How Do I Lose 40 Lbs In 2 Months?

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???????? answered
Good old fashion hard work! Work out daily(if you can), cut out all sugars, carb's and all forms of junk-food and fastfood. I know that can be hard, but other than taking supplements, or following every crazy diet plan known to mankind, this is the only guaranteed method for bringing down your weight.

I have a sister-in-law who rather than doing what needs to be done,  has followd every diet plan given to her by her uninformed  friends. She's never lost weight, in fact she's actually ballooned-up even more over the years. I like to work out constantly myself, she knows this, but not once in all the time that I've known her has she ever asked me for advice! And the reasons are obvious, she wants a quick fix and a plan that will let her eat what ever she wants.
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Allie Hallowell answered
Don't you hate it when they answer the same way? I know I do. Lemme answer this question right, ;)

"good old fashion work" . No. That is the boringest answer ever! Everybody knows that! But is there a easier way? Yes there is! For the first couple of days. (maybe 35 days) you could walk. Thats it. Walk for lets say....bu bu bu bu buuuuu... A hour and a half. Everyday. By the end of the 35 days you should weigh 20-30 pounds less. Which is really good. When you want snacking that is not all healthy than have an apple! With peanut butter! Not a lot of peanut butter though or that will be eating away your hard work. So maybe a half of a tablespoon. If you hate the skin of the apple, well you wont really taste it! The peanut butter covers it all up. And you don't need to get that gross peanut butter with no flavor what so ever. Like adams, the stirring in which its required. BLAH. And you know this already but you could listen to music while walking. Make sure when you walk you drink lots of water not juice or milk or soda. Sweat is water and soda juice and milk are not water so it would dehydrate you. Not a good choice. Next is simple sit ups and crunches. Push ups have been hard for me and I hated them all together. So I didn't do those. And yet I'm skinny. You have to do about 20 of the simple exercises of your choice each. So 20 each. Pick 4. Doesn't matter if they are really easy. As long as you do them. I weighed 158 pounds and I'm only 12. Pretty bad huh? Well I did all this for 2-3 months and now I weigh 108 pounds. I'm really proud of myself so I would do this. I hope you liked it! Thx! :) hope I helped!
Richard Lam Profile
Richard Lam answered
If you want to do this it is for life so you need to totally change
your way of eating and exercising. This is not a diet rather than a
healthy eating plan for life. So no more talking diet cause it means
time limit.

Here are the golden rules:

Initially cut down to 1200 (women) - 1500 (men) calories.

Exercise 6 times per week for 1 hours a day. Do three weight sessions
and three cardio sessions. No gym involved if you don't have the
access.

Don't eat carbs after 4pm, never eat carbs within 2 hours of exercise or within 1 hour of exercise.

Drink 3 litres of water per day. You can have a green tea at the end of the day.

Limit your fruit in take to 2 pieces per day.

Never eat dinner after 6pm.

Adopt of low GI eating plan this is sustainable for life!

Make low fat dairy choices

Follow this menu plan as a suggestion:

Breakfast 7am - 1 cup hot water w lemon

20 minutes later have a bowel of oats w water (no honey) OR

fruit salad w low GI soy yogurt

Snack 10am - pear or apple (both low GI)

Lunch 12.30pm - muli-grain sandwich w 50g tuna & salad (no butter)

Snack 3pm - low GI yogurt OR skim berry smoothie (no honey or banana) plenty of ice, 1/2 cup skim milk & 1/4 cup yogurt

Dinner 5.30pm - 120g grilled lean meat/fish/prawns/tofu patties (not
fried) w spinach salad & mixed vegies (no whites, carbs) OR 3 egg
white/soy om-lette with ham, cheese and tomato

Snack - 1 scoop of low cal low fat ice cream (if hungry)

Exercise is must be intense. Refer to www.bodybuilding.com for your
weights routine. Never do weights two consecutive days have a cardio
day in between.

Cardio needs to include running, go hard up stair wells and cycling. If
you have access to a gym include boxing and spin classes as well. You
get the most benefits from exercise when your body is totally fatigued
and this is when you see changes.

To maintain you can increase calories to 1500 (women) - 1800 (men) and
reduce exercise sessions to 3-4 times per week. If weight creeps up
again due to holiday period etc.. Go back to 1200 (women) - 1500 (men)
cal and 6 sessions again.
thanked the writer.
Richard Lam
Richard Lam commented
No problemI was just helping you since you need a advice but try your best you can achieve what ever you want!
Allie Hallowell
Allie Hallowell commented
I am really sorry to burst your bubble , sorry redhead23 but that is called STARVING YOURSELF!!! If your want a meal plane this is what you do.

Breakfast:
Special K cereal with strawberrys or plain. Also A yogurt of your choice (low calorie) if you are really hungry. Make sure To have Breakfast before 9:30 a.m.

Snack:
Graham crackers, honey kind,, yum,. Or rite cracker. LIGHT ON SALT, or no snack at all.

Lunch: Sandwich, no mayo, no cheese. And some potato chips if wanted

Dinner:
Lunch.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You also need to make sure you are not eating too many calories in a day. And you need to do some sort of exercise to help burn calories off! It is possible to lose 40 pounds n 2 months, but the best way is to lose 2 pounds per week. I have been doing this along with my bf and we are seeing great results.

You also need to drink lots of water. Avoid lots of sugar etc. Basic stuff really. Getting your heart rate up for 30 minutes is the way your body will start burning calories as well. If you really want to see results you need to do muscle confusion. Basiclaly this is 30 seconds to 1 minute of intesne cardio (tread mill, jump rope, elipptical etc) then jump off and do 30 seconds to 1 minutes of weights. The weights do not not have to be heavy, Or muscle work like abs etc. Then repeat. You can do increase the cardio as well to longer intervals. What this does is keeps your body going after the work out and you continue to burn fat.

Hope this helps.
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Anonymous answered
Depends on what is your starting weight
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Christy Muller answered

There's not enough information in this question to give a detailed answer...

However, the weight loss you're looking for breaks down to .66 pounds lost per day.

Ideally you should be looking for 1-2 pounds lost per week.

You could still lose 40 pounds in 2 months, but the likelyhood of that is going to depend on how overweight you are.  The more overweight you are, the easier it will be. 

The reason is due to your maintenance calories, the amount of calories required to maintain your current weight.  The formula is as follows:

bodyweight x 15

so, for instance...a 150 pound person would be 150x15 = 2,250 calories/day

a 450 pound person would be 450x15 = 6,750 calories/day

on a diet of 1,200 calories a day, the 450 pound person is going to have a higher calorie deficit by default...they'd have a deficit of 5,550 calories/day.

Considering you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound, they'd be losing 1.5 pounds a day!

In contrast, the 150 pound person would only be losing 0.35 pounds/day....

Bottom line..to lose the weight, eat less than your maintenance to lose weight.  Do cardio to create more of a calorie deficit (1 hour of intense cardio = 500 calories burned).

1,200 calories/day for a woman, 1,500/day as a man.

There's more info on all of this here.

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