Lose Weight Safely Quickly – But Sustain It

lose weight safely quickly

In fact, losing too much weight too quickly is not safe at all, so the title of this page will take that into account. Yes, it’s not unrealistic to expect to lose weight fast, but if you want to do it safely too, there will be SOME time needed. It also depends on how much you want to lose.

To lose weight safely quickly, you need to take a little time first to prepare. I know you probably want to get started right away, but rushing off to shed those pounds as fast is possible isn’t going to be safe.

Realistically, 5KG a month is going to be the limit to safe weight loss. Some people will lose weight faster and be fine, others will lose weight slower and be fine, that’s just the way it goes. However, if you are here looking to lose 10KG in 10 days or something even more drastic, then I can’t help you.

Lose Weight Safely Quickly – Looking At The Bigger Picture

Sometimes when we help people lose weight with nutrition, they are a bit disappointed when we tell them it might take a couple of months to reach their goal. Despite understanding that nutrition is the healthiest way to lose weight, and that your body will KEEP THAT WEIGHT OFF, they still seem to expect instant results.

You have to look at the bigger picture. If you lose weight super fast because of a massive effort on your part, how sustainable is that weight loss going to be?

Slow and steady really does win the race. Besides, if you lose 5KG very quickly, then gain it back again, then lose it again, then gain it back again, is that really faster than losing 5-10KG more slowly and then keeping it off forever?

It’s much safer too, because it doesn’t put strain and stress on your body.

Maintenance Period

One reason a lot of people gain weight again after they’ve lost it, is because there is no maintaining done afterwards. You body can be quite unstable after you lose weight, so you need to keep taking nutrition, or (whatever method you used) for a few weeks/months afterwards, so that you can get used to your new habits, and your body can have a chance to recover from the drastic change.

This is another reason why I recommend people keep their goals realistic. Yes, you can lose it quickly, but be in this for the long run.

Spend a few months changing your body, then enjoy it forever.

Don’t Just “Diet”

Lots of people try dieting and limiting their food intake when they first want to lose weight. They come back with stories like “I lost 5KG in 2 days” and other ‘remarkable’ facts. Our question to them is usually the same “It came back though right?” And it always did.

When you diet, of course your weight is going down, there’s no food in your body! Probably not much water either. This reflects in a ¬†reduced weight on the scales, but it’s not REAL weight loss, it’s just temporary.

Maybe you will lose some muscle mass as well, but fat takes more time to burn. When you start eating again, you’l just be piling fat on top of more fat, and be down on muscle. Hurray.

Heed The Tortoise – Slow And Steady

You CAN lose weight quickly, but keep it realistic and keep it off. Don’t have delusions of mass weight loss over a very short period of time, anybody who has done that either didn’t keep it off, or was very unhealthy.

Approach it like a short-term project, commit to it, but do it right.

 

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