It’s the start of a brand-new year and as a result, there are so many weight loss related search queries flooding the internet! We’ve taken a look at some of the most regularly searched questions and with the help of Commercial Nutritionist Mark Gilbert, we’ve answered them here for you!
How much weight can you lose in a month?
The short answer is that everyone is different, so no two weight losses are the same! We cannot make specific claims about how much or how quickly person can lose weight, because we’re all so unique.
However, what we do know is that studies on The 1:1 Diet show an average weight loss of 10-20 kilograms - that’s one-and-a-half to three stone. We’ve had countless dieters who’ve lost double that (and even triple and quadruple).
But back to the question at hand… if we talk about how much can be lost in a month, since most of the weight of successful dieters on Plan with The 1:1 Diet is lost in the first four weeks, the average is likely to be close to 10 kilograms. Very successful dieters could lose a great deal more. So, if you were to start a post-Christmas diet plan and keep on track, you could be quite a bit smaller by February.
How much water should I drink to lose weight?
Let’s be clear – drinking water doesn’t make you lose weight, but drinking water before you eat is a proven strategy to reduce hunger, both at that meal, so you eat less, and following the meal. If you’re on Plan with The 1:1 Diet, your personal diet Consultant will recommend that you drink at least 2.25 litres or four pints of water per day. Drinking little and often is the way to go - it’s a lot easier than trying to drink 4 pints all at once!
How to change habits and stick to it?
Habits are behaviours that are repeated and become part of your routine – so much so that after a while, we don’t even realise we’re doing them! So, the only way to stop a bad habit or get a good one is to consciously identify the bad habit when you do it and replace it and the various causes of it with useful behaviour.
Three ways The 1:1 Diet can help with this:
Convenience - All our meal replacement products are pretty much ready to go! You might just open a pack of tasty Salted Caramel Bites, shake a Latte Shake ‘N’ Go, or pop a Macaroni Cheese in the microwave for two minutes. No faff, so an easy choice to make..
Personal one-to-one support – everybody on Plan has their very own personal diet Consultant. They know all of the usual bad habits that foil dieting success, so understand how to avoid them and make changes stick!
A robust Plan - our weight loss Plan is based on the science of how to change bad behaviours and it definitely works because studies on our diet show weight loss maintenance can be achieved over many years – so you don’t just gain all the weight back after a few months. There are so many dieter success stories to prove it! [link through to success stories].
Do I need to exercise as well as eating well to lose weight?
I am a huge advocate of exercise. Few things are better for our health and vitality. However, on its own, it only leads to a few kilograms of weight loss on average. Most of the studies on our meal replacement products did not include exercise. The weight loss (on average 10-20 kilograms in eight to 12 weeks), was from diet alone.
There is a big “but” though – exercise is very effective for helping keep the weight off and avoiding weight gain. So, we recommend gradually introducing exercise as you move up the Steps towards your weight-loss goals. So, at least at first, if you’re trying to lose the lockdown weight, you can hold off on the exercise for a little longer!
Inspired to start making new healthy habits and stick to them this year? Why not speak to a Consultant to see how they can help you with your weight loss goals today.