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What's the easiest way to lose 10 lbs.?

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Old 08-03-2001, 09:26 PM   #1
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Question What's the easiest way to lose 10 lbs.?

I'm looking for an easy way to lose 10 lbs. as quickly as possible. Help me out.

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Old 08-04-2001, 11:24 AM   #2
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Do you want to gain those 10 pounds back after you lose them? Because if so, I'm sure you can figure out ways to lose that weight quickly so you can gain it back just as fast.

If you honestly do want to drop 10 pounds - for good, then ask your question again but remove "quick" and remove "easy".

To me, if you're just looking for the easy way with no effort, you aren't strong enough and are lacking the will to really lose weight. I'd re-evaluate what you really want.

Old 08-06-2001, 12:47 PM   #3
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losing weight appropriately does not involve the descriptive words "easy" or "quickly". i'm sure there are gimmicks out there you can ingest that will rid you of several pounds quickly, but the weight you lose will be water weight, not fat. furthermore, the backlash you will suffer as a result will probably make you gain fat afterwards.

the body only loses fat at a certain rate. if you diet too strenuously and eat too little, your body/metabolism slows down because its defending against starvation. your fat will burn more slowly. there is no fast, easy way to lose fat weight. if you want to lose water weight, thats fast, easy, and extremely unhealthy.

be smart!


Old 08-08-2001, 01:36 AM   #4
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I lost 40 pounds in 2 months. I went from 6 foot 1 220 to 180. Basicallly....I tried to not eat at all during that time in that I only had salads and water...or diet soda. Before that, I ate out 6 nights a week. I also wasnt exercising. When I lost my weight, I bicycled on an exercise bike 17 miles a day 6 days a week...with heavy clothing on....I havent done any of that and have been eating out nightly again...havent gained any weight back in 6 months. Still 10 pounds should not be hard to lose over a 2 week period if you really are determined like I was.....disciplined too

Old 08-10-2001, 10:19 AM   #5
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Adding on to the other people's advice, they are correct, there is no safe AND easy way to lose bodyfat rapidly. Safe weight loss, as in little or no muscle loss is about 2 lbs./week. So for losing 10 lbs. of bodyfat, you need at least 5 weeks and that's if you are really working hard! A pound of fat carries 3500 calories so you need a deficit of 7000 calories/ week to lose those 10 lbs. in 5 weeks. This can be safely accomplished through a REASONABLE reduction in calories consumed in conjuction with regular cardiovascular (for burning calories) and stregth training (for preserving muscle) exercise. Do yourself a favor and do this the RIGHT way rather than the EASY way. Good luck!

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