This is a very subjective question
There are so many factors that go into this such as how overweight is your client to begin with?
As we all know many people lose “a lot ” of weight initially but then reality comes into play
Looking at your profile I don’t see that you are a registered dietitian or have a degree in nutrition?
As personal trainers, it is not within our scope of practice to give out “diet plans” or specific nutritional advice.
If you do have the proper qualifications it would be great to see them.
Hmm. I’ve had several clients lose up to a pound PER DAY in a completely healthy way and they have kept it off! Very happy for them! They did entirely through diet but didn’t count calories and simply switched to low carb, high-fat, moderate protein diet with plenty of fresh vegetables. One of them was a new mother with a 6 month old baby and she was able to lose weight almost effortlessly using some of my simple diet principles! Thanks Nancy!
Hey Christine! Just curious I guess. I tend to think that as long as people have transitioned into a healthy lifestyle up to a pound a day of weight loss can be expected and is completely healthy when done properly, of course. I’ve lost 8lbs in 10 or 11 days using ketogenic intermittent fasting and bulletproof coffee.
I’ve worked with people to lose up to 15lbs in 2 weeks and many, not all, have kept it off.
It has a lot to do with the commitment of the individual!
The long term development of a healthy lifestyle is something that takes some time and as people maintain the habit of heath their ability to lose weight quickly and permanently increases.
A pound a day of weight loss may not be possible by everyone in their current state but as a person progresses they become the kind of person who can lose weight that quickly and keep it off.