To Lose Weight Properly, Be Patient

You might have read how I lost 7 pounds in 5 days doing the Master Cleanse. But you should have also read that I do not recommend this method for weight loss. While you can lose a good amount of weight in a short period of time, in the long run it can actually be unhealthy and chances are you will gain the weight back and then some. I will say it again, "fad" and "crash" diets are not safe or effective. To lose weight and keep it off you should do it gradually by making lifestyle changes. Look at it this way: 1 pound of body fat is equivalent to approximately 3,500 calories.  If your goal is to lose 1 pound of body fat per week, you would need to consume an average of approximately 500 fewer calories than your body actually requires each day. This is considered a realistic, safe, and ‘muscle-sparing’ rate to lose body fat. If you drop calories too drastically, you risk your body breaking down hard earned muscle for emergency energy supplies which will only leave you with a slower metabolism in the future, which in turn means it will be easier to regain fat! Check your weight periodically, and adjust your level of calories and/or exercise accordingly if necessary.


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