Is it dangerous to lose weight too quickly?

Some question I often get when sitting down with new clients and putting their plans together are:

“how much weight can I lose?”  “What’s possible?” “Is it sustainable and safe?”

You see, shows like The Biggest Loser, where people would lose like 120lbs in one show…

makes real life weight loss even harder.

Because if you only lose 1lb in a week now or a few inches off your waist in a few weeks?

Well, that’s rubbish compared to what they do on TV.

Yet, what you forget is that you are losing unwarned BODY FAT and not just ‘weight’ (AKA water and muscle) <<< Which means you’ll “tone up” and fit your clothes better.

I mean, yes SOME people on the Biggest Loser have kept some of the weight off. 

And the study they did following up these people showed that they progressed with their exercise habits…

Learning to make exercise a habit

BUT…what about the others?

Well, one of the contestants reported regaining 32lbs in 5 days just from drinking water again..

And that’s the dirty side they don’t show you:

* How one week is actually 2 weeks of filming

* The diuretics they take to help them lose weight

* The dehydration 

* the 8 hours of exercise

* The starvation

It’s not real life.

And that’s my point  here today:

Whether you go for FAST or SLOW fat loss…it depends on you and your lifestyle.

Here’s a few things to consider:

* FAST weight loss can help keep you motivated and it is normal to want to lose weight fast (we even have a rapid fat loss protocol)

But much of this fast weight loss is likely to be more muscle and water so when it slows you may then become demotivated and potentially deficient in nutrients you need for energy, metabolism, skin, hair, and health.

(one study showed that those who followed a 500 calorie diet lose over 6 times the muscle as those who followed a 1200 calorie diet….and we know how important muscle is for quality of life, energy, and prevention of certain diseases)

* SLOW and STEADY FAT LOSS may mean that you maintain more muscle, have more energy, and learn the habits that are going to help you keep the FAT off for good.

After all, the fat loss is only half the battle, keeping it off is actually the most difficult bit, with most actually failing…

This is why I tend to favour a more habit-based approach and give you the tools to know exactly how to adapt your diet for your lifestyle and keep the fat off for good.

This is why our Nutrition system focuses on small, manageable steps that you can fit into your routine even in your busiest day.

I’d actually go as far to say that the ability to get recipes, create simple meal plans with no banned foods, and shopping lists all conveniently portioned for you to start losing unwanted body fat will actually save you time…

and get you faster results that following some detox, quick fix plan that doesn’t teach out anything…​​

This saying comes to mind:​​

“The man who grasps principles can successfully handle his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

Although our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme in Marlborough is currently full..

Y​​ou can get access to this in our Online Fat Loss Coaching Group by CLICKING HERE

Speak soon,

Matt ​​

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