Quick weight loss is not an ideal way, losing weight gradually is the safest approach. Such fast weight loss strategies can help one drop calories but they are not always safe or lifelong.
Next Question Is How Much Weight Will Be Safe To Lose In A Month
Body weight of an individual depends upon several factors like gender, age and size. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an adult can lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Quick Weight Loss Strategies May Cause Adverse Affect
For quick weight loss, people opt intense work out. However, they must be aware of the fact that over exercise can hinder weight loss process.
When people work out too much, cortisol levels get elevated. Cortisol is a stress hormone and body does not distinguish between exercise stress and normal stress.
High cortisol means body can’t burn off fat as it’s too busy to balance out parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
People use crash diet method to lose weight in short period. Due to this, fat levels drop very rapidly which further result in subsequent rapid fall in leptin levels.
Leptin is a hormone that controls appetite, encourages metabolism and promotes fat burning.
Quick drop in leptin levels generate starvation response.
• Slows down metabolism which diminishes daily energy expenditure.
• Increases hunger.
• Promotes breakdown of muscle for energy.
• Not only results in fat regain that one has lost but also put some extra fat.
Low calorie and crash diets can result in the rapid initial weight loss but later may result in severe hunger problems like anorexia and bulimia.
Every Person’s Physiology Is Different
Every person is different, so there’s no way to say for sure how much weight you’ll lose when following a weight loss program, but a safe and realistic goal is 1/2 pound to 2 pounds per week, or about 2 to 8 pounds per month.