Losing a whopping 12 pounds in a week might sound like a bogus claim from a shady weight loss program that sound too good to be true.
We all know that when things sound too good to be true, they mostly aren’t. Right?
Well, I hate to break this to you but in this case, losing up to 12 pounds isn’t that difficult if you know what to do and have an effective plan to boot with. Although, some of these lost pounds will come from excess water weight.
But a pound is a pound, right?
For seven whole days (that’s 168 hours, or 8,760 minutes), “I consumed nothing but water with lemon and 2 table spoons of ground flaxseeds/3 times per day “.
And just for fun, I added the optional day eight at the end for good measure. Here’s how I did it and my experience during the entire process:
In the seven days leading up to Day 1, I committed to drinking at least two liters of water each day.
I’m not sure if this helped me lose the weight but it definitely set me up for success.
It was really hard for me to drink more than two liters of water throughout the day so I had to be creative with how I consumed it. Instead of downing all of my water in one sitting (as per usual), I would sip on it throughout the day – starting with my first sip as soon as I woke up and ending with my last sip right before bedtime. By splitting up my daily intake into two liters over the course of 24 hours, I was able to fit it into my routine and make it less overwhelming.
What Is Flaxseed?
Flaxseed is one of the oldest cultivated plants, and for good reason. Its seed — which comes from the flax plant (also known as Linum usitatissimum) — contains an amazing amount of nutrients: protein, fiber, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The seed also contains lignans, a type of plant estrogen that may help reduce the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. Some people even use it as a laxative. Flaxseed has long been used in cooking and has been used to make flaxseed oil and linen fabrics.In recent years, flaxseed has become well-known as a health food because it’s high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3s help heart health by lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol levels while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol levels.
They also help reduce inflammation throughout the body, which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The usual serving size of ground flaxseed is 2 tablespoons (tbsp). That serving includes:
3 g protein
6 g fat . (Flaxseed is a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.)
4 g fiber
100 mg phosphorus
60 mg magnesium
120 mg potassium
Health Benefits of Flaxseed
Bringing cholesterol levels down
Controlling your weight
Insulin sensitivity improvement
Some cancers can be managed
It has the potential to lower blood pressure
It’ll help to keep your blood sugar levels in check
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