How to Become Slim in 10 Days

By Dan O'Brien

When undertaking any program that changes the physiological, we must understand what is being asked of us psychologically. In addition, we need to do so in a safe and effective manner that achieves the goals set forth. When desiring to become slim in a short amount of time, we must understand it is not actually weight loss that we are talking about. But we can offer tips and tricks to appear slimmer in as little as 10 days.

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When undertaking any program that changes the physiological, we must understand what is being asked of us psychologically. In addition, we need to do so in a safe and effective manner that achieves the goals set forth. When desiring to become slim in a short amount of time, we must understand it is not actually weight loss that we are talking about. But we can offer tips and tricks to appear slimmer in as little as 10 days.

How to Approach Your Diet

Examine your current diet and replace red meats and pork products with fish and chicken - or even better, tofu. By eliminating heavy meats from your diet, there is less chance of bloating and gastrointestinal problems.

Make sure to have an appropriate amount of fiber in your diet to keep you functioning effectively. This can be done by adding fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains to your food intake.

Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

When sitting down to eat a delicious meal, make sure that your portions are enough to achieve satiety and not enormous portions meant for multiple servings.

Nutritionists have been touting the concept of intuitive eating for the past decade, and there is certainly something to it. Eat when you are hungry, and then eat only until you feel full. You do not want to be painfully full, but satiated.

Being Active

For those distances that a car is more of a convenience than a necessity, strap on your athletic shoes and walk. Doing so will keep your heart rate and your body burning the food that you have consumed throughout the day.

Join a gym. For the span of 10 days, a gym may seem like a silly idea, but doing so will allow you to remain healthy and in better shape. Weight training helps to tighten and tone, two things that make your body seem longer and more slim.

Remember, cardiovascular activity decreases weight gain and fat storage. Walk when you would drive, jog when you might otherwise walk. Increased activity, and especially getting more cardiovascular exercise, increases your chances of being a slimmer you.

Warning

Do not under any circumstances starve yourself or engage in physical activity that exceeds your current fitness level. Consult a physician before beginning any workout routine or diet to appropriately understand possible interactions and dangers.

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About the Author

Dan O'Brien began writing professionally in 2000. He was a freelance writer at "Enjoy" magazine and wrote short stories for the "Amazon Shorts" program. He is a conditioning trainer and has been involved with fitness since 2003. He is pursuing a Master of Science in psychology at California State University in Chico.

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