What Happens If You Lose Weight TOO FAST!

  • Published on Jul 5, 2018
  • Ever wonder what happens if you lose weight really fast? Are there side effects like excess loose skin or a slow metabolism? Does losing weight too quickly cause your body to enter a starvation mode? Are these all myths or should you avoid these common weight loss mistakes.
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    Is there such a thing as losing weight too fast and does losing too much weight too fast have negative consequences? Most people believe yes when you lose weight too fast you wind up with a bunch of excess skin and you increase the chances of gaining all the weight you lost back. But is this actually true? Today we'll look at how losing weight fast effects the amount of excess skin you end up with at the end of the process, but let's start first by figuring out if losing weight too fast negatively effects the amount of weight regain you regain. I mean is slow and steady weight loss actually better than losing weight at a faster pace when it comes to hitting your goals and maintaining your results for the long run. The most common held belief is that you should lose about 1 or 2 pounds per week. This maximum weight loss of 2 pounds per week is recommended by doctors, trainers, and dietitians, and anyone that goes outside of this standard recommendation of 1 or two pounds per week is looked down on because that kind of advice is believed to be ignorant and its believed to endanger the health and the long term success of the person looking to lose the weight. One of the most common concerns with fast weight loss is that it usually takes a huge amount of effort both with diet and exercise to lose weight fast which leads people to resort to unhealthy methods. Some people that try to lose weight as fast as possible attempt dangerous methods like crash diets, or they starve themselves, or they go from 0 to 100 with exercise and all of these approaches can be very unhealthy. Also you probably can't maintain and keep up with these excessive approaches to weight loss as permanent lifestyle changes. You can stick to a crash diet for a week, maybe two, maybe even a month, but by month 4 chances are high that you've long since quit. Most experts believe that when you lose weight slowly you do it through ways that allow you develop healthy eating behaviors that you can continue applying long term to keep the weight off. On the other hand we're told that most diets that promote rapid weight loss are often very low in calories and nutrients, which may put you at risk of many health problems, like muscle loss, nutritional deficiencies and gallstones, especially if you follow a rapid weight loss diet for a long time. Many people on a crash diet will also experience hunger, fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, and they might feel cold throughout the day. On top of that it's also believed that when you lose weight too quickly chances are very high that you're not losing fat mass, but you're instead losing water weight or worse yet muscle tissue. You can't be losing body fat in a healthy way consistently week after week at a rate higher than 2 pounds per week. Can you? Or is that just a myth that we're constantly told. Before we get into what the studies have to say on this topic, I'd like to say that as a personal trainer that has worked with thousands of clients I can tell you that some people lose weight really fast and others lose weight really slow, but based on my experience whether they lose the weight fast or slow doesn't seem to have that much of an impact on maintaining that weight. In fact from what I've seen some people especially people that are really heavy, if they don't see results fast they'll get demotivated and quit. Let me give you a simple example, if you're looking to lose 10 pounds and you're losing the average of 2 pounds per week, then every week you're 20 percent closer to your goal. You know it'll take you about a month of maintaining a clean diet with consistent exercise to get to your goal weight. However, what happens when you're looking to lose 60 pounds to get to your goal weight. At the rate of 2 pounds per week, it's gonna take you 30 weeks of perfect dieting just to meet your goal weight. That means after half a year of controlling what foods you eat and how much.
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    Study showing that with similar total weight loss, the rate of weight loss did not affect long‐term weight regain in individuals with overweight and obesity:

Comments • 573

  • Stav Alamo
    Stav Alamo 2 days ago +1

    But this channel saying that u should lose weight fast in one of there vids!!!!

  • Jonathan Musick
    Jonathan Musick 2 days ago

    345 in 6weeks now 308

  • Ray mond
    Ray mond 4 days ago

    I lost 10kg in a month pero di naman po lumawlaw ung balat ko

  • tomassay
    tomassay 6 days ago

    Can someone tell me, what is that movie at 4:20?

  • Danny Soto
    Danny Soto 13 days ago +1

    When I lost 55 lbs, I was losing a pound a day but there was slumps so I lost 55 pounds in 4 months

  • Kyle Davis
    Kyle Davis 16 days ago

    Thank you. I needed this.

