When You’re Striving for Weight Loss, Don’t Risk Your Health in the Process

No Quick Fix for Weight Loss

When you’re serious about weight loss, it is all too easy for your enthusiasm to cause you to try to lose too much weight too quickly. We tend to think that more weight loss is better. There is definitely a limit to how much weight you should be losing. If you keep realistic expectations about how much weight you can lose on a weekly basis, you will not be disappointed or frustrated by trying to lose too much weight in too short a period of time. Weight loss is not worth risking your health unnecessarily, and below you’ll find out helpful tips on losing weight the right “weigh.”

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I personally am one of those individuals who lose weight slowly. When I’m on a diet, I lose about one pound per week. That’s it. Now, most diet experts say that you can lose about two pounds per week. If you lose much more than that, you are essentially losing water not actual fat. Realize you can lose several pounds a week when you just start a new diet. That weight loss will decrease over time as you come closer to reaching your goal weight.

Different Bodies, Different Results

Weight loss will vary by individual. An individual who is very overweight has more weight to lose and will therefore lose about ten or twenty pounds the first month of dieting. An individual who only has about twenty pounds total to lose might lose five to eight pounds the first month. For you health and well-being, it is important to keep in mind that losing weight is a gradual process. It might seem like you gained weight very quickly, but the weight crept on over time, and it will also take time to come off.

Gender affects weight loss. If you and a partner are trying to lose weight together, you can expect some differences in weight loss. Overall, weight loss can be quicker to achieve in males based on differences in metabolic rates and muscle and fat percentages.

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