According to Fitness Magazine, in order to lose 1 pound in two days, a dieter needs to eat 2,500 fewer calories over that time span, however, such drastic and unhealthy measures are not recommended for anyone. A safe weight loss plan, that will be more effective in the long-term, includes losing 2 pounds per week. WebMD states dieters may lose up to 5 pounds in the first week of dieting and then up to 2 pounds per week afterward.
It's possible to get started on a viable diet plan in just 48 hours, according to Fitness Magazine. With the advice of a medical professional, a diet plan can help anyone lose any amount of weight. One way to start is to eat more vegetables by grocery shopping for healthier choices. The reason to eat more vegetables is that one serving equals 20 calories, whereas one serving of other foods is three to four times as many calories.
Losing weight is a matter of expending more calories than are taken in, according to WebMD. If someone takes in 1,050 to 1,200 daily calories and exercises one hour per day, he can lose 3 to 5 pounds in the first week. Limiting calories to less than 1,050 per day is dangerous. WebMD further states most of the 5 pounds lost in the first week of dieting are due to fluid loss from lack of starches and sodium.