Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Understand what Reasonable Progress is.

by John Berardi

Every day people come to me having lost 3% fat in 3 months or 3kg's in 7 weeks wondering why things aren't working.

WHAT?!?! What exactly are these people expecting? Perhaps they need to do the math.

If you're a woman at 30% fat and you're losing 1% fat a month, by the end of a year you'll be 18%. That's defined as "athletic". You'll have gone from obese to athletic in one year.

If you're losing 0.5kg every 2 weeks, you can expect around a 13kg weight loss over 1 year.

What seemed like crappy progress to you doesn't seem so crappy now, does it?

Seriously, perspective people!

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