Losing 35 pounds in three weeks, depending on your body weight and condition, is possible. However, before setting out to accomplish this, absolutely consult your physician for a check up. Also consider what your motivation and goals are prior to getting started. The body does prefer a transition when it comes to changing amounts of food intake and exercise, both of which are critical in achieving quick weight loss, so try not to put too much pressure on yourself for overnight results.
A weight loss advisory by the FDA concluded that most people who lose weight on crash diets tend to quickly put the weight back on when the diet was over. Be sure to take your weight-loss efforts seriously and seek to maintain your weight loss for the long term. Whether it's losing 35 pounds in three weeks, three months or even in three years, you must be willing to make changes in your lifestyle. In recent decades our culture has made a high calorie diet and a low activity lifestyle the norm for most people. Seemingly, we've been conditioned to have unhealthy lifestyles. Ultimately, staying healthy is your own responsibility, so consider others who rely on you as a possible motivating factor to keep you on your quest.
Start the New Program
The idea is to create a calorie deficit that will allow your body to burn fat for energy. Put another way, your first goal is to have the amount of calories you burn off to be more than those you consume. Research from the OmniHeart weight-loss study proved that an eating plan that contained lower amounts of carbohydrates and higher amounts of lean protein not only resulted in weight loss, but also in lower blood pressure. Typically, it takes your body three days to adapt to a new regimen.
Frequent Small Meals
Every major weight loss plan has as its core eating numerous, smaller meals a day. These would include Jenny Craig, NutriSystem and Weight Watchers. If you follow the principle components of these plans, you can purchase your food at the market. After a few days of eating fewer calories and roughly six smaller meals a day with low carbohyrdates and high protein, your body will begin to burn fat. This is a healthy adaptive state that your body uses to manage energy. By not skipping your small meals, especially breakfast, you will maintain a mild, fat-burning state, and yet, lose weight very quickly.
Remember the importance of not skipping meals since eating every two to three hours increases your metabolism, which is imperative if you're to achieve your goal of losing 35 pounds in 3 weeks. Drink eight glasses of water each day to stay hydrated. It's also important during weight loss because water eliminates toxins and by-products of fat metabolism.
Don't get discouraged. Making such a positive and lasting change takes perseverance. If you fall off the weight--loss wagon by binging on ice cream, simply get back on the program. Three weeks is not a lot of time. Consider lengthening your time frame and focusing on sensible changes that will ensure you maintain your weight loss.
Daily moderate exercise burns calories and will also help you maintain your weight loss. Also, educate yourself on healthy and unhealthy methods for losing weight and healthy and unhealthy fats.
Even if you don't lose 35 pounds in three weeks, you have made a decision to claim your health and future and that's a lot to be proud of. Good luck as you continue to be determined to maintain a healthy weight for life.