The Time It Will Take You To Lose Weight
Really Depends ON...
Many clients ask me, How long is it going to take
me to lose the weight I want? And as always, I tell
them that every situation is unique. For some, it's
a challenge to lose even a pound a week, for others
it's easier than expected.
First, you have to determine how much weight are you
really losing. This is more important than most
dieters realize, because much of the weight lost is
simply water weight.
Then you need to know how much weight loss is
actually fat, compared to muscle.
If your diet is causing you to simply burn muscle
(as the fad diets do, when they "fast") that's not
'real' weight loss. You need to keep all the muscle
you have, as well as build more. Muscle helps burn
fat and helps increase your metabolism. So the
objective of your diet should be to lose fat - and
to lose it safely and efficiently.
Losing weight correctly is essential, not only
because it makes you feel good and look good, but
Here are 5 simple tips about weighing yourself that
you can follow:
Weigh yourself at the same time each day - I
recommend when you first wake up.
Weigh yourself with the same things on - I find
it's best when nude.
Weigh yourself daily so you can get feedback on
your progress - but don't get "caught up" in the
ups and downs. Instead, learn how to interpret
what these gains and losses really mean. (For
example: Is the weight change a simple water
weight fluctuation or a real weight gain or
Consider investing in a new scale - some newer
scales have a percent body fat measurement, so
you can focus on reducing your body fat rather
than you're weight.
Use other ways of measuring as well - measure
your waist size, or how often you are
exercising, and how often you stray from your
Before you start trying to lose weight on your own,
use our weight by date calculator located at the
link that follows:
Weight. The weight loss calculator can
help you get started in the right direction and will
help you determine how long it will take you, and
how to realistic your goal is.
Remember: Choose the
"right" diet for your needs, not the needs of
the masses and you'll be on the right road to
achieving your weight loss goals. (Note: If find
dieting hopeless and seek an effective diet with
expert help try PersonalDiets. PersonalDiets
really are "doable" and because they're custom
developed to fit your lifestyle, your needs and
they're practical you will lose weight and
achieve your diet goals.
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