  • Lester Gomez
    Lester Gomez 17 days ago

    I lost 5kg in a week

  • Shuhratbek Bahromjonov

    Hi, I have a question: Can you tell me how to lose chest fat and build strong chest fast? Thanks for the answer beforehand

  • Mark Shippit
    Mark Shippit 21 day ago

    Thank you so much for this information.

  • Sandman
    Sandman 23 days ago

    i lost a pounce or 1,5 a day on my workout day and 0,5 a day off.. without any calories deficit.. I would lost slowly(1-2 pouce a week) but my body lost fat quick.. :$

  • Lt. Reacharound
    Lt. Reacharound 26 days ago

    This is true, you'll get loose skin anyway, if you're fat enough. The stretching happened when you were fat, not when you lost fat. It just makes it visible. Still better than being fat. Loose skin will not cause you to die, excess fat will

  • Justen Galacia
    Justen Galacia 26 days ago +1

    I’ve lost 25 lbs in one month I’m now 194 lbs 13.2% bf 5’10

  • saaaaauce
    saaaaauce 27 days ago

    Wooter = water 😂

  • Obstinado
    Obstinado 28 days ago

    I wanted to loose weight the fastest as possible. Now I'm scared.

  • Xjosephwilliam X
    Xjosephwilliam X 28 days ago

    Weight shouldn't be your primary measure unless you are purely burning fat. I stayed the same weight for three months (5'7 14 stone) but I was fitting into much smaller clothes and if clothes were tight it was on my shoulders not my stomach. Look at many factors for weight loss, currently have no loose skin, just sligh stretch marks on my stomach.

  • Events time TV
    Events time TV 28 days ago

    I lost 12 pounds in one week and half of fasting i started to freak out because it’s too quick

  • Skyler Wagner
    Skyler Wagner 28 days ago

    No kidding i have lost 18-19 pounds in 3 weeks almost 4 weeks but im thinking its mostly water weight today i got on the scare after i ate and had water and i weight the same as i did last sunday so that means i already dropped another 2 pounds😱 all im doing is watermelon and some cucumber and so on

  • Ángel Ziclonz
    Ángel Ziclonz 29 days ago

    I lost 48 pounds in 2 1/2 months idk if thats good

  • Wordsmith 430
    Wordsmith 430 Month ago

    He said the word “weight” a bunch in this video. If you are focusing on the number on a scale as your primary measuring tool, you are setting yourself up for failure already. The scale is your enemy; the tape measure is your friend.

  • Syarif Alkhasan
    Syarif Alkhasan Month ago

    Best food for diet "TEMPE"..

  • Kyle Arthurs
    Kyle Arthurs Month ago

    Very helpful video thank you

  • Mangor
    Mangor Month ago

    Dear god

  • Rob
    Rob Month ago

    I started my weight loss Journey 8 months ago. I knew for me it was a Marathon not a race. I have had weeks where I have lost 3LB and some weeks where I have lost 0LB. My goal was to loose 80LB. So far I have lost 41LB with no loose skin and I am starting to like the way I look. For me at least slow, steady and consistent is the way to go. But one thing I have learned in my Journey is not everyone is the same and you need to do what’s best for you.

  • Mafaka
    Mafaka Month ago

    4:17 ... is that a movie? if yes pls... someone telle me the name of it xD

    • Rob
      Rob Month ago

      Mafaka Matrix

  • 55 maltesers
    55 maltesers Month ago +2

    Drinking game: every time he says the word "weight" take a shot.

  • Christfollower Love

    The thumbnail though. LOL!

  • Nick Cinque
    Nick Cinque Month ago

    wooder weight!

  • Crisp Eaterson
    Crisp Eaterson 2 months ago

    Can you American people at least put up annotations so the rest of the world can understand weight in Kilograms please 🙄

  • Jonathan Antonio
    Jonathan Antonio 2 months ago +1

    I cut out many things such as sugars and fast food and started incorporating healthier foods and so far ive lost 8 pounds in 2 weeks.

