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How to Lose 6 Pounds in 2 Weeks

author image Ronny Marie Martin
Ronny Marie Martin is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified group exercise instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Martin began writing articles in 2009 and is the fitness contributor for "Urban Views Weekly." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
How to Lose 6 Pounds in 2 Weeks
A combination of diet and exercise can help you lose weight.

There are several ways to lose six pounds in two weeks. Whether you are scrambling to met a goal for a special occasion or to keep six pounds off forever, choose a method that works for you. Losing six pounds in two weeks can be painful, daunting, or really expensive. Keep your end results in mind and stick to the plan you choose.

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Diet and Exercise

Step 1

Choose fruits and vegetables to help with your caloric intake.
Choose fruits and vegetables to help with your caloric intake. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Cut your current daily caloric intake down to 1200 calories. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein. Avoid fat, fried foods, processed foods and high-carbohydrate foods. The American College of Sports Medicine, or ACSM, suggests no less than 1200 calories per day for a healthy diet plan.

Step 2

Perform 20-60 minutes of cardio exercise six days a week. This follows ACSM cardiovascular exercise guidelines for weight loss.

Increase your calorie burn with intervals throughout your cardio workout. For example, walk two minutes and jog one minute, jog one minute and sprint 30 seconds, or walk at a zero-incline for two minutes and a four-incline for two minutes. By constantly changing your cardio speed, you raise and lower your heart rate. This aides in more weight loss as opposed to staying at the same speed the entire time.

Step 3

Weight train 2-3 days per week.
Weight train 2-3 days per week. Photo Credit: Chris Clinton/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Weight train 2-3 days per week. Keep your weights light and your repetitions high. You will gain muscle strength without adding extra size and bulk. Muscles burn calories all day long which will help you lose the six pounds.

Alternative Methods

Step 1

A group of friends use a sauna together.
A group of friends use a sauna together. Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Sweating releases water weight. Invest in a plastic sweat suit, often sold in sporting goods stores, and wear it while you work out. It is possible to lose six pounds or more of water weight in one day. If you cannot afford a plastic suit, wear heavy clothing such as a sweat shirt and pants instead.

You can also try sitting in a sauna to help release excess water. Do not stay in the sauna for long periods of time, and never go in without letting someone know first.

Step 2

A woman looks over options with a doctor.
A woman looks over options with a doctor. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from under the skin using a stainless steel tube attached to a powerful vacuum. Although this method can be very expensive, you can lose six pounds or more in less than two weeks. Results are immediate and usually improve over time.

Always do a thorough research of your doctor before choosing this method.

Step 3

Fasting or cleansing can rid six or more pounds of waste from your body within two weeks. No matter what method of cleansing you choose -- juice fast, herbal cleanse, detox diet -- the objective is to rid the intestines of fecal matter that has built up over time.

A colonic falls into this category and can rid the body of six pounds also. This procedure involves injecting a fluid into the rectum to irrigate and cleanse the colon. See your primary physician prior to choosing this method. You may be advised against this procedure due to health conditions.

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