How Fast Should You Lose Weight?


No one wants to lose weight too slowly. The problem is, if you do it too quickly, you have a significantly higher chance of gaining all that weight back when it’s all said and done.


So what is the ideal speed for weight loss?


I have all the details for you.

“Safe” Weight Loss

I remember when I was a kid and we took a trip across the country. My parents folded the back seats down, laid out sleeping bags, and my sister and I slept (with no stinkin’ seat belts to cramp our dreams) as they drove through the night.


I can only imagine what it was like when my parents were kids themselves. They probably got set on top of the family station wagon and were told to grab the luggage rack and hold on tight.


Losing weight too quickly doesn’t run the same risks as not wearing a seatbelt. Barring any extremes, it’s not going to kill you. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it also won’t “break” your metabolism (read more about that in “Did You Break Your Metabolism?”).