While there are many different ways punted for rapid weight loss, knowing what to eat to lose weight in 2 weeks is by far the most effective method at stripping those extra pounds off. There are no real sure fire ways of stripping fat and dropping fat that are easy to apply, but there are methods you can start applying now to your diet that will drastically help you achieve your goals. Wether it’s to lose 20 pounds in two weeks, two months or two years, the fundamentals of efficient, safe weight loss are the same. The paleo diet can help you achieve rapid weight loss through the careful selection of healthy foods based on their nutrition content, rather than there caloric of fat content. This includes the complete removal of grains, sugar, legumes and dairy products.If those three things can be successfully ejected from your eating routine you will see results.
What to eat to lose weight in 2 weeks: A paleo “crash course”
Consider the following as mere advice on what could possibly make an impact on your body with regards to weight loss. Two weeks is a relatively short amount of time, and even weight gain is difficult in two weeks. For this crash course, I’m going to reference facts and theories from my own experience as well as from other people who have influenced me. Namely Tim Ferriss. In his book The Four Hour Body, he speaks quite extensively on maximising weight loss and what it takes to achieve a desired result with the minimum required effort. I’ve had great success with Tim’s ideas, in under two weeks.
Cut out grains, white food, sugar and dairy completely, starting right now…
Do this step right now, no questions asked. Grains inflame the gut and white foods are generally derived from grains. Two birds with one stone action going on here, nice! White foods include everything that is white or could be white. Match that filter with the no-grains policy and you are soon left only eating things which are healthy. White foods include corn, rice and root vegetables like potatoes. Keep eating cauliflower though, it’s a great source of cancer fighting phytochemicals. Grains are bad because the inflamation of the intestines, and subsequently the whole body, and so should be removed. Whether or not the body will have recovered post-grain will have to be seen and experienced by yourself. Grains inflame because gluten, a binding protein used to give breads texture, can pass through the intestinal walls. This is bad, because by doing so gluten damages intestinal tissue. This inflammation is perpetual, as you might assume, in people who eat a lot of bread. Ask yourself, when was the last time you ate bread? If you are paleo, that answer will more than likely be “a long time ago”, or “on my cheat day”. Regardless, to lose weight, grains should be made enemy number one, along with sugar of course.
Sugar. Ah that sweet stuff that makes kids obese and hurtles adults into full blown diabetes. That may be a little dramatic, but really, sugar is the devil. The short solution here is to remove sugar from your diet completely, making null any negative influence your body may be dealing with from sugar. Ironically, once you delete sugar from your diet, you won’t miss it. Sugar will kill your weight loss efforts dead. And it will do so almost immediately. Dairy should be removed as well. Because your body stops producing enzymes to deal with dairy (namely milk) digestion when you are a child, dairy digestion becomes more and difficult with age. Can the dairy and you’ll see some great results even after the two week weight loss challenge.
Other relatively normal ways to lose weight in 2 weeks:
- Rapidly increase protein intake.
- Rapidly increase vegetable intake.
- Increase exercise frequency.
Rapidly increase protein intake
Rapidly increasing your protein intake is one of the easiest ways to lose weight in 2 weeks time. Protein plays on the body’s basic nutrition needs, and eating at least 30 grams of protein 30-60 minutes after waking up can increase fat burning immensely. Try it out, and I understand if you need to use protein supplements such as shakes or bars to achieve that 30 gram requirement. Be wary of shakes that are of cheaper quality though, as many of them contain maltodextrin, a sweetener.
Rapidly increase vegetable intake
Vegetables aren’t eaten enough on average, so you have a big area here to improve. That’s good for you, because it means you have a lot of leverage. Eat more green vegetables which aren’t legumes or root vegetables. Broccoli is my personal favourite, and also has a great texture in the mouth.
Increase exercise frequency
Be honest with yourself, do you exercise enough? Probably not! Even simple exercise every day will drastically increase how much weight you can lose in 2 weeks. Keep positive and just tackle a daily routine. Soon you’ll get addicted to the rush of chemicals you get after a workout, andexercise will become part of the bigger picture. I’d recommend checking out Time Ferriss’s “The Four Hour Body” here too, as he details what he found to be the minimum effective effort required to lose weight effectively, and because you are looking for ways to lose weight in 2 weeks or less, you had best read up on as much information as you can!
So exactly how much weight can you lose in 2 weeks, or less?
Not such a simple question to answer. It depends on where you are starting from. For example, if you are 20pounds overweight and want to drop that 20 pounds, you are certainly going to lose more weight than someone who is 2 or 3 pounds overweight. This is because the less overweight person’s body is under less stress and is probably healthier. From my own reference, I was around 10 kilograms or 20 odd pounds over weight before I really started eating according to the paleo diet. I lost that weight in about a month, so you could realistically expect to drop about 5 kg’s or around 10 pounds a week. That is of course if you stick to your guns and refuse any and all forbidden fruit, so to speak. Remember that the fat loss will fluctuate depending on outside circumstances, such as body temperature, hydration and sleep.
Not everything weight loss is related to food intake and food quality. Sleep can dramatically increase fat loss if it’s of a good enough quality and matched with healthy nutrition and moderate exercise. Once again, reading The Four Hour Body will teach you some great tricks to accelerate fat loss so that it *almost* becomes automatic. I think that ultimately that is the state you want to achieve, where everything is so balanced witin your body that fat loss actually IS automatic. After all, this is the bodie’s natural state. I hope that this article has shed some light on how you can use the paleo diet to accelerate weight loss and help you really find ways to lose weight in 2 weeks or less. Remember that two weeks is a short amount of time, but the body acts quickly and it is remarkably adaptable and ready to handle new change.
If you are interested in exactly what to eat to lose weight in 2 weeks effectively, safely and sustainably, why not check out my 7 Step Paleo Fast Track Guide. In it I detail how you can benefit from going paleo, and include actionable steps that will help you get healthy, happy and paleo.
All the best,