Losing weight is so easy for some individuals and doubly hard for others. Despite promises of massive weight loss by so-called miracle pills and magic treatments, studies have shown that no one can realistically lose 10 to 15 pounds in just a matter of 4 weeks. However, if you really think about it, losing weight is more about disciplining yourself to achieve your goals rather than taking instant ‘cures’ that cannot guarantee how long the effects will last. At Mediplan, we can help you achieve your weight loss goals with a weight loss plan that really works. Here’s how much weight you can expect to lose in a month with our weight loss plan.
Doing the Math
A really effective weight loss plan is anchored on the setting of realistic goals. This can only be achieved if you have an idea of the dynamics and physiology of weight loss.
If you want to lose a pound of body fat, then you have to burn about 3,500 calories. This can be done in two ways. You can either increase your physical activities to burn more calories or you can reduce your calorie intake. You can combine both. Either way, the end result should be that you need to burn 3,500 calories more than what you have consumed.
Technically, if you decide to reduce your calorie intake from 2,500 calories per day to just 2,000 calories per day, you can realistically lose 500 calories per day and 3,500 calories per week. This means you can lose a pound of body fat per week or 4 pounds per month.
Now, if you decide to really achieve weight loss without sacrificing vital functioning of your body, then you can try shaving off 1,000 calories off of your daily diet. This should allow you to lose 8 pounds per month, given that you’re burning 7,000 calories more per week.
Did you know that Americans top the world when it comes to daily calorie intake? Every day, average Americans consume up to 3,770 calories, followed by Austrians with 3,760 calories, and Italians with 3,660. This is a long way off the recommended daily calorie intake of 2,400 for men and 2,000 for women.
If you are consuming about 3,000 calories per day and you aim to lose 8 pounds in one month, then you should be prepared to trim your calorie intake by 1,000 and strive to consume only 2,000 calories per day.
How an Individualized Weight Loss Program Can Help You
If you really want to lose weight realistically and more sensibly, then only a weight loss plan that’s specifically designed for your body type, eating habits, and physical levels can help. At Mediplan, our Weight Loss Plan is composed of 4 interrelated programs that are designed to determine the best possible type of weight loss program specific to your needs.
You will undergo a comprehensive assessment of your body mass index to get an idea of the metabolic and health implications of your body weight. You have to understand that when you lose weight, you are not only losing fat but also, to some degree, water and muscle tissues which are mostly comprised of protein. It is thus, crucial that a comprehensive evaluation of your BMI be one of the foundations for the development of a realistic weight loss plan.
Screening for cardiovascular health through ECG evaluation is also important. Because some of our diet plans may include the supervised administration of appetite suppressants, it is crucial to assess the general health and condition of your heart. More importantly, the success of a weight loss plan is dependent on an optimally functioning heart to help distribute the nutrients necessary for optimal organ functioning and to help remove metabolic wastes that may contribute to faulty metabolism.
Both BMI testing and ECG screening are important components of Mediplan’s comprehensive medical examination. You may aim for an 8-pound weight loss in a month, but if you have certain medical conditions that prevents you from substantially decreasing your calorie intake, then you may have to modify your weight loss goals to take into consideration these medical or health problems. The reason is quite simple. It is perfectly okay to reduce your calorie intake so long as it will not interfere with vital processes in the body. A comprehensive examination can give us clues about your overall state of health so we can create a weight loss plan that really works.
Aiming for an 8-pound monthly weight loss can be made more realistic with Mediplan’s personalized wellness program that works exceptionally well with a highly individualized weight loss plan. These are mostly composed of techniques and strategies that will help you make significant changes in your lifestyle so you’ll be able to achieve the results you seek. These programs are inherently designed to increase your motivation and improve your perseverance to continue with your weight loss plan even when you have already finished the program.
What You Need to Do to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals
Only a weight loss plan that is specifically designed for you can give you the results that you desire. You need a professional diet clinic that doesn’t take any shortcuts or employ gimmicks or give you promises that it cannot keep. You need to have your BMI evaluated and your cardiovascular health assessed. You will also need to have your medical and health history comprehensively and thoroughly checked before any weight loss plan can be designed. You will also require a more holistic approach to your weight loss activities so that any pounds you’ll shed will be more permanent.
Our weight loss plan can help you achieve your goals within the time frame you have set. So, schedule an appointment with Mediplan today and embark on a journey to a more realistic and sensible weight loss.