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How To Lose 10 Pounds

By Rachael Attard, Updated Apr 11, 2019
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OK, so you want to know how to lose 10 pounds without doing anything too extreme? These tips will help!

But I’m going to be 100% honest – losing weight is HARD! Eating healthy is hard. Getting up early to workout is hard. I don’t find it easy and I know most people are in the same boat.

HOW TO LOSE 10 POUNDS

If you want to lose 10 pounds or any weight, it is going to be hard and it is going to take dedication. It won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen just by thinking about it. It will require really hard work. But if you’re determined and you can stick it out for at least 30 days, losing 10 pounds is possible (depending on how much weight you’ve got to lose of course!).

So if you are determined and ready, check out my tips on how to lose 10 pounds!

DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES!

Cut out every single type of drink, except for water (and maybe almond milk for smoothies!). Most drinks contain a lot of sugar and calories that just aren’t necessary and will prevent your weight loss.

This also goes for alcohol. Just give it a try for 30 days and see how you go!

Coffee and tea are OK as long as you don’t add any sugar. The caffeine is coffee and green tea actually helps with weight loss too!

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MEAL PREP!

This tip is SOOO important and will increase your chances of success by 100%! ;) OK I don’t know the exact figure, but I promise it will make it easier to stick to healthy eating, which will help you lose weight. Have a read of my meal prep guidelines (also includes lots of easy and healthy recipe ideas).

It might be time consuming prepping all of your meals on 1 or 2 days of the week, but it will save you time throughout the week. It also saves you from having to think about what to eat and whether or not you should get takeaway!

LEARN YOUR BODY TYPE

There are three different main body types and they all lose weight and build muscles differently. That’s why it is extremely important that you learn your body type so you can adjust your diet and workout accordingly.

I have a special body type quiz that you can take! It’s completely free and it will take you only two minutes to do it :)

And after you’re done with the quiz, you’ll get free tips on how to eat and train according to your body type!


REDUCE OR EVEN BETTER CUT OUT COMPLETELY JUNK FOOD

You probably knew this one was coming… Junk food has a lot of calories too and will prevent you from losing weight by increasing your calorie intake for the day. Set yourself a little challenge to give up junk food for 30 days (I’m talking about sweets here – chocolate, cakes, biscuits, muesli bars, cereals, protein bars, etc).

If you really can’t live without a bit of junk food, that is OK. Believe it or not, you can still eat junk food and lose weight. As long as you eat it in moderation and have it occasionally (1-2 times per week), not every day. But give the 30 day challenge a go first if you can!

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DON’T EAT LATE AT NIGHT

Cut out that late night snacking. Even eating healthy foods late at night adds calories.

Eat dinner and do everything you possibly can to ensure that you don’t snack. I like to have a shower and brush my teeth straight after dinner so I don’t even think about. Do something to keep you entertained or better yet, do something like yoga or meditation. You won’t feel like snacking after this!

If you’re still hungry, it means you’re not eating enough food or you’re not eating enough fiber. A little bit of hunger is OK if you’re eating at a calorie deficit (which you should be for weight loss).

But you shouldn’t be feeling absolutely starving. This can cause unhealthy behaviours such as binge eating and snacking late at night. And it is almost impossible to lose weight if you binge eat.

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EXERCISE 6 DAYS PER WEEK x

I know I’ve only talked about diet related tips here and that’s because diet is the most important thing for weight loss. You can lose weight just from changing your eating habits and doing zero exercise. But exercising will help you lose weight quicker (plus lots of other benefits).

It doesn’t really matter what you do, as long as it raises your heart rate, which means it’s burning calories. Go for a run, walk, dance class, gym class, body weight circuit, hike a mountain, go for a bike ride, whatever you enjoy! Just get your body moving.

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BONUS

When you exercise, you are much more likely to stick to healthy eating. It just happens. If you’ve done a workout, you’re less likely to want to come home and binge eat on chocolate. You’ll probably eat the meal that you’ve got prepped in your fridge and then be less likely to snack throughout the night.

I don’t think these tips are extremely hard to implement. They might be a little different to your normal life, but this is what you need if you want to lose weight.

If anyone else has any really great tips that have helped them, please comment below! I would love to hear them and I’m sure others would love to read them :)

3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM

I have developed my own well-balanced workout program that incorporates resistance training and cardio (both high and low intensity). The program is designed to give women the lean and toned look that they are after, and understand how to do resistance training without getting unwanted bulk.

Find out more about my program here.

Good luck! xxx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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3 comments on “How To Lose 10 Pounds”

    Rose says:

    I have the same dilemma here

    Savannah says:

    How do you reduce fat from your thighs because i’m 5″3 and about 56/7 kgs and I want to have skinny thighs because no matter what I do they still look stubby!! I eat sweet/ junk food as least as possible I not never and I generally do a workout/s every day (I got into running but have leg injury atm)..please can you give me some tips on how to slim down my thighs and which exercises I should do or avoid
    Thanks.. I love reading your blogs/=D

      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi lovely, please have a read of this blog post because it will tell you everything you need to know about reducing fat from your thighs :) xx