    • Peter Novak
      Peter Novak 2 months ago

      Jonathan Antonio good shit m8

  • Son_Goku Ha_ka
    Son_Goku Ha_ka 2 months ago

    We can fix loose skin by doing dry fasting

    • Son_Goku Ha_ka
      Son_Goku Ha_ka Month ago

      @Prathmesh Tiwari loose skin

    • Prathmesh Tiwari
      Prathmesh Tiwari Month ago

      @Son_Goku Ha_ka Do you mean your weight or lose skin?

    • Son_Goku Ha_ka
      Son_Goku Ha_ka Month ago

      I fasted for a month for about 18/6 in Ramadan the results were amazing

    • Prathmesh Tiwari
      Prathmesh Tiwari Month ago

      @Son_Goku Ha_ka How many days of fasting?

    • Son_Goku Ha_ka
      Son_Goku Ha_ka Month ago

      @Prathmesh Tiwari do u know about dry fasting? It heals the skin l tried and l so the results

  • flamehiro
    flamehiro 2 months ago +3

    I lost 10 pounds a month and it's not that hard. Excercise as much as you can, but let your body rest if it's too sore. Eat light but don't starve. Lift weights too so you maintain muscle mass or gain.

  • Diyah Hariyani
    Diyah Hariyani 2 months ago

    Give the CC please

  • KFStreich
    KFStreich 2 months ago

    2# a week, 1000 calories of fat per day.

  • joe gore
    joe gore 2 months ago

    My starting point was 256 pounds currently at 245 I'm 5"11 my goal is 190 but I'm really worried about excess skin

    • sylky
      sylky 2 months ago

      Better to have loose skin than to be severely overweight. Just lift weights and consume 1 gram of protein per lb of lean body mass. Don't cut calories by more than 1,000 from maintenance.

  • Victor Sanchez
    Victor Sanchez 2 months ago +1

    I'm a kid who is 14 years old I used to way 200 pounds and now I way 151 pounds. Do I have loose skin and how do I get rid of it

  • Evergreen Band
    Evergreen Band 2 months ago +8

    I’ve lost 40 pounds in 2 months and I feel great I weighed 230, now I weigh 190!

    • Prathmesh Tiwari
      Prathmesh Tiwari Month ago

      Do you have loose skin?

    • Hold Still
      Hold Still 2 months ago +1

      Do you have loose skin? Cus I'm in the same boat as you

  • AL
    AL 3 months ago

    You want to lose weight slow to develop a discipline for a healthier lifestyle.

  • vladimir Medyedev
    vladimir Medyedev 3 months ago

    But my weight just 75 and my body not to fat...now my weight 63 im doesnt have acess skin?

    • vladimir Medyedev
      vladimir Medyedev 3 months ago

      You get excess skin if your weight is obesiti and too much fat..........

  • YDB
    YDB 3 months ago

    I went from 0-100 and fucked up lol . I wasnt really sure what I was getting myself into when I got offered my old job. I was building patios and whatever else the clients wanted done. At the start of last year I weighed 320 and month after month I started to just shred weight and couldn't really find a way to stop now as of last week I currently weigh 182 with a bunch of loose skin

  • Tomer Gal
    Tomer Gal 3 months ago

    My goal is 2 grams of protein per kg. If I choose fasting using one meal a day, how do I consume the protein?
    Should everything be consumed in the 1 meal? (Sounds stupid and hard)
    Or, should it be consumed throughout the day? Then, the fasting is not a pure fasting but it's mostly fasting from carbohydrates while allowing to consume proteins

  • Pheezy420 REEFER
    Pheezy420 REEFER 3 months ago

    Im on my journey now! Started at 160kg (352lbs) im now down to 141.1 kg (311lbs) started May 15th 2019 its july 12th 2019! Its all about diet and exercise! DIET IS KEY! Any body can work out but if you still eatting pizza n cheese burgers 🍔 and french fries its not gonna work!

  • Shnobbs Studios
    Shnobbs Studios 3 months ago

    Hope this doesn't happen to me.

