Need a quick 4-day Pre-Holiday weight loss fix?

You probably know that Slim for Good is not about quick fixes or faddy diets but sometimes clients are desperate to lose a few pounds before a holiday or special event.

So, if you want to go for it for 4 days, here are my success tips to feel and look amazing!

If you are not hungry in the morning, don’t eat breakfast! It means that your key weight loss hormones (Leptin & Ghrelin) are not ready for food. So, grab a mini meal (apple/some nuts or rye toast and nut butter) have it with you should your tummy starts to rumble, because then is the right time to eat and not before. I am often amazed how many clients say they can easily get to lunch time without needing food.

Don’t snack – Just stick to 2 or 3 meals a day. If you snack you are releasing too much insulin (the fat storing hormone), so it’s essential to stop snacking.

Avoid mucus forming foods. These foods can cause an excess mucus build-up in our intestine, it causes a glue-like build up that sticks in the folds of the intestinal walls and it can add 9-10 pound in body weight! So, for the 4 days take out:
Dairy products (yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, butter)
Sugar (biscuits, chocolate, sweets, cake, pies, pastries)
Wheat (bread, pasta, cakes etc.)
All soya products
High-fat red meat

Drink water (2 litres minimum) with cucumber and lemon juice or apple cider vinegar – these are natural diuretics which removes more fluid from your body.

Take an Epsom Salt Bath to Lose Water Weight Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a regular sized warm bath (more if you have a large bath) and sit in it for at least 10 minutes. Epsom salts work by drawing excess fluid out of your body to help you lose water weight.

Make sure every meal contains protein to keep you fuller longer i.e. vegetable soup with cooked chicken pieces, spelt cracker and little goats cheese or mackerel pate. Mucus is not as much of an issue with goat’s dairy, it has a unique astringency that prevents (most) mucus formation.

As you are avoiding caffeine and dairy – choose a naturally decaf tea such as Dragonfly Rooibos Breakfast or Earl Grey tea or Dandelion coffee. If you want a good milk replacement that works with it, I choose an unsweetened almond milk. Almonds are an effective remedy to remove mucous so will help weight loss.

Have a great holiday!