So you want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Sorry, pal, cannot do it. Why can’t you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Oh, don’t get me wrong, it is possible to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, but you have probably heard the mantra – go slow and steady – that is what we are told all the time. So, while it could be possible to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, I agree with the mantra because those who try to lose weight quickly, often fail.
Why? There are many reasons, but mainly because without certain prohibited substances like clenbuterol and other illegal steroids, it is not easy to sustain a high rate of weight loss. Numerous studies show that for most people – it is safe and effective to lose weight at the rate of 2 pounds a week.
Right, but you know what? Rules are boooring. And frankly, that “2 pounds a week” thingy is getting on my nerves, a little. Some people can lose more than 2 pounds a week without any side effects.
I do not know if you can do that – I do not know if you can lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks – but if you wan to try to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, which comes down to losing 5 pounds a week for two consecutive weeks, I am not going to tell you not to do that. There is just one very important caveat.
Before you even think about changing your current diet, you have to consult with your doctor and let him know that you are going to start losing weight. So how does one lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? There are many ways to do that.
For example, you can reduce your daily consumption of carbs and or calories, increase your activity level, which helps burn more calories, and start eating smaller meals more often, which keeps your metabolism high.
But perhaps the best way to lose weight is to follow a structured diet and exercises plan, which you actually like and want to follow because you are comfortable with it. If you do not know where to start, take a look at this program, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is also a great program.
Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks sample diet plan Here is an example of a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet which you can use to lose up to 5 pound a week. Keep in mind that 1,200 calories a day is an absolute bottom, you cannot go lower than that. As a general rule, if you are hungry, do not be afraid to add more calories to your diet.
Breakfast Protein fruit smoothie.
Lunch 2 oz diced chicken breast, 1/2 cup whole-wheat pasta, 1 oz low-fat smoked mozzarella, 1 cup sauteed eggplant and tomatoes.
Snack 10 raw almonds.
Dinner 5 oz grilled-salmon fillet, 1 oz low-fat miso sauce, 1/3 cup soba noodles, 1 cup snap peas.
Snack 4 oz nonfat frozen yogurt.