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Can you lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks?

By Edited Dec 11, 2013 0 0

To be able to lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks you have to follow some strict diet rules and also include exercise as part of your daily schedule. It is not an easy thing to do but it can be done. The following tips can help you out.

What to do before you start your weight loss efforts

1. Before you start your efforts weight your self to have a reference point.
2. Do a general checkout to make sure that you do not have any serious health problems (check your blood sugar, blood pressure etc)
3. Two weeks before start a diet diary. In this record everything that you eat or drink during a day. Do that for 2 weeks.
4. Try to estimate your average levels of physical activity and exercise for the last 2 weeks. How many hours you are exercising (if any), how many kilometers you walk per day etc.

Once you are ready to begin set a target on how much weight you want to lose for the next 2 weeks. The target should not be very optimistic but also not very easy to achieve. A normal target would be 5 pounds. If you want some help on how to set your target, have a look at how to lose weight in 2 weeks. Write down on a piece of paper your target and put somewhere you can see it all the time. You can put it in on your office desk, car, above the TV, on your bedroom etc. This is a tip to remind your self about what you want to achieve. You may also hang it in front of the refrigerator door for obvious reasons.

In order to lose weight fast you need to do 2 things. First to eat fewer calories and second to burn more calories. For the first part you need to analyze the information collected above. See from your list the foods you eat and the beverages you drink and try to replace those with the most calories with other foods that are low in calories and low in fat. You may also need to remove some items completely from your diet. For example if you eat fried foods, sugar soft drinks, sweets, starch food, snacks, then these must be removed from your diet. You can include other more healthy and less calories foods like boiled foods, fish, light soft drinks, low fat yogurts, salads and lots of fruits and vegetables. Add those items in your list and make the necessary calculations. To lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks you need to save aprx. 17000 calories. Adjust your list so that the food you eat creates a deficit of at least 500 calories per day, compared to what you eat today. The rest of the calories will be covered by exercise and physical activity.

Assuming that you managed to configure your diet to save those calories your next step is to increase your physical activities and exercise in order to burn more calories and also increase your metabolism to start burning more fat. From your notes above examine how much activity you did the last 2 weeks. As you did with your diet, you need to do the same with exercise. Adjust your schedule to include 30 minutes of exercise per day and some form of physical activity. Physical activity may include taking the stairs than using the lift, walking to work than taking a car and many other things you can do daily. If you want to make your weight loss fun then find a hobby that involves exercise and physical activity. This way you will do something you enjoy and at the same time assist your weight loss efforts.

When you follow the above guidelines for 2 weeks, weight your self and see how much weight you lost. If you did not manage to meet your targets then do not get disappointed. You can try again until your meet your goals. Remember that weight loss does not need worry but way. Good luck!

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