To lose 40 pounds quickly, reduce calorie intake and increase exercise levels with the goal of shedding 1 to 2 pounds a week. Based on the assumption that 1 pound equals 3,500 calories, aim to lose 1 pound per week by attaining a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day. A calorie deficit is the difference between calories consumed and calories burned.Continue Reading
Experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest dieters exercise for at least 1 hour per day to lose weight quickly. Depending on the level of intensity, an hour of exercise can burn 100 calories or more.
Decrease your food intake to between 1,050 and 1,200 calories for each day to reach a daily goal of a 500-calorie-per-day deficit.
Eat a diet consisting of mainly vegetables, fish, fruit, lean meats and low-fat dairy options. Lower your consumption of fatty meats and dairy and foods high in starch or salt. Starchy and salty foods can increase your water retention, giving you added pounds of water weight.
For each day, keep a food journal recording both food and exercise. Recording your emotions can help you to understand how they might affect your eating habits or cravings for more unhealthy foods. If you understand the cause of food cravings, it's easier to eliminate them.
Some common dieting strategies include using a calorie counter, choosing smaller food portions and replacing high-calorie foods with low-calorie substitutes.
If you're trying to lose weight quickly, follow a diet and exercise program with the aim of losing 1 to 2 pounds per week by burning 500 calories more per day than you consume. Such a diet involves replacing high-calorie food with lower-calorie alternatives and increasing your daily activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, losing more than 1 to 2 pounds per week is dangerous.Full Answer >
After the initial weight loss associated with beginning a healthier lifestyle, a rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week is safe for most people. The exact time required to lose weight to reach a goal depends on several factors, including the number of pounds the person wants to lose. Maintaining this weight-loss rate leads to a 50- to 100-pound weight loss within a year.Full Answer >
Mayo Clinic explains that losing 2 pounds per week requires burning 1,000 calories more per day than are consumed. A balance of dietary changes and exercise provides a healthy way to achieve this goal.Full Answer >
To lose 10 pounds in a single month, Shape recommends burning between 1,000 to 1,200 calories every day through a healthy mixture of controlled diet and exercise. A single pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories, which means it is necessary to burn a total of 35,000 calories in a month to lose a full 10 pounds.Full Answer >