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Have you left it a little late to lose those pounds? Try this 2 day slim down but please remember that this is an emergency weight loss plan and not one that should be continued for any length of time. Your health is far too important and you should respect it. Long term weight loss is a great plan but gradual and slow should be the name of the game. However for those last minute panics, these tricks will work.
The first day of your plan should be a juice only day. This means either pure water with a squeeze of lemon or some home made unsweetened fruit or vegetable juices. The latter will help to give you some key nutrients to keep you going. A day drinking just juices will not cause most people any health issues but it is definitely not suitable for those who are pregnant, already underweight or have any existing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems.
When making vegetable and fruit juices, try to use organic produce where possible. Always wash the items carefully before preparation. This is particularly important if you cannot afford organic as you want to get rid of as much of the preservatives as possible. When using celery and other root vegetables include the stalks and leaves in the juice as a lot of the nutrients are contained here. If not using organic, it is best to remove the roots, stalks and leaves and dispose of them.
Try combining carrots and apples or raspberry and peach. Just juice enough for one serving and drink immediately as the nutrients start to disappear very quickly. You can drink as much as you would like but aim to consume at least 1.5 liters of water so you do not dehydrate. Water should be filtered and not carbonated or flavored.
On day two you can add some fruit to your diet. Fruit has a laxative effect so will help you to continue to lose weight by making your bowels move. It will stimulate your colon and so will increase the amount of waste eliminated by your system. Watermelon is a diuretic so will speed the passage of fluids through your system. Pineapple and Mango will help to stimulate the growth of good bacteria in your gut while grapes will help to counter the production of mucus which can clog your tissues.
Be sure to get plenty of rest and relaxation following this plan and you will probably want to stay close to home in case the laxative effect comes on rather suddenly. Following this 2 day slim down diet will help you to lose water weight and bloating, both of which will make you look slimmer.
The next stage it to cheat on the day in question. Dress for success and use whatever tricks you can find to make yourself look slimmer. This includes standing straight as correct posture makes us all look less weighty. Wear the right size clothes in colors that flatter your shape and draw attention to the good bits rather than the bad.