You’re reading this because you’re either curious about or thinking about losing weight – whether for health reasons or for aesthetic purposes. And you came across this blog post because you’re seeking advice on how much weight you should lose. So let’s dive in. (Hey, come on – what’s the harm in being curious?)
How Much Weight Can You Lose?
If you’re curious, you can start by looking up your body type and weight goals – because there’s no point in losing weight if you don’t know how much you should be losing. That being said, there’s no exact science to determining how much weight you should lose. Instead, there are general guidelines that apply to most people.
Here’s the bottom line: If you follow the 1500 calories a day diet plan (hereafter referred to as the “1500 plan”), you’ll lose about a pound a day. If you consume 3000 calories a day, you’ll lose about a pound and a half a day. And if you consume 5000 calories a day, you’ll lose about two pounds a day. (The daily calorie requirements vary based on your age, gender, and activity level.)
As you can see, the general rule of thumb is that you should measure your weight every two weeks and take that into consideration when planning your diet. That way, you’ll ensure that you’re on the right track.
What About Fat Secret?
Another popular weight loss method is Fat Secret. Created by Dr. Joseph Mercola, it’s a dietary supplement that claims to help you lose weight by inhibiting the absorption of nutrients (primarily calories) from food. Essentially, Fat Secret claims to help boost your body’s own detox process. To learn more, check out drjoemercola.com/fatsecret.
While there’s probably some truth to the theory behind Fat Secret, the jury is still out. It’s largely an untested weight loss method, and much of the research that has been conducted on it has been contradictory. (For example, one study found that rats that were administered Fat Secret for 24 weeks had worse glucose levels and insulin resistance than those that were on a control diet. While another study found that rats that were administered Fat Secret for 12 weeks had improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity.)
As with any fad diet or weight loss program, you need to make sure that you consult with a physician before starting to take Fat Secret. (It’s also worth noting that, as with any dietary supplement, you need to be sure to get the recommended daily dosage.) However, as a general rule, if you’re looking for a safe and easy way to lose weight, Fat Secret might be a good option to consider.
Is This The End Of The Road For Weight Loss?
There’s no question that following the 1500 plan will help you lose weight. Indeed, as we’ve established, it’s a good place to start if you’re seeking general guidelines on how much weight you should lose. (Don’t forget – this is not a replacement for medical advice. If you’re concerned about your health, you should speak with your doctor. Nonetheless, for those of us who are seeking a way to lose weight for aesthetic purposes, this might be the end of the road. (Again, remember – this is not a recommendation to go against medical advice. It’s just that the 1500 plan might not be the right fit for everyone.)
When it comes to losing weight for aesthetic purposes, the key to success is – you guessed it – calories. You have to reduce your caloric intake below what your body needs for basic functions. (It’s also important to eat healthily during this time and know when to stop dieting and enjoy life as a healthy weight.) While there are plenty of diet plans that can help you achieve this goal, if you’d like some guidance, you might want to try the 1500 plan. Then again, maybe not. (If you are looking for a replacement for the Atkins diet, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered on that front. Just sayin’).