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Can You Naturally Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks?
Of course, it’s possible to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. There are 2 main areas to focus on if you want to lose weight and those 2 areas are ‘exercise’ and ‘food intake’. Other factors that can affect the human weight are sleep, hormone levels and metabolic rate. If you’ve decided you want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks , here are some simple steps to follow:
1.Understand the number basics first
There are 3,500 calories in one pound of fat and 10 pounds of fat equals 35,000 calories. This means that for you to actually lose 10 pounds, you’ll need to expel at least 35,000 calories from your body in 2 weeks, which mean you’ll need to be in calories deficit of 17,500 for each week.
Let’s break it down:
3,500 calories make up 1 pound of fat, so 5 pounds translates to 17,500 calories. And when you divide the 17,500 calories for each week by the number of days in the week, which is 7 days, it gives you 2,500 calories. So, you need to expel at least 2,500 calories on a daily basis if you want to achieve your goal of losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks.
Now, cutting off your calories intake by 2,500 calories on a daily basis would practically mean starving yourself and it’s not advisable. The most feasible thing to do is to increase your calorie expenditure by 2,500, which you can do by eating less calories than you burn.
2.Eat healthy foods:
It’s important to always eat foods that have high nutrient content, like vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. These type of foods have high content of protein and fiber, which leaves you full for longer periods and can help minimize your calorie consumption all through the day.
What your body needs this period are B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and only real food can supply the best of these components to your body. No sugary drinks and processed foods, they won’t do your weight any good. And stay hydrated as well, and drink enough water so that your urine is clear to pale yellow.
Concentrate on cardiovascular exercises like biking, running, swimming in addition to some resistance training 2–3 times per week.
A good resistance training will maintain the level of your muscle mass as you cut back on food intake, as well as increase the rate of your calorie burn, also cardiovascular exercise, will give an increase in fat and calorie burn. 1–2 hours of exercise every day should be a good starting point.
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