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  • No. Even removing the word "safely," I'm not sure if it's even physically possible. I'm no weight loss expert, but I've read my fair share of women's magazines, and whenever you see quotes from a doctor (as opposed to a ridiculous fad diet), they seem to agree that a few pounds a week is best. Making for about 10 pounds a month, maybe 15 if you're really on a roll. That's for people who really want to do it the healthy way, make sure it's fat they're burning, and keep the weight off. "The healthy way" should be a combination of diet and exercise, and since muscle weighs more than fat, people who do it this way often prefer to measure inches lost instead of pounds lost. It is physically possible to lose weight at a faster rate (although your scenario still sounds extreme to me). But, when you lose weight too quickly it tends to be "water weight" that goes. The pounds don't stay off, you're not losing fat, and it's generally not healthy. In fact, your body's metabolism will go into "starvation mode," which will work directly against your attempts to lose weight. Too many dieters looking for a quick fix are thrilled to see results and then disappointed to see the weight come back so quickly. The only scenario I know of where people lose weight at a much higher rate than normal is bariatric surgery (aka weight-loss surgery, stomach stapling, etc.). But this is only an option for people who are several hundreds of pounds overweight and really experiencing major health problems as a result. The jury's still out on whether it's "safe" or not, and I'm not qualified to answer either way. That's one you'll have to take up with a doctor.
  • There are "safe" surgeries that are capable of giving this result. Amputating both legs comes immediatly to mind. I would greatly discourage any other extreme plan as much as I discourage the ridiculous suggestion I just made. I find this question under "fitness/exercise". Using nutrition and exercise I think about 10 pounds a month or so is safe and reasonable. Any claims significantly beyond this should be treated with suspicion.
  • I suppose one could get liposuction. That would take less than two months and is a relatively safe procedure. However, it is surgery and it does carry a risk of complications with it, including death. Diet and exercise could easily help you lose 100 pounds, but it would take more than two months. My wife drastically changed her diet and her exercise habits in January and since then has lost in excess of 100 pounds. Her method was/is very safe, but it took longer than two months. In other words, you can lose 100 pounds safely or you can lose 100 pounds in two months. You cannot do both absolutely.
  • Without surgery, no. If you were to stop eating it would take 140 days for you to lose 100 pounds of body fat, assuming that your body uses 2500 calories a day. There are various places on the web to calculate how many calories your body needs a day. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_6_1x_Calorie_Calculator.asp Maximum weight-loss for anyone can be easily calculated. One pound of body fat is equal to approx 3500 calories. To lose 5 pounds in a month you would need to consume 580 less a day. One 12 ounce coke is around 140 calories. If you drink one less soda a day for a whole year you would lose 15 pounds.
  • I know that even when not eating anything at all, it's only possible to lose a pound a day. and you couldn't do that consistently for 2 months. Even if you did, you'd only lose 60 pounds.
  • It depends on the body type. I can lose 2-5 lbs a day because yesterday I ate BBQ chips, crackers and cheese, plus the meal my mother cooked and today I weighter 5 lbs less than yesterday so maybe if I starve for a whole month I'll lose more than 100.. I am extremely overweight and I have been avoiding food for the longest.
  • Well to make things tastier and easier. I'm not a water drinker either. I throw in crystal light into the bottled water, (no carbs, no sugar) and drink that all day. maybe 2 - 4bottles of it a day. when I get home, i make cabbage soup. Only enough for one bowl. mmm add a bit of pepper. Snacks,...eat celery. Celery, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, garlic, asparagus, beets, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, grapefruit, lettuce, onion, burns calories.
  • Well to make things tastier and easier. I'm not a water drinker either. I throw in crystal light into the bottled water, (no carbs, no sugar) and drink that all day. maybe 2 - 4bottles of it a day. when I get home, i make cabbage soup. Only enough for one bowl. mmm add a bit of pepper. Snacks,...eat celery. Celery, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, garlic, asparagus, beets, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, grapefruit, lettuce, onion, burns calories.
