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Joined: Mar 12
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 03:53
After multiple starts and restarts I am here once again to restart my weight loss journey towards a healthy lifestyle. But this time I want to do it in a more practical and realistic way.
What do you think is a reasonable rate of weight loss?
By reading few forums and searching on internet it seems like 2 pounds per week is a practical weight loss rate, what do you think?
Joined: Jul 11
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 04:05
I think the rate of weight loss really depends on a lot of variables including your activity level and body type. Long term it is way more important to adopt permanent changes in your lifestyle than the speed of weight loss. 1-2 pounds/week is what on average is considered a healthy pace that is quicker at the beginning and slower later on, but I think it is a mistake to focus your effort on the scale numbers and most of all to weigh weekly.
Try to find a calorie level that you are comfortable with and foods that you love and satiate you, then if that is 500-1000 cal less than your avg burn per day, you are on the right track otherwise you will have to work out how to increase (decrease) the deficit by increasing your activity level or decreasing the calories. That's quite simple, even though it is not always easy
Joined: Sep 09
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 04:53
paperiniko said it. I fully agree.
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the cookies at the other end of the table."
"Eat less, move more, lose weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far:
Joined: Mar 11
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 09:34
1-2 lbs. per week is pretty healthy depending on your body type and how much you have to lose. Once you get closer to your goal and don't have as much to lose it may be slower and take a little longer to lose even 1 lb., so don't get discouraged. Like paperiniko said this is more about lifestyle changes than speed, so once you start incorporating those healthy changes you'll start feeling better and how fast the scale is moving may not matter as much. Good luck!!
Goal 3: 125 whenever I get there
Goal 2(restart): 130 by August 2013
Goal 1: 135 by May 24th (2012)~~~~Accomplished!
Joined: Oct 07
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 12:15
Lots of smart people on this post!
What helps me to stay on track is to not focus on the word "diet", but instead "health".
Joined: Mar 12
Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 23:20
Thank you friends for your informative and encouraging words.
Joined: Apr 12
Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 00:38
Everybody wants to lose 10 pounds per week of course but it's just not realistic. The thing is there is more merit in losing a little weight slowly than losing a lot of weight quickly (even though no one wants to hear that).
Joined: Jun 12
Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 07:19
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