- 0.1 How long will it take to lose 2 stone?
- 0.2 How many calories should I eat to lose 2 stone in 3 months?
- 0.3 How quickly will I lose weight on 1200 calories a day?
- 1 Will 2 stone weight loss leave loose skin?
- 2 Can you lose 2 stone in a month?
How long will it take to lose 2 stone?
Weight loss reality – We previously highlighted the benefits of dropping body fat and retaining LBM in our body composition article. We also explained that the healthy rate of fat loss is one pound per week, based on the energy stored in a pound of fat and the required effort to remove it.
- To monitor weight loss, it’s best to combine a reading on the scales with a body composition scan.
- The body composition scan breaks down your weight into LBM and fat mass.
- You can monitor your fat mass and LBM, sometimes shown as fat-free mass, to ensure your weight loss is from body fat.
- Based on the recommendation of one pound per week weight loss, losing two stones would take 28 weeks, which is around seven months.
You may find that number disappointing, especially as many diets and programmes make claims of faster changes. And if you are obese or carry a significant amount of body fat, you may lose weight more rapidly initially. But generally, one pound per week is both sensible for retaining LBM, and realistic.
Is it normal to lose 2 stone in 3 months?
Is it possible to lose 2 stone in 3 months ); $dispatch(‘mobile-search-menu-opened’) }, closeMobileSearch() } x-show=open x-on:open-mobile-search.window=openMobileSearch() x-cloak=> Please or to access all these features Top Bottom Mumsnet hasn’t checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. You may wish to speak to a medical professional before starting any diet. Mumsnet hasn’t checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. You may wish to speak to a medical professional before starting any diet. PeacheyPeach · 17/05/2022 10:17 OK I bit the bullet and weighed myself this morning!! I’m 12 stone and 5 ft 5 so I’m the overweight category now 😩 I’ve put this weight on since last summer. We go away in just under 3 months do you think it is even achievable to lose 2 stone without killing myself in the process!!!! OP posts: Mrsmch123 · 17/05/2022 19:56 Yip, I’ve lost 2 and a half in 4 months but that’s with still having a takeaway each week😁 Plump82 · 17/05/2022 19:58 Yep I lost 2 stone between mid Jan to mid Apr. I’m hoping to lose another 2 over the next 3 months. I’m doing the 16:8 diet along with low carb and it’s the only thing that’s ever worked for me. TabithaTittlemouse · 17/05/2022 19:58 @PeacheyPeach have a look at nutra check, I’m finding it really helpful. PeacheyPeach · 17/05/2022 21:15 Thank you all xxx @Mrsmch123 can I ask what type of takeaway do you get? This will be my weekend treat!! @TabithaTittlemouse will take a look at that now xx OP posts: PeacheyPeach · 17/05/2022 21:16 @Plump82 yes that’s what I’m hoping to do.16:8 along with calorie counting. Can I ask how many calories do you allow for each day x OP posts: Basilbrushgotfat · 17/05/2022 21:18 I’ll join this challenge. Can I ask roughly how many calories you eat per day / how much exercise if you’ve been successful? I know calories depends on individual needs, but I’ve been trying since Christmas and only lost about 2 pounds, going wrong somewhere! Mrsmch123 · 18/05/2022 10:39 @PeacheyPeach i have either a apiece chicken pizza 12ish and normally eat 3/4 of it or I have fried rice, curry sauce, a handful of chips and 2/3 chicken balls. Ohhh and some prawn crackers🙈😂 @Basilbrushgotfat i eat 1586 calories per day. I don’t exercise at all. Not particularly active as I’m on mat leave. Just hand around the house with my 10 month old. I find weighing everything helps as my idea of 10g of butter is wayyyyyy off😂🙈also water water water😂 Mrsmch123 · 18/05/2022 10:41 That should say spicy chicken and 12 inch🙈 MrsSkylerWhite · 18/05/2022 10:43 Yes it is. Considerably up your exercise too but don’t get het up about weight, though as muscle weighs more than fat. Pick an outfit that you’re aiming for and work towards that. MintyGreenDream · 18/05/2022 10:45 I’ve lost half a stone in a month doing low carb and calorie counting so yes it’s doable WellTidy · 18/05/2022 10:50 I think it is easier to lose two stone in three months if you have a lot of weight to lose. If you have two stone to lose to be a healthy BMI then it will be harder to do it in that time. I lost (four pounds off) two stone in almost five months