How can you lose 5 pounds in two weeks?

Answer

According to the Mayo Clinic calculations, losing 5 pounds of fat requires a calorie deficit of 17,500 calories. To reach that level in two weeks, dieters need to achieve an average calorie deficit of 1,250 calories per day through either reduced food intake or increased exercise. As the Mayo Clinic explains, a calorie deficit is defined as the difference between calories consumed and calories burned.

WebMD advises against cutting calorie intake any lower than 1,050 to 1,200 calories a day. Cutting calorie levels too low can be unhealthy. Additionally, lowering calorie intake can slow the metabolism and actually hinder weight loss. WebMD also recommends reducing salt and starch intake. Both salt and starch increase water retention in the body, so eliminating those items can lead to losses of water weight.

For rapid weight loss, WebMD recommends avoiding sugars and the fats from meat and dairy in favor of vegetables, fruits, fish and lean meats. The Mayo Clinic suggests eating smaller portions, eliminating high-calorie foods or substituting them with lower-calorie alternatives. Both WebMD and the Mayo Clinic recommend keeping a food journal or diary to keep track of calorie intake and exercise as well as to identify behaviors that lead to increased calorie consumption. WebMD suggests dieters aim to exercise at least one hour each day.

Q&A Related to "How can you lose 5 pounds in two weeks?"
The quickest way to lose 5 pounds in a week is to get rid of excess water weight that your body is holding on to. If you are not taking in enough water every day, then your body will
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Health/Other/how_to...
1 Start on a Monday! Don't be silly and think that you can start on Saturday! Enjoy your pre-diet weekend but try and cut down on carbs and start in on the water. You need to drink
http://www.ehow.com/how_2263802_lose-pounds-week.h...
1. Restrict calories moderately. Start by reducing your intake by 500 calories. Also begin to eat more fruit and vegetables instead of fatty or sugary foods; they contain plenty of
http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-5-Pounds-in-5-Weeks
Eat less exercise more!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How+do+you+lose+5+pounds...
Explore this Topic
To lose 5 pounds in a week, you will want to exercise and really watch what you eat. To lose 1 pound, you have use 3,500 calories more than you consume. ...
To lose ten pounds in a week is a lot of weight, very fast. You will have to only eat lean proteins and veggies. Drink lots of water. No sugar or junk food.Do ...
To lose 14 pounds in two weeks, you should make some diet changes and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week. You should give up soda, candy and ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com