Lots of people want to know how to lose 10 pounds in a week. Wouldn’t it be great to do something like that – especially if we only had 10 – 30 pounds to lose? We could have this whole weight loss thing wrapped up in under a month!
But the better question is this: Is it safe to lose 10 pounds in a week?
Like most things – that depends on you. Specifically how much weight you have to lose, how healthy and physically fit are you, and how long do you want to keep the weight off?
If you weigh 100 pounds losing 10 in a week is going to be tough. That’s just a fact. However, if you weigh 300 pounds, losing 10 in a week is very possible. Especially in the beginning when there is a lot of water weight to lose.
How to lose 10 pounds in a week the right way.
Now let’s move on to the right way of doing things. I don’t believe in starving yourself for a week, this is not a healthy way to lose weight. And your body knows it right away. Losing weight should bring you more health and energy. But when you starve yourself your body feels drained and tired. The exact opposite of how it should feel.
The only real way to lose a lot of weight quickly is through diet and exercise. The quicker you want to see results the more focused you will have to be. Eat a healthy, low calorie, low carb diet combined with regular exercise. Exercise should include a mix of strength training and cardio training.
When was the last time you worked out? Are you being honest?
The more aggressive your goal the more you will need to exercise. And here is where you will need to be honest with yourself. I’m sure there are a lot of things that you used to do. But can you still easily do them now? If you really want to lose weight injury is the last thing you want to deal with it. It will be a mental distraction and prevent you from exercising. And there is no easier way to get injured then by jumping into an aggressive exercise program before your body is ready for it. If you get hurt it will be a huge setback to your goals.
How long do you want to keep the weight off?
Everyone wants to see results immediately but remember, once you reach your target weight you have to maintain it. You can do anything for a short period of time, but what happens when you run out of energy? In practice, people who lose weight the fastest have the hardest time keeping it off. If you spread this out over a longer period of time – even just 3 weeks, you will give your body a chance to change without going into shock. And you will give yourself a chance to adopt new routines and mindsets that will keep the weight from coming back.