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How Long Does it Take to Lose Weight?

When you start your diet regime and exercise you can’t wait to see the results.

And you are asking yourself when will you see the changes.

Well, I can’t tell you precisely when you will lose those extra pounds, but I can tell that you will not burn fat overnight. (1)

You didn’t gain weight overnight, right?

But we can predict the time needed to lose weight.

When can you see the first results?

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That depends on several factors.

There are different things that affect how long you lose weight:

For example, one is your weight for starters.

If you weigh more than 200 pounds you can lose 10 pounds easily in the first 2 weeks.

But if you have just 5 pounds extra, you can maybe lose a pound during the first week.

Your diet plan is also an essential factor.

Some rigorous diets (big calorie restriction) can have better results for start.

But every rigorous diet leads to the yo-yo effect.

And that is gaining those extra pounds fast after finishing the diet regime.

So, I don’t suggest those diets.

You should find a weight loss method that will help you keep your ideal weight after weight loss. (2)

So, how long does it take to lose weight?

A moderate weight loss is 1-3 pounds per week.

So, if you want to lose 20 pounds you will need about 10 weeks for this. (3)

Weight loss calculator

Some women I know often check weight loss calculators to predict the weight loss rate.

I don’t suggest this because many factors can affect the final result.

Let’s see what to expect in the first 4 weeks of weight loss:

Weight Loss

Week 1

You will lose a few pounds.

Unfortunately, you will not see any big changes in the mirror.

Week 2

If you follow your diet plan and exercise regularly you will be able to see the first changes in the mirror.

Week 3

You may hit a weight loss plateau this week.

Just keep going and stay persistent.

Week 4


You should drop one dress size.

When will you need to buy new clothes?

Well, you need to lose 10-12 pounds before buying new clothes.

When will people notice that you’ve lost weight?

If you want people to see that you lost weight you need to lose about 10 pounds.

And if you want other people to start seeing you as skinnier you need to lose more, about 20 pounds.

So, what’s the bottom line?

If you want to lose weight you need to change your diet habits and exercise regularly.

Losing 1-3 pounds per week is optimal.

Ideally, you will lose 20 pounds in 10 weeks.

To start changing your clothes, you need to lose 10-12 pounds.

And If you want to look more attractive you need to lose on average 20-30 pounds.

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