Weight Loss Myth: You Can Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days
Go to any grocery store check out counter and you’ll see those popular magazines. On the cover you see something like, lose 10 pounds in 10 days, or 30 pounds in 30 days. Regardless of the amount of weight and time it takes, they all promise quick-weight loss.
Without you realizing it, these programs are quite damaging to your health and metabolism.
To be honest, you can lose that much weight in that much time. However, what you’re losing is not fat and it’s not safe weight loss. To gain better perspective, let’s define what the
paradigm of weight is:
Weight is nothing more than the force of gravity pulling an object toward earth!
Here’s a test for you.
Go weigh yourself.
As soon as you weigh yourself, drink 16 ounces of water and weigh yourself again.
When you weigh yourself again, you will see that you weigh 1 pound more.
Does this mean you gained one pound of fat?
Of course not!
If I were to put you on the moon, you’ll weigh only 16% percent of what you weigh on earth. Sounds good, right? Problem is, nothing else changes. If you have high blood pressure, you still have high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, you still have diabetes. If you have a high body fat percentage, you still have a high body fat percentage. Yet, your weight and your BMI (body mass index) are less. What you’re trying to lose is fat.
So, what are you losing if it’s not fat?
The 3,500 Calorie Problem: There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. This means that if the 10 pounds in 10 days were fat, you would have had to utilize in excess of 35,000 beyond your resting metabolic rate over a period of 10 days. Considering your resting metabolic rate (aka RMR) is approximately 1,700 (going with average estimate between male and female that is inactive), the laws of physics make it impossible to lose that much fat in that amount of time via diet alone. Even when you include exercise, it’s still too darn impossible for it to be fat. Maybe if you were in a military boot camp it is possible (not one of those boot camps at the park).
So, finally, what are you losing?
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