Lose weight in just one week is possible. However, loosing weight as with all things in life, you get what you willing to pay (exercise) for.
There are a lot of reasons why short-term lose weight programs does not work for the long-term weight loss solution.
Cut back calories and you lose weight
When you take in more calories than you burn off, you can gain weight. Whilst the opposite is also true. One pound of body weight is approximately equal to 3,500 calories, So if you cut down 17,500 calories out of your diet in one week, you can lose 5 pounds.
Starvation dieting don’t work long-term for a good reason. After a few days of starving yourself into weight loss, your brain senses that food is scarce. It starts hoarding fat, and you can actually begin to gain weight even though you are eating less.
Also, assuming you are on a 2,000 to 2,500 calories daily diet (normal for a vast majority of people), to lose 5 pounds simply by restricting calories alone would mean not taking in a single calorie over 7 days!
Exercise for one week to lose weight
Apart from limiting calories, burning calories through exercise and physical activity there is another means to lose weight. Everyone is uniquely dissimilar, therefore you will burn more or less calories than someone else while engaged in the same activity.
On the average though, you are able to expect to burn off approximately the amount of calories when taking part in the following exercises for one hour:
• Boxing – 650 to 725
• Cycling – 250 to 350
• Circuit training – 550 to 650
• Stretching, yoga – 275 to 325
• Running – 550 to 750
• Walking – 250 – 350
• Weightlifting – 200 to 400
All the above examples will help you lose weight, but many individuals fail when they find their appetite increases after exercising. And so make sure you are mindful of how much foods you consume. It is beneficial to eat some carbs and extra protein after any work out, but it is not all right to eat an extra pizza for dinner!
Muscle versus unhealthy fat
While you exercise, you will burn fat and build muscle. Muscle weighs a lot more than fat. At the end of one week, you may weigh yourself and find that you have not lost any weight at all. You may actually gain weight. However, exercise means you have been trading heavier, healthy muscle for unhealthy, lighter fat, which is always a smart thing.
The bottom line
It is possible to lose weight in one week. The better method is through smart eating, physical exercise, not starving yourself, keeping hydrated and getting plenty of rest. These are healthy lifestyle changes that will help you lose a little weight in the short term, help you reach your greater goals and keep the weight off.
We need exercise each day or as much as possible. Keep your body moving so it doesn’t get idle. Exercising will help you lose weight, tone up, prevents you from getting stiff and will give you something to look forward to each day.
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