7 Factors That Determine How Fast You Can Lose Weight

1. How Overweight You Are

how fast can i lose weight
Chichiro (on the left who lost 177 Pounds in 7 Months) lost weight faster than Jammy (on the right who lost 81 Pounds in 6 Months) mainly because he weighed 100 pounds more than Jammy

The fatter you are = The quicker you'll lose weight

A fatter person will lose weight FASTER than a lighter person because they have a higher metabolism or they require more calories/energy to maintain their current bodyweight.

For example, On a 1500 calorie diet…

A fatter person will lose weight FASTER than a lighter person doing the same weight loss activity for the same amount of time simply because more calories are burned (takes more energy) to move a heavier person. For example…

So depending on how overweight you are it's not only safe to lose more than 2 pounds a week… It's almost impossible not to lose more than 2 pounds per week but as you lose weight your weight loss rate will slow down.

2. How Active You Are

The more active you are = the quicker you'll lose weight.

Your ability to recover & how much rest you need will all affect how intense, how long, how many times a week and how many times a day you can workout.

3. How Much You Eat

The more you eat UNDER the amount of calories you need to maintain your weight = the faster you'll lose weight. For example…

Why Starvation or Survival Mode is a Myth

4. How Much False Fat

If your diet before starting any weight loss plan was mainly carbs, high in salt, you drank little water and/or ate these bad foods then you've more than likely gained a lot of false fat or water weight.

You can quickly lose or flush out excess water weight or lose 5-to-20+ pounds in your first week on any weight loss plan depending on how much false fat you gained from bad eating habits, low water intake or medications

5. How Much Protein You Eat

Study after study after study shows that when protein is at least 30% of your diet you'll lose weight faster.

Type in how many calories you eat per day in the box below and then click the Enter button to see me how much protein you need to lose weight faster…

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You need to get at least grams of protein each day to lose weight faster

6. What You Eat

7. Motivation

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I'm 255 pounds at 19... I've tried diet and exercise (eating 1200 cal. And playing Wii fit and jump roping). In the last 3 months I've only lost 10 pounds. I just want to lose alittle faster but still be at a healthy rate and keep it off for good. Any suggestions ?

July 08, 2018

Adrian Bryant

how do you track the 1200

July 08, 2018


I weigh it and measure everything.

July 09, 2018

Adrian Bryant

do you think you may have gained some muscle mass? do you 'LOOK' like you've lost more than 10 pounds. see this

if not then i suggest you eat totally diffenent foods that add up to 1200 b/c you should lose more than 1 pound a week at your weight on that low of a diet UNLESS your bodyfat % is already low

July 09, 2018

Eric Bachelor

How come you didn't add weightlifting to this?

July 05, 2018

Adrian Bryant

that's what #2 is

July 06, 2018


I am 5'11" and I weigh about 330 pounds what can I do to lose the weight when I eat takis, hot cheetos, hot funyons, and all sort of junkfood. Btw I am 16.

June 28, 2018


I'm a 5'8.5ft (174cm), I weigh 152pounds (69kg) 28yr old female.
My goal weight is 55kg (120 pounds approx) for modelling.
How quickly can I lose the weight? What amount of calorie intake do you recommend? I fast daily approx 18-20hours, and had been consuming between 1200 - 1500 calories and saw no weight loss. I have started strength training once a week and do cardio twice a week.

June 25, 2018

Adrian Bryant

how are you tracking those 1200 cals

June 25, 2018


I'm 380 lb female , 5'4 . If following a low carb high protein 1,000 diet how much can I realistically lose in 3 months?

June 11, 2018

Adrian Bryant

a lot and that's b/c of the 1000 cals ONLY

June 11, 2018


Hi I am a 30 yr.old female weighing 157 lbs at 5 ft 4 in (baby weight). My baby is 9 months now, summer is going to be here soon, and I really need a plan and meal plan that I know will work. I have had 5 kids. I don't have an exact goal weight but feel best when I am no lower then 135 lbs and no higher there 145lb. I want firmer lifted breasts, toned arms and legs, and mostly to get rid of my baby tummy. I don't have as much motivation this time around but I need to do it so I feel better about myself and look better. I have a pretty nice round lifted butt anyways but I really want to make it even nicer. What do you suggest I do?

