You’ve more than likely heard that you should try to lose between 1-2 pounds/week. However, who is going to choose 1 pound/week when 2 pounds/week is safe too?
Part of the problem is thinking that you actually have a choice over how fast you lose weight. On paper it looks possible to lose weight faster, but in the real world, the outcome is much different.
Is It Possible to Lose 2 lbs a Week?
I get a lot of questions that go something like this:
I have so and so event coming up xx days from now. I’d like to lose xx pounds. Is this going to be possible?
More times than not, my answer is yes – it is possible, but it’s not probable. These lofty goals of 2 lbs/week (or more) are possible for the people who have dieted down to single digit body fat several times in their lives (think bodybuilders).
They have their bodies down to a science and know exactly where they’re going to be in xx month’s time. For the average person who has never been (or recently been) at… Continue Reading