You’ve started at the gym. You’ve changed the way you eat to include healthier food choices.
And you’ve followed the advice, and the plan, your trainer has set for you.
But you’re not losing weight.
This is a common concern and one that doesn’t have a very clear answer.
But what I can tell you is this:
It will happen. And when it does, all your worries will melt away.
You see, everyone is different, which means that you may not see results as quickly as someone else.
But if you follow the plan, adjust how much (and what) you’re eating, the weight will start to come off. It might be slower than you’d like, but this is exactly what you want as it will be a more sustainable way. The average weight loss should be about 0.5 to 1 kilogram per week. Some may lose more, but the majority of the time, this increased weight will be water loss.
On the other hand, you can expect to start losing weight within a few days of making changes. And the more changes you make and adopt, the more weight you may end up losing.
But there is something to remember:
After a week or two, you may notice your weight loss will start slowing. This is often due to your body making the adjustments it needs to slow your metabolism and prevent too much energy from escaping.
Although this may be frustrating, it’s important to understand that by continuing with your plan, the weight will continue to come off. And if not, making the right adjustments to your diet and lifestyle will get you moving in the right direction again.
If you’ve started a plan to lose weight, then you may want to know how long it may take to start seeing weight loss results.
Typically, if you follow the plan, you may start weight loss in as little as a week.
And as you stick to the schedule and your plan, and dial in your nutrition, you could start seeing results sooner, rather than later.