Blog Post - News, Views and Tips
The aim during weight loss is clearly to shed the fat, but you also need to aim to retain muscle. You may find that you get a large initial weight loss in the first week or so, as this will typically be excess fluid and glycogen. However, after that you should be aiming to lose between 1 and 2lbs per week, because if you are losing weight faster than this then you will be losing fluid and muscle as well as the fat. Gradual weight loss is therefore always the best target.