How to lose weight quickly (and safely)


You’ve got a party this weekend and you STILL can’t fit into your favourite
“You can easily lose weight in a short period of time, without it damaging your health,” says personal trainer Chris Van Hoof, of

5 days before the party

“It’s about maintaining a sensible approach. Cut out wheat, white carbs and salt at least a few days before, and drink at least two litres of water a day,” he explains.

2 days before

At least a couple of days before, step up your exercise routine with stair work, boxing, interval training or anything that works up a sweat, Van Hoof says. On the day, hit the floor for some push-ups to get immediate (if temporary) arm definition.

The night before

The night before your big party, eat a light meal, of salmon and vegetables such as asparagus and broccoli, as they are diuretics.