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Can You Lose 25 Pounds in 6 Weeks?

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Why Some People Can Lose 25 Pounds In 6 Weeks

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering the question, can you lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks?

Well, the quick answer is yes.

I’ll share how certain types of people can lose 25 pounds in just 6 weeks, as well as 1 weight loss tip that may help you do this.

However, before I get into this, I’m sure you’ve heard of the short-term fad diets that celebrities use to lose a lot of fat quickly.

These quick fix fad diets help celebrities lose weight faster than the conventional fat loss “safe zone” of 1-2 pounds per week.

For instance, a few weeks ago Jessica and I ran into 50 cent at the gym.

Selfie With 50 cent

We got into a pretty lengthy conversation with him about how he lost 54 pounds for his role in the movie, All Things Fall Apart.

50 Cent told me he lost all this weight by going on a liquid diet, and cardio’ing himself to death.


Should You Follow These Short-Term Hollywood Fad Diets?

Would I recommend that you follow a similar approach as this Hollywood short-term crash diet?

Definitely not.

Here’s why you should not follow short-term fad diets:

a) They are not healthy for your body.

b) It is not sustainable over the long-term.

c) It is not creating new healthy lifestyle habits.

Changing your behaviors to incorporate sustainable healthy lifestyle habits is what our Live Lean TV YouTube channel is all about.

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Can You Lose 25 Pounds In 6 Weeks?

So the question now is, can you lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks, via a more healthy approach?

My answer, like most answers to health and fitness questions is, it depends.

It depends on where you currently are.

For instance, let’s compare Robert and Joe.

Meet Robert

Robert is 5’9, 400 pounds, and is classified as being obese.

He eats nothing but fast food and never exercises.

Based on Robert’s current starting situation, it is possible, and much easier for him, to lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks, then it would be for someone who is in better shape, like Joe.

Meet Joe

Joe who is 5’9, 200 pounds, and is classified as being overweight.

He eats a typical standard American diet and exercises occasionally.

Based on Joe’s current situation, it would be much harder for him to lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks, then it would be for Robert.

Why Some People Can Lose 25 Pounds in 6 Weeks

The reason is simple.

The initial weight loss results, from working out and eating healthy, are much faster and more rapid for someone like Robert, who is obese, versus someone like Joe, who is just overweight.

This is why fat loss results on TV shows like the Biggest Loser are so staggering.

Why The Biggest Loser Contestants Gain All Their Weight Back

The people they use on the show are transitioning from a life of poor eating and never moving their body, to a complete 180 degree turn, of eating low calorie healthy foods, and exercising.

This substantial shock to the body causes rapid weight loss in the form of body fat, water, and possibly muscle.

Once Robert gets closer to Joe’s size, he’ll have a much harder time maintaining that weight loss rate of losing 25 pounds in 6 weeks.

Bottom Line: Can You Lose 25 Pounds In 6 Weeks

Here’s the bottom line Live Lean Nation.

The rate of fat loss is not an apples to apples comparison.

The speed and amount of weight you lose depends on many factors, including your starting point.

Obese people can lose more weight, at a faster rate, than individuals who have less overall weight to lose.

However for most people, the leaner you get, the fat loss process becomes slower.

Simple Live Lean Tip For Overweight People To Lose Weight Faster

If I could give you one sustainable lifestyle and dietary tip that has been proven to help many overweight people lose weight faster, sometimes losing 25 pounds in 6 weeks, it would be this.

Replace all liquids that have calories, with zero calorie drinks in the form of:

You’d be shocked at the change you can make in your body from just cutting out:

These liquid calories quickly add up, and in many cases, create even more hunger in your body.

Thus, you eat more food.

There You Have It Live Lean Nation

If your fat loss results aren’t as fast as the celebrities you see on TV, or the other dramatic transformations you see on The Biggest Loser, don’t worry.

If you’re following the tips I share on our Live Lean TV YouTube Channel, and the workout programs and recipes on Team Live Lean, you’re on the right path for sustainable and ongoing healthy fat loss results.

Living Lean is not a sprint, it’s a marathon and journey.

Remember, we’re striving for daily progress, not perfection.

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33 responses to “Can You Lose 25 Pounds in 6 Weeks?

  1. Brad..Im 52 years old and life weight routinely 4-6 times per week. I weigh
    227 pounds and want to weigh 185 lbs. My job is essential light or
    sedentary and i would say does not contribute to any type of weight loss. I
    like all food period. My most difficult thing to achieve is preparing the
    right foods on a daily basis. I am 5’10 227 pounds and according to my
    fitbit scale im am 36% body-fat or BMI. This seems high but could be
    true…not sure. I do know that my gut is 41” and thats literally where all
    my excess weight lies. Can you please provide suggestions on better habits
    in the food category and maybe some suggestions on adding aerbics. How many
    times per week? & days is not realistic, but is it necessary to do that
    much. I love lifting weights and its obvious I am a weight lifter, but i
    would rather be cut up more than pudgy…please help.


  2. Hey, Brad.Great Tips! I’m 5′ 7 , 167 Pounds. My Goal is to be 160 Pounds.
    I’m having a hard time losing belly fat. Any tips?

