Hi, I need to lose 100 pounds in 6 months. I’m a senior in High School and I want to lose 110 lbs in 6 months or at least 100 lbs so I look better for my senior pictures and I look a lot better for prom. If, you can help me out and tell me how to lose it I would appreciated it. Please! Kacey. [via Ask Questions]
Is it possible to lose 100 pounds in 6 months? No, it is not. You cannot lose 100 pounds in 6 months without putting your health in danger. I do not think it is possible to lose 100 pounds in 6 months even if you use clenbuterol or Alli diet pills. Of course, it goes without saying that using clenbuterol to lose weight is a very bad idea because it is illegal and also because it is extremely dangerous. Alli, on the other hand, has been approved by the FDA and is freely available over the counter, but it only works with a specific diet, and I do not even want to talk about the infamous Alli oops situation.
So why can’t you lose 100 pounds in 6 months? Because to lose 100 pounds in 6 months, you need to be able to sustain losing 16.7 pounds a month for six consecutive months, or 4.2 pounds a week for 24 consecutive weeks. An average person under optimal conditions can expect to lose, on average, about 2 pounds a week.
If you do not know what to do to lose weight, read the how to lose 50 pounds post. In short, to lose weight and to keep the lost weight off, you need to follow a good diet and you also need to be physically active. Do not eat fast food and do not consume foods that contain simple carbohydrates. In other words, eat vegetables (read the broccoli vs. cauliflower post), grass-fed beef, free range chicken, wild fish, asparagus, spinach, eggs, carrots, egg whites, mushrooms, celery, cheese, yogurt, etc. Stay away from soda, candies, cookies, cakes, ice cream, white bread, pasta, white rice, sugary cereals, milk, etc.
Most important of all, do not try to find a perfect diet. It does not exist. Find what works for you and stick with it. It is not about dieting to lose weight. It is about modifying and adjusting your eating habits to help your body return to its natural weight range.