This depends on how much weight you want to lose. Hundreds of thousands of slimmers have found success with Food Optimising, and weight losses range from 7lbs to 10 stones or more. We encourage a healthy rate of weight loss of an average of 1-2lbs per week. This is a realistic and achievable goal for the majority of people.
However, everyone is different and because weight loss can be influenced by factors like gender, how active you are and how much weight you have to lose, everyone will lose weight at a different rate. It is not unusual to see larger losses in the first few weeks of slimming, mainly due to the loss of body water, and especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. For the majority of people however, weight loss usually settles to an average of 1-2lbs a week over time. According to medical advisors, it can be perfectly healthy for someone with a lot of weight to lose to lose more than 1-2lbs a week – as long as they are eating plenty and having balanced diet.
It’s important not be too restrictive on your food intake (crash dieting) and aim for unrealistic rapid weight losses. Being too restrictive and losing more than 1-2lbs a week on a regular long-term basis can result in you losing excess muscle tissue as well as body fat and it will increase the likelihood of you regaining your lost weight. Taking part in regular physical activity can help you maintain muscle tissue as you lose weight.