The safest, quickest way to shed pounds and keep them off is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. The key is simply burning more calories than you take in. Keep in mind that on an average day, the average person burns about 1,020 calories without doing any exercise. By following the formula of burning more calories than you take it, it is very possible to lose a pound a day. By following the suggestions below you will be able to lose 10 pounds in just 10 days the healthy way.

No one said losing 10 pounds in 10 days was necessarily easy; you’ll need to be sure to exercise everyday, at least once a day. Because one pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories, you need to try to burn about 1,500 calories per day while also reducing your caloric intake. The best way to burn these calories is by doing aerobic workouts or intensive training such as suicide drills, push-ups, jumping jacks and sit ups. Other exercises that build up your muscles in certain areas can also help you burn more fat. Some good examples are squats, dips and bench press exercises. If you’re hitting the gym, there are lots of different cardio machines that can burn upwards of 450-500 calories per hour. Keep in mind that statistic mentioned earlier about how many calories you burn just by going through your day without exercise.

So while burning calories and cutting back caloric intake are vital in losing weight, you have to be sure you’re eating enough of the good stuff that can fuel your workout and prevent health concerns like anemia, low blood pressure, passing out and others. You’ll want to eat foods that are low in calories, but a balanced amount of protein and carbohydrates. It also helps to eat smaller meals, but more frequently throughout the day. This helps your metabolism keep going at a faster rate.

One of the most important things you can do to help ensure you lose those ten pounds in just ten days is by making sure you eat a sustaining meal each morning. Not only does this boost your energy throughout the day, it keeps your metabolism running smoothly and prevents you from wanting or needing snacks before lunchtime. When your metabolism runs at a high level throughout the day, it helps in fat burning even when you aren’t exercising.

Drinking water, and only water, is another great way to help ensure you’ll hit your target of 10 pounds in 10 days. You should drink water throughout the day starting when you first wake up to just before bed time. Try to consume between 60 and 80 ounces of water each day. A good rule of thumb to follow is take your weight and divide that number in half and that is the amount in ounces of water you should be drinking.