Originally Answered: Is it possible to lose 20 lbs in a month? What's the max amount of weight I can lose in a month?
Well, I can give you the healthy alternative...and yes you will look good, lol.
I used to weigh about 310 lbs. I'm 6'4, so its not as bad as it sounds. Pretty much, I was just a powerlifting football playing D-lineman whom ate anythinga and everything in his path.
Now I'm about 6'4, 210 lbs. The lowest I got to was 198. Heres how I did it...
First off, removing the weight is not any sort of "diet scheme" its a complete lifestyle makeover. I mean, stop eating like crap all the time. Stop eating fast foods, junk foods, soda, I mean...christ...its common sense, lol.
Second off, I began doing extremely intense workouts. We called them "Plyos" short for plyometrics, although not everything we did in them were true plyometrics. It was more like extremely intense circuit training made up of multiple excercises...box jumps...speed ropes...hurdles...foot work ladders and ropes...medicine ball workouts...and all sorts of sprints, skips, and jumps and hops. Intense was an understatement, lol.
I did these about 3 times a week, monday, wednesday, friday. On days in between I would do lighter, more endurance based workouts. IE running, swimming, jogging, biking, rowing....whatever to get the heart rate up, the skin sweaty, and the cals burned.
Doing this, I lost about 70 lbs in 2-3 months. No friggin lie. Hehe. That might have been a little too fast. But all it takes is the right mindset, and dedication. And thats easily achieved AND MAINTAINED when you get to a certain point, and that point is addiction. It becomes so addicting. You just feel like your bettering youself physically. Your looking better, working better, functioning better, and most importan of all, feeling better. Its that high you get. Its incredible.
Good luck! =)