A woman approached me weeks ago concerned about her weight loss. She had been on a low carb, high protein diet and stayed away from alcohol intake for quite some time.
Problem was, she hadn’t lost any weight over a month, not a pound! She asked me to take her measurements to keep track of her progress and explain her frustration. So I met with her to discuss the process of weight loss, review her eating and exercise habits, and encouraged her to keep doing the things she was doing.
I spoke to her earlier this week and she told me she had lost 9lbs since meeting with me! Was it my charm that melted the fat away? HECK NO! It was determination!
Initially when losing weight and fat loss, sometimes it takes our body weeks to adjust to the radical changes in our diet.
Aim for weight loss of 1-2lbs MAX/week to ensure two things:
1. The majority of weight lost is body fat, not lean muscle tissue. This will ensure weight loss that is consistent and keeping our muscle mass is vital for long term weight loss, health and fitness.
2. The weight lost will be kept off because we are not starving our bodies of vital nutrients and weight that will be immediately gained back once the radical diet and regimen seizes.