May 13, 2018


I’ve been dieting 5 weeks was 235 now 225 ....53 yr old female 5’6
Don’t exercise
A few yrs ago went from 140 to current weight ... had so health issues and was on beta blockers etc

I used to lose 3-5 lbs easily in a week

I’m doing 1-2 protein shakes and a meal mainly lettuce dressing and a hard boiled egg

Isn’t 10 lbs slow weight loss

May 12, 2018

Adrian Bryant

not slow at all but what is your overall calorie intake?

May 15, 2018


I’m a 25 year old Male, 6’5 and 444lbs.
I big goal is to get down to 240lbs. But the more important goal is to get to 340lbs by 3-1-19. Possible?

May 05, 2018

Adrian Bryant

abdolutely possible at your weight

May 06, 2018


I’m at 347 pounds, men, 29. How much weight can I lose in 30 days, working out 6 days a week, maybe twice a day? I need to lose weight by one month, to be at least 320-325. Is that healthy and possible?

May 04, 2018

Adrian Bryant

at your weight it is

May 04, 2018


I'm 32,I started 310 pounds. I have been restricting calories to 1500 a day for 22 days. I have been diligent about weighing food to ensure accurate measurements. I have been working out the last 14 days. I'm now up to 313 .. I don't understand but I have a helicopter ride in 15 days I need to be under 300 .. any tips?

April 30, 2018

Adrian Bryant

you gained some muscle. what kind of exercise?

April 30, 2018


You be gained muscle, stop working out

May 03, 2018


This does not sound right to me. A 300 pounder can not gain measurable muscle mass in 14 days on a 1500cal diet. The scale is broken, food scale or body weight scale, you are already a super buff body builder on a spurt, a sscientific anomaly or a hoaxer.

May 13, 2018


Hello, I'm trying to loose 30lbs in 45 days, I weigh 197 lb, female and 5'2. Is that possible?

April 28, 2018

Adrian Bryant

at your weight it is with the plans here

April 28, 2018


Hi my name is Nicole. I'm 5'3 180 pounds. I would like to loose 35-40 pounds in 90 days. Do you think this is possible?

April 26, 2018


Email me at Christine.simoson78@gmail.com and I can tell you about food addicts anonymous diet. (Free) basically cut out sugar and flour. Only eat proper proportions of veggies, fruit and protein and you can lose up to 40lbs a month,

May 03, 2018


Hi Adrienne I’m 5”2 and 220lbs if I worked out 4-5xweeks and ate 1200-1300 calories how much weight could I loose in 21 days.

April 19, 2018

Adrian Bryant

you may lose up to 10 but realize your rate gets slower as you get closer to your goal

April 20, 2018


Hello my name is Judith,
I am a 39 year old single mama and my current weight is exactly 300 pounds. I have paralysis in my throat and it is difficult to swallow fresh veggies, can I substitute some of them with the V8 more often than not? I have been heavy my entire life and I'm just sick of feeling tired and not being able to keep up with my 2 little girls. I can't believe I found this and it looks like it would be perfect for me and got me inspired. I am totally unhappy and desperately need to lose weight for my health, it's not officially bad e.g. High blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol and I would like to keep it that way. Is it true it is more difficult to lose weight over 35? Also if my entire family is big people from way way back does that also have an effect? My 40th birthday is in October and I would like to look great, what do you think I could lose by than and maintain for my future?

April 16, 2018

Adrian Bryant

its just as easy to lose weight at 55, 35 or 15

who your family is has nothing to do with it

start with this plan here

April 16, 2018


Your family in the people you hang around with do have something to do with you not losing weight but it's not genetics it's habits patterns and programming. And you're the only one that has any control over changing it. PS if you blame it on genetics you can't fix it. If you blame it on choices you can change it

May 04, 2018


V8 is not a good veggie substitute. Try juicing natural, raw fruits and veggies at home. Look up some of the "recipes" online.

May 22, 2018


Im 29 and weigh 310lbs. I want to lose 150 lbs in 7 months is that healthy and possible?

April 15, 2018

Adrian Bryant

very possbile. your weight loss rate will be very fast at first at your high weight but may taper off after you lose your first 100

April 16, 2018


My sister was about your size when she had gastric banding. She lost 100 pounds in 6 months. I think it would be tough to restrict your diet more than a bariatric patient. 250 in 7 months is unrealistic for most people, even at your size. I think you could do it in a year, though, with a very restrictive diet and diligent exercise. Best to do this under a doctor’s supervision, though.

