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How I Lost Weight In One Week Without Starving

Updated on May 23, 2011

Losing weight is such a tedious process to many of us. If you are anything like me, a couch potato and a junk food lover, you are probably looking for one or two nifty tricks on how to lose weight.

I hate starving myself for the sole purpose of losing weight. I tried this before and the results are definitely ugly. I only succeeded in making myself love food even more.

So if you are looking for realistic ways on how to lose weight in just one week, you could try the following tricks that helped me out:

1. Start cleansing and detoxifying

Your body could be accommodating fats and wastes from the past. It is time to get rid of them and start with a clean slate. I highly recommend the use of chayote.

This comparatively tasteless vegetable is actually very effective in cleansing your intestines and removing harmful wastes. It also makes bowel movements normal and more frequent. It reduces bloating.

Place three large chayotes in a small casserole. Pour about 9 cups of hot water on them. Leave it there for a few minutes. This will allow the nutrients of the chayote to seep out.

Separate the water from the chayote once it has cooled down. Place the liquid in a pitcher and add your preferred juice flavour. Just a little bit of the juice powder should work. Drink half a glass of this concoction every 3 hours. This should help cleanse your system.

2. Drink 3 glasses of water first thing in the morning.

It will help fill up the void in your stomach. It makes you feel full already even before having your breakfast.

We usually serve oily and fatty foods during breakfast. And because we go without food for about 8 hours during the night, we usually feel famished in the morning. Immediately control that hunger with water therapy.

In addition to that, many people confuse thirst with hunger. Try drinking water first if you feel like eating. You could be confusing your need for water with your need for food.

3. Curb appetite with lemon juice.

According to experts, cravings only last for a few minutes. Rather than battle it out with your craving, you can immediately suppress it with lemon juice. It is a natural appetite suppressant.

Try nibbling on a lemon wedge if you feel the need to eat that whole pack of potato chips. Keep this up for a week and you will definitely lose weight.


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    • Carlon Michelle profile image

      Carlon Michelle 

      7 years ago from USA

      I've never heard of that veggie. Humm. I'll have to find it and try. Thank you for the hub that I have found both useful and interesting. Smile!

    • rob_allen profile image


      7 years ago from MNL, PH

      hello there! nice hubs may you can read my hub as well about weight loss :)

      maybe you can share your thoughts as well. :)

    • kmnoto profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from La Union, Philippines

      thanks for reading cdarrough and ketchup101!

    • ketchup101 profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Useful tips! Nice hub and thanks for sharing!

    • cdarrough profile image


      7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      I will definitely try this.


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