10 Ways to Quickly Lose Your First 10 Pounds

Posted on 26 Jan 2017 by Julian House
What if dieting wasn’t really dieting, and you could do simple, little things to shed some excess weight? Everyone loves a fad diet, but if you take the core out of each one - you get a really great way to transform your lifestyle with mini changes. So, you don’t feel like you have the big ‘D’ looming over you. These top tips will certainly help you lose weight in no time!

Editor’s note: **This is an editorial opinion, and not in any way to be taken as advice from a medical expert. When dieting or changing your lifestyle, you should always consult a physician to make sure you are doing so in the most healthy way possible.

The Whole30

The Whole30 is about a month long reset to help jump start a new lifestyle and way of eating. Use the principles of the Whole30 to jump-start your weight loss and start making healthy choices.


According to the Whole30, “Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realising it.”

  • Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial.

  • Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking.

  • Do not eat grains.

  • Do not eat legumes.

  • Do not eat dairy.

  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites.

  • Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients.

One last and final rule: You are not allowed to step on the scale or take any body measurements for the duration of the program. While the Whole30 is a 30 day program, one week of the Whole30 will help you totally reboot your body for healthy weight loss.

Juice Diet

Juicing was a raw diet introduced to help you do a whole body cleanse, but it mostly left people starving or feeling like they had irritable bowel syndrome. Juicing during the Whole30 reboot can help you stay fuller longer as you will be adding soluble fibre to your diet.


The trick to juicing: no matter what you put in your juice, be it kale, spinach, beetroot, celery - add juice from half a lemon to cut the acidity. You can shop all your healthy ingredients for less using promo codes for Tesco, Waitrose and Ocadao!


Add a bit of old school and use the basic principles of the Atkins diet to burn some extra fat. The original Atkins breakfast consisted of two eggs, two slices of bacon, and half a grapefruit. Want to make it healthy? Prepare: 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of lean bacon, and half a ruby red grapefruit. You can always spice up your eggs and cook them into an omelette, with fry light and a tablespoon of salsa, add two teaspoons chopped spinach an extra big of veg and vitamins.

Clean Eating

When you start to miss your crisps, biscuits and Wotsits - snack clean. You can add a bit of salt to slices of cucumber, turnips, and tomatoes to replace your salty favourites.


Just be sure to keep in mind that all of your snacks should be fresh vegetables or fruit. You can enjoy them raw or lightly steamed, these are free snacks and can be used anytime you’re hungry. Be sure to drink a glass of water when snacking to really fill up!

The Overnight Diet
Did you know you can lose weight while you sleep? True story. The one thing you should be doing from this diet - get your 8 hours a night! Most health professionals recommend 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night to maintain healthy weight and eating practices, so be sure to get some shut eye while you are on your weight loss mission.

Protein Smoothies
Most diets require you to eat an insane amount of protein, which can be hard to add in. Adding lean protein into your diet has never been so easy. The best way to keep track of protein count while dieting is to use an app like Myfitnesspal to track your daily intake. If you find you aren’t getting enough with meals, add a protein smoothie or shake. You can find great deals on protein powders and shakes at Sainsburys with Promo Codes For!

Top tips for smoothies:

  • Be sure they are low in sugar like Arla

  • Be sure they have an amino acid complex like Diet Whey

Cabbage Soup Diet
When you’re craving comfort food, add a little warmth to your weight loss with some cabbage soup. Low in fat, high in fibre - you’ll stay fuller longer and add a full serving of vegetables to your daily routine!

Diabetic Friendly
Everyone knows that sugar can be converted to fat, and diabetic friendly diets are the best way to drop a few pounds. So what is diabetic friendly? When you start adding grains back into your life think about whole grains: whole grain bread, quinoa, brown rice, couscous. Stick with your Whole30 tip of not using refined sugar - even Splenda or agave. Most importantly, watch your sauces. Things like ketchup and brown sauce add a boatload of unnecessary calories and sugar.

7 Day Tea Diet

Throughout the day one amazing tip, is to add cups of tea between snacks and meals. Not only are they super-comforting, each tea is different and can add different things to your weight loss. Don’t just grab a normal cuppa, think outside the tea box...

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  • Green tea for weight loss and antioxidants.

  • White tea for fat blockers and added weight loss.

  • Rooibos for night time as it’s like Green Tea just caffeine free.

The 5:2 Diet 

To round out your weight loss plan, you should look at having two days a week where you eat less calories. This is a great way to fuel up on loads of fruit and veg when you’re a little hungry the next day. For women 500, men 600. This just helps you reboot your body and continue on your weight loss plan.

Using the tips above you should definitely be able to consume less calories but stay full all day. Just get creative with a balance of healthy proteins, fruit and veg. What are your favourite weight loss tips? Don’t be shy - we’d love you to share your favourite ways to shred the pounds below!