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How to Lose Weight Fast

There's no such thing as fast weight loss. The human body is far too concerned about survival to allow us to lose weight too quickly. So as soon as we reduce our calorie intake, it starts to slow down in order to conserve energy.

To put it another way: fast weight loss is nearly always followed by fast weight gain.

Loose Skin & Fast Weight Loss
Too rapid weight loss can leave you with loose skin, which may require surgery to remove it. So don't be tempted to lose weight too fast.

There is no Standard Speed of Weight Loss
Weight loss is affected by a range of factors, including:

  • Our present weight.
  • Our state of health.
  • Our degree of activity.
  • Our calorie-intake.
  • Our age.
  • Our gender.
  • Our general lifestyle.
  • Our stress levels.
  • Change of routine

Optimum Speed of Weight Loss 
As a general guide, here are the optimum average rates of weight loss:

  • If you are about 220 pounds, or more, you can lose up to 4 pounds a week.
  • If you are about 180 pounds, or more, you can lose up to 3 pounds a week.
  • If you are about 150 pounds, or more, you can lose up to 2 pounds a week.
  • If you're under 150 pounds, you can lose up to 1-1 pounds a week.

The Weight Loss Plateau effect
After a few weeks of dieting, you may experience a plateau effect. You are eating no more than usual but you stop losing weight. Why? Because your body has slowed down and is making calories go further.

Either wait until your body gradually adjusts, or reduce your calorie intake further, or (best) take exercise. Exercise helps to boost your body's calorie requirement and minimize the plateau effect.

For more details, see Exercise for idiots.


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