How To Realistically Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Days
You CAN lose 10 pounds in 10 days. No matter what fitness professionals say, this is a realistic goal. So let me explain you how you can realistically lose 10 pounds in 10 days.
I must be honest with you, it will not be easy. But anyway, it won’t be the hardest thing you’ve done in your life either.
The reason most of the fitness instructors and nutritionists say you can’t lose 10 pounds in 10 days is because they see only the mathematical aspect of weight loss. With other words, they say you need to lose one pound daily, which is a deficit of 3500 calories. And yeah, that’t close to impossible.
But they’re talking about fat loss, not weight loss. And these concepts are not the same, even though they sound pretty similar. Weight loss and fat loss are two different concepts.
Fat Loss And Weight Loss
Fat loss is the process through which you burn fat in order to lose body weight. Now weight loss also involves the fat loss, but water loss and muscle loss are added to the process.
When you see a drastic weight loss in a short period of time, that’s fat, muscle and water loss together. And this is exactly what you’re going to experience in order to realistically lose 10 pounds in 10 days.
So since fat and water loss are good for you, muscle loss should be avoided as much as possible. One way to do that is by eating a high protein diet.
Getting enough protein during a drastic weight loss is essential, because it helps rebuild and grow your muscles. That’s right, you can lose 10 pounds in 10 days even without losing too much (if not any) muscle mass.
But how much protein should you eat in a day to keep your body function properly?
An average sedentary person should consume about 50 grams of protein per day.
That’s about 8 eggs, or 200g of lean meat (fish, pork, beef, turkey), or 3 scoops of protein powder.
The Plan To Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Days
Science says you can lose one pound of fat by burning 3,500 calories. And for our 10 pounds goal, that’s 35,000 calories to burn in 10 days. That’s insane!
It’s virtually impossible when your calorie intake is about 20,000 calories in 10 days. You can’t burn more calories than you ingest. So how are we gonna reach our 10-day goal?
Luckily, creating a calorie deficit implies more than working out to burn calories. So to lose 10 pounds in 10 days, we’re going to create a calorie deficit by:
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