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Seven tips for one-week weight loss

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The internet is full of weight loss tips, which is why we've picked out seven of our favourites to help you slim down in a week.

Lose fat in time for that holiday, special occasion or simply the impending summer. Whether you like the term 'bikini body' or not, we want you to be as comfortable and confident as you can be when you hit the pool or beach.

'Going hungry isn't good for anyone. Eventually, you'll end up breaking down and overeating', says nutritionist Carrie Wiatt. That's why we're giving you weight loss tips you can actually stick to.

So, just implement these simple tweaks (and keep it up until you step off that plane) to de-bloat and get fast results. 

Say goodbye to processed food

They're easy to get sucked into, yet unsatisfying. 'They make you crave more food than your body needs,' says Wiatt. If you can't pronounce the ingredients, the food is off-limits. Or find a greengrocer for foods with no label at all.

Avoid the sauce

One of the classic weight loss tips we all know...

Not only are alcoholic drinks dehydrating and high in calories, they also make resisting unnecessary nibbles incredibly difficult. (No shocks here: studies prove women consume more calories after drinking).

READ: 4 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

Increase your fibre intake

It may be tempting to nix all carbs, but don't forgo fibre; a proven source of long-lasting satiety. Sprinkle flaxseed onto yoghurt or add a few teaspoons of sliced almonds to your salad.

If you're really craving carbs, have a small portion of fibre-rich quinoa, barley, or brown rice.

READ: Exactly How Many Carbs You Need To Lose Fat

Boost your metabolism

Eating steadily throughout the day feeds the fire of your metabolism and keeps it burning calories at a steady clip. Enormous portions, on the other hand, slow it down.

Aim for three small meals (300 to 350 calories each) and two snacks (100 to 150 calories each).

Eliminate bloating food

De-bloating isn't strictly a weight loss tip, but if you're planning a bikini-based outing you may be interested to know that broccoli, onions and peppers all cause gassiness and bloating.

Stick with water-based produce like cucumbers, spinach and asparagus. Potassium-rich fruits like bananas and oranges also purge retained water.

READ: 4 Tips to Beat the Bloat

Drink lots of water

Cells retain water when they don't have enough of it. Drinking two to three litres each day is one of the easiest weight loss tips to stick to.

Sip slowly and the water will hit your bloodstream rather than filter out through your liver, so you won't have to go to the toilet every five seconds!

READ: 5 Upgrades for Your Water Bottle

Up your protein intake

The Atkins Diet is outmoded, but a healthy, protein-rich breakfast will fill you up and head off unnecessary snacking through this final push.

'Try an egg-white scramble packed with veggies', says Wiatt, who makes hers with three whites.

Women’s Health has a wide range of health and lifestyle advice for women, from weight loss tips to everyday life hacks. For more information, visit


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