How Long It Should Take to Lose Weight
“Learn how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days!”
“Buy our program to lose up to 10 pounds per week!”
“I lost 40 pounds with this weight loss secret!”
Most of the time, when people are making claims like this, they are only trying to sell you their latest book, exercise video, Patreon, or other money making scheme. Can you really lose weight that fast? The short answer is: yes, but there are consequences.
There are several things that can happen to your body when an extreme diet or exercise program sheds pounds rapidly. Some of these include:
- Becoming malnourished
- Being chronically fatigued
- Yo-yo weight gains and losses
- Binge eating/cheat days
One of the biggest problems with these fad diets is that the weight loss doesn’t last. Anytime you lose weight rapidly by following a specific regimen, you will gain weight back almost immediately when that regimen is changed or stopped. That often leads to weighing more than you started out.
In order to lose weight in a healthy and long-lasting way, you have to make lifestyle changes and lose weight at a reasonable rate. Most physicians recommend that you lose weight at an average of 2.5 pounds per week. Some weeks you may lose significantly more; some weeks you may not lose at all. But in the long run, you’ll be a healthy weight that you can easily maintain.
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