By: Lindsey Price: There’s no question that people wanting to lose weight on a diet want to get a fast start. Because that is often what is going to help you to stick to it. No one wants to do the work, spend the money, and make the sacrifices if you aren’t going to be rewarded for your efforts.
It is much easier to stick to something (including a diet) when you know that there will be a pay off in the end. And in our fast-paced society, we want that pay off nearly immediately.
To that end, someone might say: “what is the most weight that someone can possibly expect during the first couple of weeks of medifast? I honestly would love a 10 pound weight loss. I am not sure if this is too much to ask. I’ve seen people discussing that type of loss, but I don’t know how realistic it is. However, that’s about what I’d need to see in order to be able to see a noticeable difference.”
You can lose a notable amount of weight in the first week, as the range is stated at as much as five pounds in the first week and as much as two pounds after that for the next week and beyond. (Note that the range is stated as 2 – 5 pounds per week for the first week and 1 – 2 pounds per week after that.) So you might get within that range after the full two weeks, but I think that it’s probably a lot to expect in the first week. Do some people proclaim that they’ve done better than this? Yes, some have. I’ve even seen some photos regarding this. And I am always happy for people who have had good success, but I don’t think it’s good to expect that type of loss. And I’m not sure that it’s completely sustainable.
I think that it’s better to shoot for reasonable and safe numbers and to be pleasantly surprised if you do a little better. Frankly, when people tend to want those more dramatic results, they do silly things like not eat all of their food and over exercise. Both of these things actually impede your progress because your body needs fuel and rest in ketosis.
Plenty of research indicates that you are more likely to keep the weight off if you lose it in a sensible manner. When look at this sensibly, you are training yourself to adopt a new, sustainable life style that you can reasonably maintain.
Quick results don’t do you much good if you can’t maintain them. You don’t want to burn out before you even get started. So my answer to this question would be that by the company’s own guidelines, five pounds in that first week certainly isn’t out of the question. And frankly, that’s great. Five pounds is noticeable, makes a difference in how you look and feel, and is highly motivating.
Beyond that, I think that you are really are getting into unrealistic and unsustainable expectations. Want to know more about how medifast works? Feel free to check out my free ebook where I keep tips and the latest coupons.
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