lose weight in 6 weeks

Lose Weight in 6 Weeks and Keep It Off

Losing weight in a short period and keeping it off can be tough and remaining disciplined and resolute is a must in the process.

Wondering if it is possible to lose weight in 6 weeks?

With a combination of healthy eating, regular physical activity, and more – YES, IT IS!

If you adopt these healthy habits and make general lifestyle improvements, YOU CAN achieve your goals.

Your path to success starts here!

How to Lose Weight in 6 Weeks?

lose weight in 6 weeks

Here are some basic steps you can follow to help achieve your goals:

  1. Set realistic goals: Start by setting achievable weight loss goals. It is usually recommended to aim to lose between 500 grams to 1kg per week.
  2. Keep track of your food intake: Start keeping a food journal to track your daily calorie intake. This will help you become aware of how much you are eating. Also, it may identify a few issues in your eating habits.
  3. Make healthy food choices: Choose nutrient-dense foods such as vegetables (minimise fruit and starchy vegetables), whole grains, lean protein sources, and healthy fats. Avoid processed fats as much as possible as these can contain excess sugar, salt and other nasties that your body doesn’t want.
  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking adequate amounts of water can help you feel full, aid in digestion and boost your metabolism.
  5. Physical activity: Aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Look at increasing your incidental exercise such as getting off a train/bus station before your normal station, using the stairs instead of the lift.

    Besides, you can start going for a walk with a friend instead of sitting down for a coffee, and using a standing desk.
    Also, don’t forget doing weights or strength training. It burns more calories than cardiovascular exercise!

  6. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt the hormones that regulate hunger and metabolism. Simply put, if you don’t sleep enough your digestive system produces ghrelin telling your brain you’re hungry!
  7. Intermittent fasting: Intermittent fasting or IF can be a great strategy to reduce overall body fat if generally fewer calories are consumed on a day-to-day basis. IF simply means that you will have periods of fasting and periods of eating.

    There are many forms of IF e.g. 5/2: 5 days a week normal calories and 2 days restricted, 16:8: eating all food for the day and in an 8-hour period and fasting for 16 hours.

  1. Support: Choose a weight loss buddy. Any journey is easier when you have someone on that mission with you, someone to keep you accountable and someone to share the highs and lows with.
  1. To measure or not to measure: When on a mission to lose weight most people automatically want to see a drop in numbers on their scales. And quite often we don’t see that why is that?

    A couple of reasons, primarily because people tend to jump on the scales too regularly and secondly is you are doing strength training and increasing muscle, well muscle weighs more than fat!

    So you may appear smaller on a whole but the scales haven’t changed. Hence why we at Active & Ageless concentrate on measurements around the waist and hips!

Heath Jones Founder of Active & Ageless - Over 50s health club in Hurstville & Canterbury

Heath Jones is the founder of Active & Ageless and has over 20 years’ experience in the Health & Wellness space.

He holds the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Nursing

Postgraduate in Exercise Science

Diploma of OHS

Cert 3 & 4 Fitness

Cert 4 Training & Assessment

Older Adults trainer