URGENT WEIGHT LOSS

I really have to lose 3-4 kgs in the next one week
I need your help to guide me through it
i am currently on a one week diet
todayz my second day and i have already lost 1kg
most of which is probably water weight

any tipz ,tricks , diets are welcome
thxx Happy

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23 replies since 22nd June 2011 • Last reply 22nd June 2011

I would suggest cutting out all junk food, soda, chips, etc. Also try to limit your salt intake since sodium makes you retain water. Try drinking unsweetened herbal tea instead.

Try to eat mostly veggies and fruit, they move through your system quicker than complex carbs or meat and will keep you hydrated and feeling satisfied.

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thxx for the advise
ive kinda been doing that for 2 days now
by doing this u think i'l be able to lose 3kgz in 7 days??

n ryt at this moment i have serious serious craving fo something sweet .. i really wana have a dessert
ne cures fo the caving ? Happy

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I have an eating disorder and this is very dangerous. I advise you strongly against it.

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ummmm .. could you possibly elaborate a bit please

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for what I know... the worse thing you can do is lose that much weight in such a few time... specially because once you regain your normal eating habits, you will gain all the weight you already lost...

I don't know the specific reason... but it's bad for your health... specially when you just stop eating.

so maybe you should take it slowly... stop eating all the junk everybody loves... make more exercise... and you will see you will lose weight anyway Happy

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No craving cures :Y Just have to be stronger than the craving :/

I just started a diet too - I've cut out all sodas, all sweets, all junk/fast food, very salty food and no rice, and maybe a bit of whole wheat bread & I also limit red meats.
Eating mostly veggies, but since im not much a fan of veggies, that mainly consists of carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or salads.
It's helping, it's been a week I've lost an inch & I feel a lot better, a lot more energetic throughout the day.

I don't eat till I'm full - I just stop eating when I'm no longer hungry, and if I get hungry again - banana for snack or something.

I had this wicked mcdonalds chicken nuggets craving... I went all the way through the drive through..bought it..ate one... then gave it up cuz I felt so guilty cheating the diet >___<

STAY STRONG :O Good luck!!

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One-week diets are a joke. You'll lose the weight you want by starving your body of the nutrients it needs just to lose weight fast. It's really bad for you because your body doesn't know what the hell is going on.

Losing weight little by little is much healthier and safer for your body, as it will gradually get used to consuming less and it will use more energy already stored in your body as fat to make up for the energy it isn't getting right away from the smaller quantities of food you eat.

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suuure ..
first let's do some conversions
3kg x 2.2 = 6.6 pounds
4kg x 2.2 = 8.8 pounds
1 pound = 3500 kcal
6.6 pounds x 3500 kcal = 23100 deficit
1 week = 7 days
23100/7 = 3300 kcal a day
that's how many calories you'd need to lose in a day minimum.

assuming you eat 1200kcal a day, you'd need to burn off 4500 kcal a day
I don't know how much you weigh and how much your muscle mass is, but the general female (assuming you're female) burns roughly 1500kcal a day just lying there
4500 - 1500 = need to burn 3000 via exercise for 7 days straight

you can either do 4~5 hours of HIIT, run a billion miles, etc. etc.
everyday
for a week.
on 1200 calories of food.


having said that ..
it's really unhealthy to try to lose too much weight within a small amount of time. not only does it give you stretch marks (very ugly in the most noticeable places), your weight will bounce right back up (and even higher than it was before) the second you go back to your old diet habits

it's not my position to tell you what you should and shouldn't do, but please reconsider and think about what's better for your body in the long run.

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thxx eveyone for your advise
it's really helping

well honestly i need to lose 2kgs in the next 10 days(max) to keep a promise i made to some one really close
(i hope thatz not as impsble or as unhealthy)

my immediate goal was to lose 10kgs outta which i've lost 6 kgs.
I really have to lose 2 more
and the 2 left can be worked upon after that Happy

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Exercise more while eating a healthy amount of calories.
If you get about an hour of exercise a day and eat 2000 calories, you'll start losing weight. It might not be as fast as you want, but when you lose weight slowly, it tends to stay off.

