Losing 10 pounds in 4 days? Sounds too good to be true, right? But you can lose weight quickly—and healthfully—if you follow a simple, nutrient-packed plan that's designed to cleanse your body and mind. “When I lost seven pounds in four days, I couldn’t believe
it!” says Adrienne Farr, who started The Digest Diet ten months ago and has now shed 60 pounds in total. She was especially
intrigued by the initial four-day fast-release phase, which helped her to kick her weight loss into high
gear. And she loved how the filling soups and energizing shakes wiped away cravings. “I was
shocked by how little food I needed to feel full,” Adrienne says.
Adrienne eagerly followed the rest of the 21-day plan, which she says has transformed
her attitude toward food. “I was 100 percent an emotional eater,” she says. “Happy,
sad, anxious, I’d use my moods as an excuse to eat. Now when something bothers
me, I identify the problem, deal with it, and move on.” While she once struggled to walk to the subway, she now
shuns escalators and bounds up stairs. Heart palpitations and joint pain? Gone. “I used to hate looking in the mirror, but now I just
can’t stop! I’m finally seeing my true reflection—and I love it!” she says.
Here are a few of our favorite
tips from this motivator:
Don’t reward yourself for meeting
you read that right. “I stopped rewarding myself whenever I reached a goal weight,
because my ‘reward’ was, ‘Okay, let me just give myself a piece of Godiva
chocolate,” she explains. Instead, Adrienne now opts to
record her accomplishments in a journal—like when she finished a workout
DVD that used to be too challenging—so she can look back at them for an instant mental boost any time. “And I just let myself be
happy…which I am!” she says.
Dine with style.
Since so much of a dining experience is food presentation,
Adrienne swapped her old tableware for a set of pretty dishes. “Eating off new
plates and using gorgeous new utensils makes me feel like I’m spoiling myself,”
3. Exercise, even when you don't feel like it.
"Sometimes getting started is
hard. But once the workout begins, my adrenaline kicks in and I actually enjoy
the exercise," she admits. "Nothing beats the feeling
of finishing a workout. My body feels
strong, I feel proud of myself and my meal and snack choices post-workout are
always healthier." One way to make the time go faster: Count reps down rather than up (so start with 10 jumping jacks, then go down to nine, et cetera) to mentally feel like you're getting there faster. Also, break up larger sets (20 jumping jacks) into smaller ones (four sets of five).