How to Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks
Updated: June 6, 2019
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 12 references. wikiHow’s Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article meets our high standards.
wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. This article has over 5,122,386 views, and 82% of readers who voted found it helpful. It also received 89 testimonials from readers, earning it our reader-approved status. Learn more.
It’s extremely difficult to lose 20 pounds in two short weeks, and losing that much weight that quickly is often not safe. Surgery and weight loss pills are among the options many people use to drop such a large amount of weight so quickly, but making changes to your diet and lifestyle can help with your weight loss goals and is a healthier long term option when done the right way. It is important to note that a diet that drops so much weight is highly unconventional, though, and you should talk over your plans with a doctor before continuing.