The best diet for weight loss in 2 weeks is the exact same diet you should be eating if you wanted to lose weight in 1 day or 20 days or 100 days. No matter what you eat or how much you eat, there is only a certain amount of weight you can lose in any given time-frame. You’re probably thinking “yeah, but if I eat nothing I’ll lose weight quicker than if I ate a balanced diet containing fruit and vegetables” yes, but you’d also starve to death.
Weight loss isn’t something you should try to do quickly, it’s a process that takes weeks, months, even years, depending on how overweight you are when you first start. It took me the better part of a year to lose 60 pounds, but I did it at a reasonable pace by eating reasonable amounts of food, thus ensuring I didn’t burn out and binge eat and then get depressed and give up.
It’s widely accepted that 2 pounds per week (around 1kg) of weight loss is the most you should be attempting to lose without explicit orders from either your doctor or a weight loss professional. To find out how many calories you should be consuming to achieve this 2 pounds a week of weight loss, read my calorie calculation post.
With your new goal in mind, here are two foods that you should absolutely be eating in order to achieve this 2 pounds (or 1kg) of weight loss every week:
Tuna is bad-ass for a number of reasons. First off, it’s really low in calories. A 100g tin of unflavored tuna is about 100 calories, with 16g of protein. High in protein, low in calories, awesome. It’s also really filling, a single tin can be the difference between feeling hungry and feeling full. Finally, it tastes good too. Eat it by itself or with a salad.
Chicken is a lot like tuna in that it is rather low in calories and high in protein. 100g of chicken breast is about 160 calories, with 31g of protein. Higher in protein and calories than tuna, and in my experience, slightly less filling. The upside? It tastes way better than tuna and is more versatile, meaning you can include it different recipes easily.
By simply cutting out processed meats like sausages and chicken nuggets, and replacing them with chicken or tuna, you would be well on your way to 2 pounds of weight loss per week. For more diet information, checkout my 7 favorite healthy foods, or any of my other diet posts found here.