TV-shows like Biggest Loser set us high expectations regarding how fast it’s possible to lose weight. However, fast weight loss isn’t possible without drastically limiting your calorie consumption. Making drastic cuts leads to problems that make it hard to maintain your weight loss result in the long run.
Before I list the benefits of slow weight loss, I want to define what I mean by “slow”. By slow weight loss I mean losing no more than a pound per week. Losing two pounds a week is plenty. At this slow rate you’d be able to lose 22-45 pounds a year (10-20 kg/year). Depending on how much you have to lose, the whole process may take 12-24 months. [Read more…]