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Factors that influence how fast you lose weight

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When you're trying to lose fat and weight, sometimes it can be frustrating because it takes time. Sometimes, it is possible to lose fat fast. There are some factors which will decide how fast or slow you will lose fat. Let's find out what these factors are.

Your current weight

Your current body mass or weight will decide your metabolic rate or how many calories you can burn everyday. Higher weight means your metabolism is likely to be higher. You will need to consume fewer calories per day than you burn. For example, someone who weighs 300 pounds and burns 2800 calories per day can cut more daily calories to lose weight faster in comparison to someone who weighs 150 pounds and burns 1800 calories per day.

Your weight loss history

If you have lost weight in the past that can also help in deciding how fast or slow you are going to lose fat. If you have lost weight in the past, you are at a disadvantage because when you lose weight your metabolic rate goes down. You will need to take into account this factor while deciding how fast or slow you can lose fat this time.

Your lifestyle

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If you're trying to lose fat, it means that you have more fat and that means your lifestyle has some problems. The speed of fat loss will depend on how many changes you make in your lifestyle. If you already living a pretty healthy lifestyle, your fat loss can be a bit slow. But if you are already obese or overweight and your lifestyle is unhealthy, you will have more room for improvement. You'll be able to improve in your nutrition habits, activity levels and other lifestyle factors like sleep and stress. All these factors will decide how fast you'll be able to lose weight and fat.

How far you have journeyed

Your fat loss rate will also depend on how far you are into your weight loss journey. At the beginning of a diet, you're likely to lose more fat and at a faster rate. For the first days and weeks of a weight loss plan, you're likely to lose fat and weight at a faster rate. During this time the drastic drop in the scale mostly happens because of drops in water weight. During your diet when you reduce carbohydrate intake, you're likely to reduce your weight and fat faster. It happens because your body stores carbohydrates in your liver and muscles and it stores water molecules along with them. When you reduce your carbohydrate consumption, your body's reserves of stored carbs and water levels decrease. As a result of that the scale will drop faster.

Hormonal health

The rate of weight and fat loss will also depend on your hormonal health. Hormones are chemical messengers that signal the cells in your body as to what they should and should not do. The same applies to losing weight. People who have abnormal hormonal functions, especially abnormal thyroid and cortisol hormone functions, you're likely to retain water and weight and so it can be difficult for you to lose weight. In case of women the hormonal factors that can affect weight loss are many and so they should be more careful about their hormonal health.

References 1. The Underground Fat Loss Manual
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