper. Research has
shown that it takes at least 3 days for the effects of exercising to start
showing on the weighing scale. So plan your exercises well, and do not
exert your body muscles with overly lengthy exercise sessions or a too
high number of workouts if you do not want to spend the entire event
wincing over aching muscles.
The third thing is, whatever you do, be consistent with it. Usually, when
expecting to lose weight quickly, it is advised that you combine as many
weight loss plans as possible. I recommend a combination of exercise and
reduction in carb intake. Of course, as mentioned earlier, go easy on your
body with the exercises; do not put your body under undue strain. There
are many simple exercises that do not require contorting your body or
pulling any muscle unnaturally and only require a good length of time –
say 20 minutes daily – to have significant effect. With the diet, please
see your doctor before you embark on a complete change in diet plan to
avoid adverse effects.