Either way, relax. There is a simple solution. That solution is to add about 250-300 calories to your daily calorie intake. Then just repeat The One Fact Experiment again with this new calorie amount. Depending on what your weight does this time, follow the necessary One Fact Adjustment instructions.
That solution is to add about 250-300 calories to your daily calorie intake, and then just repeat The One Fact Experiment again with this new calorie amount. Depending on what your weight does this time, follow the necessary One Fact Adjustment instructions.
Now is probably a good time to remind you about the 3 ways to make the One Fact happen. The above method uses just diet to get it done. This is a perfectly fine way to do it. However, it could get done just the same with exercise (albeit, a bit tougher). To do that, you’d just have to burn 500 more calories through exercise when the above instructions call for you to reduce your calorie intake by 500.
Of course, the best way to do it would be a combination of both. For example, you could consume 250 fewer calories AND burn 250 more calories per day. A 500 calorie deficit is still made.
The Ideal Weight Loss Rate – Ultimate Weight Loss
- Did you end up gaining weight?
All of the ultimate weight loss recommendations I’ve ever heard/read regarding how fast the average person should lose weight are all the same…
The Ideal Weight Loss Rate: 1-2 Pounds Lost Per Week
In the eyes of practically every weight loss doctor and nutrition expert, this should be your weight loss goal.
I know. You want to lose weight faster than that. Everyone does. We all wish we could drop 20 pounds by next week, but we can’t. Not only that but attempting to lose weight faster than the above recommendation can actually be quite harmful to your health. The human body was just not designed for “fast weight loss”. If anything, the human body was designed with a safety system that kicks in if it senses you are losing weight too fast.
At this point, it will actually start to KEEP body fat as a precaution.
All your body really cares about is keeping you alive. If you go on some stupid unsafe starvation diet, your body’s only real instinct is survival. And one of the first things your body may do in this situation is to keep your body fat and burn muscle for energy instead. As you can imagine, this would not be a good thing. Health risks aside, studies have also shown that people who lose weight too quickly were MUCH more likely to regain it all back.
It is for these reasons that 1-2 pounds lost per week are the ideal weight loss rate. That may not sound like much, but if you really think about it, it is. Do it consistently for a year, and you could lose 50-100 pounds. Do it for a month and you could lose 4-8 pounds. It may not be as fast as you wish it could, but long term… it’s really not that bad at all.