last year which took me within the healthy BMI range and it was hard. I calorie counted (didn’t cut anything out) and upped my exercise. I did have treats and fell off the wagon some days, but it was hard. And boring 😆 Incidentally I am the same weight now as I was this time last year, give it take a couple of pounds, but a different shape. The exercise I now do makes me look slimmer than I was this time last year despite being pretty much the same weight. Startuplife · 18/05/2022 10:57 Yes definitely, I’m around 135lbs/9.6 stone so don’t have loads to lose and I’ve lost half a stone in 6 weeks pretty easily. I eat 1,200 calories a day and do an exercise class 3-4 times a week. Then I save those burnt calories so that I can have a cheat day at the weekend. I wouldn’t say I go crazy but I’ll use that day to go out for dinner and drinks and not check the calories. I do still try to stick to things I know are slightly better so a glass of Prosecco rather than a sugary cocktail for example. Startuplife · 18/05/2022 10:58 Also I really recommend the Pinch of Nom recipes. They make it really easy to have “normal” food like a pasta bake or a curry for example but for under 400/500 calories. PeacheyPeach · 18/05/2022 16:31 I think exercise is definitely going to have be factored in this time around. As I’m early 40s and have noticed my weight feels more solid and I look quite matronly at the moment, caught sight of my reflection in shop window yesterday and didn’t recognise the middle aged stumpy woman!!! OP posts: Menora · 07/06/2022 08:45 I was hoping to lose 2stone in 3 months but it’s going to be more like 4 months I think. I have found it really hard. I agree though that exercise will change your shape even if you aren’t reaching the goals. I started 1st March I have lost 21lbs. I still have 64lb to lose 😭 but I look different as I have walked and walked and walked! Menora · 07/06/2022 08:47 Menora · 07/06/2022 08:45 I was hoping to lose 2stone in 3 months but it’s going to be more like 4 months I think. I have found it really hard. I agree though that exercise will change your shape even if you aren’t reaching the goals. I started 1st March I have lost 21lbs. I still have 64lb to lose 😭 but I look different as I have walked and walked and walked! No sorry lol, I have 40lb to lose 🤣 NickD87 · 09/06/2022 18:29 I think so. I’ve recently lost a stone in 3 weeks.5 days a week burning 500+ calories in cardio in gym (but can be done in about an hour) and then eating no more than 800 calories a day (but trying to stick to 700). It hasn’t been that tough really. Just make sure you eat the foods that are low in calories but will fill you up. pinkyponkyplink · 13/06/2022 23:42 coodawoodashooda · 13/06/2022 23:43 Startuplife · 18/05/2022 10:58 Also I really recommend the Pinch of Nom recipes. They make it really easy to have “normal” food like a pasta bake or a curry for example but for under 400/500 calories. PeacheyPeach · 17/06/2022 00:04 @pinkyponkyplink hi there so far I’ve lost about 7lbs, I’ve been doing a 30 min workout every morning and trying to get a walk in, in the day also and I’m trying to stick to about 1500 cals a day. I’m just going to stick at this and hopefully lose some more weight as the time goes on!! OP posts: pinkyponkyplink · 18/06/2022 07:03 @PeacheyPeach that’s brilliant. How long has it taken you to lose that? Mine just isn’t budging and I’ve no idea why PeacheyPeach · 18/06/2022 19:18 @pinkyponkyplink I started around 17th May, just eating low carb and low calorie and doing some form of exercise every day. Are you following any type of diet or anything? Please create an account To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. 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What is the quickest way to lose 2 stone?
The easiest way to lose 2 stone How would you feel if I said there was a really easy and painless way to lose 2 stone? We’re so often bombarded with the idea that you need long, brutal workouts and live on magic tea and salad leaves to drop weight. But that’s because you being sold a quick fix.
- Instead of punishing yourself, how about you look at it this way.
- To drop two stone, you need to burn an extra 96,000 calories.
- Now, you can either run non-stop for 73 hours to create this calorie deficit, or you can simply create a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day for 192 days.
- Most people can create a deficit of 500 calories without feeling tired and miserable.
