Healthy Weight Loss – How Much Weight Will Be Healthy

Losing weight is just half of way to a healthy life. Maintaining your weight is also important part of your success. Successful maintaining of your weight is based on the same principles – eating healthy foods, controlling your portions and regular physical activity. Lose up to 10lbs in 10 days! “I lost 25lbs in just 30 days!” Weight loss with a deadline, they are all over the place. The advertisements suggesting weight loss in a time frame are confusing regarding what can realistically be accomplished in a given time frame.

To maintain a stable weight, your energy intake needs to equal the energy you use. If you use more energy than you consume, you will lose weight. On the other hand, if you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. The sensible answer to losing excess body fat is to make small healthy changes to your eating and exercise habits. These changes should be things that you can maintain as part of your lifestyle – that way you will lose weight and keep it off.

For some people, simply preventing weight gain is an appropriate goal. For others, losing just 5 to 10 pounds is recommended. If you think you’d like to lose more, your chances of success are greater if you take small steps. Reach your goal of a 5- to 10-pound loss first; then reevaluate your need for further weight loss. Focus on achieving lifestyle change, not a number on the scale. If you are a numbers person, remember that weighing yourself every day might be discouraging.

Fat weight – This is the amount of adipose tissue, or fat, that a person carries. Body fat does not need calories to maintain itself. It is stored calories that a person has already ingested and is burned as energy as a result of exercise. We need a certain amount of fat to be healthy. These percentages will vary between men and women but healthy ranges for men will fall between 4% and 15% and for women 10%-20% of total body weight.

Water weight – Water weight accounts for the levels of hydration in our body. This weight can fluctuate 5lbs in a single day based on hydration levels. If you have ever been sick and lost weight very quickly, it was most likely water weight. The contestants on the Biggest Loser TV show, lost up to 20lbs in 1 week, and it was most likely some fat, but a lot of water weight too. The reason NFL football players weigh in and out of each summer practice is because the are being monitored for hydration levels as they can lose 3-5lbs in a single practice session. And finally, this is the weight you will lose and gain rapidly with low carb fad diets.

Benefits of Weight Loss

There are many benefits of weight loss. Here are just a few. Some improve your health and others help you feel better. As you get ready to lose weight, make a list of how losing a few pounds will benefit you. Put this list on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror.

* Lower blood glucose if your blood glucose is higher than normal.
* Lower blood pressure if your blood pressure is higher than normal.
* Improve your blood fats if they are not in a healthy range.

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