How Fast Should You Lose Weight – Know the Real Facts

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ate of the people that have extra weight is getting higher and higher every day. By development in field of human rights, people with extra weight can live the perfect life, but is this responsible to their love ones. Or, most of all is this responsible to their own body…?

Everybody knows that having extra weight is extremely unhealthy. If you have extra weight does not mean that you worth less, but think about your quality of life. So maybe it is time to consider losing the weight.  Even if it only few extra kilos, it would be better if you start on time.

But, there is also another problem and it is how fast you should lose weight so that your collagen can keep up.

[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]If you lose the weight too fast, your skin would not be able to adjust and will be less elastic.[/pullquote]

What I wanted to explain?  With extra weight your skin is spreading. By losing your weight your skin needs to go back to normal.

If you lose the weight too fast, your skin would not be able to adjust and will be less elastic. In this case you might get the wanted weight, but the tonus of your skin will not be satisfying.

Also, you can easily get the stretch marks. Despite most common opinion, stretch mark are not made by getting weight, most of the times they are product of losing weight too fast. 

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] As reported in Forbes:

“’Across the world, guidelines recommend gradual weight loss for the treatment of obesity, reflecting the widely held belief that fast weight loss is more quickly regained,’ said the first author of the paper, Katrina Purcell, of the University of Melbourne, in a press release.

‘However, our results show that achieving a weight loss target of 12.5% is more likely, and drop-out is lower, if losing weight is done quickly.’”


It is not possible to determine how fast you should lose weight, but most optimal result would be 1 kilo / 2lbs per week.

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Everything faster than this can just harm you, so please do not go for diets that are too aggressive rather follow best weight loss guide by a nutritionist. Depends on age, health, or metabolism, but if you really want to go on with these types of diets, make sure that your body is in the perfect condition. If you have any doubts about how your body will accept this kind of weight loss, do it with diets which are offering 3 to 7 kilos per month.

One very important factor in determining how fast you should lose your weight is your actual weight. Highly accepted term of what is the ideal weight for you is to measure how much tall you are (cm) and then to reduce it for 110 (females) or 100 (males).

For example, if you are female that is 170cm tall, your ideal weight should be 60 kg (170 – 110). In case if you are only few kilos extra weight, you might afford yourself to lose weight faster, you might even consider to lose 2 kilos a week.

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If you are the one that have a lot of extra weight, you need to slow down and maintain a safe weight loss rate . As you were overweight more than few kilos, your body was less active. You might say that this is not correct, but please keep in mind how many things in your life were limited due to extra weight. Try to remember those situations where you would just lose your strength after doing some simple jobs. Due to extra weight, your body acts older than it actually is.

Also, it is much more difficult for your legs to keep the pressure. So, if you are trying to lose weight fast, the better idea is not to lose more than kilo per week. You need to slowly practice your body to go back to old stage. Your metabolism is working in completely different level; your hearth is used to get tired very quickly, your legs are swollen and this is why is not recommended to lose your weight too fast.

The other very important thing that I want to underline is how much fiber you are consuming. We know that all around the place you are finding “tips” to consume a lot of fiber. But, too much of fiber is not good as well. If you are planning to lose your weight, you need to discipline your body to good digestion. But, too much of fiber will just lead to constipation. This issue will not help you too lose your weight, would just slow your metabolism down.

Anyway, no matter how many stories there are about how fast to lose your weight, or how to get slim, there are different bodies and different personalities. At the same time, nobody knows better than yourself how your body is behaving. Maybe would be nice if you would write a diary of what you are consuming during the month and to exclude what is not necessary. Another very good tip that I would give you is to visit nutritionist that will do complete analysis of your body.

These measurements will include body mass (index), potassium (kalium K) and sodium (natrium Na). Some of these measurements you can even make in better equipped gym, but maybe is better to see the nutritionist who can help you to lose weight in  safest way. 

Whats you plan regarding the speed?

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