Our expert says:
I am glad to hear that you have decided to change your entire lifestyle for the better. You say that it took 3 years for you to gain the weight that is burdening you now, yet you except to lose it within a short while. A loss of 2 kg in a month is excellent - slow and steady is what you are looking for instead of fad diets that cause rapid weightloss and just as rapid weight regain. There are also a number of other factors that can play a role. For example drinking 5 litres of water plus 1,25 litres of tea a day (total 6,25 litres), is 3.75 litres too much. Excessive water intake leads to electrolyte imbalances (loss of vital minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and even calcium through urination) which can paradoxically cause water retention which will make you weigh more. So please stop drinking so much water. Adults need 2,5 litres of liquid a day in TOTAL. The the stopping smoking may temporarily slow down weightloss, but this will pass as you continue to exercise. Your friend is correct that you may be building muscle tissue that ironically weighs more than fat tissue, so give yourself a chance to get into this programme and lost weight steadily.
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