I have seen so many headlines in women’s magazines offering tips on how to lose a stone in a week. I guess they gets peoples attention; they certainly got mine. The truth is that losing weight that fast is hard and for many it just isn’t within their reach. While those on weight loss shows who work out for 6 hours a day and eat very little can do it people who are working each day or looking after the kids are just not going to be able to.
To lose that kind of weight in such a short time you would need to start off rather large. You would need to eat a ultra clean diet for those 7 days without any sugar or wheat. You would then need to workout like you life depended on it. I guess those wanting to do this do have their life depending on it to a degree. You would then need to hope that it is all enough. By the end of the week you could have lost a lot of weight but only those who go to mental levels will have any chance of succeeding.
What you should be doing is forgetting about losing a stone in a week and try something a little more manageable. A stone in 6 weeks for example is far more possible. Keeping your diet clean and exercising effectively and you could cut that down to a month but to lose a stone in a week is just to much.
What should also be mentioned is even those who do succeed in getting a full stone off in a week are missing the point. Weight is made up of everything from bone, muscle, water and fat. You only want to lose fat and this will take a while. If you lose a stone in a week it is likely to be made up of a large amount of water. While it might encourage you to lose more it won’t be a full stone of fat which is what you want to be losing.
So forget trying to lose weight fast and plan on getting your weight down with a clean diet and exercise steadily over time. To lose a stone in a week is both dangerous and futile.