In search of a "magic pill" for weight loss, after drinking which you can lose dozens of extra pounds in the shortest possible time, people surf the Internet around the clock. We have collected the most common questions from Internet users to nutritionists and to each other to tell them what is really possible and what is a pipe dream, and how long it really takes to lose 10 kilograms. To do this, we turned to a nutritionist.
Question 1: I want to lose 5-6 kilograms – is it really possible to do this in 1 week?
No, it is impossible to lose so much in just 1 week purely physiologically. In addition, according to all generally accepted medical standards, losing weight at a rate of more than 1-3 kilograms per week (depending on the initial weight, height, age and other data) can even be dangerous to health.
If you have 5-6 really extra kilograms, this is not such a big excess weight, you can say goodbye to it without harm to your health and a subsequent return in 2-3 weeks. It is enough to reduce the daily caloric content of the diet and increase the intensity of physical activity. Physical exercises are always preferable, because they help to get rid of minor problems with the figure faster: a small tummy, "ears" on the sides, fat on the hips.
Remember that the real reason for dissatisfaction with yourself is the disproportion in the figure, and not real obesity. Figure modeling is more of a fitness issue than a diet. In this case, you should not expose your body to stress by going on a strict diet.
In order to know if your weight is normal or if you really need to reduce it, calculate the body mass index (BMI).
Question 2: How to lose weight quickly?
Let us remind you once again that before you start exhausting yourself with diets, you need to understand whether you really need them so much or just do sports (swimming, dancing, etc.) to strengthen the muscular corset and tighten those areas that, in your opinion, need it. Set yourself achievable tasks and use the right motivation. Remember that you do not lose weight for the sake of some event or person, but do it, first of all, for your own health, and only then to increase self-esteem and other, often subjective concepts, the reason for which is not excess weight at all.
Make a calculation using the BMI formula – if it exceeds 25, in this case the diet is really shown to you. Evaluate the daily caloric intake with the help of a food diary and decide which foods should be excluded from the diet in order to reduce the daily caloric intake and begin to lose weight.
If it is difficult to make independent calculations, then you can use ready-made solutions with a well-developed diet for a week.
Question 3: How many kilograms can you lose weight in 2 weeks without harm to your health?
The rate of weight loss depends on your baseline data: age, BMI, the presence of hereditary and chronic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, and some other indicators. We would not recommend you to engage in extreme weight loss and lose weight too quickly. 2-3 kilograms in 2 weeks is the optimal pace for proper and healthy weight loss. Well, the maximum by which it is possible to lose weight in 2 weeks while on a diet is 6-7 kilograms. But for this you need to follow the rules:
- First, you need to clean the intestines first;
- Secondly, it is necessary to remove excess fluid from the body;
- Thirdly, get rid of 3-4 kg of fat with the help of dietary restrictions and physical activity.
It will be necessary to limit the daily diet, giving up sweet and fatty foods in favor of raw vegetables and fruits. At the same time, it is important to observe the proportions and consume at least 30 grams of insoluble dietary fiber per day.
It is better to divide the food into parts – eat a little, but 3-4 times a day, and make the last meal no later than 2 hours before bedtime. However, such severe restrictions can affect your overall well-being and your performance. This may be due to a lack of nutrients necessary for the full functioning of the body.
Question 4: How to lose weight after childbirth?
Many women worry about being overweight after childbirth, during breastfeeding. It seems to them that the gained kilograms will not go away, and therefore they should immediately go on restrictive diets. This is a big mistake! During breastfeeding, for the sake of the baby's health and your own health, you need to eat as diverse as possible and only the best products. Remember that weight gain during pregnancy and during breastfeeding is a completely natural physiological process for a woman, and the extra pounds go away by themselves after the end of feeding and returning to the usual course of life.
Question 5: How to lose 10 kilograms or more in 2 weeks?
No way. Seriously – don't even try! Even if you completely refuse to eat, you will lose a maximum of 5-6 kilograms in 14 days. At the same time, you will lose not so much fat deposits as muscle mass, which is fraught with serious violations in the work of vital organs.
However, as we said above, it is quite realistic to lose up to 6-7 kilograms in 2 weeks. Of course, in some cases, with a strict diet and constant – at least 3-5 times a week – physical activity, as well as the use of additional bioactive additives that increase the effectiveness of individual diets, it is possible to achieve this result a little faster.
Remember that a quick result does not mean that it will be long. Rather the opposite. According to statistics, after a rapid weight loss, only a few manage to consolidate success – the rest return to their original weight within a few months, or even gain even more. Therefore, when losing weight, the saying "If you drive more quietly, you will go further" is more appropriate than anywhere else.