Maybe you’ve just started participating in your small group training, or maybe you’ve spent some time with your private trainer, but the question on your mind often is likely going to be “How long will it take me to lose weight?” Losing weight in a healthy and life-changing way isn’t something that happens overnight, and it’s important to relish in and celebrate those small achievements like taking another step on the ladder to fitness.
 
To understand how long it will take your body to lose weight, you should first consider just how our bodies lose weight, and gain weight, in the process. Our bodies require calories throughout the day to carry out their normal healthy practices. When we are extra active, our bodies require more calories, and when we are sedentary they require less. When we use more calories than our bodies have been given through food on any given day, the body then begins to use stores of fat for energy, helping to burn off the excess weight we carry on our bodies.
 
This doesn’t mean that working out particularly hard one day while watching your caloric intake will yield immediate results. 1 pound of body fat is equal to around 3,500 calories, so this is a gradual process. Over the course of a week, if you use around 500 to 1,000 more calories than you provide to yourself every day, you can expect to lose around a pound or two per week in a healthy way.
 
This doesn’t mean we should starve our bodies of calories, either. Finding a healthy balance of burning calories and giving calories back to our bodies is important. When we feed our bodies too few calories in a day, less than around 1,200 for women and 1,800 for men, we begin to go into crisis mode. The body senses famine and naturally begins to store fats to be used for energy long-term while breaking down muscle instead. What you’re left with in this scenario is a body that is using muscle for fuel, while still preserving the fat you want to get rid of.
 
To begin your weight loss journey or learn more about nutrition, call now for 3 Risk Free, Complimentary Sessions. Our Inbody device tells you within 15 seconds just how much body fat you have to lose and where the fat is located based off of bioelectrical impedance with a 98.7% gold standard of accuracy. Using this tool, our personal trainers will be able to closely project just how much time it will take for your to lose the weight while properly nourishing your body and regularly visiting with your trainer. We include a 30 day guarantee on all of our packages.
 
To begin your weight loss journey or learn more about nutrition, call now for 3 Risk Free, Complimentary Sessions. We include a 30 day guarantee on all of our packages.
 
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