  • The only way I see 100lbs off in 2 months is if starved completely and worked out like crazy. But even then in that small time frame (weight loss wise) like 40 lbs maybe and more realistically like 20lbs.
  • In my opinion, safely or not, you cannot lose 100 pounds in two months. During lipo, you can only lose so much. The surgeons cannot be too agressive these days (even if you ask them to). I have done MEDIFAST in past - no food, just liquids - total cal. intake is about 500 a day. Work-out-5-6 days a week. On avarage, I lost 4 pounds a week (which was very good). I stayed on this plan for 8 weeks and lost about 30 pounds.
  • YEAH IF YOUR ON THE JENNY CRANK DIET,OR ALOT OF METHAMPHETAMINES,NOT REALLY SAFE BUT THE RESULTS ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!
  • naturally? absolutely not. its unsafe and slightly impossible unless you are a rich celebrity of course. but for normal ppl to lose that much, there is something fishy goin on. some disorder for sure.
  • I'm certainly not an expert, but I've read about and been on just about every diet out there. In the end, doesn't it just come down to calories burned minus calories consumed? You'd have to work out every waking moment and never eat - which makes me think you'd stroke out and die before reaching your goal weight. What's the rush anyway? Jeez. Either way, best of luck - don't hurt yourself!
  • Member since: February 06, 2006 Total points: 182 (Level 1) Points earned this week: --% Best answer mech_eng http://login.yahoo.com/?.pd=c%3d1MKJL2Wp2e6fd5g2kpFG6jM-&.intl=us&.src=knowsrch&.done=http%3A%2F%2Fanswers.yahoo.com%2Fquestion%2Findex%3Fqid%3D1006020608839 Best Answer - Chosen by Asker Losing that much in one month is not to healthy. But if you want an honest answer, I lost 41 pounds in 30 days by eating only 2 small servings of meat per day (handful portions), taking the recommended dose of ripped fuel(from wal-mart) and drinking only water(about 6 liters a day).I was also working ful-time and watched no TV. This can lead to gaining more weight back though.THIS IS VERY UNHEALTHY. I recommend that you take your time, do a cardio workout 20 minutes a day 3 times a week and use the availible online calculators to Keep an eye on your calories. Intake less than you use+exercise=lose weight.
  • Nope. Definitley not safe and I don't even think its possible, not even with a gastric by pass.
  • 1) I think not. If you do not eat for 8 weeks, just taking some additives, you could eventually lose about 40 - 50 pounds. This would be a relatively safe way. But: - fasting for such a long time needs the support of a doctor, because they could also be problems - another difficulty is be to maintain the weight loss afterwards Better you fast no more than 4 weeks and give it a break. And maybe rather not totally fasting, rather supported fasting (tea, whey). 2) I think other methods would be even less safe (such as surgery). But that's me. 3) of course, your end weight should not be too much underweight! This would also be unsafe.
  • I sure hope so. I'm tring something similar myself. I drink water or tea (no cream or sugar) all day. I only eat a small meal at dinner time, usually 300 - 500 cals per day. I take multi vitamins to help with cravings and I exercise at least twice a day, I let myself cheat once a week (but only if I lost weight that week and nothing too bad). I have been doing this for 3 weeks and I have lost 24lbs. I should tell you though, it is the hardest thing I have ever done. Good Luck
  • no...the safest and most likely permanent way to lose weight is to lose 3 lbs at the most per week....trust me, it won't work if you go on some crazy diet to lose that much in such a short amount of time. Go on a normal diet that you can follow for the rest of your life!
  • plus if you lose so much in such a short amount of time it's most likely muscle not fat...and water weight. The slower your weight loss the most likely you'll be able to keep it off. And it's a lot easier than doing some crazy fad diets.
  • I lost more than that the day I kicked my cheating husband out. Best 180 pounds I ever lost.