A Snickers bar has about 250 calories, and a moderately short workout would bag you the other 250. That’s without changing anything else with your current lifestyle. I go into more detail in this video Here’s the transcript of the video. Tregs: Let’s talk about this, guys, okay? Calorie deficits, thanking you.
- Let me try and balance this.
- Let me try and balance this.
- Calorie deficits.
- I follow a guy on Instagram called Martin Macdonald, not a Yeah, kind of.
- I’ll get a picture and put it in members club, Daz.
- Martin Macdonald, he was on my podcast.
- He runs a great business called Mac-Nutrition.
- Friend of mine.
- Very successful.
He was talking about calorie deficits yesterday on his Instagram stories. Tregs: Something that was really interesting was he spoke about Somebody asked him, said, “I want to lose 2 stone.” If I asked this to a client, “Would losing 2 stone change your life?” That’s quite a significant drop in weight.
That is a very significant drop in weight. Normally, if I’ve got a PT class and I say, “Look, let’s look at losing 2 stone,” they’d be like, “Yeah, I’d be happy with that.” Tregs: Here’s what I see a lot of in January. A lot of people come in. They’re like, “I want to lose a stone this month. I want to do XYZ.” Well, calm down a second, right? What I’ve been saying to a lot of clients is, “What did you lose last year in total?” Generally what I see is this: most people ended the year the same weight as what they started it.
That kind of tells me something, that whatever you did wasn’t working. Maybe you’re too aggressive. Maybe you didn’t look at the long-term plan. You were just like, “Got to lose this weight in January! It’s after Christmas. I feel like shit.” There’s a different way of looking at it.
Tregs: Martin Macdonald did some calculations yesterday, and he said, “If you wanted to lose 2 stone, which is 28 pounds, that is a calorie deficit of 96,000 calories.” So you actually have to burn 96,000 calories more than you take in. He equated that being a 500 calorie deficit a day for 196 days. I did a screenshot of it.
I’m going to share it later. I thought it was brilliant. Tregs: If you said to somebody, “Would you like to lose 2 stone this year? Would you like to lose 2 stone this year? Would that change your life?” A lot of people would say yes. Well, actually you could lose that being consistent for seven months of the year, being in a deficit every day, or just a weekly deficit of 3500 calories.
- So you could use the whole calorie borrowing method and things like that.
- It doesn’t have to be a strict 500 a day.
- Tregs: Currently after Christmas, I’m working on about, just myself, 2300 calories a day.
- That’s a nice number for me.
- It’s not too aggressive, but with my movement and my current weight, height, activity levels, all that, that gives me a pound a week weight loss.
I think to myself, “That’s good.” But we all know weekends come along. People like a beer. They go out, etc., etc. But actually how I feel on 2300 calories is great. Fantastic. I can eat plenty of food. I feel good. But it’s just about maintaining that, right? So whilst I feel good on it, we all know that we tend to overeat on the weekends and things happen and all of a sudden you’ve had a few beers.
- We’re humans.
- We’re emotive creatures.
- We’re not robots, okay? Because if we were robots, we could just go, “We’re going to eat 2300 calories a day,” and everything would be easy, right? Tregs: But it did make me think more and more about people playing the long game.
- I’m having a lot of conversations with clients.
At the minute, I’ve got some of my bespoke clients. They’re on quite low calories. Now, I will never If I’ve got a client who wants to lose weight, I’ll never tell them to eat more. I’ll say you have to stick to a deficit that you can maintain and sustain.
Tregs: I’ve done 1700, 1800 calories a day when I was trying to lean down as much as I can for running a half marathon, because I just run better at a certain weight. That was great, but I wasn’t too happy on those calories, not as happy as I am now. Not as bubbly and up for it. I remember If you’re on slightly more calories, you’re going to create a bigger output in training, so you probably get it in effect.
If you’re on slightly more calories, you’re going to be able to push more in training. I just found on 1800 calories a day, I was kind of just I was losing weight, don’t get me wrong. I was getting lean but kind of wasn’t enjoying my day-to-day life as much as I should, wasn’t enjoying my training as much as I should.
- Tregs: So the fact I can eat 2300 calories, lose a pound a week, great.
- All I’ve got to do is And I’m just using myself as an example.
