Diet Results: How Long Does It Take?

Hi, can you tell me how many days you’d need to be on a diet before it would have an effect. E.g If I started a diet on Monday that cut my calorie intake to 1200 from 2000 cals, how quickly would I start to lose weight?? would it be after 1 day or 2 or 3 or more? Hopefully that all makes sense?? -Joanne. [via Ask Questions section]

Nobody can accurately predict an exact number of days you need to be on a diet until you start seeing results. Why? Because when you start dieting your body goes through many changes and these changes take their sweet time to take an effect. How much time? It could take a week or two weeks, and in some cases it could take up to a month until you start losing weight.

The important thing here is not to miss the forest for the trees. In other words, focus on the process not the results. The results will come, but they will come faster if you focus your attention on eating healthy and staying physically active.

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