Thoughts and ideas from Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness
Your guide to achieving a safe weight loss each month
October 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness

When you embark on your weight loss journey, you probably start with an idea of how much you want to lose. Although you're feeling enthusiastic about pressing ahead, it's worth considering how to lose weight safely. At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss and Wellness, we're here to guide you through a safe weight loss regime that's sustainable.

What is a safe weight loss per month?

On average, a safe weight loss per month is around 4 to 8 pounds per week. If you've dieted before, you'll already know that you can appear to lose more than that in the first one to two weeks. However, it's worth bearing in mind that those first few rapid pounds are likely water weight rather than true fat loss. As such, you can't expect to yield the same weekly results.

Your safe weight loss per month may also vary according to your starting weight. For example, if you're much heavier than most people, you may continue to lose in excess of eight pounds per month. Similarly, if you're much smaller, your safe weight loss per month may be less than four pounds.

Why is safe weight loss important?

At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss and Wellness, we prioritize safe weight loss. When you lose weight rapidly, you're likely to lose muscle rather than fat. This is because muscle is protein-based and protein is easier for the body to burn as a source of fuel. Losing muscle is counter-intuitive when you want to lose weight long term. When you have less muscle, you reduce your base metabolic rate, which means you're burning fewer calories throughout the day.

Safe weight loss also leads to sustainable results. Many people who lose weight rapidly find that they put their weight back on easily. If they're using unsustainable diets, they may find themselves ballooning once they return to a normal lifestyle.

Finally, losing weight safely also means you're getting the right balance of nutrients. At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss and Wellness, our plans are available to people throughout Los Angeles. Although you'll experience rapid weight loss with us in the first month, we ensure you maintain a nutritional balance and sustainable losses in the weeks that follow.

How can you increase your chances of succeeding with your weight loss plan?

Many people who struggle to maintain a safe weight loss per month are lacking in support. Although there's plenty of information available for dieters online, not having a structured plan can see you fall off the wagon. At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss and Wellness, we help our clients overcome this with structured weight loss plans. Each plan is tailored to your unique circumstances, and we'll provide you with motivational support throughout.

Although a lot of weight loss depends on what you do in the kitchen, exercise is your friend too. In addition to burning calories, exercise comes with the following benefits:

• You boost your happy hormones, which could reduce the amount of comfort eating you do.

• You boost your dopamine levels, which makes it easier for you to focus on your weight loss goals.

• You build muscle, which helps you enhance your base metabolic rate.

At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss and Wellness, we can help you find an exercise plan that suits your lifestyle. We aim to make fitness fun and sustainable, so that you can achieve your safe weight loss per month.

If you're looking for a safer way to lose weight each month, come to us. We provide weight loss plans for people throughout Los Angeles. To learn more, call 424 208 3093 or email