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How and Why to Lose Belly Fat 

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How much weight can I lose by fasting?

The amount of weight you lose will depend on how often you’re fasting and how much food you’re consuming. One study shows that you can lose approximately 0.25 to 0.75 kg a week through intermittent fasting.[1]

While it is possible to lose a couple of kilograms over the course of several weeks, research is inconsistent in showing that you can effectively and efficiently lose weight by fasting long term.[2] Moreover, intermittent fasting is not automatically superior to low-calorie diets in promoting weight loss.[3]

Since everyone has different bodies, genetics, lifestyles, and dietary options, the effects of fasting vary for each person and should not be considered a one-size-fits-all solution. Moreover, fasting isn’t recommended for the elderly, children, those with chronic diseases, and pregnant or lactating women, among others.[4]

Instead, we recommend that you consult with either your doctor or dietitian to assess the suitable course of action for you and your body. 

At Mosh, our online telehealth platform connects you with a network of AHPRA-registered doctors who will offer you evidence-based recommendations to help you understand your unique conditions. If necessary, they will also prescribe a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and objectives. 

Is it possible to lose weight by only dieting?

Yes, it is possible to lose weight by only dieting. As long as you take in fewer calories than you burn, you’re likely to lose weight. Whether you’re trying to reduce, increase, or maintain your body weight, it’s important to create a sustainable, safe, and enjoyable eating pattern. 

However, only dieting may not work long-term.[5] Diets are only one part of how to lose weight fast; you also need to ensure that you incorporate a decent amount of exercise to boost your health long term.

If you’re unsure of where to begin your weight loss program, you can complete our short online questionnaire and a Mosh doctor will get back to you with personalised advice. If you’re recommended treatment and subscribe to our plans, we have free unlimited consultations so that you have support throughout the entire process. 

There’s no best way to lose weight. There’s a lifelong commitment to managing your weight, not just a diet that will help you lose kilograms quickly. Remember, if the methods you employ to lose weight are not ones that you’ll be able to adhere to long-term, you’re likely to regain any weight you lose. [6]

Here are some general recommendations that can help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle after asking, ‘How to lose weight fast?’ 

A healthy eating lifestyle should include a balanced diet with foods mainly from these healthy food groups:[7]

  • Different coloured vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, seeds, legumes, and beans
  • Milk, yoghurt, and cheese (with mostly reduced fat)

We recommend that you also limit your intake of foods that contain saturated fat, added sugar, and excessive salt. 

Consider reading ‘which food is good for weight loss’ to learn more about which kinds of food you should eat to lose weight, or check out 'How Many Calories Are Needed To Lose Weight'.

Moreover, we recommend that your diet should incorporate an exercise plan that keeps you physically active on most, if not all, days of the week. You could integrate physical activity into your day, for example, by taking the stairs instead of the lift or by walking or cycling rather than driving. The way to lose weight fast is to build healthy, sustainable habits in your daily life. 

If you choose Mosh to help you with your weight loss journey, then Mosh can support you through high-quality services, such as our monthly subscription service that will help you maintain your healthy habits long-term. 

How much weight can I safely drop within a week?

If you’re wondering ‘How much weight can I lose in a week?’ the recommended rate of weight loss for healthy adults is 0.5 to 1.0 kilogram per week.[8]

Let our doctors at Mosh help you determine what’s suitable for you and your body since it is important to set a realistic and long-term goal that’s both achievable and based on healthy eating and activity.

We recommend starting with these healthy weight loss tips:

● Have regular healthy meals that match your energy needs

● Decrease portion sizes to avoid overeating

● Eat slowly and stop when comfortably full

● Keep on the move, sit less, and set goals to be more active every day

● Swap sugary drinks for water

● Avoid unnecessary snacks between meals or when distracted

● Finish meals with some delicious fruit

● Reduce your intake of high-sugar and high-fat foods

● Drink plenty of water, and if you choose to drink alcohol, order by the glass and sip slowly

● Reward your achievements along the way

● Seek positive support from friends to help reach your long-term goals

Losing weight sustainably – the Mosh way

At Mosh, we are committed to helping you lose weight in a healthy and sustainable manner. Now is the time to build habits that will help you achieve and maintain your healthy weight. We are here to help you achieve the results you desire using science-backed programs.

Here at Mosh, will never force you to commit to any treatment plan that you don’t want to. You may even pause your treatment at any time, if necessary . If you feel like your current doctor may not be the right fit for you, we can use our network of AHPRA-registered doctors to match you with the right one for you.

If you’ve been recommended a treatment plan and opted to get them at Mosh, we also offer a range of services for our Moshers.

If you are prescribed medications or treatment plans with Mosh, your items will be delivered to you at your earliest convenience. You’ll also have access to a weekly meal plan guide, a comprehensive dashboard, and a supportive community. You can consult with your doctor as needed, whether through text or call, to ask questions such as ‘What is healthy fat?’.

For us – It's all about you!

We’re committed to delivering high-quality health services for all our Mosh patients. We will assist you with all your health, skincare, mental health, sexual health concerns, and more. If you have any questions, we are available Monday through Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. AEST.
If you want to learn more about losing weight, consider reading further on ‘What causes belly fat?’ and ‘What Foods Burn Fat’

We want you to feel confident in your body whenever you step out of the house. Talk to a Mosh doctor today.

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