- All I have to do is do that for 196 days.
- Deficit, 500 calories a day, very easy, every day.
- I lose 2 stone.
- I don’t want to lose 2 stone.
- I’m just giving you an example about how you can play the long game, because I think too many people in January are going, “Got to get it off.
Got to smash it.” I’m working with a lot of clients now and I’m going, “Let’s look six months down the line. Let’s look 90 days. Let’s look 180 days down the line. Let’s look down the line, okay, and play the long game.” Tregs: Playing the long game, what actually I like Yeah, great, guys, and do you know what, guys? If you’re on low cals and you’re feeling good, crack on, okay? I always say this: can you sustain it? If you can, great.
If you find that you’re not feeling so good, up your cals a little bit. It ain’t a problem, okay? So if you’re feeling good, crack on, carry on doing it. As long as you’re in a deficit, giving yourself plenty of nutrients, great. Tregs: This year, think about If you put the work in now Let’s say you look at over 90 days, so from January 1 to, oh hell.
From January 1 to March 31 is 90 days, okay? January 1 to March 31 is 90 days. You imagine you were consistent for these 90 days, and then when the seasons change in April, you’ve already put a big chunk in your weight loss goal from being consistent during these darker months.
- I’m just being consistent.
- Nothing unsustainable, just being consistent.
- Does that make sense? Tregs: Don’t be in a rush for this.
- You’ve got to enjoy it.
- Somebody has just joined one of my six-week plans a couple of weeks ago, and he’s like, after six days, a new client.
- After six days, he’s going, “I’m feeling good.
actually, I’m feeling really good. I’ve got loads of energy. I’m loving the workouts. But my body’s not changed.” That was a genuine question. I said to him, “Dude, this is a journey, man. You’re six days in. How long did it take you to get out of shape?” Right? You are six days in, okay? This is a journey.
You’re not going to see changes in your body in 14 days or in six days. It’s going to take probably a month, six weeks until you really start to see changes. You’ve got to embrace the change and everything that comes with it. It’s like people want to look better now, but actually you just said you’re feeling better.
Is that not enough? Is that not enough? Surely feeling good should be the primary objective, and then the weight loss becomes a byproduct, right? I hope that makes sense. Tregs: Next point I want to talk about is, and this is again, it’s just giving you guys some food for thought.
I’ve been playing around, I just posted on my page with some higher fat, higher protein breakfasts. In the years gone by when I didn’t understand calories, I’d have been like, “Yes, paleo breakfast is all clean.” Basically, my breakfast this morning was, and it was a later breakfast because I was out last night with my lads.
I had five eggs cooked in butter, I had bacon, three bacon, I had one avocado, I had some spinach leaves and cucumber. Now, there’s not really much calories in the spinach leaves and cucumber. Probably 50, right? But there’s calories in the butter, the eggs, the bacon, the avocado.
- I factored it in, and it No, I haven’t gone keto.
- It’s about 1100 calories, so 1100 calories.
- Those calories count, trust me.
- But here’s the thing: that breakfast keeps me full all day.
- So higher fat, higher protein breakfast for me, I’m not telling you it’s the only way, help keep me satiated.
- Tregs: I’m just trying to give you some food for thought.
These are just my musings. There’s not a right or wrong way, okay? Somebody said to me the other day, “Well, that’s quite high in calories. Why don’t you just have some carbs or something? Surely you’d get more enjoyment out of that.” Never, mate. I love a bagel in the mornings.
- When the coffee man comes around 9:00, I have a bagel, coffee.
- I said, “Look, I could have two bagels and a latte and get me a thousand calories.
- But actually, what would happen is I’d feel hungrier very, very soon.” At the minute when I’m trying to maintain a sustainable deficit, I find that actually a higher fat, higher protein breakfast works for me in the morning, keeps me full all day, and then I’ll enjoy some carbs in the evening with my meal.
Tregs: Again, I’m not telling you to do this. I’m just asking you, right? You’ve got to go by how you feel. Ask yourself all the time, “How do I feel?” I guarantee you this, right? Most guys want more energy. Most guys want to wake up with some get-up-and-go.
