Realistic weight loss of fat is about 1-2 pounds per week. Almost physically impossible to lose more fat than that per week. Lots of good articles on this site about that kind of thing. Relax your expectations - this is not a race, it is a mindset and a lifestyle change. Permanent changes take a long slow route but are worth it in the end.
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Too big a goal, Honey! slow down your expectations! The tortoise won the race!
I would say that is too much to expect. We all do lose weight differently. I lost more in the beginning and I am losing roughly between 1-2 pounds a week. Plateaus also happen too, so you must account for those.
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Personally, I think it is too much to expect to lose 5 pounds a week. I took a nutrition course in university and was told to lose one pound you must burn 3500 cal or take in 3500 cal less than usual. Sure there are the other variables, but it seems like a pretty unhealthy thing to do (and would make me go bananas!) to try to burn/not consume 17500 calories per week. That's 42 hours of jogging! lol! My philosophy since starting here is do a life makeover and stick with 1-2 lbs/wk, there is no way I could sustain anything else.
It may also be valuable to measure inches lost instead of pounds since there are variables that influence scale results.
Best of luck!
8/4/10 1:52 P
5lbs a week is expecting way too much & not at all healthy! It is only healthy (and reasonable to expect) to lose 1-2 lbs a week. Shooting for 10 lbs in a month is pushing it. 15 lbs in 3 wks is not at all healthy.
Weight loss is not a fast thing! Please allow yourself the time to do it right. good luck!
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I started a weight loss program 3 weeks ago, with my mind set on losing 20, in 6 weeks, first 2 weigh ins I had a 4 lbs lost each time (8 lbs), this week (week 4)weigh in, I gained 5 lbs back, and I have been watching what I eat no more than 2000 cals, lots of water, started working out at Gold's Gym strength training, and taking their different classes a couple of times a week, plus, I walk 30 to 60 minutes on the treadmill (incline 2, speed from 3.5 to 3.8)every day to every other day. So is 15 lbs going to be a reachable goal, with about 3 weeks left? Please help...
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