I need to lose weight in 3 weeks. Help! I want to lose weight in 3 weeks before school starts. I’m about 130 pounds I only have like about 3 weeks what can I do? Jackie. [via Ask Questions]
Can you lose weight in 3 weeks? How much weight can you lose in 3 weeks? How much weight would you like to lose in 3 weeks? If your goal is to lose weight in 3 weeks, well, it is certainly enough time, but the amount of weight you can lose in 3 weeks is limited to about 6 pounds. Why? Because most people can only lose about 2 pounds per week, give or take a few pounds.
If you do not know anything about how to lose weight safely and effectively, the How to Lose Weight in a Week is a good post to get familiar with the process. In short, I do not think it is a good idea to focus on how fast you want to lose weight, and how much weight you want to lose. For most people, it is easier to lose weight when they focus on changing their eating habits. When you start following a healthy diet – assuming you consume fewer calories than you need to maintain your current weight – the weight loss will follow.
And while it is more important to follow a balanced diet than a perfect exercise program, if you want to lose weight in 3 weeks, you need some form of exercise to help your body burn extra calories. There are plenty of activities that can keep you moving – think walking, biking, jogging, hiking, rollerblading, swimming, etc.