How to lose 2lbs in a week

Many people are on a look out for realistic weight loss methods that promise reduction in weight quickly. The long processes of weight loss are actually becoming the main reason for people to lose interest in such plans and routines and thus ignore many steps among the ones that they have to necessarily perform. There are very few realistic methods that have actually proved to be quite helpful for people aiming to lose weight. Trainers often ask people to maintain an extremely strict and fixed diet that they are tired of after a few days.

There are many who promise a plan that will help one reduce 2lbs in a week. Many different studies held across the world have stated that 2 lbs is the maximum amount of weight that can be lost safely. While there are some others say that this is a little more than the correct amount of weight that one can lose. Since there is no scientific proof available for both these statements, it is clear that one can put in his own efforts to make sure that he is able to achieve his weight loss goals sooner.

Although it may seem to be difficult to lose about 2lbs of weight within a week, but, there are many instances where you will find people losing even 3lbs per week. One thing that will be needed to achieve such results is dedication. One needs to have enough amounts of focus and dedication to make sure that he loses enough amount of weight. If you are focused enough in the beginning, you will soon see great results and later will be encouraged to work even better then you started with.


One important thing that we need to remember is that the ratio of the calorie intake to the calories burnt needs to be looked after. You need to make sure that you are consuming and burning the right amount of calories as per your body needs. Every individual body has a unique composition that makes it important to judge the right way in which that person can lose weight. Let us take a look at the 4 main tips that will help in reducing about 2lbs weight in a week.

1. Calorie Count

As we already read above, calories are the most important factors that you need to be sure of while you bring in the thought about weight loss. One pound of body weight is equal to about 3500 calories in a human body. Thus, if we think of losing some 2 lbs in a week, our first aim should be make sure of a 1000 calorie deficit on each day. Thus, if you are used to consuming about 2000 calories in a day, you can reduce it to just about 1000 calories per day. But, this might sometimes result into weakness. A person who usually eats that much, cannot directly aim at reducing it to half the quantity.
Another solution for this could be to consume about 500 calories less than the regular diet and work out a little more to burn 500 extra calories. This will help you reduce about 1000 calories daily.

2. Watch your Diet

Diet plays an important role on the number of calories you consume. If you are a foodie and love eating food regularly, you will have to make sure that you consume lots of food that will give you lesser number of calories. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes are great to be eating when you are thinking of following a low calorie diet. They will help you feel full all day by supplying you with enough amount of energy without raising the calorie content in your body.
You can also think of a better way to improvise and modify your diet that will help you consume these low calorie foods in the form of a tastier dish that you may not be able to resist. Replace heavy looking foods with lighter ones. You can add fruits, nuts and cinnamon to brown rice to make it taste sweeter and better. You can also prefer crunchy salads to shoo off the urge of eating chips and replace your regular ice creams with fresh cream or fruits smoothie.

3. Regular Workouts and Exercises

There are a number of workouts and exercises that will actually help in burning considerable amount of calories. The kind and the intensity of workouts are very important and need to be considered to suite the exact goals of a person. Thus, you can select from a number of activities that actually help in burning calories. According to the points mentioned above, you will need to think of activities that will help you burn about 500 calories in a day. High impact aerobics for an hour or an hour of tennis can help you burn about 600 calories in one run. You can also run at a pace of about 5mph that will help you burn about 700 calories within an hour. Thus, you can think of some more activities like these that will help you work towards the goal.

4. Make sure your habits are healthy enough

The above mentioned points are extremely important when you think of losing weight faster. It would be no point following all the above points if you do not follow a healthy lifestyle. The most important aspects that you need to be sure of are that you need enough sleep during the night, you will have to consume about 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day to keep you hydrated, avoid regular consumption of alcohol and many more. You need to make sure that you follow a healthy routine that will help you maintain good health and thus support you to achieve your fitness goals sooner.


These 4 main important points are the ones that will help you stay fit and lose those 2 lbs in a week. However, at times the height and the weight of a person may need to be proportionate. Thus, make sure how much your body should weigh and then decide upon the steps that you need to take. Moreover, following these steps does not mean that you have to simply lose the water content or water weight or the muscle weight in your body. You will have to work hard so that you will burn the extra fat that the body may contain.

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