5 Ways To Lose 5 Pounds For Halloween

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Halloween has turned into the biggest adult holiday in the USA.

And why not?

It’s a great bash, where you get to dress up, play tricks on your friends, and get scary chills under the full moon.

Some people have trained hard up until Halloween, and come party time they wear sexy, skimpy outfits:

hot halloween girl

Others, well…. they’ll try to cover up as much as possible:

unhot halloween girl

So a few people are going to take charge of their fitness, and the rest are going to WISH that they had…

To help you look your best on October 31st, I’m going to share 5 cool ways to lose 5 pounds before Halloween

Lose 5 Pounds Tip #1: Cut Out All Wheat Products and Processed Carbs

shredded wheat cereal box

Wheat messes with your digestion, PLUS it bloats your body.

If you want to get rid of lower abdominal bloating, cut out the wheat. (Yes, even WHOLE WHEAT products)

The bloat is caused by gluten, which is a sticky substance with a glue-like consistency.

Gluten is extremely hard to digest, and causes digestive discomfort, gas, and bloating.

What contains more gluten than any other grain, so cut out all breads, cereals, and crackers until October 31st.

I’ve had clients lose 7 pounds in 7 days just by cutting out all grain products.

Lose 5 Pounds Tip #2: Eat Every 2-3 Hours

wonder woman lunch box

Eating more often increases your metabolism, so that you burn more calories during the day.

It also keeps you fueled so you’ll have more energy for exercising, playing, and doing all of the fun stuff.

Now, these don’t all have to be big “meals”

Here’s an example of 2 snacks from my 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Plan:

Snack 1:

  • 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 TBSP walnuts

Snack 2:

  • 2 pieces string cheese
  • 1/2 small piece fruit

CampFire burn bright

Think of your metabolism as a campfire.  If you throw on a big, damp log twice a day, it smolders and leaves lots of charred ashes.  This is like eating only 2 meals a day.  You end up with low energy and a bunch of extra stuff (belly fat).

To make your fire burn bright and hot, use smaller sticks more often.  This is like eating smaller meals throughout the day.

Lose 5 Pounds Tip #3: Exercise Using Mini-Circuits

woman doing mountain climbers

Instead of traditional exercise routines, where you do a set of squats, rest for two minutes, then do another set of squats, put 2, 3, or even 4 exercises together in a mini circuit.

This allows you get much more work done in the same amount of time, allows you to get in your “cardio” DURING your circuit, and creates that lean and toned look that everyone digs.

Here’s a simple circuit you can do at home (notice how it keeps the blood moving through the body):

  1. Lunge with back foot on chair – 10 reps each side
  2. Hindu pushup – 8 reps (Here’s a video demonstration: Hindu Pushups)
  3. Up/Down Planks – 45 sec (Video: Up Down Planks)
  4. Mountain Climbers – 45 sec

Repeat 4x

Using paired exercises and circuits has been shown to increase your metabolism for 38 HOURS after your workout!

Lose 5 Pounds Tip #4: Cut Your Calories

cat monitoring calories

If you aren’t following a meal plan currently, here’s how to change up your nutrition plan to lose fat:

Step 1: Determine how many calories you’re currently eating

Step 2: Cut 20% or 500 Calories, whichever is lower

And in this case, the only calories you’re allowed to cut are from carbs and fat.  We need to keep your protein intake high to keep your lean muscles and raise your metabolism.

There are 3500 Calories in a pound of belly fat.  Going by pure numbers, cutting out 500 Calories a day for a week equals a pound of fat lost every week.

Lose 5 Pounds Tip #5: Toss Your Scale

arrrgh scale is the enemy

Yes, the title of this post is “5 Ways To Lose 5 Pounds For Halloween”, but your scale weight isn’t as important as your body composition.  The only catch is that it’s tough to get your body fat percentage tested regularly and accurately.

Instead, get a tape measure and measure these areas:

  • Around the largest part of your belly/love-handle area
  • Upper leg (thigh)
  • Lower leg (calf)
  • Chest (across nipple line – men, below breasts – women)
  • Between belly button and nipple line (upper abs area)
  • Shoulders
  • Upper arm
  • Neck

Do this once per week, paying special attention to your stomach measurement.  The bigger this number is, the younger you’re likely to die.

And having a big waist measurement doesn’t make for a good Halloween costume, either…

fat princess leia

Now, lots of times when we’re learning about something like health and fitness, we get lots and lots of good ideass but don’t act on ANY of them.

Listen, 5 good ideas ACTED ON are more valuable than a thousand that get filed away in the back of your brain.

If you want to:

  • Fit into your skinny jeans
  • Make better choices for your family
  • Get a flat stomach, toned arms, and a tight butt
  • And have more energy to take on the day….

Get started right away!

If you start taking MASSIVE ACTION TODAY, you could easily lose TEN POUNDS by Halloween.

And that would make this your Best Halloween Ever!

6 Responses to “5 Ways To Lose 5 Pounds For Halloween”

  1. Deirdre Says:

    re: Princess Leia costume, THAT is some massive action. Director should have cut that scene…

  2. Luke Says:

    Someone here at the gym just asked me why I recommend measuring as a weight loss tactic.

    There are two main reasons.

    Number 1: It lets you track your progress. Nothing is more motivational than results!

    Number 2: Absent any other CONSCIOUS change, measurement improves results. Maybe you work harder at bootcamp, maybe you eat a little bit less, maybe it just makes you stick to your plan better.

    But for whatever reason, measuring WORKS for weight loss.

    ~ Luke

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