  3. Im 24 6 ft and 240 lbs, being a high school athlete (soccer) and being at
    185 and lean, i managed to keep my weight at around 195 to 200 for the nezt
    couple of years. I had surgery last year and wasnt cleared for exercise,
    and my eating habits went way south, 45 lbs later here i am now, cleared
    for full activity, i found your channel and it has motivated me to go back
    to my soccer days, and like you said i need to build healthy habits, my
    goal is to lgo back to 195 by christmas, and have a healthy bmi. Keep up
    the great work!

  4. Hey bard,
    I’m 5’1 and 27 years old my diet it clean i work 3 days a week I’m 120
    pounds want to be 115 and lean It seems like I can’t eat more then 1200
    calories a day I eat 4 to 5 small meals a day I’m also not a junk food
    person help me out here. Thanks

  5. What if you already drink only zero calorie liquid?
    For the most part I eat a clean diet & exercise 1/2 hour daily.
    It is really frustrating when it takes 3 weeks of hard work to lose 4 pounds. Ugh!!!
    Thanks for all the tips.

  6. I love your videos Brad!
    Brad I’m 25 yrs old, 5’4, 172 lbs and would love to go down to 140.
    My diet is clean but I feel intimidated to work out. I am getting married
    in august and would lovd to lose the weight by then. I have 2 children and
    my abs were destroyed in pregnancy, what do you recommend I do?

  7. i want to stay at the same weight, but i want to lose fat 🙂 i’ve been
    working out and eating healthier for 3 months now and i can already see
    some changes ! 🙂

  8. Hi bard, I’m 5’1 and 125-130 pound want to lose fat to 115 pounds and pack
    on some lean muscle I eat 4-5 small meals a day 3-4 days of exercising
    cardio. I seem to can’t get pass 1200-1500 calories a day… Plzzzz help

  9. Makes sense. I’m 5″2 used to weight 217. I worked out crazy and was on a
    low carbs diet and lost weight quick. Now I weight 164 and I’m trying to do
    the same as before but it’s not working. It’s hard to lose weight now.

  10. Hey brad I am 173cm and 80kg and I want to lose weight fast cause my bro
    and my aunt r coming to visit me plzzzz help me out

  11. I’m 34 I was 290 a month ago I’m now 280 I want to loose 100 pounds. My
    caloric in take is 2500. I work out with weights 4 days a week and 40 min
    of cardio 5 days a week.

  12. I am currently 139 4″11 so far ive lost 40 lbs id like to loose 30 more
    pounds . im also spending 3 days a week tryna build a booty… Is it
    possible to loose weight and put on muscle mass at the same time #askBGTV

  13. My current goal is to get as lean as possible! Currently 5’9″ 170lbs, but a
    little fluffy. Would love to keep as much of the muscle I’ve built as
    possible and melt away the stubborn fat! Thanks for another great video!

  14. Hey Brad,
    I’m 23, 5 foot 9 and In November I was at 273lbs and when I decided to make
    a change I discovered ur channel. I’ve been following ur advice and doing
    quite a bit of ur workouts and following ur recipes (sweet potato Bolognese
    is def my favourite). With the lifestyle change I’ve managed to get myself
    to 238lbs. I still have quite a ways to go but seeing the change and being
    able to fit into my old clothes again has been a real confidence boost.
    Thanks for providing the support and I look forward to more videos.

  15. I’m 5’6 & currently 142.2 I was 164.4 & my goal is at least 120.0. I’m
    losing the weight & then I’m gonna build muscle & tone. Its a long journey
    but its gonna be so worth it! Healthy life, healthy mind! 🙂

  16. I’m 5’11”, 215lbs. Over the past year I’ve lost 65lbs total. I’m now
    trying to continue to lose the fat, but build muscle at the same time. I
    currently follow a bodybuilder’s split, ie.. chest tri’s, back bicep, legs,
    ect…I want to get ripped as much as possible. I’m eating about 2300
    calories a day to lose the fat. Most of it is around my midsection….goal
    is to see my abs. Thanks for the videos and advice.

  17. I kind of liked the videos in your home environment as compared to this in
    the Youtube Space.

  18. Hey Brad, I’m 40 yrs old 6’2″ 205lbs, I’m eating 2600-2700 calories a day.
    I’m trying to build muscle and burn off some fat, basically trying to body
    recomp. Ideally I would like to get under 200lbs, but no matter what I try
    my body doesn’t want to give up the last few pound of fat!! oh I do 3 Full
    body workouts a week + 1 35min kickbocking/Hiit workouts per week and 1
    light cardio day.. 2 days are rest days. FYI I lost 75lbs in the past year
    and a half.

  19. I want to lose 8 pounds I am currently at 164. I am fit but just a lil
    stubborn belly fat and the handles sort of. What can I do ?

  20. Hey Brad, great video! My goal is to lose weight (25 pounds) I’m 5’9 175
    pounds.I want to maintain my strength for a powerlifting competition. Can I
    maintain my strength while losing 2 pounds per week?

  21. Great tips man. The key is establishing good habits. It is so much easier
    living lean when you have good habits. Creating those habits can take
    time, but man do they pay off when you do. He is so right, it is a daily
    progress. Watch, study and learn from these two are great steps in
    creating those habits. Thanks for the vid.

  22. Great video, Brad. My current fitness goal is to put on more muscle. I’m
    doing a clean bulk. What is your current fitness goal? You’re already
    shredded, are you just maintaining?

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