How long should it really take to lose weight?

Alright so you just started a brand-new workout routine and you are on a new healthy diet. You’ve been on this new routine for three days and your noticing that your pants still fit the same! You are asking yourself: How long will this new diet take? Is it a few days, weeks or months?

What is the answer?

If you are maintaining a strict and healthy workout routine and diet, you’re approximately going to lose 1-2 pounds per week (keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat). If you are looking to lose 20 pounds, you can expect it to take anywhere from 2-4 months. When losing weight, you need to remember you didn’t gain that extra 20 pounds overnight, therefore, you’re not going to lose it overnight.

If you want to lose a pound every week, you will need to cut 3,500 calories. You can cut the calories by either eating less or working out. If you really want to be successful, you should do a combination of the two.

What are the factors that can slow down or speed up my weight loss?


The first factor that can have a role in your weight lost is genetics. Other factors are your hormone levels, stress level, sleep amounts and muscle mass. Your age and gender also come into factor when you are trying to lose weight.

Another factor into losing weight is how consistent you are. If you stay on track of eating healthy and working out you will reach your weight goal sooner. Now if you slack off a week or two it will take you longer to reach your set goal.


The Conclusion

Unfortunately, everyone’s body is different. Therefore, there is no exact answer on how fast you will lose the weight.  Most experts would agree that it takes a week to lose one to two pounds.



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