It’s getting to be that time of year again, weddings, graduations, class reunions, etc. So many people have some event coming up in a few weeks that one of the most common questions being asked around this time of year is: how can I lose weight in 2 weeks?
Humans share some common traits and procrastination is one of them. We all knew that we had this big event coming up, we’ve probably known for weeks or months, yet here we are waiting until the last minute to get ourselves in shape for the big day. Why we do this no one knows but most of us are guilty of it at some point or another.
Before I can answer the question of how you can lose weight before your big event, it’s important for you to understand that most of the weight you’ll lose in just a few weeks will only be water weight and you will gain it all back once you start eating and drinking more normally.
If you want to permanently lose weight you’ll need to lose body fat, not just water, and to do that you’ll need to incorporate decent eating habits with some steady form of physical activity. There are some supplements that may be able to help out a little but ultimately it’s about diet and exercise if you want a permanent weight loss.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you want to lose weight you absolutely don’t want to starve yourself. If you don’t provide your body with the nutrients it needs it will simply ‘shut down’ and not run as efficiently to conserve resources. Your body will think that it is starving so it will make sure to hold on to all the fat stores it can in order to keep itself alive.
The best thing you can do for a real weight loss is to keep your body fueled all day, everyday. If you feel hungry than your metabolism has already slowed down to the point where it isn’t working efficiently enough. You should eat at least 5 or 6 times every day to keep your metabolism firing hot so you can lose weight and keep it off. Now, that doesn’t mean you gorge yourself on huge meals all during the day but rather you eat healthy, balanced meals throughout the day. When you keep your body fueled it has no reason to conserve energy so it will keep running hot the whole time.
OK, I promised you I’d give you some hints to lose weight before that big event. The first thing you have to realize is that you will only be able to lose around 5 or 10 pounds using this method and the weight loss is really only going to be water weight so it won’t be permanent. It’s also important to remember that you can actually become dehydrated so you really shouldn’t plan on doing this for very long.
For those of you who want to know how can I lose weight in 2 weeks, two of the quickest methods to lose weight is to detox and do a lot of cardio. Remember, these aren’t permanent solutions but if you do a lot of cardio and you sweat a lot you can lose weight. Also, by detoxing your body you can make sure that your digestive tract is working properly which will assure you that you aren’t all ‘bound up’ and that can lead to a weight loss as well as take away the bloated look.