If your goal is to lose five actual pounds by next weekend, I have some bad news: It’s basically impossible to lose that much body fat in a week. Womp womp. Since it’s such a short amount of time, even if you incorporate some healthy lifestyle changes more on that later the most you’ll be able to lose is about a pound, says Wendy Leonard, RD, founder of Rhode Island Nutrition Therapy. Drop any more than that and you’re probably just shedding water weight—not body fat. And while a decrease in water weight translates to pounds lost, the change is temporary, says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Ph. Another thing to keep in mind: Even if you do somehow manage to lose five pounds by Friday, you probably won’t be able to keep the weight off long-term, says Charlie Seltzer, MD, a Philadelphia-based weight loss physician. The intense calorie restriction required to lose that much weight that quickly which is not physically or mentally healthy, BTW! It’s the body’s natural survival mechanism, explains Leonard. Not only is it unhealthy, but it won’t get you the results that you’re looking for anyway.
Just a few tweaks to your diet and lifestyle can help you burn fat to lose weight. So you want to slim down and you want to do it, stat. Spoiler alert: I was one of those people. I struggled with an extra 25 pounds during my childhood, and I figured it was my genetic destiny to have a fixed amount of belly fat—that was, however, until I set out to learn more. But nothing I learned intrigued me quite as much as the recent research showing how we can override our fat genes to lose weight. Using what I’ve learned over the years and from these findings, I began to formulate my own advice on how to shed belly fat in 2 weeks. The result? Zero Belly Diet, a plan dedicated to delivering readers with the best ways to lose stomach fat in 2 weeks. I created the Zero Belly Diet around the science of nutritional genetics, the study of how our genes are turned on and off by the foods we eat.
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