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Dear Emerge, what we're missing here is your body mass index. I'll explain.

The most reliable index to know whether or not you're overweight is the Body Mass Index or BMI. You calculate it by taking your body weight in kilos (sorry, I don't know how to do this in a different metric system) and dividing it by the square of your height in meters. The result is a number between 16 and 40. If you're between 16 and 18,49 you're considered underweight and you should consider gaining weight a little. If you're between 18,50 and 24,99 you're FINE. Some doctors say your ideal weight is about BMI 22/23, but no doctor will ever put you on a diet if you're in this interval. If you're between 25 and 29,99 you're overweight but nothing to worry about, it's probably enough to lose a few kilos and you'll be fine. If it's between 30 and 40 you're obese and you should seek medical help to slim down (especially when you're obese, never try to lose weight on you own!)

The reason why you're doing this is that the same weight means two different things on two different heights. I think we all agree that 100 kgs look differently on a 2 mt tall guy and on a 1.60 mt tall girl.

In this case, the guy has a BMI of 100/(2x2)= 25, so he's riiight on the line of being a little overweight. He might want to lose a few kilos to stay below 24,99, or just feel fine the way he is. On the second case, the girl is 100/(1.6x1.6)= 39,0625, which is dangerously obese! This is an extreme example on how different heights can mean different things, but there are less extreme examples.

I went to BMI 25,60 to 24,33 myself, losing more or less 5 kgs, and I felt a few hints helped me lot.

1) Never, ever starve yourself. It's very easy to overdo it when you want to lose weight, so be very careful. As a rule of thumb, you should never eat less than 1.200 calories - under 1.200 your body feels it's dying of starvation and tries to hang on to its reserves by lowering the metabolism and stopping the weight loss, exactly what you don't need it to do. Use a website as thecaloriecounter.com (or a similar one) to keep track of the calories you eat. Your math will get better too! Happy

2) Keep a diary. It helps you monitorate even the smallest success, which is exactly what you need when you're dieting. Note down everything you eat, your cravings, and how often and long you exercise.

3) Exercise. You can't slim down by just cutting your calories intake, you need to burn fat as well. It's the combination of the two things that works.

4) The first week you'll lose about 1 kg, mainly water, and then you'll go down to half a kilo a week. DO NOT TRY TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS. Half a kilo a week, or just a few hundred grams, means your body is reacting well to the diet and getting used to the weight change without stressing itself out.

5) Try and drink plenty of water, at least 2 lt a day. This will help your body to stop retain water. Also, try and eat small amounts of food more often during the day. This will teach your body not to save up too much.

Hope this helps, if you have any question feel free to PM me Happy

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It's really upsetting that people are almost condoning this.

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Kasia D. It appears to me as if everyone is giving advice for LONG TERM diet changes that would be beneficial to ANYONE, even someone not wanting to lose weight. Alot of people have mentioned the risks and impossibility of losing and keeping weight of in such a short time.

I understand you have an eating disorder, but everyone seems to genuinely want to help Emerge ! lose weight in a healthy manner. I think it is very important that if someone wants to lose weight they learn healthy ways and don't depend on harmful methods. This will help PREVENT Emerge ! from getting an eating disorder. I am assuming Emerge ! is overweight according to their BMI because they made a promise to someone else to lose weight. I have never heard of someone with an eating disorder promising someone else they would lose weight.
I sincerely hope you are able to get help with your disorder though.

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thankz so0 much every one for your advise an support
my BMI is 23.7
m not seriously overweight but i am on the 'healthy' side

i have adopted healthy eating habits
itz not been long though just a couple of days
n i workout for approx. 1 hour each day
i really hope i stick to it
i am already feeling much so0 much better Happy

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