Fitness Tip of the Day: Practice Patience

Sustainable weight loss takes time and requires persistence

Besides nutrition, one of the hardest things for people to grasp when it comes to changing their lifestyle is that results do truly take time if you want them to be sustainable. 

You can lose a bunch of weight really quickly on a crash diet but that is usually unsustainable in the long run, and you'll likely regain that weight.

When it comes to sustainable weight loss, a general rule is (of course it is different for everyone, though) that it takes at least four weeks for you to see results (you will easily notice the small changes, others won’t), eight weeks for your close family and friends to notice (the ones that see you every day), and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. 

So, be patient when it comes to losing weight the correct way; it will be worth the wait!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.


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