Weight Loss - We Want to Lose Weight Fast But Can We Sustain It?

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We live in a "fast world." We want everything now, new washing machines, clothes, gadgets to name but a few. We have even lost the art of convalescence and want the magic pill that will make us better so that we can continue to live our hectic lives uninterrupted. We live in a world of fast food, fast cars, fast everything. We want a quick fix and we are not prepared to go to the trouble of doing things the way nature intended.

Most people want to lose weight fast because generally speaking they want to reach their target weight as quickly as possible, they then go back to their old way of eating. What many people don't realize is that if you lose weight fast the chances are you will regain that weight just as fast when you have finished your diet. There are many diets available that promise the most amazing results. A recent diet called Fat Loss 4 Idiots, promises a weight loss of 9lb over the 11days of the diet. What they don't tell you is that that 9lb will not be fat loss. It is only possible to lose 2lb of fat per week. The remainder of the weight loss will either be water or muscle. Another diet called the Abs Diet plan promises a loss of 12 lb in 2 weeks with a restrictive dietary regime and exercise plan. Similarly the weight loss can be no more than 4 lb the rest will be water and muscle loss.

If you really want to lose weight fast then you need to change the way you think of the word fast in this context. A weight loss of 2lb per week on a regular basis would mean that you would lose approximately 16lb over a 2 month period. If you have dieted sensibly and consistently then you will have lost 16lb of fat and will be far more likely to keep that weight off. This is fast enough.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29