Weight loss is a topic that is always in debate. People argue about which methods are most effective, and what plans people should follow. Many people argue that exercise is needed, while others say that you have to eat healthy. People also assume that weight loss requires long periods of time but you can actually lose some weight in a week.
How to lose belly fat in a week, you may ask? Well first you need to know what causes weight loss. Weight loss depends on one factor: eating less calories than your body requires. For example if your body requires 2000 calories daily, and you eat 1500, you burn 500 calories a day. Even if you don’t exercise or if you don’t eat healthy (although I wouldn’t recommend eating unhealthy foods), you can still lose weight if you eat less than your body requires. So if you aren’t seeing any changes in body weight, your probably eating an amount close to what your body requires at your current weight. But if you want to lose weight your calorie intake would have to decrease.
When trying to lose weight in a week, you cannot expect to lose a lot of weight. A realistic goal would be 2 or 3 pounds, and maybe up to 5 pounds if you are determined. A pound is approximately 3500 calories. So if you want to lose 2 pounds in a week you have to burn 7000 calories. If you divide that by 7 days, you need to burn approximately 1000 calories a day.
It may seem hard at first to cut out 1000 calories, but you can cut out certain things for healthier substitutes. The first thing you must cut out is sugars and snacks in between your meals and drink water instead of snacking because it will make you feel energized and full. What you can eat instead of snacks is non-starchy vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, tomato, cucumbers, etc. Not only do they contain many vitamins and minerals, but they also make you full because of all the fiber in them. Not only that, but they have extremely low calories. You can even substitute parts of your meal with them. Instead of eating bread or rice, which are loaded with calories, you can eat more vegetables. Although fruits are healthy, avoid them this week because they do have a lot of carbohydrates.
Along with the change in diet, you can start to exercise. But you should be careful during your exercise. You are eating less calories than normal this week so you might feel a bit tired if you exercise wrong. Instead of doing a full workout all at once you can break it up and do it at different parts of the day. Jogging (in a good pair of running shoes like the ones here) burns about 100 calories every 10 minutes, and jump roping burns from 150- 200 in 10 minutes. Instead of doing a full 30 minute jog or jump roping session, you can break it up into 3 different 10 minute intervals. By doing that you will reap the same benefits but you will feel less tired and have more motivation to continue.
Although 2 pounds may not seem like a lot, that is actually very good in a week. If you can stay away from snacking, cut your meals down to healthier options that aren’t loaded with carbs, substitute what you took away with vegetables, and exercise moderately, you can see a small decrease in belly fat. You can maybe even lose 3 or 4 pounds, and up to 10 in a month. Just remember that consistency is key.
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