This is a common question we get asked at Body Reach by our online clients. But there is no one size fits all so we strive to educate our Body Reach members. That eating a balanced diet is a lifestyle and not a quick fix. And so our clients successfully lose weight and keep it off. Body Reach is an advocate of the long game. Thus, the slower the rate of loss equates to a higher chance of sustainable results. For this reason we won’t ever sell you the dream of losing a stone in two weeks and strongly believe this is irresponsible marketing from many companies in the fitness industry.
What Body Reach recommend
We recommend a loss of around 1 pound of fat per week by eating in a 500 calorie deficit. This is because the more extreme the deficit, then the more unbalanced your hunger hormones become. Your hunger hormones include ghrelin and leptin and the impact of an unbalance can be hunger which can lead to over-eating or quitting. As you get leaner you will also find it harder to lose fat, so your rate of progress will slow down. Understanding this is key. Therefore Body Reach aim to educate it’s members so they know exactly how to lose weight and keep it off.
Shift your focus
Focus on altering your body composition rather than what the scales say. Scales shouldn’t be the only tool you use to track weight loss. There are many reasons your weight can fluctuate including water retention and increased glycogen storage etc. Taking progress pictures and measurements are effective methods of tracking progress. You can alter your body composition by eating a diet which considers a balance of protein, fats and carbs. You can also exercise regularly using a variety of training methods to burn calories and build muscle. With all this considered you can lose weight and keep it off. At Body Reach we know that losing fat and achieving your health goals can be difficult and are committed to helping as many people as we can. Contact us if you would like more information on our online services.