To lose 10lbs in 10 days, you must first ask yourself if you are prepared to make the necessary sacrifice in your diet and to exercise in order burn the necessary calories to meet this goal. Healthy weight loss usually occurs at a rate of one pound per week, with a maximum of two pounds per week. Accelerating this process requires careful attention in order to ensure you do not risk your health or cause potentially permanent damage to your body.
A pound of body weight is roughly equivalent to 3,500 calories. In order to lose ten pounds in ten days, you need to cut 3,500 calories from your diet each day for ten days. Unless you are a heavy over-eater, this massive change in calorie intake is not realistic through dieting. In fact, most average people do not consume more than 2,000 calories per day. You must cut your daily calorie intake by at least 1,000 calories while burning 2,500 calories through exercise.
To meet such a drastic weight loss goal, you must ensure that you eat enough to maintain your bodily functions. Without food to use as fuel while you begin such a dramatic change to your exercise routine, you will not have the energy to meet your weight loss goal. Remember to continue to eat throughout the course of your weight loss plan.
In general, men require at least 1,500 daily calories and women require at least 1,200 calories a day in order to maintain a healthy life. In some cases, such as liquid diets administered by doctors or to immensely obese patients, 700-1,000 calories per day have been proven to sustain a person without dramatic health effects. In these cases, the calories consumed were properly balanced with the necessary vitamins and supplements required for bodily function.
Assuming you can cut the necessary 1,000 calories from your daily diet, you must tackle the task of burning 2,500 calories per day. This is a vigorous regime that requires at least 3-4 hours of vigorous exercise activity each day for ten days.
To understand how much effort this will require, use the following examples describing how many calories certain activities burn during an hour-long period when performed by by a 130 lb woman:
* Bicycling with a vigorous effort: 590 calories
* Running, 10 mph: 944 calories
* High impact aerobics: 413 calories
* General Jogging: 425 calories
As you can probably deduce from this list, the amount of effort required to lose 10 pounds in 10 days is extraordinary. If you are not already exercising on a regular basis, you may consider recalibrating your weight loss goals. Otherwise, you may sustain serious injury or become exhausted during the course of your workout regime.
Losing 10 pounds in 10 days is an achievable goal for those who are truly dedicated to losing weight at a fast pace. As long as you consider the potential implications of rapid weight loss, you are welcome to attempt a rapid, ten day long weight loss plan.
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