Fast Weight Loss Tips By Smart For Life

Fast Weight Loss Tips From A Doctor that Specializes In Weight Loss

As a Bariatric doctor, many people tell me they want to lose weight fast; so I decided to write this article about the pros and cons of fast weight loss.

fast weight loss

First of all, you should not lose more than 2 to 3 pounds a week.   After the first week, if you are, you’re losing muscle or getting dehydrated.  You are not losing fat.  Limiting salt and starches may also mean losing more weight at first—but, again, that’s mostly fluids and you’re not losing fat.

In regards to exercise during your weight loss phase; working out has shown to actually work against most people as they generally eat more after they work out.  For example, they go to the gym and burn 500 calories, but get hungry and go home and eat 700 calories.  Now, don’t get me wrong…working out and regular exercise are key for long term weight maintenance.

So what is a healthy weight loss speed?  At SmartforLife® our experience shows, based on thousands of fat, muscle, and water measurements on our clients, that to maintain muscle mass and good hydration, average monthly loss for women was about 12 pounds and for men about 15.  At these rates muscle loss was negligible and fat loss was maximized.

We also found that people who go too slowly, losing only a pound a week, lose their motivation and generally give up.

Fast Weight Loss Tips

Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track to success:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get unhealthy, tempting foods out of your home.
  • Stay busy – you don’t want to eat just because you’re bored.
  • Eat small meals every 2-3 hours throughout the day.
  • Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
  • Be sure to get enough protein.  *See table for requirements.

So the take away message is to go as fast as is safe, about 12 pounds per month for women and 15 per month for men.  This is for the first month.  As you lose more weight, the rate of fast weight loss will decrease until you reach a plateau.

To read about how to beat a weight loss plateau; read my next blog.

Fast Weight Loss Minimal Protein Requirements

This chart presents the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) of protein for men and women at various ages.

Males:

11-14 years     50 grams/day

15-18 years     59 grams/day

19-24 years     68 grams/day

25+ years         70 grams/day

Females:

11-14 years     46 grams/day

15-18 years     50 grams/day

19-24 years     52 grams/day

25+ years         55 grams/day

This chart does not take into account your size—and larger people tend to have greater protein requirements.  The following calculation is a more popular method for calculating daily protein amongst most health professionals:

Your weight in pounds multiplied by .36 for women or .50 for men = Daily protein requirement (in grams).  Avid exercisers and athletes require even more. Fast weight loss is achievable and you can do it while eating and being healthy at the same time- Dr. Sass.

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About Smart For Life

Well-known for its popularity from clients across the U.S. and Canada, the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet is more than just a weight loss company. It is committed to helping its clients lose weight, gain health and positively impact the environment along the way. Over the past 7 years, Smart For Life® has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose hundreds of thousands of pounds - improving their health, appearance and happiness. Founded by Dr. Sasson Moulavi, MD, a bariatric physician, Smart for Life® is based on his realizations of how food affects our health and uses the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Guidelines. The ASBP is a 50-year old organization teaching physicians the fundamentals of weight loss. “The concept was developed while I worked as an emergency room doctor and saw the rise in heart attacks in 30 and 40 year old patients. With this experience, I knew what had to be done,” explains Dr. Sass. “Many other diet doctors and food scientists have helped to shape what Smart for Life® has become. I believe we have created a revolutionary way for people to eat.” Smart for Life® Cookie Diet is a comprehensive weight management approach to health and wellness which utilizes natural, hunger-controlling diet foods to deliver visible results. The medical weight loss company was started by Dr. Sass on the principle of improving people’s lives by providing a quick, safe, easy and affordable means of weight control. Smart for Life’s E-Commerce Program is the hallmark of the business, providing an accessible weight-loss management program to consumers across the country. In addition, the over 30 weight-loss centers provide in-person counsel including one-on-one medical supervision.

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