I will often get clients asking me if they can lose x number of pounds within a given time frame.
Also online, you will see people who always want to lose x number of pounds by a certain date. (I’m assuming they have some sort of special occasion or something.)
At best this is a guess because weight loss follows a bell shaped curve.
However the even bigger issue is that without context that question is not grounded to anything.
If you have a lot of weight to lose you will lose more in a given time frame.
So for example, one time I had a client that was 460 pounds.
She lost 30 pounds in her first 30 days, yes a pound a day.
Sure a lot of it was water, bloat, and waste as well but whatever it looks and feels the same.
More importantly that is super motivating for someone that size to lose that quickly.
I also had another client she started at 360 and lost 80 pounds in 4 months.
If they would have lost 2 pounds in their first month they would quit for sure.
Too slow would take like 8 years or whatever at that rate lol.
However If you get someone who needs to lose only 10 pounds they might only lose 3-5 pounds in those 30 days.
What is important to note is that the visual difference will be a lot more in the person who has 10 to lose and loses 3 vs someone who has 200 to lose and loses 30.
I seen a guy was complaining on FB that he lost 140 pounds when he started at 600. He was choked his uncle didn’t notice when he seen him.
In all honesty even though it was a lot of weight, there is a good chance his uncle didn’t legit notice.
Especially if he doesn’t see him all the time.
I mean the guy would still be 460.
I was going to honestly say that, but because even though it is the truth I didn’t feel like getting attacked and arguing with random people on FB that I don’t even know lol.
Even when I ran my 10 Pounds In 20 Days Challenge I stated that if you only have 10 to lose you more than likely won’t do it. (For the record the ranges were 4-14 pounds lost for that challenge I believe.)
The bottom line is when considering how fast you will lose weight it will come down primarily to how much you have to lose then individual variances secondary.
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