June 22, 2018


I'm moving back home in about 5 weeks or less. I weigh 165 lbs at 5'1. I'm 23 if that has anything to do with it. I want to weigh at least 130 when I move back. If i do the walking workout 5 days a week but run in place instead and follow your emergency diet but eat eggs and oatmeal as my meals, will I meet my goal? Or is that totally unrealistic? I have willpower and motivation. I just want to know how close to my goal I'll be or if I'll exceed it! It would be SO great to exceed it.

April 14, 2018

Adrian Bryant

at your current weight and height it is very possible

April 15, 2018


Hi Demi,
I have almost exactly the same stats as you in terms of height/weight/age. I am looking to lose weight too, do you want to help each other stay motivated?

May 03, 2018


Hi I'm 5'3. 127 lbs it's a fine weight but I have a holiday coming in July and want to look my best, what's possible to lose by then

April 14, 2018

Adrian Bryant

at least 20

April 14, 2018


Hi. I’m 180 pounds and I’m 5’7. I’m trying to lose weight. I walk a lot so I want to know how long should I walk for every day. I’m also female

April 22, 2018

Adrian Bryant

as much as you can but you'll need this diet

April 24, 2018


Hello so my leg was broken and I was non mobile site to surgery. I was 140 lbs now at 250. I'm starting to be mobile again and need help this is the biggest I've ever been. I also had four kids if that helps five more info. Everyone says surgery but should I ???

April 04, 2018

Adrian Bryant

what exactly can you do now? see this

April 04, 2018


I have a dream job interview where my weight has to be in proportion to my height. I have 28lbs to lose for this. The interview is in 7weeks time. I am willing to give it my everything if it is atall achievable within this time period. Can it be done?

February 18, 2018


I am 50 years old and started working out 6 weeks ago my weight 144 now im 139 I have done cardio 4 hours of cardio every week and some light weights also my diet consists of no pop or sweets and I meal is a protein shake.

February 13, 2018

Adrian Bryant

how tall are you and what is your calorie intake

February 14, 2018


Starting Jan 2nd I stopped drinking pop, no diet either, no sweet tea. I drink flavored water or coffee with Splenda to get my caffeine. I don't eat any bread or pasta, never pasta. But I get the 35 cal bread and occasionally have a half sandwich. I use an app and count my calories estimating up if not sure. I chose healthier meals and haven't worked out at all yet. I'm 5' 1 and when I started I was 333 lbs, third week weigh in today I weigh 317. I eat more protein and I stay at about 1650 cal a day

January 20, 2018


Sadly this isn't true. The fatter person has a slower metabolism and it takes just as much effort to lose the weight and even more so like 10 times harder when they get near their goal weight and maintaining weight. More likely the 300 person when they get to 150 will only be able to eat 800 calories a day or less to maintain while the average person can eat 2k

January 16, 2018

Adrian Bryant

its true as far as metab. goes. A 300 person's resting metab is at least 3000 cals (10cals per pound) vs a 150 pound person who only burns at least 1500 cals

the bigger you are (whether its fat or muscle) = your metabolism is higher.

A fatter person may have a harder time loisng weight due to cravings and other issues but overall they will lose weight at a faster rate if doing the same plan as a lighter person

January 16, 2018


Wow! This is new. I keep learning everyday. Bodies are so complicated. Just one question; Is it safe to eat 500cal a day for like a month while working out for 1 hour? I'm 5"2 AND 158 lbs and it's really hard for me to lose weight. So I wanted to try this out.

February 10, 2018

Adrian Bryant

it is but how long can you really sustain a 500cal diet? use 1 of the long term plans here

February 11, 2018


Wrong. A person on 1500 calorie diet at 300 lbs does lose weight faster than someone who weighs less on the same caloric diet. The more calories you eat the more calories you can take away and the faster you drop the weight. If you need to be on an 800 calorie diet or less just to MAINTAIN, well then you're probably sitting all day and no moving a finger. Calories in verse calories out. Burn more than you consume and you'll lose the weight. That's just science.

February 21, 2018


You would lose because of the deficit but you will have no energy. You wont be able to go as hard at your work out and you will quit and cheat. Start at calories right under maintance calories and slowly drop them when needed. A quick fix is also quickly reversed.

April 11, 2018


I don’t agree with the caloric intake determines “overall health”... in the West , we have this notion that we need to be eating a crap ton of calories ... nope. Fasting, lower caloric intake equal less meds, less doctors checkups and a smaller waistline.
See: the rest of the world

January 11, 2018

Amber h.

What's your stance on plant-based diets? They've helped A LOT of people slim down quickly, and it offers many other health benefits.

December 22, 2017

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