How to Lose Unwanted Fat Safely in Two Weeks
For the purpose of this article, the recommended diet is for women--two weeks on a 1200 calorie diet and the following two weeks on a 1400 calorie diet.
While it is easy to lose weight in two weeks, the weight will not stay off if a yo-yo diet is chosen. A much better way to lose unwanted fat fast is to stick with a healthy program--don't push for more than 1.5 to 3 pounds of loss per week. As amazing as that sounds, it is very possible to safely lose up to five or six pounds of unwanted fat in two weeks and, in some cases, another five by the end of the month. After that, as long as you’re not yo-yo dieting and you follow a healthy diet program, preferably from your physician or a personal trainer, you can also keep the weight off indefinitely.
For most adults, losing weight is doable as long as the following items are addressed:
This diet allows about 1200-1300 calories per day for the first two weeks and about 1500 per day for the second two-week period.
The easiest way of cutting back on calories and to learn how to lose unwanted fat fast is to eat smaller meals up to five times a day while also using a ketogenic diet. How to follow a ketogenic diet is easy, because there are a lot of easy guides to follow such as that on approaching fitness. The best way to do this particular diet plan is to include breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner and an evening snack. Ideally, snacks should consist of no more than 150-200 calories each, such as two cups of raw veggies. The three square meals should each be around 300 calories each.
Most women will lose five to six pounds in the first two weeks--depending on how much they need to lose--but because some of the weight is usually water weight, you may want to continue for another two weeks to ensure the weight remains off. Because it is not safe to stay on a restricted diet for more than two weeks, after the first two weeks, increase the three meals to 400 calories each and the two snacks to no more than 150 each for a total of 1500.
Avoid yo-yo-dieting where you lose weight and then gain it back and lose it and then gain it back. Yo-yo dieting is one of the worst habits dieters get into. Unfortunately, it trains the body to gain more weight after each episode. Don't do it!
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
As the saying goes: Move it or Don’t Lose It!
The important thing is to find an exercise that you can do and then stick with it. Exercise is needed to lose weight, according to experts such as prevention. An ideal exercise for losing weight and toning up is walking. If it is impossible to walk in your neighborhood, head to the grocery store or the mall. As an added walking bonus, suck your stomach in as far as you can as you walk and you’ll also tone and firm your abs. Add small ankle or wrist weights to your exercise program and before you know it you’ll have the secret of how to lose unwanted fat fast at your fingertips. If you keep it up, you will soon be ready for bikini weather!
If walking is not your specialty, get a bike and bike around town. If you can’t bike in you area of town, join a gym and swim or use an exercise bike. If you can’t afford to join the gym, create a few weights at home using detergent bottles and a broomstick. If you can’t do any of these exercises, learn how to perform simple isometrics. If you can’t seem to find time to do any type of exercise, you don’t really want to lose the unwanted fat. You aren’t ready. Because it’s true: If you don’t move it, you simply cannot expect to lose it, either.
Drink Pure Clean Water
The biggest lie humans tell one another is that water doesn’t matter. Water does matter. And we’re talking water here, not coffee or tea or fruit juices or alcoholic beverages. Pure, clean, safe water is very different from any other form of liquid.
To ensure the water you drink is pure, forget bottled water, instead purchase one of the wonderful water purifying systems available today and install it in your home. Ideally water purifying systems should be attached to the main water supply, as you are also absorbing chemicals through your skin, even while bathing and showering. But, if that is impossible, at least install your water purifier on the faucets that feed drinking and cooking water.
Remember also that bottled water is not the only culprit that comes in liquid form in your kitchen. Anything that adds caffeine, sodium and/or high fructose are also bad -- that includes soda, coffee, and fruit juices as well as most processed drinks.
Get Enough Sleep
Are you depriving your body from working at optimum levels simply because you don’t get enough sleep? In a recent study it was decided that lack of sleep does affect weight gain and the ability to lose weight. In the study, individuals who didn’t have a weight problem slept, on average, several hours more per week than individuals who were experiencing weight issues.
Shoot for eight hours every night. If that doesn’t work, try sleeping six to seven hours a night and then allow yourself a power nap or “cat nap” when needed. Your body will let you know if it’s fatigued. And don’t fool yourself into believing that as long as you take enough vitamins and supplements you don’t need the sleep. The human body is a machine. If it’s not operated and maintained according to specifications it will not operate at optimum levels. It’s as simple as that.
Create a Diet and Exercise Routine and Stick to It
Now you know how to lose weight in two weeks. All you have to do is cut back on calories, exercise, drink enough water, get adequate sleep and avoid yo-yo dieting. If you can do that, you can lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, only a good clairvoyant might know exactly how much weight an individual could or would lose in two weeks. The million dollar answer to that question is determined by each individual body makeup and the desire and/or ability to follow a simple diet and exercise routine. However, on average, five to six pounds can be lost the first two weeks. I know, I've done it.