Do You Need To Lose Weight Fast?
If you want to lose weight and never gain it back, it's usually best to
take a steady approach, and aim to lose two or three pounds a week at
the most. You'll find plenty of tips in our articles about how to do
that safely and permanently.
But sometimes that's not practical. Maybe you want to get into a new
swimsuit for your vacation, or be 10 pounds lighter before an important
wedding yours or your daughter's! Then you need the help of
someone who's been there, done that. Chris Gibson's amazing
book, Rapid Weight Loss by the
Numbers, shows how he lost 28 pounds and three clothes
sizes in three weeks, and how you can do it too.
And if you're interested in other ways to lose weight, beyond the scope
of what we can cover here, there are plenty of books and courses to help
you do just that. My favourite is The Paleo
Diet by Loren Cordain, who explains just how little our genes have
changed since the days when we were all hunter-gatherers. Of course,
there's no way we can go back entirely to eating and exercising exactly
as we did in the days when the guys were out with the bows and arrows
most days and the girls wandered miles in search of nuts and berries.
But there IS plenty we can do to adapt our diets and lifestyles to be a
better fit with those old-fashioned genes, and feel tons better in the