How to Lose a Pound a Day

How to Lose a Pound a Day

The safest way to lose weight is by gradually changing your diet and moderately exercising. But, if you do not have time and you want to lose a pound a day, there are things which you can do to help you accomplish this goal.

The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor, because losing weight this fast may have complications, especially if you have other medical conditions. There are many diets and dieting pills, but the best way to lose weight is naturally. It is advisable to only lose a pound or two a week, unless you are extremely overweight.

Get Plenty of Good Exercise

1 pound is equal to 3,500 calories. The average person only burns about 2,000 a day, so you will need to burn an extra 1,500 calories per day. Jogging, walking and skipping are the best forms of exercise when trying to lose weight. Start your day with a long morning jog, and go for another in the late afternoon. You don't want to jog or exercise too late in the day, as it will interfere with your sleeping.

Drink Lots of Fluids

Fluids are very important when it comes to weight loss! They help you to stay hydrated and promote sweating which helps your body to cleanse itself of all the harmful toxins. In order to stay properly hydrated, you need to drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water every day.

You may also drink freshly squeezed fruit juices, but avoid anything else that is loaded with sugar.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Your diet is also very important when it comes to weight loss. Your goal is to incorporate as many nutrients into your body without the calories. If foods are high in calories, make sure that they are healthy, as they will take you much farther than unhealthy calories.

Start your morning with a green smoothie and some nuts. Simply grind some flax seed and a handful of almonds, then add in a banana, some kale and water. Blend and enjoy!

Prepare yourself a fruit salad, as well as a trail mix of raw nuts and seeds to snack on throughout the day. Keep a small bag of nuts with you at all times so you will not go hungry and resort to junk food.

For lunch, treat yourself to a dark leafy green salad. The darker the leaves, the more nutrients they contain. Make your own salad dressings by mixing together some olive or avocado oil with lemon and your favorite spices.

For supper, you can have a lightly cooked meal of your choice, as well as a fresh salad. 

What Foods You Should Avoid

There are many foods which you should avoid when you want to lose weight fast. All fast foods and processed foods should be scratched off your list; next is red meat. If meat is something you cannot avoid, limit yourself to a small portion at supper. But, avoid sugar in all forms at all costs.

Following the above steps will take a lot of hard work and dedication. You will need to meditate on your goal throughout each day, but if you are determined, you can lose the weight you desire.

  • Marie

    You would also need to burn the calories you get from food. So if you are on a 1200 cal diet, to burn 1 lb. per day you’d need to burn 1200 cals + 3500…so calculate your BMR and subtract from 4700

  • Ava

    Marie, that’s incorrect. Figure out how many calories you need to maintain you weight; if for example this number is 2000 calories and you go on a 1200 calorie diet those 800 calories go towards your total loss of 3500 calories a day. Thus you would need to lose 2700 calories through exercise/daily activities.