Regardless of how much excess you have, losing weight can be one of the most challenging missions you will ever undertake. It can be overwhelming to sift through the magnitude of weight loss information that is circulating these days and decide on the best diet, figure out the right exercise routine, or determine if an off day or practicing intermittent fasting would be good options for you.
If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, it will take persistence, consistency, and determination, and you must be committed to the long haul. Most experts agree that to shed a significant amount, such as a 100-pound weight loss, and maintain a healthy weight, it will involve making substantial changes in behavior and lifestyle.
Today, we will talk about how to lose 100 pounds and strategies for keeping it off. We will show before and after examples of individuals who have achieved this magnitude of weight loss and will provide tips from experts who have proven effective when facing this challenge. We will also explain what happens to your body when you lose 100 pounds and both the positive and negative impacts.
How Long Will It Take To Lose 100 Pounds?
There is no definitive answer for how long it will take to lose 100 pounds because there are numerous variables. Every person has their own set of circumstances that can influence their body’s response to weight loss initiatives. These variables include:
- Body composition;
- Underlying conditions;
- Current weight;
- Medical conditions;
- Lifestyle habits (sleep patterns, hydration, diet, stress management, exercise).
For some individuals, consistently changing their diet and getting more exercise may bring about 100-pound weight loss and can be safely done in just under a year. For others, the best way to lose 100 pounds might be to obtain professional help from a doctor who is an expert in obesity medicine.
Because the disease of obesity is so complicated and every person’s metabolism is different, having an expert help you figure out what is going to be effective for you and what is not can help you successfully reach your goals.
For some individuals, this may mean undergoing bariatric surgery, which is known to cause rapid weight loss, which is how some patients may lose 100 pounds in 6 months or less. While medically necessary for some, losing weight very quickly can result in gallstones, hair loss, muscle loss, fatigue, a slower metabolism, etc.
What Is The Best Way To Lose 100 Pounds?
You may be looking for the fastest way to lose 100 pounds, but you also need to consider your safety. Experts agree that slower, gradual weight loss is significantly safer, results in fewer side effects, and is often the most sustainable method.
Weight loss patients and experts were surveyed about the strategies they feel are the most effective in helping to lose weight, as well as those that can help get you through some of the challenges that will crop up on your daily trek to better health. Here are their 10 best tips to help you lose 100 pounds if you desire:
- Keep track of your calorie intake: Even though this method is very old, it is still tried and true. Your body must expend more calories than it takes in for you to lose weight. You can either reduce your calorie intake or increase the amount of physical activity you are doing to maintain the proper ratio. Many people have no idea how many calories they are consuming each day, so they may need a system to help them. Luckily, these days we have phone apps, and camera phones that can help. Use an app that tracks calories, tracks your fitness accomplishments, or helps you create a food journal. Some patients revealed that a photo food journal really opened their eyes to how much they were really eating every day;
- Reduce your portions: Most people eat too much during one meal. We tend to wait until we are overly hungry and then put large portions on our plates, then gobble down our food so fast that we don’t allow time for our stomach to tell our brain we are full. Using a smaller plate, measuring out reasonable portions, and eating slowly can help gradually reduce your excess body weight;
- Up your daily fiber intake: Foods that are higher in fiber help keep you feeling full longer because they take longer to digest. Research has also shown that soluble fiber has an impact on the hormones that make you feel hungry and the ones that make you feel full;
- Be mindful to eat larger quantities of veggies: Vegetables are low in calories and contain fiber, so they are great for those who want to lose weight;
- Ensure you get an adequate amount of protein: If you are interested in losing 100 pounds, you should make sure to increase your intake of protein. Protein aids in accelerating your metabolism and helps you retain muscle mass;
- Add strength training to your daily routine: This is important because muscle burns calories faster and more efficiently than fat, so you want to lose fat and build up muscle;
- Make sure to get some cardio in every week: Several studies have shown that cardio (aerobic exercise) has proven to promote weight loss, and when practiced 5 times a week, it can result in a gradual weight reduction of between 8 and 12 pounds, even if you don’t change your eating habits. Cardio also works to eliminate visceral fat, which is the dangerous fat that wraps around and sticks to your vital organs or accumulates inside your belly. Visceral fat also contributes to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Ramping up the speed and frequency of your daily walks can help you get started;
- Enlist help from dietary specialists: Working with a skilled dietician is like having your own navigator who can help guide you in choosing the right foods in the portion sizes that are right for you. They can also provide realistic and practical advice to help you proficiently navigate through your weight loss journey like a boss;
- Get help: Many times, patients are dealing with underlying factors that can prevent certain strategies from working as they should. Finding a qualified weight loss doctor who can help you decide what is going on in your body can have a phenomenal impact on your ability to lose weight. Specialists such as Dr. Steven Batash can help you overcome the obstacles that have been holding back your weight loss success;
- Consider a weight loss procedure: At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, you can undergo an endoscopic procedure that can assist you with the challenges everyone encounters during their weight loss attempts. Procedures such as a temporary gastric balloon or Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) limit the amount you can eat by reducing the capacity of your stomach. Neither involves incisions nor a hospital stay, so you can go home the same day as your procedure and quickly recover.
What Happens To Your Body When You Lose 100 Pounds?
Losing 100 pounds can have a profound impact on your health, and many see improvements in or complete remission of their current health conditions, such as:
- Diabetes (Type 2);
- Elevated Blood Pressure;
- Cholesterol issues;
- Obstructive sleep apnea;
- Fatty liver disease;
- Joint and mobility issues;
- Respiratory issues;
- Lowers the risk of heart disease;
- Improvements in memory;
- Increased energy level;
- Reduces the risk of developing several types of cancer;
- Mental health can be positively impacted by reducing physical health issues, and body image issues, creating more balance in hormones, and lowering depression.
But on the flip side, many patients do not realize that when they lose a bunch of weight, they may also experience some side effects that they might construe as negative. Most are more likely to happen when the weight is lost very fast but some are inevitable.
- Loose hanging skin: When an individual gains enough weight to become obese, their skin has been stretched far beyond what is usual, and it will not be able to contract back to its original size once the weight comes off. They are often left with loose, saggy skin that may fold over on itself and create medical issues as well as emotional ones. Cosmetic surgery can correct this and provide a more contoured body;
- Loss of bone density: Losing weight too fast can result in a deficiency of vitamin D and calcium and can alter your body composition, such as a loss in bone density or muscle;
- A loss in muscle mass;
- Hair Loss;
- They are more likely to gain the weight back.
To reach significant and sustainable weight loss, the changes you will need to make to your lifestyle will not be the once-and-done kind. These new behavioral habits will become your new way of life and your new normal. It will be challenging and will require perseverance, but you do not have to face this challenge alone. The highly qualified team of professionals at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center is here to help you every step of the way.
Once you join our patient family, you have access to a huge network of support that doesn’t end when you reach your goals. Set up an appointment, and find out about the non-surgical weight loss procedures we offer, and let us create a customized plan to help you reach your goals. Take a look at these amazing individuals and their incredible 100-pound weight loss success stories!
See How Dr. Batash’s Patients Lose 100 Pounds and More
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100-Pound Weight Loss With The ESG Procedure
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Losing weight can be the toughest challenge you have ever faced, but the rewards are immeasurable. You will not be facing this alone, but you will have the support of the entire Batash team and access to resources and strategies that will help make your journey easier and set you up for success. Take that first step toward a healthier future and contact us today to learn more!