There are some things that you have to be absolutely clear about before embarking on your rapid weight loss diet. You have to be sure that the weight that you lose will stay off. If it does not stay off, it might be worthwhile to look at something else which can assure sustainable weight loss.
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Weight loss or fat loss
There are some very important considerations in the mind of every potential dieter before he or she embarks on a weight loss diet. The selection of their weight loss diet of choice will depend on these considerations. The dieter will seek the diet that can give him the fastest weight loss. He will then want to exert the least amount of effort and the most amount of weight loss. These three considerations drive the decisions of every dieter.
Sustainable weight loss has a limit
The only challenge is that there is a fourth variable that very few people ever think about and this is the reason most weight loss efforts fail. They focus these three considerations on weight loss when they should be focusing it on fat loss. When the focus shifts to fat loss instead of weight loss, a physical limitation appears. This is the physical limit to the ability of the body to burn fat. Fat is burned in the body in tiny power plants called mitochondria. These mitochondria are obviously limited in numbers. The amount of fat that you can safely burn is thus limited to 2 to 3 pounds per week.
Measure and track fat loss
With your rapid weight loss diet, you have to ensure that you are losing only fat. This can be measured using a pair of body fat calipers. As long as all of your weight loss is coming from fat loss, you can be sure that the weight loss is both sustainable and healthy.