When you’re sheltering in place, and you’re spending hours on the couch binge-watching Netflix (and who isn’t?), it’s all too easy for an extra ten pounds to creep on. But sooner or later, your isolation will end, and you’ll be heading out the door again—and you’re going to want to emerge from your cocoon like a beautiful butterfly.
So what can you do if you see the numbers on the scale going up and up and up? No worries! Just put Netflix on hold for a few minutes, hop off the couch, and do a little advance planning so you’ll be ready to take those extra ten pounds off FAST. Here’s how.
Get real about losing 10 pounds.
First, let’s start with a reality check. Right now, it’s hard to get even the most basic staples at your grocery store. Plus, who wants to venture out into a world that looks like the zombie apocalypse? So if you’re like me, you’ll probably need to get by for the next few weeks on whatever you’ve stockpiled. If that’s healthy food, great. If it’s frozen burritos and ramen, so be it.
At this point, simply do what you can. Minimize the carbs and junk food as much as possible, and eat healthy proteins and fats and veggies if they’re available. If you’re ordering meals for delivery, try to make smart choices. Otherwise, chill.
Get ready to lose 10 pounds.
While you’re chilling, prepare to fly into action—to turn into that beautiful butterfly—as soon as your isolation ends. Right now, while you’re in your cocoon, is the best time to chart your course.
So here’s your next step: Choose the weight-loss plan that will work best for you.
What plans will help you lose 10 pounds?
On this easy plan, you’ll do two fat-blasting mini-fasts each week, sipping on bone broth all day so you won’t feel hungry. (I’ll talk about the power of fasting in a minute.) On the other five days, you’ll eat three full, luscious meals packed with protein, healthy fats, and veggies.
On this quicker plan, you’ll sip on bone broth each morning and afternoon, enjoy a creamy shake for lunch, and then have a filling dinner of protein, healthy fats, veggies, and grapefruit or berries. You’ll eat all of your meals during a seven-hour eating window, revving up your weight loss (I’ll talk more about this eating window in a minute, too).
On this super-fast plan, you’ll have a collagen-packed green smoothie for breakfast, drink a rich collagen shake for lunch, have a second green smoothie in the afternoon, and finish off your day with a delicious, satisfying soup.
What tips to follow when picking a plan?
- If speed is your top priority, go with my Cleans and Reset. It’ll slim, refresh, restore, and revitalize you in less than a week.
- If you have a few extra days, harness the power of a shortened eating window by doing my 10-Day Belly Slimdown. Research shows that simply reducing your eating window by a few hours each day can speed up your metabolism, lower your insulin levels and blood pressure, and make you feel less hungry—and it can even make your brain healthier!
- If you’re ready to sign on for 21 days—and especially if you have more than 10 pounds to lose—opt for my Bone Broth Diet. The bone broth fasts you’ll do on this plan burn fat like crazy, help protect you against diseases like diabetes and cancer, and make you healthier on a cellular level. To learn more about mini-fasts, check out my Guide to Intermittent Fasting here.
Each of these plans can strip ten pounds off your body FAST—and as a bonus, each one is loaded with skin-smoothing collagen to blast your wrinkles and beautify your face as you lose the weight. So choose the plan that suits your lifestyle best. You’re in charge here.
Get your game face on to lose 10 pounds.
Once you pick a plan, commit to it. Read up on it so you know how it works. Figure out which foods are “no” foods, and which foods are “yes” foods. Be prepared to toss out the “no” foods and restock your fridge, freezer, and pantry.
Next, go through the recipes for the diet, decide which ones you want to try, and make a shopping list. Order what you can online, and be ready to grab the rest at your grocery store once your self-isolation is over.
Finally, write down the reasons why you want to lose your extra weight, and post your list on your bathroom mirror so you’ll see it every day. Do you want to look gorgeous for an upcoming event? Get healthier and happier? Hear your friends say “wow” when they see you in person again? When you write down your goals, it’ll encourage you to stick to your plan.
Get started losing 10 pounds!
When you’re finally free to leave the house, head straight for the grocery store. Get the supplies you need, prep your ingredients (you’ll find super-easy instructions for this in my books), pick your starting date, and stick to it. The sooner you get going, the more motivated you’ll be—and the easier it’ll be to shed those “shelter-in-place” pounds and spread your beautiful butterfly wings!
Keep Positive and Stay Healthy!