Originally Posted by srh1
Ohh I'm joining too! :)
By my 21st birthday :) which is in 6 weeks. I heard that it was healthy to lose up to 2 pounds a week... And I am pretty comfortable at that weight (as long as Im fit)
1 to 2 pounds per week is the healthiest, long-term method to losing weight healthy and keeping it off. If you lose too quickly, it's usually because you cut your calories too much and your body will "notice" you are losing weight. From a primative survival standpoint, your body doesn't want to lose weight! It wants to keep extra around "just in case" you are ever in a starving situation.
But if you slowly, and carefully, lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you are more likely to keep it off because you haven't lost it rapidly.
And keep in mind that if you build/gain any muscle during weight loss, it might not seem like you lost any weight at all on the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat. So if you lose 1 pound of fat, you may very well gain 1 pound a muscle, which would make you feel like you didn't lose any weight at all. This is where how you feel in your clothes and how you look (and actual body measurements) can show the change -- not the scale.