As much as I'd like to say that you could lose 50 lbs in a week, a day, healthily- you physically cannot.
For those of you who rebuttal the above statement with, "what about that time I was able to lose 10 pounds in a week?" Yes, you may have lost some fat but chances are that the majority of weight loss was due to water weight.
Essentially, weight loss occurs when calories in are LESS THAN calories out.
It truly is that simple. But, while it is that simple- you also need to be strategic in how you decrease your calories because you may (probably) aren't just losing fat.
Maintainable, realistic fat loss is between 0.5-1% of body weight in true body fat per week. If you lose more than that, you've probably lost mostly water weight but over time muscle loss can occur, as well.
Therefore, instead of focusing on weight loss and the scale, shift your focus to fat loss. Solely focusing on weight loss is comparable to buffing your car. It'll make the exterior nice but the changes are short-lived. Shifting your mindset to preserving muscle mass, or even gaining muscle, while losing as much fat as possible is ideal.
To do this, you need to consume enough calories to support the muscle mass that you have but not enough calories to support body fat. Doing this requires an understanding of how much you're currently eating and knowing how much muscle mass that you have. From there, with the assistance of exercise, you can start to decrease calories slowly. If you're unsure of how much you should eat or where you should start, it may not hurt to receive nutritional assistance from a professional. Body fat loss doesn't happen overnight but takes a substantial amount of time, patience, and consistency. You need to find a diet that WORKS BEST FOR YOU and one that you can stick to.
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