How to lose the most weight in 2 months for a contest?
November 29, 2010 12:43 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: I'm participating in a workplace version of "The Biggest Loser." What are some good ways for me to jump start my weight loss for the first check-in AND also see the greatest results in the 2-month contest period?
posted by karizma to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
My friend has the following questions regarding a workplace contest of "The Biggest Loser" that she is participating in:
I am a 33-year old woman who is without question over-weight. I have been successful with weight-loss in the past (several years ago, when I was in my early 20's, I lost over 100lbs - unfortunately most of it has been gained back) and know my fair share about nutrition and exercise. I am truly interested in making a long-term lifestyle change, and I hope this contest will lead to that. I am capable of just about any type of physical activity, and, aside from the weight, am in generally good health.
That being said, the "Biggest Loser Contest" I am participating in lasts for only 2 months and the winner is determined by greatest percentage of weight lost. Given this short time frame, I want to have a good showing in this contest (and win the cash prize!), so I want to learn some tips/tricks/best practices for jump-starting my weight loss and maintaining/increasing it through the course of the contest (and, obviously, beyond).
I have some advantages and disadvantages in this situation. I am heavier than all of my co-workers, so with better diet and increased activity, I am likely to lose weight more easily. However, I am older than most of them, which might prove to be a hindrance. I do not have the financial ability at this time to join a gym (but do have access to a treadmill), so suggestions for most effective physical activity that can help with weight loss would be greatly appreciated. As a side note, all of the people in the contest are women, and we all work in a coffee shop around the same temptations, especially given this holiday season.
Here's what I'm looking to know: What specific dietary, supplemental, and physical activity suggestions do you have to help me jump-start my weight loss as well as keep it going through the 2-month contest period and beyond?