Rapid, safe fat loss tips?
April 12, 2009 4:32 PM Subscribe
I would like to lose a lot of fat in a short period of time. Help me do so safely and effectively!
posted by philosophygeek to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
My circumstances have aligned such that I have a great window of opportunity to work out hard and eat well for the next few weeks, and I also have a social event in about two weeks, by which time I would like to be substantially less fat. I'd love to literally melt off as much fat as possible in that time.
I don't really care about my weight, per se; if putting on more muscle will help me burn fat faster, I'm fine with adding pounds of muscle mass. What I do want to do is take as much advantage of my circumstances as possible to lose the fat that I've accumulated since becoming an undergraduate.
I'm willing to work extremely hard and, quite frankly, to be constantly sore and exhausted for the next two weeks. I'm also willing to radically alter my diet for that time. However, I don't want to do any permanent damage. I understand that, ideally, losing fat should be a gradual process, but my current circumstances make it far more likely that I'll be able to focus and work intensely on this goal for two weeks, as opposed to sticking with a slow plan. I hope that this effort can jump-start a more long-term fat reduction effort, but right now "sprint" is preferable to "marathon." I'm familiar with general weight loss techniques; I'm looking for advice geared towards rapid, short-term results.
Relevant details: I'm 27, male, in good health other than being too fat (my BMI is borderline obese, and my doctor agrees that I should make some efforts in this area). I'm medically approved for any kind of physical activity.