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How to Jump Start Weight Loss Efforts to Improve Your Chances of Success
How to Jump Start Weight Loss Efforts to Improve Your Chances of Success

New York, Dec 23 (TIWN): If you've ever had an event sneak up on you, you might've wondered "Is it even possible to lose weight in 48 hours?" The short answer is no, it's unlikely you'll lose any real weight in 2 days. "Experts recommend a safe level of losing two pounds per week," says Shape's deputy editor, Mary Anderson. "One pound equals 3,500 calories, so to lose a pound in two days, you'd need to eat 2,500 fewer calories"–a crash diet that no one should ever attempt.

However, it is possible to start developing healthy exercise and eating habits in just two days, which is the best way to jump-start weight loss. (Related: 20 Easy Diet Tips That Make Healthy Eating Less Challenging)
To start, make a "plan of attack," suggests Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and creator of The 5-Factor Diet. Draft a grocery list to buy enough grub for 5 small meals a day. You'll also want to schedule when you'll eat and work out. Mark everything in your calendar like you would an appointment.
Need some extra incentive? Pick up some new workout gear. "A new pair of athletic shoes can give you that extra push to be active," says Pasternak. "They can act as a catalyst between the mind and the body to increase motivation and improve performance."
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