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When you want to lose weight, the longer you give yourself to take it off, the more likely you are to reach your goal. Aerobic exercise is an excellent way to burn calories and lose weight, so you could use the treadmill to drop a couple of pounds in as little as two weeks. It's likely that you won't lose more than 2 or 3 pounds, but even that small amount is a good start.
You can walk, jog or run on the treadmill, but if you're aiming for weight loss in as little as two weeks, opt for the more intense workouts. Exactly how many calories you burn depends on how much you weigh, how long you work out and how fast you're moving. ShapeFit.com says that a person who weighs 145 pounds can burn as much as 300 calories in half an hour while running, but walking will only burn 180 calories.
Consistency Is Vital
If you're serious about taking off a few pound in as little as two weeks using a treadmill, be prepared to use it almost every day. Just working out once or twice in a two-week period won't do much for your body's calorie-burning capabilities. Run on the treadmill at least five days each week to give your body more chances to burn more calories and lose more weight.
Time on the Treadmill
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that you need five hours of moderate aerobic activity or two and a half hours of vigorous aerobic activity each week. But how long you run on the treadmill each time you climb on depends on how much time you can schedule in. Thankfully, you don't have to get your cardio exercise all at once, or even all in one session per day. If you need to, you can divide up your treadmill runs into as little as 10 minutes at a time, just as long as you log a total of two and a half to five hours a week, depending on the intensity.
Factor in Your Diet
Make the most out of your two weeks on the treadmill by adjusting your diet. If you burn 500 calories more than you take in each day, that deficit alone will cause a 1-pound weight loss in a week's time. Harvard Health advises that reducing your caloric intake by 250 calories each day, plus spending 30 minutes just walking on a treadmill, will result in a 1-pound weight loss in just over a week. By cutting your calories even more and increasing the intensity of your runs on the treadmill, you'll speed up the process and give yourself the best chance of losing weight in as little as two weeks.