How to lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks sounds a little tricky. In fact, this deadline is actually pretty difficult to beat since you would normally lose much less than that in 6 weeks, even when trying too hard. So, thinking of losing 25 pounds in 6 weeks is not only unhealthy but mostly impossible to achieve.
Why mention this because having the right mind set to start losing weight is more important than people usually think. If you aim to lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks, you’ll be doing the impossible, overworking yourself for a goal that you will possibly not achieve. This will not only exhaust you both mentally and physically, but will also result in disappointment.
In the contrary, if you set a more realistic goal, you’ll have the right amount of time and energy to spent to commit yourself to it. You’ll also feel how your body changes with the effort you do without sacrificing too much. At the end of the deadline, you’ll not only have achieved your goal, but you’ll feel better and healthier. You’ll also look more close to what you want for yourself, thus, turning it into a win-win situation.
With this said, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the healthier way to lose weight is by burning 1 to 2 pounds of fat per week. This will result in 6 to 12 pounds burned through 6 weeks. A more doable goal if you ask me.
How to start.
To start this goal, you have decided to take on by yourself, you’ll need to be mentally strong and willed to commit to it. Starting is as important and sticking to the process, so being strong willed is a must.
People having a comrade during this process. And this comrade would be a journal. With a journal you’ll have something to rely on while you lose weight. It will show you how your efforts are paying and help you control how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn through both diet and exercises. You see, to start losing weight you have to create a deficit between how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn.
You need to burn more calories than you consume. According to research, burning 500 calories per day will result in a single pound burn during the week. Is it recommended to have a deficit of 500 to 1,000 per day, since it is considered the healthier way to burn fats. For some people, mostly suffering from a form of obesity, can burn up to 2,000 calories per day, but it depends heavily on the person.
With this said, controlling your calories intake through diet is a must, along engaging yourself in physical activities which will significantly enhance your body’s capabilities to burn fat.
Cardiovascular moderate-training is what is recommended to lose weight. Around 30 to 60 minutes per day will be enough to bring results. Remember to do strength training to keep your muscles sharp and healthy, too.