How To Lose Weight Really Fast: 9 Things to Expect from Your Weight-Loss Journey
How much weight you want to lose is totally up to you, but the best way to get there is by setting small goals like 9 Things to Expect from Your Weight-Loss Journey.
It might be losing 5lbs to start with whatever is realistic and achievable for your life right now. And when you achieve it, it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate it.
Giving myself little treats was a great way to stay motivated when I was losing weight. I love a massage, so I booked myself in for one when I hit my five per cent weight loss goal. I also love clothes, so I’d buy myself scarves to celebrate little milestones.
9 Things to Expect from Your Weight-Loss Journey
If you’re trying to lose weight on your own, and about a pound per week is your goal, what determines if you get there? Here, experts explain nine surprising factors that influence how fast (or slow) you lose weight:
- You may experience great results from the very start.
- Learn how to maintain your weight loss.
- You’ll celebrate your first mini goal.
- Your memory may improve
- Your weight loss will vary from week to week.
- You may hit a weight loss plateau.
- It’s not just about the numbers.
- Your motivation may need topping up.
- You’ll be inspired by our Connect community.
Your Weight-Loss History Have you lost weight in the past?
Unfortunately, you’re already at a disadvantage if you haven’t, explains Dr. Michael W. Schwartz, professor of medicine and co-director of the University of Washington’s UW Medicine Diabetes Institute in Seattle.
That’s because when you lose weight your metabolic rate drops lower than it should, based on pure body size.
For example, if two women both weigh 180 pounds, but one of them used to weigh 250, all else being equal, she will burn 25% to 30% fewer calories per day than the other woman, he says. That makes her efforts to continue losing weight far more difficult.
He added: “As the changes have come, the diet has tightened up She’s made better choices when she eats. She’s been more conscious about working on sleep habits. She hydrates better.
She keeps getting after it and she keeps getting better. We’re always playing with our workouts. We’re always making it that much more challenging. “And that hard work and intense focus has helped our September cover star score what some might call a post-breakup revenge body.
Fat loss vs weight loss
We understand that weight loss happens in 2 stages, and only the second involves fat loss. But what’s the actual difference between losing weight and losing fat?
Weight loss is considered the overall reduction in your body weight, but it includes other things beyond fat: glycogen, protein, water weight, a certain amount of fat and sometimes, muscle. However, fat loss is specifically about getting rid of body fat, which is what your goal should be.
Some weight loss tactics and regimens can cause muscle loss, which can be detrimental to your health in the long run. This is particularly the case with crash diets and those that focus on diet alone, rather than a combination of diet and increased physical exercise.
Your Weight Loss Journey- What to Expect?
Although losing weight is thought to give lot of positive effects, it is actually the changes you make in your diet, activity levels and other lifestyle factors that have a positive impact on your health, fitness, how you feel and your overall life.
Instead, it’s best to aim for fat loss rather than looking at overall weight loss and to try to build muscle. We’ll give you some insight into how shortly.
The latest and probably one of the most common sense ways to get fit and lose excess body fat is by making painless additions of exercise to your day, combined with small diet modifications.
For example, current research has shown that by consuming just 100 fewer calories per day, a woman can avoid the 1-2 pound gain most of us take on each year.
If you want to lose weight, you need to increase your daily caloric deduction by 500 calories,
Add that up over a week and you’ll have nearly a pound of fat loss with very little pain or diet deprivation. It’s the little things you do everyday that can make the difference between keeping fit or packing on!
Here are a few tips to help you find painless ways to stay fit:
All rise! The average person burns 100 calories per hour while sitting and 140 per hour while standing. Get on your feet two hours a day while you work and you could drop 6 pounds over the course of a year.
Stand while you talk on the phone and set up an area where you can work in a standing position (great for people with back pain!).
Take the stairs, not the elevator A 130-pound woman will burn nearly 20 calories each time she goes up and down the stairs. Do it all day watch how quickly those add up!
Dust while you talk on the phone. Get on your feet two hours a day while you work and you could drop 6 pounds over the course of a year.
Lose the remote. Get up to change the channel! And while you’re up grab some weights for a set of bicep curls or shoulder presses. You can work through a full strength training routine in an hour if you do a set during each commercial.
Park so you have to walk. Don’t park your car in the closest spot to where you have to go, try and park as far as possible so you have to move your body as much as you can.
Walk and talk! Catch up on phone calls while you take a walk.
Be creative! Instead of thinking of all the ways you don’t have time to exercise, make it a game to see how many ways you can carve out time for little bouts of exercise. Lose your all or nothing mindset and look at exercise as a daily accumulation of activity.
Remember, to lose weight you still need to take a look at your diet and try to eliminate excess calories, especially those that come from junk. Your goal isn’t difficult cutting 200-300 calories from your daily diet can be easy if you choose foods that you won’t miss too much.
Think about switching from a can a soda every afternoon to unsweetened iced tea or a flavored sparkling water. But remember, don’t cut something that you look forward to everyday (for me cutting cream in my coffee would be a deal breaker), instead look for little changes you can make that won’t make a big difference in the foods your enjoy.
“We’re always playing with our workouts”
Hot on the heels of her steamy spread in Complex magazine, Khloe Kardashian has revealed she’s lost about 35 pounds from hitting the gym. The 31-year-old told Australian radio show “Fitzy & Wippa” on Friday about her weight loss journey.
“I’ve lost like, 35 pounds. I don’t really weigh myself but I know how I want to feel in clothes and it does become addicting once you start losing weight and seeing results. I want to see more,” she said.
“I just got my motivation for the year!” Kardashian gushed after seeing Beyonce’s super-fit body in a nude Givenchy dress. Beyonce has maintained her 65-pound post-baby weight loss with a vegan diet, according to her longtime trainer, Marco Borges.
Conclusion on 9 things to expect during your weight-loss Journey
Most people we see have been “dieting” for a long time. Often this long-term dieting actually consists of a cycle of short term diets, and they start the diet and try to be ‘good’,
But because these diets are not sustainable, people break the ‘diet,’ feel guilty, over eat, feel more guilty and then start the diet to try to ‘be good’ again and around and around they go. Getting off this diet cycle can be difficult without the right support.
Rather than making it all about the number, make it more about lifestyle change what you want to achieve. After all, there is a reason why you want to be healthier, what is that reason?
Many people want more energy, to stay strong, active and social in their older years, or to go on adventures like bush walks, bike rides or kayaking. Often, they tell us they want to be able to run around after the kids or grandkids.