How to Lose Eight Pounds in Ten Days

In order to lose 8 pounds, it's essential to to do it gradually under a doctor's supervision and while doing physical activity and following a proper diet.
How to Lose Eight Pounds in Ten Days
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 12 August, 2022

You can lose eight pounds in ten days. Moreover, you can do it safely and have no unwanted effects by following the doctor’s instructions. As you can see, miracle diets seem promising and supposedly provide results in a short time. However, they’re not a good option because, in the end, they make the body vulnerable. Thus, miracle diets don’t take into account the needs of the body and other important factors.

Weight loss is a process that depends on factors such as age, metabolic activity, body mass index, and lifestyle habits. For this reason, not all diets work in every case.

So, it is best to consult a doctor to optimize your figure in a short or medium period of time. This is because this kind of professional should be able to tell you the most appropriate course of action.

By the way, people often gravitate towards methods to lose weight in a short amount of time. However, it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Ideally, you must lose weight gradually by adopting a better lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and daily exercise.

Furthermore, you’ll see results after you make these changes. Of course, these will be subtle at the beginning but more noticeable as time goes by.

Below you’ll find some menus and recommendations that can help you lose up to eight pounds in ten days. It’s a balanced diet that, unlike hypocaloric plans, could be useful in some cases, as long as the doctor authorizes it.

MedlinePlus experts explain that an initial goal of losing 5% to 10% of your current weight can significantly reduce the risk of developing obesity-related diseases.

A diet to lose eight pounds in ten days

A scale and a measuring tape.

This eating plan is recommended for obese people. You must be in relatively good shape as it isn’t recommended for those with chronic disease or digestive system problems. Also, it isn’t suitable for those with chronic digestive problems.

  • Firstly, the proposed menus comprise balanced meals, that is, they help to meet the nutritional requirements of the body without restrictions
  • Furthermore, the basic idea is to completely eliminate the sources of saturated fats, sugars, and processed foods, which tend to be the biggest obstacles when it comes to losing weight
  • These are healthy meals but you shouldn’t extend these meals for a longer period of time as it could be counter-productive
  • Finally, once the proposed ten days elapse, just begin to eat healthier in order to maintain the results

Don’t consume

  • Refined sugar
  • Sausage meats
  • Refined flours
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Powdered beverages for reconstitution
  • Soft drinks and other industrial beverages (including those labeled as light)


Here are several menus with four or five meal choices in order to have five small meals a day. This is because it’s recommended for a balanced diet and to attain your goal in 10 days. As you can see, it’s a simple diet and you can vary the meals with each recommendation so it won’t get boring.

Breakfasts choices to lose weight in 10 days

  • First option: a glass of low-fat yogurt, a low fat ham-cheese sandwich, and an apple
  • Second option: a cup of vegetable milk, four whole-grain crackers spread with low-fat cheese, and an orange
  • Third option: a cup of herbal tea, two pieces of whole-grain toast with low-fat cheese, and an apple
  • Fourth option: a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a slice of whole wheat bread with ham or turkey, and a piece of the fruit of your choice

Lunch choices

  • First option: half a plate of white and purple cabbage salad dressed with olive oil, a small portion of tuna, and two hard-boiled eggs
  • Second option: a bowl with a fruit salad and a serving of roasted chicken breast
  • Third option: a serving of boiled pumpkin with natural tomato sauce, slices of cheese, and spices
  • Fourth option: 150 grams of grilled fish and mixed salad with tomato, lettuce, and onion
An array of natural food.

Morning and afternoon snacks

  • First option: a glass of yogurt and a teaspoon of chia seeds
  • Second option: a handful of nuts and a cup of herbal tea
  • Third option: a portion of fruit salad and a glass of skim or vegetable milk
  • Fourth option: a glass of skim or vegetable milk and a slice of whole wheat bread with light jam

Dinner choices

  • First option: a serving of grilled chicken breast, four slices of boiled pumpkin, and half a tomato
  • Second option: a small portion of lean red meat and a plate of mixed salad
  • Third option: an omelet with sautéed mushrooms and onions
  • Fourth option: one diced chicken breast without dressings and a small serving of brown rice
  • Fifth option: a cup of chicken broth or veggies

How to succeed on your goal to lose eight pounds in ten days

Exercise can help you lose eight pounds in eight days.

To get better results with this eating plan, it is important to exercise every day, for at least 30 minutes.

Cardiovascular activities are the best for burning fat. In addition, we recommend a cardio session and strength training. This is because it helps strengthen muscle mass and optimize metabolic functions.

Finally, try to follow all the recommendations and see for yourself how easy it is to lose weight in a short amount of time without incurring into nutritional deficiencies. Thus, supplement your diet with a small handful of nuts or seeds if you’re still hungry.  

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.