You can’t. I mean you can, but you would be an idiot. If you stop eating at all, you would probably lose 2 lbs in a week, but what you would actually loose would include also muscles, and you need them.
Don’t aim for specific weight loss. Focus on changing life style. Become more active, eat healthier. Often, if you increase amount of workout, you need to increase food intake. Weight loss will follow.
A lot will depend on your body type. What worked for me might not work for you. I had 3 months of disciplined diet, weight lifting and muscle building, followed by full month of intake deficit and a lot of walking, 20+k steps a day, and then again disciplined diet and weight lifting. Lost over 30 lbs and felt great.
It is important that you enjoy it. Find work out that makes you feel great. Diet should do the same. If you struggle all the time, it won’t work. At least on the long run.
Switch up your workout routine!
Weight lifting is intimidating but I found it the best way to continuously lose weight.
I was able to switch my exercises every 2 weeks, which kept my body burning calories.
Lifting weights will help build a some muscle, and more muscle = more calories burned when you’re not working out = lose more weight (:
Give it a try for a week and see if it helps you lose 2 pounds a week again!
Firstly, don’t rush. No need to cut the stomach of the golden goose to get all the golden eggs at once.
Here are a few things you can try:—
- Other than your normal workout, do cardio 3 times a week. It can be of 20 to 30 mins. But should be high intensity.
- Drink grapefruit fresh juice or grapefruit extract daily.
- Eat more in morning, less in after noon.
- Take a 10 min walk after every big meal.
- Try all of the above.
In my experience, if you cut down on what you eat drastically (let’s just say your body is not yet accustomed to this habit or it’s the first time you’ve done it) you will really see the results at the end of the week when you weigh.
But in my opinion, it’s not healthy. If you do crash diets like I did in the past, you will ultimately reach a point wherein you won’t lose those pounds anymore and remain stagnant with that weight even if you still continue the habit. Cutting down should be moderately done so that your body can accustom properly to what you are doing. You can effectively see results with this in the long run.