I am currently losing 3lbs a week but I am in the 'obese' catergory and I am sure it will slow down soon.
I have 53 more pounds lo lose before my holiday at the end of June.
I am not TRYING to lose 3 a week, that's just how it's going at the moment. (Before anyone jumps on me)
I did read that the 2 per week rule is a medical standard based on the 'average' person.
How overweight are you?
It is possible to lose 3 pounds/week, but that's a bit ambitious. The recommended weight loss is 1-2 pounds/week to be safe.
If you can give us a bit more information, maybe we can help you get started. If you implement food and exercise habits that you can stick with, you will be much more likely to keep the weight off.
thinkinthin - I don't think anyone is going to jump on you; sometimes that's the way weight loss goes, and as long as you are losing it in a healthy manner, I say "more power to you".
Do all the BMR calculations but reduce the metabolism multiplier by .1 and create a 10500 calorie weekly deficit in a written out diet. Each pound of fat has roughly 3500 calories in it.
According to my doctor losing 3 pounds a week is perfectly healthy for somebody that has a BMI in the obese range.
The biggest tip most often ignored is come up with a plan and before you actually start ANYTHING consult your physician!
Its very possible. I've been following the Atkins System for about a month now, and in the first phase called the Induction Phase you can lose up 15 pounds in 2 weeks. But it depends on your body type and your BMI. I lost 12 pounds in two weeks.
Try South Beach and stay on the induction phase for 2-4 weeks instead of just one. That will jump start you. Then probably 2lbs a week after that. To make your goal. Ambitious goal, but not impossible.
Try "The Flex Diet" - it'll help you lose weight without giving up any one food category......
try to just change your lifestyle and not follow any type of "diet".
Cause if you don't, after you stop that diet you'll probably gain back what you "lost".
I would also advice you check your body fat% at the beginning.
I recommened DEXA or hydrostatic weighing for the most accurate results. Those two are the best.
The Flex Diet *is* a lifestyle change; that's what it's all about - making small changes that anyone can stick with.......you don't stop it, so you don't gain back the weight!!