7 Sensible Tips To Lose 5 Pounds In 3 Days

By Holly / February 6, 2018

Five pounds is easy to lose when you have the right knowledge, determination, and commitment to do so. If you aim to lose this much weight in three days, take note these helpful tips, so you can achieve your target weight in no time:

An above-average weight female will burn around 2500 calories per day just with everyday incidental exercise and the body using calories for living and breathing.

The basic formula for fat loose is to lose 1 pound of fat, you need to burn 3500 calories.

Knowing this, for a period of 3 days, limit your daily calorie intake to 800 calories per day (a 1700 calorie per day deficit, which helps to burn around 1.5-2 pounds of fat in 3 days alone).

In addition to the 2 pounds of weight loss through diet, we’re going to burn an additional 1000 calories per day with low-intensity exercise (or more if you like). That’s another 3000 calories gone, which will deliver another 1 pound of fat loss over 3 days.

We’re at 3 pounds, and the remaining 2 pounds will come from losing water weight and we have a helpful guide on that here.

Let’s look at how to lose 5 pounds in 3 days.

How To Lose 5 Pounds in 3 Days

Cut your salt intake

Sodium causes your body to retain water and bloat. Your body holds on to water in order to process the excess salt that you consumed. Limit your salt intake to no more than 500mg per day. Loading up with potassium-rich foods can also help your body eliminate sodium, such as coconut water, sweet potatoes, apricots, cantaloupes, bananas, oranges, figs, and beats.

Know your fiber

Regular bowel movement is crucial in keeping your body well-functioning. While it is not very lady-like to talk about poop, but visiting the toilet regularly is an effective way to achieve a flat stomach. It can also help you manage your weight. You can boost your metabolism by loading up with fiber, both soluble and insoluble fiber. These two types of fiber are important for health, and proper digestion.

Bitter is better

Another way to lose five pounds in three days is to eat some bitter-tasting food for each meal. You can add kale, olives, arugula, miso, almonds, mustard greens, collard greens, radicchio, radish, or dandelion leaves into your meals. You can mix them into a soup, omelette, sauté, or a smoothie. These bitter pound-shredders are packed with vitamins and minerals, including potassium and calcium.

Always eat whole foods

Nutritionists agree that eating whole foods are essential to good overall health. It is also a great weight loss option. When you give your body the cleanest fuel available, it will metabolize it easily. It means your carbs must include dairy, fruits, grains, and starchy vegetables. Your protein intake should include beans, poultry, cold water fish, lean meat, eggs, and healthy fat (seeds, nuts, and oils).

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Maximize your time

Maximize your time by moving as often as possible. This means parking away from the entrance, taking the stairs, and reducing sitting time at work. You can also do some squats or lunges while brushing your teeth, or before leaving the room in the morning. When talking on the phone, you can do some heel raises.

Breathe properly

Breathing is the key to sustainable weight loss. If your chest goes up instead of out, then you are not breathing properly. Improper breathing will deprive you of the oxygen that you deserve each time you inhale and exhale. When you breath the right way, you are revving up your metabolism, reducing your stress levels, and keeping yourself alert. Your goal is to take deep, long breaths into your abdomen.

Workout in the morning

Exercising in the morning will not only allow you to scratch it out from your to-do list, but it will also kickstart your day. Aim to do a quick, high-intensity circuit training first thing in the morning, particularly a workout that targets the core muscles. This will help you tone your abs, and speed up your metabolism throughout the day.

There you have it, how to lose 5 pounds in 3 days  effectively!

About the author


Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!