Whether your goal is to lose weight, lose body fat, tone or gain muscle, it’s advisable to incorporate some form of progress tracking. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether we are actually making any progress and often times we are not the best judge of our progress.
You decided to you want to lose some weight, but you are trying to figure out how long it will take you to reach your goal. In this post, I'll explain what are some realistic expectations when it comes to how fast you can lose body weight and provide you with some basic calculations you can use to estimate your rate of weight loss.
Use these calculators to calculate your BMI, calorie needs and calories burned.
Like I mentioned in some of my previous posts, what determines your weight loss is calorie balance (food intake vs energy burned). You can estimate your average weekly weight loss and figure out how many days it will take you to reach your specific weight loss goal.
As I will explain in this post, this is the wrong question to ask. There are many diets out there: Keto diet, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, diet based on your blood type, vegan, vegetarian, Atkins, caveman diet, cabbage diet and all sorts of crazy diets that you didn’t even know they existed.