Most guys want to get up and feel like, ” hell, yeah, I’m ready to rock here. I don’t feel shit.” So your primary focus should always be about how am I feeling? What is my energy like? What is my clarity like? That should be the primary question. Tregs: Scott, I just said I’m on 2300 at the minute. That’s me at the minute.
I’m not in a rush or anything. I’m really happy with where I’m at. I’ve got a couple of races coming up. Thank you, Daz. We’re always evolving mate. We’re always evolving. There’s my client. I’ll just give him a little beep. Hang on. Two minutes. Got to go in two minutes.
- Tregs: Yeah, my calorie goal for the day is 2300 at the minute.
- That gives me a pound a week off based on my activity.
- But I’m not in a rush for anything, mate.
- I’m in a good place.
- I actually just picked up a hamstring injury yesterday, so that’s scuppered things a little bit.
- But hey, it’s not about me, it’s about you guys.
Tregs: All I want you to think about, because I’m going to have to go in a minute, is how you feel. How do I feel? How are these foods making me feel? Because it’s all very well getting on the scales and going, “Yeah, I lost 4 pounds this week!” But you feel like shit, and you’re going, “When does this end?” What happens if you’re feeling good now, you’re in a deficit you can maintain and it’s really easy, and you’re just going, “This is good.
- Okay, I can stick to this.
- I’m not asking when it’s going to end, because I actually feel really good.
- If I can do this for the next 90 days, I’m going to be feeling shit hot when the seasons change.” I want you to think about that, right? So think ahead.
- Tregs: One of my goals this year, a personal goal of mine, is to finish my one-to-one coaching earlier three days a week.
At the minute, I do it two days a week, but we just got a dog. I want to try and finish earlier three days a week. What I mean by earlier is I want to be finished by 4:00 so I can get home and the kids are home from school, and I’ll be kicking a ball around them in the field.
- We’re taking the dogs for a walk.
- That’s one of my goals.
- Tregs: One of my goals is actually to put in a really good shift now with my nutrition and my training between today and that date so that when that time comes, my fitness and my energy, my clarity is all even better than it is now so that every night of the week I can be out in the field, or three nights a week, with my two sons.
My one son is six. My other one is five in two days. They’re really into their football now, and they’re training, doing all that. But I want to spend more time with them out in the field kicking the ball. Tregs: So one of my goals is in the next 90 days, is that these are the dark, boring months.
You come home, it’s dark, you can’t go out really far with the kids. You can’t play football in the field. But in 90 days, or come middle of April when the seasons change and the clocks go forward, I’ve got to do that. I’ve got a little goal in my head of, right, I’m going to be that level of fitness, that weight, because I’ve put the work in now, okay? Tregs: I’m not in a rush.90 days is a nice time, and I want you to start to think about it like this, guys, all right? Stop panicking that you’ve got to get all the January weight off now.
You don’t have to get it off now. Play the long game. What happened if you lost 2 stone this year? Would it change your life? What if you could do it sustainably without any suffering? Because, you know, a 500-calorie deficit a day ain’t that hard to achieve.
If you’re hitting a 1500- or 1000-calorie deficit a day, that might be. That might be. You might drop weight quick, but you’ve just very much got to go on how you feel and what is more sustainable. Tregs: So think 90 days from now. Think 180 days from now. Think three quarters of the year, so 270 days away from now.
Those small, daily, consistent changes, they’re going to add up. You could be a completely different shape, completely different energy levels, if you just played more of a longer game this year. Tregs: I’m going to ask you this question now because my client’s just getting changed.
- If you ended 2018 at the same weight that you started it but your goal in 2018 was to lose weight, then something went wrong.
- I’m not having a go at you.
- Something went wrong.
- Maybe you come out the traps too much trying to be too aggressive, okay? Don’t let that happen this year, okay? If losing 2 stone would change your life, or a stone, surely be better to do it slowly, sustainably, comfortably where you get to enjoy life, where you can still maintain a good output in training, and it just take three, four, five months longer.
: The easiest way to lose 2 stone
How many calories should I eat to lose 2 stone in 3 months?
Michael Mosley explains timed restricted eating – Weight loss guru Dr Michael Mosley took his health into his own hands several years ago when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As a result of “experimenting” with his diet, he reversed his diagnosis and within a few months he had lost nearly a stone and a half.
