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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1-60 of 437 Comments
Amanda

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

Jen

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

Rob

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

Jose

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

Mel

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

Chris

You be gained muscle, stop working out

May 03, 2018

Jacob

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

Bri

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

Nicole

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

Chris

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

Renne

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

Judith

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

Roger

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

Luna

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

Renae

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

Demi

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

S

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

Lianne

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

Alex

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

**s

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

Maria

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

Kim

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

Renee

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

imalwaysright

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

Naitore

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

Yourewrong

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

Tabitha

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

Sarah

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

Adrian Bryant

no stance. any diet will work if it helps to limit your calories which is why any diet (plant based or not) will work

December 22, 2017

CJohnson

"The fatter you are = The quicker you'll lose weight" Lies... I ate a 1,000 calorie a day diet high in protein with little to no carbs, no processed foods or sugars.. And in 7 yes SEVEN months of exercising twice a day, (Weights at the gym in the morning, and cardio in the form of bike riding after work) I lost a whopping 10 lbs. Doctors say there is absolutely nothing wrong with me, so I push on trying all the conventional methods. I absolutely love salads, and I try to go easy on the fruits. All my meals are made at home. I make my own kombucha and kefir for probiotics. Yet still, 7 months down the road with a beginning weight of 302 I am down to 294. Explain that one...

December 21, 2017

Adrian Bryant

how did you track those caloreis and describe your workouts more

December 21, 2017

Diana

There is only 1 possible answer for not losing weight on such a low calorie, high activity diet: the endocrine system. Either your thyroid produces too little thyroxine, which slows down your whole metabolism (check out hashimoto auto immune disorder) or your other hormoes are not balanced. Doctors quickly say by a simple blood test that everything is fine, although often warning signs are overlooked or not visible in general tests. You need to inform yourself about your thyroid, so you know yourself what meassurements/tests to look out for. Hashimoto can take years to diagnose correctly. I know people who eat less than 1000 calories daily with activity and GAIN weight. This is not about the method of weightloss, but a clear sign that something is not right in your body! You need to take a much closer look!

January 12, 2018

kimberly

January 1 I decided to do this I am an emotional eater so it's been so hard but I eat 1300 calories a day no soda no sweets no fast food no bread or pasta I bake fish or chicken I eat lots of steam vegetables and fruits and I do 15 min of exercise I'm 55 years old and I'm 5ft1 and at the time I started this weight loss journey I weighed 186 what else can I do I want to weigh 150 by June 1st

January 25, 2018

Tabitha

Then its Endocrine or you weren't in a deficit. How did you track? Weigh your food? Everything? Track everything? If yes than go to an endocrinologist.

April 11, 2018

Nathan

Thank you, that's all the motivation I needed..

December 18, 2017

Nathan

Forgot to mention I was 305 when I started now 279 with the diet

December 17, 2017

Nathan

Hi, I started a diet two weeks ago. I'm 5'4 305. I stopped eating carbs, fast food and stopped the soda. Now all I eat is meat veggies and snack on green apples and fruit. I eat a smart choice meats for dinner. I've lost 25 pounds under two weeks. My question is this too much too fast? Plus I work in cold climate area which is 32 degrees 5 to six days a week.

December 17, 2017

Adrian Bryant

at your high weight this is normal but understand it will slow down as you get closer to your goal

December 17, 2017

Natashia

I’m 32 yrs old 5f 11in. weighed at 300 now at 230. My goal weight is 130. I am No longer able to lose weight. I am fasting a couple days a week. Drink only water. Please any ideas would be helpful.

December 12, 2017


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