Post # 1
I know this sounds like an idiotic question because obviously the key to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. I am involved in a contest to lose as much weight as possible in 10 weeks. I intend for this weight loss to be temporary because I don’t want to drop into the double digits and remain there longer than a day. It’s for money only). Between time constraints and my bad back I will not be able to exercise regularly. I’ve planned my diet to consist mainly of vegetables and lean protein, as well as cut back on portion sizes. I can’t take diet pills for health reasons. Is there any way possible I can do this?
Post # 3
Track your calories. MyFitnessPal and Spark People are great free apps with lots of support. You don’t want your weight loss to drop into the double digits or your weight? If you’re around the double digit mark, changes are you don’t need to lose weight and losing it won’t be healthy for you unless you’re very petite. Money or not, I wouldn’t advise it. If you’re doing a weight loss contest, it should be by weight loss percentage from your weight to goal weight unless you and the other participants are at the same weight…otherwise those who are heavier have an advantage.
Post # 4
Why would you want to do this? Money isn’t worth dieting over when you are at a healthy weight already.
Post # 5
@orchidblooms: It is by percentage. Oh certainly I’m not in it to lose 30 lbs like the rest of my co-workers. I’d end up in the hospital if I did that!
Post # 6
@Aquaria: Do you have time to squeeze in some pilates? I find that helps and it doesn’t feel like exercise. It may actually help your back, too.
I’m not sure this contest sounds like the best idea because you already sound fit and healthy. But obviously you know your body best so that is up to you.