  • Rayan B.
    Rayan B. 3 months ago

    35 pounds down💪

  • Vegan George
    Vegan George 3 months ago

    I've lost 41 pounds in 5 weeks

  • Fleury
    Fleury 3 months ago

    I’m just eating 1700 calories at age 14 and 240 pounds and in 2 weeks I’m at 230

  • jesse morell
    jesse morell 3 months ago

    When you stretch your skin you stretched your skin there’s no going back my friend. Common sense

  • Logbia7k
    Logbia7k 3 months ago

    6:30 this graph says enough.
    - Fast = Unhealty, you lose alot of weight but gain considerable more back afterwards then the other two.
    - Moderate = Lose a lot of weight, Stay healthy and regain little back.
    - Slow = Very healthy, Lose a little bit of weight, Regain the least. Permanent results.

  • Crystal Joyy
    Crystal Joyy 3 months ago

    Its about muscle mass. Eat protein and go hiit. Hiit will make u lose alot of fat fast while maintaining muscle.

  • Ted
    Ted 3 months ago

    I 100% have lost body fat way faster then 2lbs per week. I went from 235 to 179 with a 6 pack in like 90 days.

  • Ted
    Ted 3 months ago +2

    I lost weight super fast and at 1st, I had a little loose skin but it actually tightened up and I had a 6 pack after

  • Shalena Victor
    Shalena Victor 3 months ago +1

    I’ve got 130lbs to lose and am trying to avoid loose skin. 😔 I hate myself for ever getting to this point but life was so hectic and moving so fast, I didn’t even realize it. I injured my ankle when I was 17 and gained a lot after that. But I got the surgery to fix it 2 years ago and need to get my shit together. Any advice on avoiding loose skin?

  • Sanjai .P127
    Sanjai .P127 4 months ago +1

    Why doesn’t this guy just tell us what happens

  • Sanjai .P127
    Sanjai .P127 4 months ago +1

    How much should I loose per week ???

  • Samurai Lee
    Samurai Lee 4 months ago +1

    2 pounds a week? 8 pounds a month? Fuck that I'd rather be fat.

  • António Paixão
    António Paixão 4 months ago +2

    Well, I once was doing over 20 trainings per week.
    But still maintained my weight.
    So... guess I'm good!

  • Xavier Asselin
    Xavier Asselin 4 months ago

    Just train and eat sain and you’ll be blessed

  • tattoodrdoke
    tattoodrdoke 4 months ago +2

    Don't focus on scales focus on body composition or basically how to your clothes fit. I didn't weigh myself for 10 weeks and i have lost 5kg.

  • Kevin Wheesy Southward
    Kevin Wheesy Southward 4 months ago

    I’m a 50 year old guy. I was always an athlete. I am a jiu jitsu player who was always in great shape. Sure I would go through phases where I would get a little chubby (usually when I was in a serious relationship or when I was married) but I was always able to cut the weight pretty easily through diet and exercise. At 40 years old I got sick. I was diagnosed with advanced emphysema. I hadn’t smoked since I was 25. I had been training in jiu jitsu and triathlon in the mean time. Turns out I have a genetic disease which caused my lung issues as well as gastrointestinal issues. I got severely depressed, stopped training, and gained about 80lbs. About 3 years ago I went back to jiu jitsu and lost 70lbs in 6 months. After a year I got pneumonia a couple times in a row and stopped training (and eating clean) and gained all of the weight back plus some. A few months ago I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and got back into the gym and began eating right. Problem is, even though my strength and stamina improved a lot, the fat just ain’t going anywhere. After 6 weeks of training and proper eating, I gained 3 lbs. WTF?

  • Emily Delamar
    Emily Delamar 4 months ago

    I am at 300 pounds now and lost quite a few pounds yet, but slow and steady wins the race. Losing the pounds I put on over years in just months is not healthy. I want to avoid as much loose skin as possible by going slow and working out regularly to shape my body. Also I want lasting change, not just a quick diet for two weeks that will make me gain everything back

  • rebeka talebi
    rebeka talebi 4 months ago

    Look into “The Biggest Loser” show it was all about extremes extreme exercise & calorie restriction. Most of the contestants ended up regaining