Are you trying to lose 6 pounds?  It is actually possible to meet this goal in one week.  There are several strategies to follow.  In this article, I am going to show you 6 ways to lose 6 pounds in just one week. One thing that you have to realize is that to lose 6 pounds in a week you must burn 3000 more calories than you take in.  That means that you have to burn about 475 extra calories a day.  You can do this through diet or exercise

Are You Trying To Lose Six  Pounds - It Is Actually Possible

Spring cleaning.
You’ve been putting off doing a thorough house cleaning for months or even years.  Trying to lose a few pounds may motivate you to do the hard work.  Consider that intense house cleaning burns 575 calories an hour.  At this rate, a little over 5 hours of cleaning will allow you to burn the calories needed.  But, beware that you don’t want to compensate by eating more.  Remember, the calories expended have to exceed the amount eaten by 3000.

Go skiing.
Skiing is a fun activity to do in the winter.  But, what is more, it burns a lot of calories.  A 165 pound person will burn more than 12 calories a minute!  4 hours of actual ski time (not including time spent on the lift or loafing in the ski lodge) will help you lose 6 pounds.  That’s the best excuse I’ve ever heard for a ski holiday!

Don’t sit at your desk.
Many Americans today are desk bound.  They sit in a chair at a desk in front of a computer to do their paid work.  But, most people have options.  For instance, when you are making phone calls, stand up.  Not only will it make you a more persuasive speaker, you’ll also be burning calories.  Instead of sending an email, walk over to the person’s cubicle.  And, don’t let anyone stop you from fidgeting.  This burns calories too.  While these kind of strategies won’t help you in one week, they will be effective over the long run.

Now that we’ve discussed ways to lose 6 pounds through exercise, we’ll look at ways to lose through reducing food.

Try the Cabbage Soup Diet.
Most people can lose 6 pounds or more in a week on this menu specific diet.  You can have all of the special cabbage soup you want each day along with a specified group of secondary foods.  The cabbage soup is clear broth or V8 Juice, lots of cabbage, and your own choice of non-starchy vegetables.

Try the Grapefruit Diet.
On this diet, you eat no starchy food.  It’s called the grapefruit diet because you eat a half grapefruit at every meal.  In addition to the grapefruit, at breakfast you have bacon, eggs and coffee; at lunch you have salad and meat; and at dinner you have meat and non starchy vegetables.  Right before bed drink 8 ounces of milk or tomato juice.  You can eat until you are satisfied.  The diet is supposed to run for 12 days and most people lose 10 pounds or more.  However, seven days into it, you should have lost your 6 pounds.

Go vegetarian for a week.
Eliminating all meat and as much other fat as you can will cause you to lose weight quickly.  Try to substitute meat with legumes (beans), fruits, and vegetables to the extent possible rather than starchy pastas, rice, and bread though.

So, there you have it, 6 ways to lose 6 pounds in a week.

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