Over the weekend I was in a conversation with someone who was talking about losing a specific amount weight and how important this would be for them.
This is pretty common to hear, however the conversation quickly transitioned to “how long will this take to lose x number of pounds”?
No, this is not a lazy or poor response because it truly depends on a number of factors!
In today’s world we have access to so much in just a matter of seconds that we have become conditioned to expects results in seconds.
However, this expectation cannot be met when it comes to weight loss. It simply comes down to time, consistency and effort.
Did you know that the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that individuals lose no more than 2 pounds per week?
What this comes down to is we have to burn stored up energy (fat in the form of calories) on a regular basis while creating a safe caloric deficit each day. ACSM recommends a daily caloric deficit of 500-1000 calories per day through careful diet selection and exercise.
Lastly, it is also important to consider our daily habit with sleep, hydration and stress management. These factors are often overlooked and can be key players in our health, fitness and weight management.
Rome wasn’t built in a day; it took a long time and consistent effort to construct. The same can be said when it comes to our fitness goals, whether that be weight loss, stress management or sports performance.
There is not a magic pill or powder that will provide a shortcut.
Remember, consistency with our daily exercise, nutrition, sleep, hydration, etc with relentless effort will ultimately drive you towards your destination. Remain patient and trust the process!
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Have a great week!