How steady is weight loss supposed to be?

My husband and I (no I’m not the Queen – haha) have totally cut out fatty foods, chips, chocolate etc for three weeks and we both lost a few pounds in the first week which was great but now it’s tailed off and we’re not losing any more. Will the weight loss start up again soon, do you think?

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10 Responses to “How steady is weight loss supposed to be?”

  1. spartan said:

    1 kilo, 2.2lb per week is about the right amount for a healthy diet

  2. iamtheparty said:

    I’ve heard 1-2 lbs./wk. is normal…
    Make sure that you are both drinking plenty of water (at least 1/2 oz. per pound of body weight every day (180 lbs. = 90 ounces of water) and try not to stress…
    maybe you should get frisky more often!
    (that counts as exercise, right?)

  3. bmwest said:

    You should have a healthy weight reduction of 2 pounds per week. This figure is based on a net reduction of 500 Kcals per day, which equates to 3500 calories a week. Sine there are 1600 calories in one pound of body fat – you can expect right around 2 pounds weekly.
    Essentially, this is how all diets work – they create a net loss of calories over a time period. Cutting out fats works because one gram of fat has 9kcals of energy while Proteins and carbohydrates have 4.

  4. Robbie said:

    If you’re only changing eating habits, don’t expect more weight loss from this plan. You will have to, at some point, make changes to your activity level. The body responds best to a combination of eating healthfully and properly and also being active as possible (this means, strength training, cardiovascular training, and being active overall).

    Building muscle and speeding up your metabolism is the best way to lose weight — dieting won’t do this by itself (well, eating frequently will have an impact on your metabolism). Often, dieting alone often backfires. 99% of the fad diets out there fail because they do involve an exercise program — or, they involve starving the body. Neither is a good plan for weight loss.

    Safe and effective weight loss = 2 – 3 lbs a week from eating properly, strength and cardio training, and being as active as possible. Lifestyle changes = weight loss.

  5. Sky's_the_limit said:

    Well, to lose weight, you need to do more then just cut out junk food (although that is a great start and the hardest part, so good job anyway!). You’ve probably just plattoed (no idea how to spell that, lol). Start walking or jogging two to three miles or for 30 minutes four-five days a week. That should help.

    Your goal should be to lose 1-2 pounds a week.

    (Note: The more weight you have to lose, the easier it is to lose it. The last 10 pounds is always the hardest.)

  6. claire g said:

    A good steady weight loss is 1-2lbs a week, anything else, and its just water weight.
    You need to up your exercise, go for walks together in the evening, or get outside during your lunch hour and go for walks, or join dance classes, anything to give you at least 30-40 mins of exercise a day.

  7. pennylope09 said:

    If you’ve lost some weight and are no longer noticing any loss, it might be time to recalibrate your daily caloric intake. Take a look at this site:

    http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

    That will give you a recommendation on how many calories you now need to be eating. Counting calories is fairly easy and there are many free online tools, such as fitday.com, that will keep track of it for you.

    You should also incorporate some exercise in to your daily routine because eventually cutting calories won’t be able to get you any further.

  8. SilverstreaK_1066 said:

    Hi, it realy depends on how over weight you both are. The closer you are to your ideal weight the harder it becomes. Im 6 stone over weight and loose around 3 pound a week if ive been good. Im on the G.I diet / low fat and consuming around 1700 calories (calorie amounts change with the weight that you need to use) joining a slimming class can sometimes help.

    All the best

  9. poll said:

    in my experience weightloss is never linear. Its quite usual for the pounds to fall off in the first couple of weeks, which can then be followed by a bit of a stall while your body grows accustomed to the new regime. This is the really boring bit and often the reason why people fall off the wagon cos they’re just not seeing the results they want. The good news is that if you stick with it, you can suddenly find that after a few weeks of nothing much happening, you’re suddenly rewarded with another several pounds off. If you can up your activity levels, that can help to break a stall too. Go on – go for a walk tomorrow (but make sure he stays four paces behind, ma’am….)

  10. newagejobs6 said:

    it is slow and steady but you will notice it shortly.

    3500 calories equals a pound. Go off of calories and it should explain how fast it takes.

    Good Luck!!




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