  • well i thought i would put my three cents in. first of all everyone saying its impossible to lose that much weight in two months are wrong. now of course ive had gstric sleeve surgery but all that does is make your stomach small so its impossible to over eat. im 4 weeks post op and have lost 56 pounds and my goal is to lose another 50 in the next month. so that will be 100 pounds in 2 months. i think, if you had the will power, you could just lower your calories and probably get the same result. is it healthy? i feel great. for breakfast i eat a bowl of cream of wheat made with water. then i eat a bowl of tomato soup, then some green beans, next i have a protein drink, later some chicken soup and last a jello or pudding. i get about 800 calories a day. i also drink water all day. i then walk 5 miles a night, ride my stationary bike for 30 minutes and lift weights for 1 1/2 hours a night. and i watch all the tv i want. im not sure how tv makes you gain weight? i also take a multi vitamin everyday. if you cut your calories down you have to take a vitamin and protein. now when your a big fatty you burn more calories than when your skinny. now to burn off 1 pound of fat you need to burn off 3500 calories. wow. and heres why you lose weight faster when your a big fatty and then as you lose weight it starts to come off slower, then you get dissapointed and quit. when i weighed 400 pounds my 45 minute walk burned 378 calories. but now that i weigh 350 that same 45 minute walk only burns 330 calories. when i get down to my goal weight of 220 that same walk will only burn 207 calories. so im sure you can see what in order to continue to lose weight you will need to increase your excercise level. and it is pretty simple. eat less calories + burn more calories = weight lose. i write my stuff down so i know how many calories im getting and how much excercise i must do to keep with my weight lose goals. of course for me its easier because i cant over eat. but i can understand why you want to lose the weight so fast, it sucks to be fat. so good luck in what ever your doing. and for everyone whos going to ballistic on me for writing this im not telling anyone what to do, im just telling you what im doing, so chill.
  • possible?.. YES.. safe?? no. even overweight people can die of anorexia you know!. You cut your calories so significantly that your body goes into starvation mode and your organs either struggle like hell to keep going or just shut down... it is a fact. I wish our bodies would just use our fat resources.. they don't.. unless you EAT! I am overweight myself and have tried so many faddy diets.. to be honest with you the only time I really lose significant weight is when I am HAPPY and NOT thinking about dieting!... At CHRISTMAS.. I ate very well..but I was so busy and happy with my family (whom I never get to see as I work overseas) I lost 15 pounds without thinking about it..! in just 3 weeks.. I am back at work now and dieting like crazy... I gained back the 15 pounds!.... mmmm happiness and contentment I am SURE is the answer.. and stop obssessing about food and diets.. keep busy doing the things you love. good luck
  • It is possible to lose that weight in two months, however to answer your question, no, because you would severly indanger your body. When you body is used to a certain caloric intake and you cut down immediatly to for example 800 calories your body decides that you are starving it. It will then begin storing everything you consume as fat. That will cause you to gain it back, when a person gains it back often they tend to lose hope, and revert to their usual caloric intake. If your body hasn't come out of "starvation mode" and you begin taking in 1800 calories or more a day all of that is going to turn to fat causing you to gain more weight than you started with. Trust me I know from experience. I cut my caloric intake from 2200 to about 800-1000 daily, I lost weight great for about two and half months, then my body started turning everything into fat, I gained more weight, lost hope starting eating as usual, and wound up a whooping 307 lbs. Gastric surgeries are great, but if you can stick to the diet regimine required after surgery before you go under the knife, you'll lose just as much, so long as you take it in steps. Then you lose the weight, and don't have to pay for surgery. (Something most doctors prefer that you not know) TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST, UNLESS IT IS DIRECTLY AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH, IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU FOLLOW A DIET AND EXERCISE ROUTINE. STICK TO IT YOU CAN DO IT!
  • If your bank account will allow it!
