“A 2001 study from the University of Pennsylvania found that on average, overweight people set a goal of losing 32% of their body mass. That’s three times the amount needed to achieve better health. The truth is, it’s unlikely that most dieters will be able to lose one-third of their body weight. Setting extreme goals is a setup for disappointment and failure.”-webmd.com
So,What Is The Rate Of A Realistic Weight Loss Goal Look Like?
“it is recommended that you lose an average of 0.5 to 1 kg per week (about 1-2 lb per week).”
Why You Losing 0.5kg – 1kgs Is The Best Goal Setting?
If you are losing too fast ,high chance that you are losing too much of muscle .And that will result in slow metabolism,when metabolism slowed down mean that your fat burning machine slowed down as well.Apart from this,if you are consuming too low calories ,your weight loss will soon slow down and may even stop, as your body recognizes the lack of food and goes into a survivor mode.
Beside all these, losing too fast using crazy crash diet,starvation diet will cause major health problem such as kidney failure, thyroid problems, osteoporosis , increased estrogen production, lessening of sexual functions, heart irregularity and changes in blood pressure. It can also be the start of an eating disorder.
The Number 1 element that you need in order to make your weight loss goal work for you.
REWARD,REWARD AND REWARD!
According to the Thorndike’s law of effect,behavior which is reinforced tends to be repeated (i.e. strengthened); behavior which is not reinforced tends to die out-or be extinguished (i.e. weakened)- simplypsychology.org
Therefore, when doing your goal setting, make sure you reward yourself for each and every goal that you have achieved.