Topic: Weight loss tips to lose 25lbs in 2 months?
May 20, 2019 / By Dismas Question:
I need some tips on losing weight by memorial weekend I'm at 155 right now and wanting to lose 25 lbs in two months I need help and tips
Bobby | 3 days ago
This is not a realistic goal.
You should not try to lose more than 1 pound a week, 2 at most. So anything over 9 to 18 pounds is unrealistic.
You see,in order to lose that much weight by Memorial weekend, you would have to reduce your caloric intake by 1400 calories per day. I have no idea what you "maintenance calories" level is, but it is probably somewhere around 2200 to 2400 calories per day to maintain your current weight. That means you would have to eat 800-1000 calories per day to lose that quickly.
And when you eat less than 1400 calories a day, your body goes into starvation mode. Your metabolism slows right down to conserve calories, you body burns muscle instead of fat, and with the loss of muscle you become faint and weak. And you may stop losing weight after losing only 5 pounds. And as soon as you eat even just a little bit more than usual, your starvation-mode body snatches it up and stores it as fat. So you end up not only gaining back everything you lost, but more on top of it.
Cut your calories back to 1600 a day, eat smaller but frequent meals (5 a day), with some protein at each meal to fight off hunger, and make sure that the only stuff you eat is nutritious. One day a week, eat 2200 calories ... this fools your body into thinking it is not in a famine, so your metabolism won't slow down so much. You won't lose your 25 pounds, but you'll lost more than if you TRIED to lose 25 pounds.
think ahead to how youll eat and exercise on the weekends its easy to get too relaxed on saturdays and sundays but healthy living is a 7 day a week endeavor
if you re having trouble getting started make a small move such as starting an eating log or buying walking shoes you re three times more likely to follow through if you start with small gestures such as these
share your weight loss goals with your friends and family make it a positive life change and ask for their encouragement
Consume honey before bed because consumption of honey may help to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep