My best friend’s wedding will be in two weeks. It’s her big day, however it’s a big day for me too because not only will I be the maid of honor but my childhood sweetheart will be there as well. I am hoping to catch things up with him and who knows what’s next. That’s indeed something to look forward to, so I need to be at my best. I am not really huge, but I could use to lose some extra pounds to look stunning on my dress.
I did a lot of online research, magazine reading and talked to a fitness instructor on how to lose weight in 2 weeks. All these resources points down to eating a low-calorie diet and doing high-intensity interval training.
Before we talk about how to lose those pounds fast, it would be essential to know the principle of how the body loses and gains weight so you can have more options than what this article says. Everyone have a unique daily calorie requirement, however an average adult requires 2000 calories per day. Calories are vital to us because our body converts this to energy so we can accomplish both our physiologic (eg.Respiration) and physical (eg.Walking) tasks. However, excess calories due to sedentary lifestyle or too much in take are deposited in the body as fat or “reserved energy”. For every 3,500 excess calories that the body does not need adds a pound to your weight and every 3,500 calories you burn can make you a pound lighter.
I would like to lose at least three pounds before the big day. So, I did my math; I need to lose 10500 calories in 2 weeks and that’s 5250 calories per week or 750 calories per day for seven days.
Eat Low-calorie food
Since it is easier to control the amount of calories we put inside your body than burning the calories off, I would recommend focusing more on eating low calorie foods. Low-calorie foods include fruits like Cranberries (15 calories) and Fresh Apricot (29 calories), and Vegetables like Lettuce (5 calories) and Cucumber (10 calories). Although you are on a low-calorie diet, you should still consume foods from all the food groups; eat whole wheat bread (70 calories) for carbohydrates, Tuna (100 calories) for protein, a glass of Soya milk (36 calories) for calcium, and avocado (50 calories) for fat or non-stick spray for frying. You may eat low-calorie alternatives for foods that contain high calories like eating angel cake (160 calories) instead of chocolate cake (280 calories/slice).
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
This is a combination of intense and subtle workout with 2:1 ratio that promises results in a short period of time. It is composed of the usual routine (warm-up, main workout, and cool down) but with a higher intensity. There are six cycles per session that last for 15-20 minutes.
My HIIT training includes:
You may eat other low-calorie foods or do other combinations of HIIT. Just remember the principle behind it which is the “calories in vs. calories out”. Start calculating your calories and be on your way to lose weight and find the sexier you in just two weeks for THAT big event.