- He did it by changing what he ate and when he ate, and has since gone onto help thousands with a variety of diets he has researched and created; The Very Fast 800, Fast 800 and Way of Life.
- Speaking about the time since, Michael said: “I’ve witnessed a revolution in weight-loss research that has transformed the lives of millions.
“However, amid the overwhelmingly positive feedback was one common complaint. ‘But I’m only cooking for one’ many protested.” Therefore, Michael has created a collection of “mouth-watering, calorie-controlled recipes that are designed to be eaten solo”. Michael Mosley’s easy diet plan to ‘lose two stone in 3 months’ and keep it off for good’ (Image: GETTY) “For those looking to lose more weight, quickly, try sticking to 800 calories a day, every day, for six weeks. “Studies have shown that you could shed up to two stone in just three months.” But will the weight come back after the initial six weeks? Michael said: “Most people who go on mainstream diets don’t manage to keep the weight off.
- But studies have shown that people on the 5:2 are able to lose weight, long-term.
- One recent Australian study showed that those eating the 5:2 way lost more than a stone, on average, and had kept it off a year later.
- Even the NHS website recognises its lasting benefits, stating that two days of dietary restriction can be more sustainable than traditional diets, leading to reductions in ‘body fat, insulin resistance and other chronic diseases.'” Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you.
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How many kg is 2 stone weight loss?
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- If you’re looking for how to lose two stone over eight weeks, our diet plan will take you through the steps to do it in a way that’s healthy and sustainable in the short-term.
- Losing weight quickly is rarely advised as it often involves some form of extreme dieting and intense exercise.
- Experts often warn this is one of the least sustainable ways to lose weight – as you’re likely to put the weight back on as soon as you come off the diet plan.
A combination of healthy weight loss techniques, maintenance and combatting the weight loss plateau is the best way forward. But losing two stone (12.7kg or 28 pounds) in a short space of time is doable, according to Personal Trainer Claire Smith from The Training Room, and doing so doesn’t have to be an intensely restrictive process.
How quickly will I lose weight on 1200 calories a day?
How much weight will I lose eating 1,200 calories a day? – How much weight you’ll lose on a 1,200-calorie meal plan depends on several factors, including how much you weigh and how active you are. According to a report from Harvard Medical School, to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week (which most experts consider a safe rate), you need to eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day than your weight-maintenance calorie count, or the amount of calories you should eat in a day to stay the same weight.
Will 2 stone weight loss leave loose skin?
I’ve recently lost two stone, now I’m eight stone. I don’t want to lose any more weight but I do need to tone up. I’ve loose skin on my stomach and there are also pockets of fat on my stomach and bum. Before I put on the two stone about a year ago, I didn’t have these problems.
- Arl says: This is something that is common with so many people when they lose weight.
- Firstly it would depend on how you lost the weight in the first place.
- If you lose weight by just changing your food alone you will be left with more loose skin than by losing weight by exercise and diet combined.
- Losing weight by just diet is not the most efficient way to do it as you need to increase your lean body mass and tone up the muscles to give them shape, tone and firmness.
Dietary changes cause weightloss by reducing the amount of calories you take in, especially if you are taking shakes. Shakes are full of artificial additives and in my opinion are the most unhealthy way to lose weight. You will have less tone and more soft tissue left.
- Now that you have lost the weight you need to get training to increase your lean muscle tissue.
- Remember that you can’t spot reduce just one area on the body, it needs to be trained as a whole, to increase the tone all over the body with a full body programme using weights and body weight as resistance.
Resistance weights are the key to getting the results that you want, especially when combined with some cardiovascular work as well. Cardio training has great health benefits and also provides another good goal for you mentally to work towards. Maybe register for a 5k run and work towards that as well so that you have several goals to keep you motivated.
Can you lose 2 stone in a month?
No, it’s not. That much weight loss in 30 days is unsafe. (2 stone is 28 pounds or roughly 12 kg). You should try to aim for maybe 10–15 pounds or roughly 0.7–1 stone a month.
Can I lose 2 stone in 100 days?
100 days is approximately 14 weeks. This means you should be able to lose between 14 and 28 pounds in 100 days without wreaking havoc on your health. A maximum weight loss in a month, following a healthy approach, would be about 8 pounds. You might lose more than 2 pounds in the first week or two, and this is normal.