One of the things that models the Weighless approach apart from other weight loss programs is our emphasis on slow weight loss. Rather than coaching our associates to reduce a few pounds a week, per month we make an effort to hold these to a few pounds. And yet there’s a method to our madness.
Most people can only just lose 2-3 pounds of body fat per month. If you’re slimming down faster than that, the others may very well be lean muscle. Trust me, that’s NOT what you’re attempting to lose. Although our approach may seem like an insanely slow way to lose weight, we’re discovering that it’s actually a much quicker (and less unpleasant) path to sustainable weight loss. Interestingly, our members frequently report that after losing weight the “Weighless way,” they look and their clothes fit as if they have lost a lot more than they have.
Losing weight gradually not only preserves your metabolism and muscle mass. It also gives you more time to acquire the habits and practice the skills that will help you maintain a lower weight, going the dreaded-and inevitable-rebound weight gain apparently. It all makes sense, right? But occasionally, someone in the group will ask if there is published research to aid the merits of the super-slow speed of weight reduction we endorse.
- More energy throughout the day
- Water Resistant: You are able to be confident that dunking this fitness tracker won’t ruin it
- Rose Petal Water
- Movement restrictions – Especially twisting forward and backward
- Original Temple Fitness center
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- “Obese” BMI (30-39.9) 37.2% induced
Fair enough. I’ve built a reputation to be evidence-based, and most of the individuals who join my programs cite this among the reasons they trust my advice. A few studies have likened the effects of sluggish vs. A 2016 study including almost 60 topics found that those who lost weight more slowly lost less muscle mass, that was associated with less weight regain. An identical (but much longer) research dating back to 1994 compared the consequences of “fast” vs.
“slow” weight reduction and discovered that the fast losers lost more weight at first but were much more likely to restore it. The problem is that virtually all of the studies that compare fast and slow weight reduction define “slow” as 1-2 pounds weekly, which is too fast by our standards still. There’s this 2008 study which found that small, cumulative changes in diet and activity (like the approach we use in Weighless) produced a slow but sustainable weight loss-and was ultimately far more effective than giving people standard weight loss advice. At the other end of the range, the famous (and heartbreaking) “Biggest Loser” research demonstrate the amount of damage fast weight can do to your metabolism.
After six years, practically all the contestants got regained every pound (and more) -to carry on to eat fewer calories. Our strategy is obviously informed by research-but it draws heavily on our experience and common sense also. And even though we are not (yet) conducting a managed trial, the results we are seeing and the feedback we are getting from our members are enormously validating. I believe we’re onto something here…and maybe the researchers will take notice. For the time being, you can learn more about our Weighless group here.
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