  • Of COURSE it is... They do it on Biggest Loser all the time. BUT, they have experts helping them with diet, and doctors monitoring them at all times. AND, eating right and exercise is almost ALL they do. With home, work, kids, social life, etc., it becomes MUCH more difficult.
  • no...i wouldnt recommend it.. i lost a hundred pounds on my last hunting trip... gonna miss my ex wife
  • no, really it's not even safe to try it. it will cause more health problems than one needs.
  • no. im pretty sure its possible, but its not safe and chances are the second you get off your diet, your gonna gain all your lost weight back, and then some.
  • In about 3 months my friend lost around a 100 pounds... then about 5 months later she had it all back and then some. It’s possible, but almost impossible to keep it off if you starve yourself. Best way is just eat healthy and be patient. You’ll look better that way. there is no way you could be healthy or even look healthy is you drop it that fast. Your starving your body.
  • no... for me i would go back to about 40 pounds and i am sure this goal would not be reached without my death first
  • no!pshh...if u do that you will have so many eating disorders that'l lead to starvation!
  • I would think that would be very unusual, and un healthy, unfortunately, real weight loss is as time consuming to get off, as it was to to put it on, ( only usually a slower process :( go slowly, it has more chance of staying off.
  • So I was just browsing through the replies, and I figure I am gonna find out if i can lose 100 pounds in 2 months. So, 60 days from 2day we will see where I am in my loss.
  • Uhhh... no offense, but that is kind of a stupid question. Are you crazy? Unless you are very much over weight, you shouldn't try to lose that much that fast. Get a personal weight trainer or go to weight watchers. Mymom is going to weightwatchers for the past two months and it's been great for her. She is more cheerful and a lot skinnier. She lost about 30 pounds over the span of 3 months, so it would take around 6 and a half monthes to lose 100 pounds, if you work at it.
  • more then 1 pound per week is actually unhealthy because ur body will not be able to change its chemistry quick enough to stay with ur weight
  • I think it is possible and I am going to try it. I lost 40 ponds in two weeks. So forget anybody who says that its no possible! Any, I'm going to do weekly postings for anyone who wants to check my status. 100 pounds lost or die! (Literally!)
  • I would say no. A more reasonable amount of weight loss should be considered.
  • I really don't think so.
  • I lost 60 in a month...I had my stomach stapled and went on to loose another 100....i have to say i was so weak after loosing the first 60...
  • i do not know.
  • NO IT IS NOT BUT I LOST A HUNDRED AN 20LBS IN FOUR MONTHS FOR BREAKFAST I WOULD EAT AN APPLE AN TWO 8 0Z GLASSES OF FAT FREE MILK OR QUAKER WHIEGHT SMART OTMEAL AN PEARS FOR LUNCH I WOULD HAVE A SIX INCH SUB WITH JUST MEAT AN MILK AN I WOULD DIP IT IN VINAGER FOR DINNER I WOULD EAT A 60Z STEAK OR CHICKEN BREAST WHIT FAT FREE COTTAGE CHEESE AN A GLASS OF MILK OR A HEALTHY CHOICE FROZEN DINNER IT WORKED
  • i lost my exwife and felt no pain
  • i sure hope so cause yall gave me hope...im 380 and by vday 2009 i plan on losing 100 pounds...its almost 10-01-08 now...i drink lotsa water,green tea...cabbage soup veggies fruit and salds...salmon and tuna...going to add ygart soon...also oatmeal no sugar no bread...havent started exersizomng yet but will soon...wish me luck cause i must look good for my man.......so excited/ he says hes going to stick his tongue down my throat no matter how much i weigh...i just wanna make sure his arms fit around me....im in love~!
  • It is possible if you are grossly obese and start on a normal healthy diet. I saw a show on it a few days ago and a 1+ ton man lost 60lbs in a week simply by eating what a normal person would eat. Otherwise though, I'd say that would be impossible to do if you're closer to a healthy weight.
