Lose Weight Safely And For Good!
As you begin your weight loss journey, if you’re like most people, you just want the weight to be off already.
The sooner that weight comes off and you can stop dieting, the better.
This said, you can’t rush a good thing.
If you try and rush your weight loss, you’ll end up just using a program that likely won’t deliver you the results you’re looking for and instead, will have you feeling frustrated and ready to throw in the towel.
So how fast can you really lose weight – safely?
Let’s look at a few things to consider as you try and figure out your safe rate of weight loss.
How Much Fat You Have To Lose
The first thing you’ll want to think about is how much total fat you currently have to lose.
As a general rule, those with more body fat to lose can stand to be on a lower calorie diet without problems because their body has so much extra fat as storage already.
For someone with 20+ kilos to lose for instance, a safe rate of weight loss may be around 1 ½ to 2 kilos per week.
For someone with just 5 kilos to lose on the other hand, you may find that a much safer rate of weight loss is closer to ½ kilo per week.
The less fat you have, the harder your body will fight you to keep losing the fat you do have.
How Aggressive You Can Diet
The next thing that you’ll want to think about is how aggressively you feel comfortable dieting.
Some people have no problem being on a low calorie diet and sticking to it, while others simply can’t last long.
Those who need a more moderate calorie diet to feel well and stay happy should accept they will need to go for a slower rate of total weight loss.
For them, this is the fastest way to get to the finish line however as they won’t be constantly falling off the bandwagon as they try and keep up with their diet protocol that’s too challenging for them.
Know yourself and use that information to help you properly plan out your diet.
How Active You Are
Also consider how active you are. Now, you might think that the more active you are, the faster you can lose weight, however the opposite is often true.
Activity does burn calories, but it also requires more fuel to perform properly.
If you are doing intense workouts, you simply can’t cut your calories back too far or you will see a decline in performance.
Provided physical performance does matter to you, accept a slower rate of weight gain to keep your workout sessions up.
Athletes in particular will want to accept a slower rate of fat loss so that they don’t see their performance plummeting.
The good news is that because you are so active if this applies to you, you will still get to eat plenty of food all while seeing the weight loss results you desire.
Your Daily Stress Level
Finally, also take into account your daily stress levels. This influences your safe rate of weight loss because dieting is a stress just like any other stress you place on your body.
You can only cope with so much stress on a day to day basis, so it’s essential that you are monitoring that.
The more day to day stress you are dealing with, the slower you’ll likely want to approach your weight loss goals to keep the total amount of stress you are feeling to a reasonable level.
These are just a few things to know and remember regarding how quickly you can safely lose weight.
Remember that it doesn’t matter as much how quickly you lose weight but more that you keep it off for good. Using whatever approach allows for that will be best in the long run.