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How to lose 36 pounds in a week?

By April 17, 2011 - 12:21pm
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Alison has given you some great resources to losing weight as fast as HUMANLY possible. Let's be realistic-- it didn't take you a week to put on 36lbs so it certainly isn't going to come off in 7 days.

Even the most drastic, very low calorie diets limit you to lose 5-7 lbs a week, which you are likely to gain back the following week.

The only option I see for someone looking to lose that much weight so fast is liposuction and tummy tuck-- but even with that you would have to wait until the swelling goes down.

I'm sorry we can't give you the answer you're looking for.

April 17, 2011 - 3:31pm

A few other ideas from other women on this site:

- Swimming. Swimming can make you feel more hungry, but there is something about being in the water and using your entire body to help you feel slimmer and get a great workout in a short amount of time
- Uphill running. Using your quad muscles to climb/run those hills can help you feel stronger (compared to road running on flat surface).

Good luck!

April 17, 2011 - 2:34pm

I just answered your question through a personal message (PM), but for others reading this question...wouldn't it be great if we could exercise and eat healthy for a week, and magically reach our weight loss goal?

Of course, there is no amount of portion control, healthy eating or exercise that could lead a person to lose this extraordinary amount of weight in 7 days. A healthy, sustainable weight loss goal of 0.5 to 1.0 pounds per week is a realistic and achievable goal...you can start there!

If you want to see immediate results...there are a few tricks you can try:
- Body sculpting. Participate in a 2 body sculpting classes, and you may be able to see a few new muscles you did not notice before, and this can be motivating! Try a gym out for a week (some are free for first week on a trial basis, or rent a DVD exercise video).
- Plyometrics or Boot Camp exercises. This is free...and you have all you need in front of you! Plyometrics are exercises that use your own body weight, and also include a cardiovascular component. Think jumping jacks, plank position, push ups, walking lunges, squats, etc.
- Core workout. Increase core workouts (every-other day for those starting out) by doing crunches, using a medicine ball, plank position or other exercises can help you feel that your stomach is becoming stronger and tighter in just a few workouts.
- Eat healthy. Choose to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables this week, as well as lean proteins. Substitute a few dinners with a healthy and filling salad, and the fiber will keep you feeling full.
- Drink water. Drinking water helps you feel full, and not indulge in high calorie snacks.

These are just a few hints to help your body feel better this week, so that you might lose up to 1 pound, but feel stronger, leaner and healthier.

April 17, 2011 - 2:32pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

I know that you just sent it thru a personal email its just I wanted other/better help. :D

April 17, 2011 - 3:03pm
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