Weight Loss - Returning Your Body to its Natural State
Written by Diet Bites
Whether you have recently gained weight, have been overweight for quite some time now, or if you have always been overweight - your body has a natural 'thin' state.
By 'thin' we are referring to what is considered your normal, healthy weight - not a razor-thin body which in most cases, isn't a healthy thing at all.
By losing weight slowly, you will increase your odds of having your body return to its natural thin state.
Although quick weight loss is preferred by most all dieters, quick weight loss can leave behind some unsightly, and even some painful reminders - from hair loss to sagging skin that only a surgeon's knife can remove.
Some of these diet mishaps may be permanent.
A perfect rate of weight loss is two pounds per week - and yes, that sounds like an eternity if you are shooting for a 100 pound or more weight loss.
Here's another way to look at weight loss.
At two pounds per week, one can lose more than 100 pounds in a year.
A slower rate of weight loss also allows the body time to adjust to its ever-changing size while helping to train the dieter what works in regards to food intake and activity level.
As a note, I've worked with a lot of people who have lost weight over the years, and there is a common pattern.
Although an individual might drop say - six pounds in one week, the next week doesn't generally produce much in the way of weight loss.
And if you average the weight loss at the end of the diet, one can generally see a 2 pound per week average of weight loss.
So be aggressive - aim to get the weight off safely and keep in mind, that 'quick weight loss' generally translates to a two pound per week loss of fat.