How much Faster can you lose weight?

Expert Weight Loss Secrets Revealed …

All too often you will hear a friend, colleague or family member asking “How fast can I lose weight” especially if there is a very important event coming up like a wedding, school reunion, birthday or anniversary party, first date or job interview. But, before I reveal the weight loss secrets from the experts, as to exactly how fast you can lose weight, I want to offer a short explanation of the following important facts.When you begin dieting and start to lose weight, you are not just shedding fat. You are also losing a combination muscle tissue and body fat. Recent nutritional studies show that during a weight loss programme the body loses about 25% muscle tissue and 75% fat as well as quite a lot of water from the body too. We also know that about 70% of total body weight comprises of water, so it stands to reason, that the first thing you will shed will be excess water and there are a number of factors which will affect how much faster you can lose weight. There is no standard or typical rate at which the human body loses weight, you see.What this means is that each person will lose weight at different speeds.

The speed at which you lose weight is largely dependant on how much weight you need to lose, your nutritional habits, your lifestyle, your physical exercise, your state of health, when you begin the weight loss programme, your metabolic rate and the levels of stress you live and work under.So, obviously when considering “How fast can I lose weight” there are many differing factors to think about. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you knew exactly and precisely how much fat and weight loss you could expect to lose? But, you now understand that there are no hard and fast rules applicable. Undoubtedly, you have seen the many claims of weight loss of up to 20 pounds per week, but I’m sure you now realise that when this happens the “weight loss” is mostly made up of “water” weight.The main problem with this is that firstly, losing this much weight in one single week especially now that we know this is made up mostly of water is not very healthy. And secondly, because the weight loss is mostly water the weight-loss will be very temporary.So, what would be the ideal amount of weight to lose in a week let’s say? The experts say that it is feasible to aim for between 2-4 pounds per week, but the catch is, that this average level of weight loss per week is only seen by very overweight people.

However, studies show that some-one who starts a weight loss programme weighing in at one hundred and forty pounds, can only expect to see on average just a 1 to 1.5 pound weight loss per week. This may not be what you want to hear, but the truth is, that the body is not really designed to shed weight quickly and 1 to 1.5 pounds per week is not really fast weight loss is it?.Biologically, the body has evolved to survive famine and so genetically we are designed to store fat. When you begin an aggressive weight loss diet, your body is told by the brain to slow down the metabolism and hold on to stored fat and calories contained within your body’s tissues and this why so many dieters hit a weight-loss plateau. Another difficult side-effect of rapid weight-loss is the possibility of developing gallstones and loose skin.Further problems arise when trying to lose weight too fast because this does not train you in positive nutritional habits or maintaining a slimmer figure by keeping up the speed of your metabolism. Truthfully, slow and steady weight-loss is always the winning way.