Losing 10 pounds in a week is possible for a lot of people. Is it as easy as all those “revolutionary” diet plans make it out to be? Sorry, but the answer is no. You need to eat 35,000 less calories and/or burn 35,000 calories in a week in order to lose ten pounds. Sure, you could cut out a bunch of water weight, which is what most Hollywood fad diets and cleanses do, but you start gaining that weight back the second you take a sip of water.
So just how are you going to lose 10lbs this week? Unless you eat over 5,000 calories a day currently, you aren’t going to lose ten pounds in a week’s time through diet alone. You will burn roughly 2600 calories if you run a marathon, so if you run two marathon’s a day for seven days you will burn enough calories to lose 10 pounds. Hopefully I’ve opened your eyes a little bit about what it takes to lose 10 pounds. However, that isn’t to say it’s impossible for everybody to lose 10 pounds in a week’s time.
As I mentioned before, unless you eat more than 5,000 calories a day, losing 10 pound in a week is most likely going to be impossible. So, if you’re currently 175 pounds, eating 2,500 calories a day and want to drop down to 165 in a week, it’s very unlikely for that happen. However, if you are a 250 pound individual who is currently eating 5,500 calories every day you could cut your calories down to 1000 per day and run 5 miles a day to lose 10 pounds in a week. Of course, this wouldn’t be healthy if done for extended periods of time and I would highly recommend having a physician monitor you throughout the process. As you can see it is possible and it’s these types of people that all those diets touting that you can “lose ten pounds in a week” are specifically talking about. Of course, they don’t mention that in the sales pitch.
There are literally thousands of fat burning and magic diet pills out there all promising to help you lose massive amounts of weight in a short period of time. 99.9% of them are B.S.! But there are a couple that have been proven to increase your body’s ability to burn fat while preserving muscle. More specifically these are caffeine and ephedrine. And even more specifically, it’s these two combined. If you would like to learn more about rapidly losing fat and fat loss supplementation, I would highly suggest you check out Lyle McDonald’s Rapid Fat Loss Handbook. Lyle is one of the most respected authorities in the world of fat loss and muscle gain and is very meticulous in his work and research.
If you want to give it a try then let’s take a look at a few resources that will help get you started losing those unwanted pounds. You are now aware of how many calories you need to cut and/or how much exercise you need to do, but how does one easily and effectively cut out the calories? Here’s some great articles to help you do just that:
- Start out with our Low-calorie Diet Introduction series to learn the ins and outs of a low-calorie-diet. Remember, you must burn more calories in a day than you consume and this series will teach you exactly how to do that.
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