How to Lose 5 Pounds in 5 Days

Ready to jump start your weight loss? I’m going to show you how I’m going to lose at least 5 pounds over the next 5 days.

A couple of things before we start: Not all the weight you lose will be from fat. Duh – but that’s not really the point. I just want to show that it’s possible to lose quite a bit of weight in a short time and literally look leaner and more defined in a very short period of time. So here’s the basic plan:

1. Diet

About 30-40% each of carbs, protein, and fat. No ‘fast’ or refined carbohydrate allowed – predominately veggies and fruits. Here’s a sample of a day’s worth of food:

530am

1 serving muscle milk
1 tsbp peanut butter
1 banana

930am

2 pieces ezekial bread
4oz turkey
1oz cheddar cheese
1 tbsp avocado

12pm

2 apples
3 oz string cheese
15 almonds

3pm

1 cup brown rice
5 oz chicken breast
2 cups broccoli

5pm

home-made protein bar

730pm

5oz ground turkey
2 cups salad w/ olive oil + vinegar dressing

Keep in mind, I weigh over 250, so I get a lot more calories on a fat loss diet than most people. If you’re trying to do this yourself, you’ll have to adjust the portions – a good starting point is your body weight times ten in calories per day.

Also, will be drinking at least half of my body weight in ounces of water per day – this comes to roughly 1 gallon.

2. Workouts

I’ll be trying to hit at least two workouts a day; if this isn’t possible for what ever reason on any of the days, I’m not going to stress about it, but that’s the goal. I’m trying to burn as many calories as possible and rev up my metabolism so I’ll be burning more calories throughout the day – even when I’m not working out. Will look something like this:

Day 1 -

am Kettlebell ‘man maker’: 12 min of swings alt w jogging
pm ‘Pull’ day – Deadlifts, Pull-Ups

Day 2 -

am 30 min easy run
pm ‘Push’ day – Push Press, Push-ups, Dips

Day 3 -

am Intervals on stationary bike
pm repeat day 1 lift

Day 4-

am sprint workout
pm repeat day 2 lift

Day 5-

am kettlebell whole-body circuit
pm yoga class

3. Supplement support

I’ll be taking a protein supplement for convenience – I need a decent meal in the mornings and I usually don’t have time to cook anything, so Muscle Milk is a perfect solution. I’ll also be taking a thermogenic (Xenadrine) to help speed up my metabolism a little and for its diuretic effect. If you’re interested, you can order both of these supplements and many more from bodybuilding.com:

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That’s the plan in a nutshell! I’m starting at 253.2 as of Sunday July 26th at 10pm. I’ll try and update my progress as I go, and give the final update on Saturday the 1st of August. Wish me luck!

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