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How to Slim Down in 2 Days

By Sarah Knowlden-Thomas ; Updated July 27, 2017

So you have a big event coming up and your outfit feels a little tight. What are you going to do? There are lots of tips and tricks on the internet, but which ones will work and which will just leave you hungry? Most of the weight you will lose in two days will be water weight and will return quickly, but can be a quick fix for a one-time event.

  1. Drink more water. Although it might seem counterintuitive to drink more water when you are trying to lose water weight, it fills your stomach without extra calories. It will also flush excess salt out of your system. Drinking several glasses of water a day will also improve your skin for your event.

  2. Cut out salt. Sodium in your system encourages your body to hold onto extra water weight to help process the salt. If you stop eating it, there will be less for your body to get rid of. In addition to drinking water to flush salt out of your system, you can sweat it out. A good workout or 10 minutes in a steam room can help.

  3. Limit carbs. Every pound of carbohydrates you eat stores between three and five pounds of water weight in your body. Cutting down on carbs can help you lose that weight quickly. Stick to carbs found in veggies and fruits, and skip those found in breads and pasta.

  4. Cut out carbonated beverages. Sodas and other carbonated drinks can lead to gas and bloating, which won’t help you slim down at all. Reach for your spring water instead.

  5. Count your calories. We all know that eating less calories than you burn will help you lose weight, but eating less than 1,050 calories per day can have adverse effects. Dieticians recommend consuming roughly 1,200 calories per day to see weight loss. Even after only a couple of days of eating fresh fruits, veggies and proteins, you can begin to see and feel a difference.

  6. Hit the gym. Not only can sweating get rid of some excess salt, but working out can have some temporary toning effects.

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