Is It Possible to Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days?

by editor on January 4, 2016

Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days

The idea of being able to lose 30 pounds in 30 days can sound like a dream come true and that’s likely because the only time a person can realistically do that in a healthy way – without extreme levels of liposuction – is most certainly in fantasy.

Regardless of what diet programs, weight loss supplements or other products might promise you, the odds are that they will not be able to cause you to lose 30 pounds in 30 days, particularly not in a way that will be healthful and that will keep the weight off over the long term.

Still, when you see a promise that a product will let you lose 30 pounds in 30 days it can be extremely tempting to have a look and see what it’s about. After all, nobody really likes dieting and the faster we can get it over with and look better in a bathing suit, the better. Unfortunately, that’s not really the case. For most people, even if you were to eat nothing at all throughout an entire month and if you were somehow to survive it, the amount of fat you’d lose would still be considerably lower than one pound per day.

The body simply doesn’t work like that and, when all’s said and done, that’s good news. For one thing, if there were some miracle plan or pill that could allow you to shrink by that much within one month, your skin would never have the chance to shrink at the same rate. Stretched out skin is already a problem for many people who have to lose a lot of weight. However, the faster you lose the pounds, the bigger the problem. Therefore, if you were to somehow plummet your weight extremely quickly, you won’t look like the model you’re likely seeing on the website for the product or plan making the promise. Instead, you’ll have considerable stretch marks at best, but more realistically you will have flaps of sagging stretched out skin that will need a great deal more time to shrink or that could even need surgery to correct.

Also, if you were to burn through that much weight in one month, it’s important to note that much of it would be water weight, not fat. When you re-hydrate, many of those pounds will return again because your tissues and organs need hydration in order to function. Finally, the pounds of body fat that are burned off will likely return very quickly because weight loss at that rate causes the metabolism to slow down dramatically. This makes weight easier to gain, forcing the pounds back onto your body even if you’re still eating less and exercising more.

Instead of looking to an extreme diet, speak to your doctor about the rate of weight loss that is right for you. For most people, that will typically mean a pound or two of fat loss in the average week.

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