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How to Lose As Much Weight As Possible in 24 Hours

Updated April 17, 2017

Losing weight in 24 hours can be done with a few simple steps. Extreme weight loss in short periods of time is not recommended though. When you are trying to lose weight overnight, you will mainly be losing water weight. Following a healthy lifestyle plan can help you achieve long-term weight loss.

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  1. Drink plenty of water. Your body needs water to burn fat. If your body is not getting enough water, it holds on to the water because of dehydration. This makes it more difficult to lose weight. Drinking plenty of water can also help move food through your body to eliminate waste and toxins.

  2. Visit the sauna or steam room. Sweating out impurities is good for your health, while eliminating water weight is good for your waistline. Some people lose as much as five pounds after a visit to the sauna.

  3. Avoid salt for 24-hour weight loss. Eating salt facilitates water weight gain. You are taking steps to eliminate water weight, so eating foods high in sodium is counterproductive.

  4. Cut back on carbs for the day. Although eliminating carbs from your diet has not been proven to be a healthy long-term weight loss solution, it will help you lose weight in a 24-hour period. You will still need to eat fruits and vegetables, but make sure you cut out potatoes and other starchy carbs. Eliminate all refined sugars, sweets, fried dishes and other carb-laden food from your meal plan for the day.

  5. Eat fruits and vegetables. Eating plenty of fibre, which comes from fruits and vegetables, will help with weight loss. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients and will make you feel full. This will help you avoid junk food.

  6. Do cardio exercises for 30 to 60 minutes to burn calories and sweat off water weight. Losing weight depends on burning more calories that you are eating. Cardio exercises can help you slim down in a 24-hour period.

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Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

About the Author

Based in South Florida, Beth Swanson has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in the magazines “Kiwi," “Natural Home,” “Clean Eating,” “Palm Beacher," the “Miami New Times” and several other publications. Swanson earned a Master of Arts degree in integrated marketing communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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