Why Can’t I Lose Weight Fast


People always want to lose weight fast.  You always see these infomercials about you can lose so many pounds and inches in a short amount of time.  Those gimmicks will work for a short period of time but in the long run they will give you only short term results.  If you are looking to lose weight fast, maybe you can think about short term versus long term benefits.

In the short term to lose weight fast seems like a great idea.  You can get down to an ideal weight quickly then that is a good thing.  The problem is that when you do that the likelihood of keeping the weight off is much smaller than if you were to lose the weight slower.  Losing weight quickly can also be dangerous.  You may have to cut out meals or food groups.  Your body needs those meals and food groups to operate properly.  If you body does not have all the nutrients because of cutting things out it can cause other problems.

Long term losing weight is important.  If you lose weight over an extended period of time then you can have the tools to keep it off.  The goal is not get to your ideal weight as quickly as possible it is to get to your ideal weight and stay there for a long period of time, your lifetime.  Losing weight slower allows your body to adjust and allow you to be able to develop tools to help you stay healthy for a long time.

If you want to lose weight think about whether it is better to lose weight fast or lose weight for a lifetime.  The goal is to be get healthy and stay healthy and there is not quick fix.  Getting healthy is lifestyle not a two week program.  Set long term goals and celebrate them as you achieve.  In the long run you will be glad you lost he weight and it will not matter how quickly you did it.

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