I need to lose 50 pounds in 2 months. Help! I am 19 years old and my weight is 171 pound. I’m getting married in 2 months, so I want to lose about 55 pounds in 2 months. Please help me. Szkacca. [via Ask Questions]
You can lose 50 pounds, but can you lose 50 pounds in 2 months? To lose 50 pounds in 2 months, you need to lose 25 pounds a month for two months, which on a finer scale translates into losing a bit over 6 pounds a week for eight consecutive weeks. In other words, forget about losing 55 pounds in 2 months, I do not think it is possible to lose even 50 pounds in 2 months.
The reason why it is unreasonable to expect to lose so much weight in just 2 months has to do with the fact that under normal circumstances a typical person can only lose about 2 pounds a week. To accomplish what you want to do, you need to lose 6 pounds a week. It does not mean, however, that you should not try to lose any weight. How much weight can you lose in 2 months?
Assuming you can sustain losing 2 pounds a week for 8 weeks, you can probably lose 16 pounds in 2 months, which is a lot of better than not losing at any weight at all. Cut simple carbohydrates from your diet. Always eat a healthy breakfast and focus on eating lots of vegetables, lean proteins and berries.