Marsden revealed last week that 33% of New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight.
As we are keen to help you lose weight this blog post will look at another piece of advice: why you shouldn’t lose weight too quickly. Here’s why:
The issue of crash diets
A crash diet is where a person is striving to lose a large amounts of weight in a short period of time. However it is often an unhealthy and unbalanced diet.
According to Harley Street Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert crash diets ‘could lead to nutritional deficiencies, muscle loss and slower metabolism’.
Studies have also proven that losing weight quickly is not sustainable, and weight that is lost through this method is likely to be regained.
How should you lose weight?
According to the NHS, a healthy amount of weight to lose is one or two pounds per week.
As touched on last week - if you’re exercising regularly then muscle mass may be increasing to offset fat loss.
You can also:
- Follow these 10 things that doctors wish you knew about weight loss
- Don’t be disheartened by weight gain - an understanding of body composition shows it can be positive
- Set realistic goals
- Eat a balanced diet
- Be cautious when using bathroom scales
How can you track weight loss?
Marsden’s range of weighing scales are used by gyms, personal trainers and well-known slimming groups worldwide.
The Marsden M-560 is a portable scale that weighs in kg/g or st/lb. It features a full numeric keypad for easy BMI calculations. An optional carry case is available.
For complete body compositions reading use a Body Composition Scale, such as the MBF-6000 and MBF-6010. The MBF-6000 is built for portability, so is perfect for use by personal trainers. The MBF-6010 is column based so is designed to be a permanent fixture in gyms and sports clubs. The column-mounted indicator means the person using the scale does not need to bend down to operate.
For high accuracy weight readings from a professional medical scale that won’t cost you a fortune, choose the Marsden M-550.