When you’ve got some loose weight and you set out to lose it too fast, you don’t just lose fat. Depends on what sort of a diet plan you’re on of course, but you can lose quite a bit of water and muscle, both of which will do a lot to make your weight loss efforts much harder.
– not having enough water in your system can lead to fatigue and weight gain… both of which will make it harder to reach your goals.
– Losing muscle is even worse… it’s a lot easier to lose a pound of muscle than to gain it, and the less muscle you have, the less calories you burn just going through the day.
So how much of that loose weight can you drop and have it still be mostly fat?
It’s possible to drop as much as 20 pounds in a week, but it’ll be mostly water. it’ll all come back and you’ll be back where you started, if not worse. Weight loss isn’t an exact science, there’s a lot of factors that come into play… everything from stress to genetics, but there’s a few hard and fast rules you can go by.
If you’re fairly overweight… like, you need to drop 50 pounds or more to reach your healthy weight, then you can lose about 3 or 4 pounds in a week. But as you start to get back to where your weight should be, the slower the weight will come off… and that’s okay, it’s nothing to worry about. It just means you need to be patient. chart your progress, and look for an average drop of 1 pound a week or so… that’s a healthy, reasonable goal. Not very exciting, but you’ll thank yourself for it 6 months from now when you’re 25 pounds lighter, or whatever you’re trying to get to.
Is that really all the faster I can lose weight?
Why can’t you go faster? Because the human body is built to survive! being thin isn’t important for survival. If there’s extra food around, we’re set up to store it in case there’s not as much to eat later on. If you try and lose weight too fast instead of working with your body,against it… you’ll end up with weight rebound, gallstones, and if you lose weight way too fast, you can get gross loose skin.
So how do you go about dieting then?
Make real changes, forget the short term fad diets! They don’t work. Any permanent changes you can make for the better are way better. It’s very possible to eat healthy and enjoy it. You don’t need to be hungry all the time, or only eat rabbit food… there’s a lot of ways you can change your life for the better.
If you’re looking to get some help coming up with a diet program that works for you, you might want to check out the article below. The real trick to a successful diet is finding healthy foods you like, and getting past unhealthy habits. Check out some great tips for making a Diet Plan that Works for you.