Friday 26 December 2014

Cosmo's 14 ways to lose 5lbs in a week

Freya Drohan

Published 01/08/2014 | 15:15

Beach scene. Playa de la Teresitas. Tenerife, Canaries
Playa de la Teresitas, Tenerife, Canaries

Clever tips and tricks from the popular magazine, that actually make sense.

We're still struggling to get our head around the fact that today marks the start of summer's last month.

For those lucky enough to still have holiday plans, Cosmopolitan magazine has published some no-brainer advice on how to shift some unwanted bounds pre-beach debut.

1) Drink Mainly Water 

2) Ban White Bread and Pasta

3) Do Cardio 30 Minutes a Day

Halle Berry
Halle Berry
November 16, 2008: Kim Kardashian spotted playing at the beach in Miami, Florida. Credit: INFphoto.com Ref: infusmi-10/102
Helen Mirren
Teodora in Mouille bikini from Brown Thomas. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Model Chrissy Teigen

4) Drink Coffee an Hour Before Working Out

5) Have Nightly You-on-Top Sex

6) Do 36 Push-Ups and Lunges Every Other Day

7) Sleep 30 Minutes More a Night

8) Make One Food Sacrifice/Cut Out One Indulgence

9) Don't Let the Camera Add Pounds: Push your chin forward, hold your arms away from your body, and turn slightly sideways from the camera with one foot in front of the other.

10) Get a Body Wrap

11) Eat Salmon for Lunch

12) Stand Up Straight

13) Do Squats and Sit-Ups

14) Pop an Antigas Pill

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