Is it possible to lose 10 pounds in just a matter of two weeks? The simple answer to this question is “YES.” It may sound impossible but I’m here to tell you it isn’t and here’s more, it’s not really as hard as you think. How do I know this? Well, I am living proof of this possibility.
So in this article, I would like to share with you how I lost 10 pounds in two weeks.
I wasn’t always overweight. As a matter of fact, it was actually the opposite and I was okay with that. I do not know exactly what happened but I just woke up one morning and found myself staring at somebody in the mirror that I couldn’t recognize. Then suddenly it hit me.
At that moment, all I could think about was shedding off those unwanted pounds as quickly and safely as possible but I had no idea exactly how.
My Weight Loss Struggle
As I said, I wasn’t always fat, I wasn’t born fat and nobody in my family was fat. Growing up, I was always known to be the underweight student in my class from primary up until my junior years in college. I was confident I wouldn’t gain weight no matter how much I ate and so I never put a restriction on the amount of food I put into my mouth.
However, I occasionally went on a fruit and juice cleansing diet especially a week before exams because I have learned from my health-conscious uncle that this effectively increases memory retention. During the final semester, I noticed that I was slowly gaining weight but this did not bother me at all until the day of my pictorials for our yearbook.
I was shocked to see how fat I looked in those photos and honestly, I hesitated to submit them. I immediately thought of shedding off some pounds and taking new photos for my yearbook. But I knew I’ll surely miss the deadline for submission so I had no choice but to go with those fat, ugly photos.
After graduation, I was determined to get back in shape so I went on a fruit cleansing diet for a week. I stayed away from carbs and just ate fruits and had lots of natural juices and water. I also tried to be more active by walking for at least 30 minutes a day. My effort paid off and I was back to the old me.
Not long after that, I landed my first job and because I was so ecstatic to finally be on my own for the first time, I thought I should enjoy life by eating everything that I found satisfying. I told myself that I deserve to enjoy every penny I was making so I started to overeat.
It didn’t take long for me to start putting on excess weight again but I couldn’t care less because I knew I could easily drop them in just a matter of days.
My unhealthy eating habits went on for another 4 weeks until I woke up one morning unable to recognize the person staring back at me in the mirror. I looked bloated, ugly, and unhealthy and that image of me was a nightmare. I didn’t only become fat, I also lost the energy to accomplish my daily tasks and that’s what worried me.
I tried to cut down on my calorie intake but still weighed the same after 2 weeks. While searching for an alternative, I was introduced to Herbal Life products by one of my college friends. I thought there’s no harm in trying so why not?
Finding a dealer was quite easy because Herbal Life was getting popular in the market even though it was a bit costly.
Every two weeks my dealer would pay me a visit not only to deliver my supplies but also to see my progress. She would tell me I was looking better every time she came and encouraged me to stick to the program until I reached my goal.
I would just smile and say, “Thank you,” but deep inside I knew it wasn’t working because I still looked the same even though the scale said I lost 1-2 pounds after a month of being in the program.
After spending quite a large sum of money on the products, I wasn’t satisfied because I didn’t get the result that I was expecting. I know this product worked successfully for some people and maybe even for you. Sadly, it didn’t work for me so I decided to try something else and this time failure isn’t an option.
The Juice Diet Formula that Worked for Me
My boss and his family loved to travel and they would always bring me along. During the two and a half years that I worked for them, we’ve been to Thailand four times and visited Singapore once. It has been a pleasure and a great experience being able to travel with them and explore different countries and cultures.
When our two-week trip to Bangkok was finalized, I decided it was the perfect opportunity for me to start with the diet formula I’d been planning for quite some time. I knew it was going to be difficult for the first 2-3 days but I was determined to make it work.
So here’s the juice recipe I used that helped me lose 10 pounds in two weeks.
Note: You do not have to use every ingredient on the list; you may want to mix and match and feel free to experiment while on your 2-week juice diet.
Breakfasts Lunches Dinners
2 apples 1 small beetroot 2 apples
1 orange 2 carrots 4 kale leaves
4 kale leaves 1 red apple 2 cups spinach
1 cucumber 1 green apple 2 celery stalks
1 lemon 1 yellow apple 1 carrot
1 cup blueberries ½ lemon peeled ¼ lemon peeled
Things to Consider while on the 14-Day Juice Diet
1) In case any ingredient on the recipe is not available, feel free to make substitutions that are similar. For instance, if you do not like kale or if it is not available, you can always replace it with broccoli or spinach.
2) It is normal for the first 2-4 days to get headaches and strong cravings. Remember to stay focused on your juice diet. Always feel free to make extra juice whenever you feel hungry and about to eat something solid. There is no limit to the amount of juice you can drink each day.
3) You may want to start each day with warm lemon juice to cleanse your digestive system and give you a good boost of energy. Juice ½ lemon (peeled) and mix it with 16 ounces of warm water.
4) While on the 2-week juice diet, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
5) Upon juicing, it is recommended that you drink the juice as soon as you can or you can pour it into a glass and keep it refrigerated.
As we were preparing to leave Bangkok, I made a firm decision to never go back to my bad eating habits. Although I knew it would be really hard to resist the urge to indulge myself once in a while, I also knew that I need to stand my ground if I want to stay fit and healthy.
Will this work for you? It worked for me so I do not see any reason for it not to work for you and for everyone who is not only looking to get cleansed and detoxed but also to lose weight and stay healthy.
If you have had any experience with a juice fast or juice cleansing diet, please feel free to tell me all about it by leaving your comments below.