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best way to lose 30lbs in 2 months

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i need some help.. can u give me some advice on the process. i never been on a diet before...

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A safe and healthy weight-loss is about 1% of your body-weight per week.  For most people that averages at 1 - 2lbs a week.  In 2 months, therefore, you coul reasonably expect to lose 8 - 16lbs... not 30lbs realistically.

How to do it?   You need to consume slightly fewer calories (energy) than you use up each day.   The CC calculator will help you to work out how many that is since your energy needs are determined by your age, size and activity level.

Then all you have to do is work out what to eat to get to your calorie target.  If you base your meals around mostly vegetables and add everything else second, then it's quite easy to get a healthy diet and the right calories.  Use the CC food log to work out how much you're eating... weigh and measure the portions rather than guessing.

Good luck

I think your goal is unrealistic.  When you lose weight that fast you gain it all back (plus some)... in my experiences anyways.  Use the tools on the site to set realistic and attainable goals.

Why the hurry?  You didn't gain 30 pounds in two months, right?

It took me almost a year to lose 35.  I took my time, and implemented a lifestyle change, not a "diet".  It has to be something you can live with for the rest of your life, otherwise, once you go off your diet, it all comes back.

You can do it!  It all starts with that first step.  Good luck :)

Original Post by cream204:

i need some help.. can u give me some advice on the process. i never been on a diet before...


 limb amputation (I assume by "best" you meant "guaranteed" or "effective")

While it's hard to do it can be done...I've lost almost 30 lbs since christmas--only another 2 or 3 lbs to go and that should be accomplished in the next week or so to make it 30 lbs in 2 months like you arethinking.  I've done it by watching what i eat really close...I'm averaging about 1900 calories per day.  The other thing I've done is increase my activety level.  Walking more...actually looking for opportunities to walk as much as possible.  I also lift weights for 15 to 20 mnutes a day 3 to 4 times a week, and run 3+ miles a day 4 to 5 times a week.  I'm a little worried about the weight coming back on quickly if I stop I'm planning to keep it up as a lifestyle change.  As i get back to the weight I want to be, I plan to slowly add more calories but keep up the excercise because I enjoy it so much.  This las weekend was the first time that hunger really had gotten to me, so I did eat more calores...close to 2500 a day which resulted in a quick spike in my weight...but it came right back off when i returned to my work out regiment.

30 lbs in 2 months sounds a little unsafe to me... they say slow and steady is best to keep off the weight long term.

2 months = 8 weeks*2 pounds a week = 16 pounds.

That seems to be what a lot of people suggest. I believe you can lose more than that depending on your fat percentage. You should look into that.  For example, if you had 70 pounds of fat on your frame, in theory you could have a calorie deficit 2170cals (70*31cals) which in 7 days would equal 4.34 pounds( (2170cals*7)/3500) in a week of fat only.

But again, this is based on the hypothetical fat of 70 pounds.  If you had, lets say 30 pounds of fat you could have a deficit of 930. Equaling around 1.86 pounds (about 2 pounds in a week)

Your weight loss goal is only reasonable depending on how much fat you have. Also you haven't said your height or current weight so its hard to calculate your current BMR (and by hard i mean impossible ;) )

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