What Everyone Should Know About Losing Weight Too Quickly

What Everyone Should Know About Losing Weight Too Quickly

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If you’re following my program, you should be conducting a safe, healthy life style change, not a diet. You will undergo weight loss at a pace that is controlled, pre-determined, and proper.

However, there are other diets out there that promote rapid weight loss. Of course, when followed properly and with the best measures, it can be possible. Yet, most likely it is very dangerous, unhealthy, and temporary.

Losing Too Quickly

How much is too quickly? It really depends on what your current weight and body fat percentage is. Also, if you’re just starting to control your diet, then you will most likely lose the most weight within the first month.

Typically, most people going a diet will cut out a significant amount of salt and reduce carbohydrate intake. So within the first two weeks, you can lose anywhere between 10 to 20 lbs initially. Don’t be frightened, though. Most of this weight is a result from loss of water. Sodium retains water. With the reduction of salt and the depletion of glycogen, anywhere between 50 to 90% of the weight loss is water. However, it is very motivating to lose that much weight initially.

Safe Amounts of Weight Loss

Males:

For people who have over 20% body fat, then you can safely lose 1 lbs to 2.5 lbs per week.

For people who have between 15 to 20% body fat, then you can safely lose 1 lbs to 2 lbs per week.

For people who have between 10 to 15% body fat, then you can safely lose 0.5 lbs to 1 lbs per week.

Females:

For people who have over 25% body fat, then you can safely lose 1 lbs to 2.5 lbs per week.

For people who have between 20 to 25% body fat, then you can safely lose 1 lbs to 2 lbs per week.

For people who have between 15 to 20% body fat, then you can safely lose 0.5 lbs to 1 lbs per week.

Low Calorie Diets

Super low calorie diets that consist of only fruits and vegetables can be dangerous because it will damage your metabolism and enact catabolism. Things like grapefruit diets, apple diets, salad only diets, etc. can be incredibly dangerous your diet. You will most likely crash and burn. And you won’t keep the weight off, either.

Stick to a safe, calculated weight loss protocol.

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Why is it dangerous? What are side effects?

  • Side effects include: nausea, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, and/or mood swings
  • Loose skin
  • For obese people: potential to formulate gallstones
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Metabolic damage (if on low calorie diet)
  • Hormonal changes (especially dangerous for females concerning menstrual cycle)
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