It's through consuming food that we get the energy we need to survive. This energy is composed of three sources of energy: carbohydrates, protein and fat, also known as macronutrients. These nutrients work differently in your body and affect your metabolism and therefore your body weight.
Therefore, it is feasible to lose 10 kilos with a low carbohydrate diet. Depending on the number of carbohydrates you eat, you can quickly lose weight or lose more slowly. Most people want to lose weight quickly. However, 10 kilos in two weeks difficult to achieve, even on the Atkins diet, this is not a healthy way to lose weight. 10 kilos in two months is more realistic.
Below we give 10 tips to lose 10 kilos in a shorter time.
Tip 1: Avoid carbohydrate-rich products
Avoid buying carbohydrate-rich foods so you're not tempted to eat them. Avoid products such as pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, cake, candy, soft drinks and juices.
Tip 2: Prepare your own meals
Prepare your own food ensures that you can make the right choices. When you cook yourself, you usually automatically eat fresher, less processed ingredients. So you can avoid sugary sauces and ensure you aren't eating more carbohydrates than needed. In addition, it is also very fun to cook! Need inspiration? Take a look at our recipe page for the most delicious low-carb recipes.
Tip 3: Eat more protein and fat
When you eat fewer carbs, you can replace it with foods that contain more protein and fats. These energy sources will make you full longer and you're less likely to overeat. Examples of protein-rich foods are:
Beef, chicken and poultry
Full yoghurt, curd, and milk
Nuts, seeds and seeds
Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach and bok choy
Examples of products that are high in healthy fats:
Nuts and seeds: walnuts, hazelnuts, linseed, sesame etc;
Even if you arer trying to lose weight you can still snack, as long as you make the right choices and still lose weight! A raw snack such as cherry tomatoes, cucumber or a handful of nuts helps relieve hunger. Maybe you fancy chocolate? Choose a piece of dark chocolate or one of our bars.
Tip 5: Choose healthy groceries carefully
In tip one we suggested only bringing low carbohydrate foods into your home. Instead, you can buy the best only healthy, low-carb products, including:
All fruit and red fruits (strawberries, blackberries and raspberries contain much less sugar than other fruit).
Coffee, tea and all kinds of water without sugars / carbs
Want to know what you can eat on a low-carb diet? In this article you can read more about foods are suitable for which phase and how the phases of Atkins precise work.
Tip 6: Weigh yourself no more than once a week
When you diet you often tend to weigh yourself every day. Often this can demotivate you, especially if the scale stays the same for a day or two. In addition to food, there are more factors that play a role in scale weight such as whether you've exercised, water retention and hormone levels.
Weight is only one indication of success. Through weekly instead of daily weighing, it no longer becomes an obsession. You're more likely to see good results after a week rather than on a daily basis.
Tip 7: Ask the people around you
Ask friends, family and colleagues to tell you their opinion on your weight loss, plus they'll also then understand why you might miss that piece of cake or a pasta, and therefore be more supportive. Having a support system can help to keep you on track.
Tip 8: Exercise
In addition to adjusting your diet, adding some exercise can help you to lose the 10 kilos in one or two months. Do not you like intense exercise? No problem, 30 minutes of exercise a day is enough. Try a walk, bike ride or swim.
Tip 9: Keep a food diary
It's common to over-eat without paying attention so keeping track of what you eat will give you a clear view and you can see where you can improve. People who keep a food diary often have more success losing weight than those who do not.
Tip 10: Start Today
Often people say, "I'll start on Monday" but why not today? Even small changes can make a difference. So start today, we can help you!
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