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How to Drop a Pants Size Really Fast

author image Julie Williams
Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.
How to Drop a Pants Size Really Fast
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Whether you want to fit into an old pair of skinny jeans, or just feel better about how you look, it is possible to drop a pants size really fast. However, it is good to keep in mind that it is not considered healthy to lose more than one to two pounds per week. If you stick to a strict schedule of diet and exercise, you will be fitting into your desired pants size in just a few weeks.

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Step 1

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Woman swimming

Do moderate cardio exercises six days a week for a total of 150 to 300 minutes per week [Reference 3]. Try swimming, rowing, jogging, bicycling or walking at a moderate to fast pace. Aim for at least one day of rest during the week from cardio.

Step 2

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Woman eating chicken dish

Reduce your diet by 500 calories each day in order to lose one to two pounds each week. Skip chips, soda and sugary or fried foods. It may be possible to lose more weight faster, but losing more than one to two pounds per week is not considered healthy.

Step 3

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Woman lifting weights

Do strength training at least two times per week. According to the American Council on Exercise, strength training burns calories and builds muscle, which burns more calories than fat. So, do squats, lunges, triceps curls, biceps curls and crunches.

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