  • Safely? No. But possible. Extremely dangerous and bad on your heart especially. If you put your body on a diet of under half your daily calorie intake you won't have to worry about feeling like you are being starved but at the same time you will lose weight dramatically. Also, if you are set on losing such a large amount of weight but don't want to get surgery, put yourself on the diet that people who get the lap-band or Gastric bypass; (basically just food smaller than a golf ball and a glass of water.) Don't forget to drink water ALL day. Even if you don't like it. Your body goes crazy when you cut back on calories or work out too much. It will keep your skin clear and clean your body of impurities as well as keeping you hydrated enough to continue dieting (as healthily as possible.)
  • I would have to say no. Lossing that much weight that fast is deffinatly not good for your body. Also you would litteraly have to starve yourself while running on a treadmill 24/7 to be able to acomplish that.
  • My questions similar to yours..except I want to lose 112 pounds in 3 months..and I have read some reviews on this post, and I am happy to say that everyone whos as big as me, YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..And You also have motivated me even more for losing weight, and sticking to my outrageous plan...If you guys can do it, then I feel like I can too...Thanks so much!!
  • hahaha no. yuu cant lose that in two months, yuur body will be sick and yuur amune system will slowy shut down, and yuur heart rate will increasenly rise so fast that yuu can have a heart attack, and possibly die! so take it slow 20 pounds per month will be the best way to do it so 5 months 100 pounds lessier. and drink water daily no fast food cardio bout 3 times weekly, crunches, push ups etc. good luck.
  • i know a great way to lose 30 pounds of ugly fat extremely fast if you are interested
  • No no no and not at all. Not possible either, at least not without dying of falling into coma. Do not listen to anyone who says you can either. YOU can't do that and not lose lots of valuable vitamins and shit.
  • My dad lost 130lbs in 3 months by exercising a lot and eating a grapefruit for breakfast, salad w/tuna and fat free dressing for lunch, and a salad w/o the meat for dinner. Keep in mind the salads can be as big as you want as long as they are mostly lettuce. If he needed a snack it was always a "free" food like celery or an apple.
  • I live in Malaysia and our staple food here is rice which is very good for energy but very high in carbohydrate. There was one time because I was not feeling well I didn't eat rice for like 3 days straight but I ate other food like fruits and vege and in that 3 days I lost 1 kg which is the equivalent of 4.4lbs. Then I did my Maths. If I can lose 1 kg every 3 days, I will lose 10kg which is about 22lbs in 30 days. But I have to miss my fav food rice for 30 days!
  • my best suggestion is to loose about 1-2 pounds a week which will eventually over time become 100 pounds... So if you loose 2 a week it will only take a year... this also will avoid a ton of really loose skin which is pretty much just as nasty as a lot of fat....
  • impossible Not only is it unhelthy to try, but it's also dangerouse to try. You'd have to starve yourself to even get close to that goal, and I don't recomend you doing that. The best way to shed a 100 pound s is diet and exersise. It'll take it'll take a while to reach your goal, but when you do, youll not only have lost the weight, but also be able to safely keep it off. Take your time and the results will be worth while. take it fron me, I went from 239lb to 123lb and am trainig to be a personal trainer.
  • impossible Not only is it unhelthy to try, but it's also dangerouse to try. You'd have to starve yourself to even get close to that goal, and I don't recomend you doing that. The best way to shed a 100 pound s is diet and exersise. It'll take it'll take a while to reach your goal, but when you do, youll not only have lost the weight, but also be able to safely keep it off. Take your time and the results will be worth while. take it fron me, I went from 239lb to 123lb and am trainig to be a personal trainer.
  • NO!!!! These things take time and patience. Think of the time it took you to get to where you are now.
  • maybe an 800 pound person who just had gastric bypass surgery. otherwise, no. my brother lost more than that over 5 months before his DD's wedding but it was medically monitored.
  • No, no, no, no. Absolutely not.

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