Originally Answered: How to lose weight in 1 week?
I've been there before so I understand what it feels like to just want to drop it all NOW. One word of caution about taking anyone’s advice for this feat you're undertaking: If you’re not careful, you may lose your manhood. You may not be concerned about the health effects, but you probably are interested in keeping your libido and your confidence as a male.
A few years ago I gained quite a bit of weight back after losing it. Wanting to drop it all, just like you, I made a lot of mistakes that basically took my manhood for a period of time. Not only did my libido disappear for awhile, but I got weaker and lost a lot of muscle too. I'd never felt so vulnerable and frail in my life. If you’re interested, you can read my personal story here: http://www.superstarhealth.com/my-story.
Anyhow, on with the tips.
1) Eat natural foods that are high in nutrients but low in calories: Fruits, vegetables, chicken breast and whole grain products. For fruit, peaches, nectarines and cantaloupe are all fairly low in calories. For whole grain products, Orowheat double fiber wheat bread only has 70 calories per slice, but 6 grams of fiber. And most vegetables, with the exception of peas, carrots, parsnips, corn and potatoes are very, very low in calories.
2) Since you’re exercising, you probably don’t want to eat less than 1500 calories daily. Any less for an extended period of time may signal starvation to your body and put you into what’s called survival mode.
3) Make sure you eat your calories (food) throughout the day to maximize your nutrient absorption and keep your metabolism as high as possible. The advice of eating 5 -6 times daily is not just a good sounding piece of advice; it’s crucial to keep your metabolism and energy from crashing.
4) Since you’re exercising and cutting calories, you'll need at least 10 - 12 cups of water to keep your energy up and your brain functioning correctly.
5) Eat a bit more at least one day a week to prevent your metabolism from coming to a screeching halt. This isn’t an attempt to convince you not to lose weight; it’s a necessity if you don’t want to hit a weight loss wall.
6) Be sure you take a multi-vitamin supplement and some omega 3 pills (fish oil) to make sure you’re feeding your heart a little bit of healthy fat. It will supply your body with what it needs to keep testosterone up.
7) Increase your exercise every week, maybe an additional half mile or so, but don’t go overboard on the exercise. Too much will wear you down. You also might want to consider lifting weights or doing some type of resistance exercise to keep your muscles strong.
Just to be clear, I'm not an advocate of rapid weight loss, but I like to help out however I can when I can. In addition to the tips I’ve included above, I’ve also written an article on SuperstarHealth.com entitled: Is rapid weight loss realistic? that you’ll probably be interested in. I’ll post an excerpt below, but you can read the rest of the article here: http://www.superstarhealth.com/is-rapid-weight-loss-realistic
Also, if you'd like, I wrote a special 22 page report entitled: “35 Reasons why 9 out of 10 people are doomed to be overweight forever.” I'd post an excerpt for you but I don't have enough room.
Not only does this report identify 35 specific reasons why people fail at losing weight, which can definitely help you to maximize your efforts, but it also gives a simple solution for each challenge. If you’d like to read the entire report, you may download a complimentary PDF copy (without giving your email address or other personal information) as my gift to you here: http://www.superstarhealth.com/truth
Begin article excerpt:
Almost everywhere you look today, there’s a company or individual selling a product that promises to help us lose weight quickly. The trouble with these claims, aside from the fact that we cannot force our body to burn fat quickly, is that none of them address the underlying issue. If the products work at all, most of them merely treat the symptom with a quick fix. And even if they do work for awhile, the results almost never last because weight loss is much more than just losing a few pounds; it’s a mental and lifestyle transition as well.
In order to lose weight and maintain the results long term we have to make a transition into a new way of life, both mentally and physically. Otherwise, we’re doomed to have a weight gain relapse. Consider this: if we lose weight and then go back to an old habit of late night eating, what will happen? Of course, we’ll gain all the weight back. And if we stop exercising once we reach our ideal weight, what will happen? The same thing, eventually we’ll gain some or all of the weight back.
You can finish reading the article here: http://www.superstarhealth.com/is-rapid-weight-loss-realistic