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.
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.
Would I recommend that you follow a similar approach as this Hollywood short-term crash diet?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.