# I weigh 165 or 167, and I'd like to lose 50 pounds or more in a week or two. How could I lose weight by doing stuff in my own house?

I think it is very unrealistic to expect to lose 50 lbs in one or two
weeks.  A better approach would be to try to lose 2 lbs per week.  If
you want quick weight loss, you might try Medifast or one of the
low-calorie/high protein diets available, after you consult with your
physician to be sure it is safe.  You can certainly decrease your
calorie intake and increase your exercise to help with weight loss.
Another option for weight release is to see a certified hypnotherapist
for assistance.

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Losing 50 pounds in 1-2 weeks when your starting weight is 165-167 is pretty much impossible....here's why:

Your body requires a certain amount of calories to maintain it's current
weight (body weight in lbs x 15)...so if you were 165 pounds, that would be
165x15 = 2,475 calories/day.

To lose 1 pound you need to be in a deficit of 3,500 calories.  So if
you ate 500 calories less than this 2,475 each day (1,975 cals/day) you would
lose 1 pound each week.

To lose 50 pounds in 2 weeks, or 25 pounds in 1 week, you'd need to be in a deficit of 25x3,500 = 87,500 calories.

If you ate nothing for 1 week, you would be in a deficit of 17,325 calories.

That still leaves you with : 87,500 - 17,325 = 70,175 calories left to burn.

The only other way to burn off these calories is with cardio.  Cardio will burn on average 500 calories/hour...

Which means to burn off the remaining 70,175 calories in the week, you'd have to do cardio for 70,175/500 = 140.35 more hours or 5.8 days.

So....if you're willing to not eat anything for 1 week and live on a treadmill without sleep, you may be able to attain this goal...chances are you will kill yourself before that happens though...literally.

Best solution?

Be more realistic in your goals.

A good amount of weight loss is 1-2 pounds/week.

If you want to go to extremes, don't go lower than 1,200 calories/day and do 1 hour of cardio daily.

There's more detailed info on this all here...

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