Although it is possible to lose 10 pounds in two weeks, it is not healthy. It requires a drastic reduction of carbohydrates in the diet. For every gram of carbohydrate consumed, the body holds 3 grams of water; therefore, reducing carbohydrates reduces the amount of water stored in the body.Continue Reading
The Mayo Clinic recommends starting small, counting calories and eating from plates, not from packages. There are a few factors that determine weight loss, including: calories consumed, calories burned and water retention. On average, a moderately-active female over 14 years old normally burns between 2000 and 2200 calories per day; a male burns 2400-2800 calories per day.
In order to lose 10 pounds, a person must have a deficit of 35,000 calories, since it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 pound of fat. In order for one to lose 10 pounds in two weeks, they must have a daily deficit of 2500 calories. If a woman eats 1000 calories per day during that two week period and exercises to burn around 1500 calories per day, she would lose 10 pounds of real weight; a man eating 1500 calories per day and burning around 1000 calories per day would also lose 10 pounds of real fat. However, this amount of stress placed on the body is very unhealthy and not recommended.Learn more about Diet Plans
Losing four pounds in two weeks can safely be done by cutting 1,000 calories from the diet daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, cutting 7,000 calories equals two pounds per week, four in two weeks. Losing 14 pounds in two weeks is probably not safe.Full Answer >
You can safely lose 1 to 2 pounds per week, according to WebMD, so it can take around 20 weeks to lose 40 pounds. You need a food scale and methods of tracking your intake and physical activity.Full Answer >
Losing 30 pounds in two weeks is not an achievable weight loss goal. With the right diet and exercise, it is possible to lose 30 pounds in a couple of months.Full Answer >
At a rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week, it would take approximately 10 to 20 weeks to lose 20 pounds. Although this may seem slow, losing weight at this rate helps keep the weight off permanently, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Full Answer >