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Nov 24, 2019

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How can I lose at least 2 kgs of fat per week?

How can I lose at least 2 kgs of fat per week?

If you want to lose weight the healthy way and keep the pounds off for good, you should slim down at a slow and steady rate. Most experts recommend that you lose roughly one to two pounds per week, even though you may not consistently lose two pounds every week. So how do you reach that goal? You adjust your energy balance to reach the correct calorie deficit.

To lose one pound per week, you need to reach a total calorie deficit of about 3500 calories per week or 500 calories per day. To lose two pounds per week, you need to double that number. So you need to reach a 1000-calorie per day deficit or 7000 calories per week. Sound complicated? It’s not too hard, once you get the hang of it. And you can use a calculator like this one to figure out how many calories you should be eating for weight loss.

1.The Morning Cleanse + Couch Workout

500-Calorie Deficit to Lose 1 Pound per Week

“Start your program with a tiny cleanse,” suggests Mandy. “On your first day of your healthy diet plan, swap out your breakfast (250 calories) and your mid-morning snack (150 calories) for two Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens & Lemon juices (100 calories each) that you’ll find at any Starbucks.” Then by noon, you will already have reached a 200-calorie deficit. To reach a full 500-calorie deficit, get active when you watch TV in the evening. Believe or not, a super-fun living room workout can burn 300 calories or more.

1000-Calorie Deficit to Lose 2 Pounds per Week

At lunch and dinner, skip the starch. Don’t each chips with your sandwich at lunchtime and skip the baked potato with your dinner. The starch itself isn’t necessarily a huge calorie expense. A baked potato, for example, only provides 150–200 calories. But the toppings that you add can easily total several hundred more.

2.The No-Excuses Workout

500-Calorie Deficit to Lose 1 Pound per Week

“Go to the gym!” says Mandy. It sounds simple, but we all come up with reasons to avoid it. “Don’t make excuses,” she says. Mandy suggests that you choose fat-burning cardio exercises that you can quantify so you know exactly how many calories you are burning during your session. Set a goal to burn at least 300 calories. “Time your visit to the gym with your favorite TV show (or TV marathon) so that when you’re running or walking on the treadmill or elliptical, you can just zone out and rack up the miles.”

Then instead of rewarding yourself with dessert, skip the sweets and reward yourself with an additional 200 calorie deficit to reach your total 500-calorie deficit for the day.

1000-Calorie Deficit to Lose 2 Pounds per Week

At lunchtime, skip the bread on your sandwich and wrap it in lettuce instead. Iceberg or bib lettuce works well. Some dieters even use a hollowed out cucumber instead of bread. And since you don’t have bread, you won’t need the usual condiments either. Without bread and mayo, you’ve cut your lunch total by 250 calories.

To burn an extra 250 calories, jack up the speed or increase the incline when you’re on your cardio machine at the gym. Just a small adjustment can add up to an extra 200–300 calories during your workout.

3.Party With Your Pooch

500-Calorie Deficit to Lose 1 Pound per Week

Your dog is the perfect weight loss coach. He’s always ready to help you burn calories to slim down. To burn 250 calories, take your pooch for a brisk one-hour walk.

Then after your calorie-controlled dinner, enjoy an “imposter” dessert. “One of my favorite desserts is my Taffy Apple, says Mandy. She combines a 60-calorie Sugar-Free Caramel Snack Pack with an 80-calorie crisp Granny Smith apple. This 140 calorie dessert is nearly 300 calories lighter than a typical bowl of ice cream, so you’ll not only reach a 500 calorie deficit, you’ll actually exceed it.

1000-Calorie Deficit to Lose 2 Pounds per Week

To turn your dog walking session into a dog workout, take your pooch to the park for a parcourse workout. You’ll find these fit trails at many local parks and community centers. It’s a great way to burn calories and build strength.

4.Saturday Night Savings

500-Calorie Deficit to Lose 1 Pound per Week

You can easily save calories when you go out with friends. For a diet-friendly restaurant meal, Mandy suggests that you bring your own…whatever. “Bring your own low-cal salad dressings, condiments, cheeses, and other accouterments out to dinner with you,” she says. “You’ll save beaucoup calorie bucks. Who cares if you look like Mary Poppins extracting all these treasures from your purse? You’re about to be skinny!” And tell the waiter to skip the bread. Without bread or high calorie sauces and dressings, you’ll easily save 500 calories (or more).

1000-Calorie Deficit to Lose 2 Pounds per Week

You can also save mega calories by skipping the booze. In fact, you can easily lose weight if you give up drinking either temporarily or permanently. Each drink contains anywhere from 100–300 calories or more. Add an hour on the dance floor and along with your diet-friendly restaurant meal, you’ve reached a 1000-calorie deficit for the day.

5.The Math and Miles Plan

500-Calorie Deficit to Lose 1 Pound per Week

One simple way to make sure you are reaching your calorie deficit each day is to calculate your BMR. Your BMR or basal metabolic rate is the number of calories your body needs to perform basic functions like breathing. If you eat only that number of calories and then walk about five miles throughout the day, you should reach a 500-calorie deficit. “Walking to work, running on a treadmill, taking an evening stroll, choosing the stairs, doing housework, chasing after your kids, it all counts,” says Mandy. Get an activity monitor and track movement. “Five miles is easier to accomplish than you’d think, especially if you’re somewhat active already. This is the healthiest system, and the steady vision to aim for.”

1000-Calorie Deficit to Lose 2 Pounds per Week

If you are already quite active during the day, add more movement. You can turn your housecleaning chores into a workout to tidy up and tone up at the same time. Or turn your evening stroll into an interval walking workout. Intervals are a great way to improve fitness and burn more fat.

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