How long should it take to lose weight?
WE’RE constantly confronted by before and after shots. People who’ve “changed their bodies in six weeks” or “got their pre-baby body back”.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you’ve asked your doctor or trainer “how long does it take to lose weight?”, you may as well have asked how long is a piece of string. There are numerous factors that affect people’s weight loss â€” from age, fitness, health status to lifestyle.
That said, a realistic rate of weight loss for most people is around 0.5-1kg a week. Weight loss can plateau and yo-yo, so there is no designated time period to ditch that extra layer of fat â€” despite the common 12-week challenges.