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Can you lose more then 2lbs per week healthily?
ChrisAtallah posted:
Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
There's always the risk of breaking down muscle (protein) and throwing off nitrogen balance when the calorie deficit is high (calorie deficit is when you burn more calories than you consume). Cardiac tissue can also be at risk when weight loss is consistently high. There can also be gall bladder problems when you cut back on so many calories, especially from fat, and then have meals with too much fat. There are other potential problems if you do not get all the nutrients you need.

One pound is equal to 3500 calories, so to lose 1 pound per week, you need a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day (7 days x 500 calories). To lose 2 pounds a week you need a calorie deficit of 1000 calories a day. Think about being in deficit of more than 1000 calories a day consistently, week after week. It's almost impossible to maintain. In our weight loss program only one person was able to maintain more than 2 pounds per week in 52 weeks, and it was just 0.2 pounds more. The problem is that you have to burn too many calories to make it happen. For instance, let's say you consume 1000 calories a day, which is very low, and very hard, and uncomfortable to maintain (you'll be tried, cranky, and hungry a lot of the time). Even if you could, you'd still need to burn more than 2000 calories day to lose more than 2 pounds a week. Figuring a 200-pound person would have to walk more than 15 miles a day, every single day, to reach that deficit, you can start to see the problems. And when you consume so few calories, your energy level is low, which will make physical activity and exercise hard (and start to waste protein as I mentioned earlier).

So it's unhealthy and difficult to lose more than 2 pounds a week. You can check the WebMD Diet Communities for more information on weight loss.
SmithWood responded:
It is possible to lose more fat and be healthy, just typically individuals undertake it the wrong manner so when these people drop Your five kilos in a week, the simply water fat as well as muscles perhaps which they missing, and never body fat. Yet seek information, check into crossfit, sporadic going on a fast, movnat, as well as other not so well known strategies. These methods are NOT simple in any respect, for this reason they're not so well received, it's extremely hard workouts with regard to metabolic fitness along with functional energy.

And the eating habits, effectively for instance men and women do not need tons of necessary protein to develop muscle. 500g associated with protein is enough to construct and gaze after muscles. You may never hear that will in men's health magazine or perhaps in GNC, they need one to believe you will need at the very least 150g a day for them to promote many.

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