Do you have a big event coming up but haven’t had the chance to diet since the holidays?
We’re sure you’re wondering,”What’s the maximum amount of weight can I lose in a week or two?!”
The short answer is, it is possible to lose a LOT. However, the question should be, is it healthy to lose a huge amount of weight quickly?
Healthy Amount of Weight Loss
Keep in mind that you need a deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. That’s generally about 6 hours or more of jogging, given that you are eating just the right amount of calories to sustain your activities. Your caloric needs will depend on your height, weight, and day-to-day activities but an average woman usually needs around 2000 calories a day. If you consume less calories than your daily caloric needs while creating additional deficit through exercising, you can lose more than a pound in a week.
According to medical professionals, the healthy and realistic amount of weight loss must not exceed 2 pounds or a little less than a kilogram per week. During the initial stage, one may lose more than 2 pounds because a person tends to drop water weight at the beginning, but it should settle to a healthy 1-2 pounds per week. Losing more than this can cause one to suffer from muscle loss, gallstones, nutritional deficiencies and slowing down of metabolism and must not be attempted outside the supervision of a doctor.
The Best Way to Do It
When your metabolism slows down, it will become more and more difficult to sustain the weight loss. Worst case is, one might end up gaining all the weight back and even more. So what’s the best way to lose weight?
Aim for a healthy lifestyle more than just numbers.
Start eating whole foods, and skip food items that are full of preservatives, refined sugar and additives. Developing healthy eating habits will eventually cause your body to correct itself, and unhealthy addictions to empty calories and sugary food and drinks will soon be gone, and cravings will eventually disappear.
You must also incorporate an exercise regime. Make sure to keep using your muscles, because muscle burn more energy compared to fat. If you lose your muscles, you also start to burn less and less calories.
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