Both are healthy. Yes, it can be confusing.
Research is showing that losing slower is more sustainable and those that lose slowly have a greater chance of keeping the weight off. True lifestyle changes sometimes lead to slower weight loss. Also, many overweight folk have health conditions that make weight loss slower (PCOS, thyroid conditions, medications, etc.).
However, I have seen many experts say that a 1% loss per week is acceptable and healthy.
And, many of us found that the scale can be fickle. Even POP weeks can result in no loss or even a gain. Thus, it behooves all of us to remember that ANY loss is a healthy loss. Many, many of our very successful 3FC members lose at the 1-2 lbs. per month rate. Others lose faster.
Personally, I averaged 1.72 lbs. per week on my weightloss journey - faster in the beginning and much, much slower at the end.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? ICor 6:19
My Pictorial Journey " " My Goal Story
Last edited by CountingDown : 05-02-2009 at 07:15 PM.