When people want to lose weight, they typically want what gives them results as quickly as possible. In fact, there is no such thing as a quick fix for weight loss. Juice cleansers, strict low-calorie diets and “detoxes” deliver more hype than the actual results. Sure, the scale can go down when you lose water weight, but it just comes up again (and then some) when you eat full food again.

If you want to really lose weight – as in: lose fat, change your goals and go down in a dress size – then you need to be strategic to get results. You can definitely lose weight and see results within two months as long as you follow these steps. We spoke with registered dietitian and personal trainer Jim White, RDN, ACSM, owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, who outlined these six ways to lose weight and see results in just eight weeks. And not only that, but hold it out for good.