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Do you want to lose weight for a special occasion or event? Do you want to lose weight in a hurry? You may be wondering, how much weight can you lose in a week?
The answer depends on several factors that are unique to each one of us. We are all different and therefore we will have different metabolism rates. An obese person can lose more weight in a week than a thin one. A person who includes exercise with their diet will lose more than someone who is just dieting.
Guys have more muscles than girls, they also have a higher metabolism rate and therefore will be able to lose weight faster than girls. Furthermore, if you are a physically active person, you will also lose more weight than if you are physically inactive. Your diet will also affect how much weight you can lose. If you are eating food that is high in calories, you will naturally take longer to lose weight.
Weight loss totally depends on the calories you consume. If you take less calories than required by your body, you will lose weight automatically. There is no magic in losing weight. If your body needs 3000 calories per day and you start taking 2500 calories per day (500 less than required), you will lose 1 pound weight every week. Yes, taking 3500 less calorie will lose 1 pound of your weight.
A safe amount of weight to lose is 1 – 2 pounds per week (approx. 0.5 – 1 kg). This equates to 3500 – 7000 calories per week. That means a calorie deficit of 500 – 1000 calories per day, which can be achieved by changing your routine only slightly.
Many studies have shown that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to work at it slow and steady. Remember you don’t just want to quickly lose weight that you are likely to just gain right back, you want to CHANGE your lifestyle so that you can remain at a healthy weight throughout your entire life.
If you try to lose a lot of weight in a month by not eating, all of your weight loss is going to come back once you resume your normal eating habits again. Only now because of the lack of food you were eating your metabolism rate is going to very low and your will not be able to burn as many calories as you used to.
The most effective way to burn a significant number of calories in a short amount of time is to do Aerobic exercise. Such as cycling, running, swimming, brisk walking or kickboxing. Choose an activity that you enjoy and perform at least 30 minutes of activity on most, if not all, days of the week.
For diet, get lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy products to make sure you get the energy you need to fuel your workouts and maintain a healthy metabolism.