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How to lose 20 pounds in 10 days

Updated on July 13, 2016
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More than one-third of the total adults in the world are obese. Obesity is growing rapidly and as the studies show, not all obese people are unhealthy but they are highly vulnerable to various chronic disease.


Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010

  • More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese.
  • More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity.
  • About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese.
Source : National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


This hub aims at reducing some of the world's obesity by presenting a simple yet effective diet. Our motto here is not "Eat Less, Move More", but "Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy".

This article here shows why eat less and move more is not a good advice.

  • Most common myths about weight loss - With obesity numbers increasing rapidly, there is a lot of bad advice and myths circling all around the internet. This hub aims to clarify the most common myths about weight loss.

The Diet

This is a simple 5 meals a day diet plan which is not very difficult to follow. It provides sufficient energy to go through a day actively. And it also has high nutritional value.


  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup of green tea


  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of green tea


  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of green tea


  • A bowl of oats with milk. Add nuts or flax seeds for better results. You can also add some fruits. You may want to avoid apricots though.


  • 1 cup of green tea. At least 45-60 minutes before sleeping.


Nutritional Value - Boiled Egg

Chicken eggs, the most commonly eaten eggs, provide 155 calories (kcal) of food energy and 12.6 g of protein in a 100 gram serving. One medium sized egg weighs around 50 gram.


Boiled eggs supply several vitamins and minerals as significant amounts of the Daily Value (DV), including

  • Vitamin A (19% DV)
  • Riboflavin (42% DV)
  • Pantothenic acid (28% DV)
  • Vitamin B12 (46% DV)
  • Choline (60% DV)
  • Phosphorus (25% DV)
  • Zinc(11% DV)
  • Vitamin D (15% DV)

Daily Value is calculated on a 100 gm serving of hard-boiled eggs.


Nutritional Value - Apples

One medium sized apple weighs around 150 gram. Apples are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat. As the famous saying goes "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".


Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol.

  • Apples are rich in Vitamin C
  • Apple is a good source of dietary fiber.
  • Pectin, a soluble fiber found in apples helps preventing cholesterol from building up.
  • Eating apples regularly has various cardiovascular benefits.
  • Antioxidants in apple are also helpful in preventing cancer.


Nutritional Value - Green Tea

Regular green tea is 99.9% water, provides 1 Calorie per 100 mL serving, is devoid of significant nutrient content and contains polyphenols like EGCG and caffeine.

Green tea is an exceptionally good source of antioxidants and alkaloids. EGCG is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C or vitamin E.


Nutritional Facts

The health and nutritional benefits of green tea are:

  • It contains various vitamins like A, D, E, C, B, B5, H and K.
  • Green tea is a rich source of many beneficial minerals such as Manganese, Zinc, Chromium and Selenium.
  • The caffeine content is very low and has no side effects.
  • It helps in burning fat by improving metabolism.
  • Green tea regulates blood sugar levels and lowers bad cholesterol.
  • It also helps in lowering blood pressure.
  • There is no conclusive evidence but it is believed that green tea helps in preventing or treating cancer in people.

Overall, A combination of eggs, apple and green tea provides you body with enough nutritions to not feel weak and function optimally.


  • Follow the exact diet.
  • Do not skip any of the meals.
  • If you feel hungry in between the meals, content to healthy food. Preferably, Fruits.
  • Follow the diet for the complete 10 days to get the best results.
  • Returning to normal diet may result in weight gain. To avoid this, do some exercise during and post diet period.
  • Cardio/Morning walk/Evening walk are preferred.

So let's take a resolution to start taking care of our body now.

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      Sam Dreiberg 5 months ago from India

      Thanks Dora.. Yes transition back to the normal diet should be slow and careful..

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Wow! That's a lot of eggs but the diet seems workable. And going back to the regular diet might have to be very slow in order for the weight to stay off. Thank you for sharing.

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      Anica 13 months ago

      Thanks for sharing this diet! i m gonna try it for sure.

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      Sam Dreiberg 13 months ago from India

      Thanks Chitrangada

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      Chitrangada Sharan 13 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Sounds good and effective ! Thanks for sharing your suggestions.