" I'm losing weight. My pants are getting too big, but my stomach is going down very slowly..."
"I'm only losing 1 pound per week. How can I speed this up?"
"I've lost 70 pounds in the last 2 years and I find myself going thought bouts of lost motivation. It's been 3 weeks since I've lost weight..."
Does this sound familiar?
When you first start a new diet and exercise program or go through an elimination you may initially lose 5-10 pounds, which can be very encouraging. Then, all of a sudden, you're “only” losing 1 pound per week… so what’s wrong? Why is it slowing down?
When you eat the wrong foods, your body holds onto extra water and bloats up. When you remove these foods from your diet, you lose a lot of this “water weight” and because of this, you will see the number on the scale go down quickly.
Once your body gets rid of this excess water and starts adjusting to your new diet, the weight won’t shed off as fast, and this is NORMAL.
I get tons of messages from people who have seen a ton of progress, but are frustrated because they’re only losing 1 pound per week.
Stop and think about this for a second.
That's 4-5 pounds in a month and 52 pounds in a year.
It’s amazing, but more importantly its healthy and you’re more likely to keep it off long term.
We live in a fast paced world where you can order something online and receive it by the end of the day or get the answer to a burning question in seconds.
We live in an age of instant gratification, and this is making us incredibly impatient.
We want to see results instantly, but when it comes to losing weight or building muscle, there are no shortcuts. You need to put in the work. Period.
You can't order a 6 pack online with same day delivery and you certainly won’t see immediate results from turning down a slice of cake or waking up an hour earlier to get your workout in.
It takes time, discipline, commitment and consistency. It takes experimentation, and figuring out what works for YOUR body.
It’s all the small decisions and sacrifices that you make along the way that willget you where you want to be.
So if you’re “only” losing 1 pound per week, it means you’re doing something right. And, if you stay consistent, that one pound will turn into 5, 10 or 20 pounds before you know it.
In this fast paced world, you need to develop discipline, patience and put in a lot of hard work to get the results you want.
Whether it’s losing weight or building muscle, it takes time. Be patient and be proud of every single pound that you lose or gain.
Weight loss is a marathon. not a sprint.
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