The key to losing a stone in three weeks lies in taking a sensible approach to what you’re doing; crash diets will only work for as long as you do them. The moment you stop the weight will simply pile back on, with added extra. Believe it or not, the key to losing weight fast is to actually eat more often and keep well hydrated.
Lose weight quickly
If you want to lose a stone in three weeks, then there are a few factors you need to take into consideration. Typically, a regular diet for someone not trying to lose weight should have around 2,000 calories per day. Someone trying to lose a stone in three weeks might want to reduce that to around 1,250 or 1,500 a day. Any less than that and you might feel too weak.
Exercise is the major key to losing weight fast. It’s really important that you do the right sort of exercise in the right way, for the right amount of time though. It’s no good going all out at the gym for hours every day and then finding you’re so hungry you eat everything in sight.
Walking, swimming and other aerobic exercise are perfect for rapid weight loss. You can typically burn off anything up to five hundred calories an hour simply from swimming the breaststroke. Walking at a reasonably fast pace for an hour can burn off up to three hundred calories.
A workout using weights at the gym, that is light and not too taxing for the body can still burn off two hundred calories an hour. For a slightly more rapid weight loss of three weeks you’d need to try and exercise three or four times a week.
One of the most overlooked aspects of weight loss is considering what you drink. Many people, without knowing it, are actually dehydrated and often mistake this for hunger. From your diet, eliminate all sugary drinks, a lot of the caffeine and as much alcohol as you can. Replace these drinks with water, herbal tea or juice.
If you think you feel hungry, have a drink instead. Sometimes this is all that is required to keep you going for a little longer. Many people find they can lose weight in the first week or two simply from drinking more as they become less bloated and stop retaining water.
You need nutrients from all the food groups and you need to eat little and often. Thus, instead of eating three meals a day, to lose a stone in three weeks you would adopt a regime of eating five or six smaller meals during the day. This way, you’re never going to feel overly full or bloated, your blood sugar will be steady and you won’t want to binge.
Stick to eating lean protein such as chicken, turkey and fish. Combine this with good quality wholegrain carbohydrate, small portions of brown rice, pasta or sweet potatoes. Include into every meal raw, fresh fruit and plenty of salads and vegetables.
Make your plate 25% protein, 25% carbs and 50% vegetables and fruit. If you feel you have to snack, eat a small handful of unroasted, unsalted nuts or some dried fruit. Good quality food, exercise and plenty of water is the key!