Losing weight is an ongoing struggle for many women. But is quick weight loss for women the ultimate fix?
I personally have tried all the quick weight loss for women diets there is out there. Yes some of them do work, but only for a short period of time.
Let's look at these quick weight loss diets and understand why they work, but only for the short term.
How Do You Lose Weight Quickly?
In order to lose weight quickly you need to eat a much lower number of calories than you burn in a given day.
This means that you either have to calorie count or follow one of those "lose ten pounds in ten days" diets.
Many people say that in order to lose weight quickly you should only consume 800 calories a day. Wow - that's not much food is it?
Yes you can keep this up for a short period of time and lose weight quickly, but as soon as you start eating properly again... yes you've guessed it - up goes your weight again.
Therefore you are back to square one. Six months later you have tried so many quick weight loss fixes and given up so you are still at your overweight state. Not exactly quick weight loss now is it!
I know this from first hand experience, time and time again. Before I know it a whole year has passed and I still have not lost any weight even though I have spent money on many quick weight loss fixes!
Why Losing Weight Slowly Is The Way To Go
Now that we've established that quick weight loss is not the best way to go, let's look at why losing 1-2 lb a week is actually the "new" quick weight loss for women routine.
You see giving yourself enough calories to live off will give you a slow steady weight loss which is much more manageable to stick to and attain. After all you can eat a good amount of food plus have treats such as wine and the odd pizza slice etc. This is just so more natural making it much more achievable to stick to it and lose 1-2lb week.
You still have to watch what you eat and go down the healthy route with plenty of fruit, vegetables and fibre, but you can also fit in foods you like so you won't cheat.
So in the same six months you are much more likely to be able to stick to the higher calorie diet with a slower weight loss and be able to reach your goal. As opposed to keep trying quick fix fads which are practically humanly impossible to stick to so you give up and you are back to square one.
I finally realised this a few months ago when I was still 21lbs overweight after being on a 'diet' for about two years! So I set a target of losing only 1lb a week. This was so easy to stick to by being able to have the odd glass of red wine and a few treats. I ate healthy most of the week and introduced some exercise in the form of swimming. I am now half way to losing my 21lb but if I had stuck to my quick weight loss diet fads, I would still be 21lb overweight!