They fight kicking and screaming, insisting that they CAN and they MUST lose it faster.
Then you have these TV shows that encourage the masses that rapid, crash weight loss is okay.
Everywhere you look, you read and hear promises of quick weight loss and you even see people losing weight quickly. Everyone wants to get the fat off as quickly as possible - and having that desire is not wrong - it's simply human nature.
My own forum for instance includes a large number of former diet pill users who are now enjoying their food and losing significant amounts of weight in the process.
Where did your weight loss come from? Did you lose body fat or lean body mass?
"Weight" is not the same as "fat." Weight includes muscle, bone, internal organs as well as lots and lots of water.
If you lose muscle, you are damaging your metabolism and this will lead to a plateau and ultimately to relapse.
Lack of patience is one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to losing weight.
Thus not all ingredients need to be tested, dosages and other labeling requirements are less stringent, and reporting of "adverse events" or health problems is not mandatory.
If you only wanted weight loss, I could show you an easy way to lose 20 or 25 pounds in about 5 minutes. Just come over to my house. read on and it will all become clear to you).
As an example, let's take a 260 pound man who has a lot of body fat to lose - let's call it 32%.
Take off the pounds slowly with an intelligent nutrition and exercise program - make this a new lifestyle, not a race, and you will never have to take the pounds off again because they will be gone forever the first time.
It may be OK to lose slightly more than two pounds per week if you have a lot of weight to lose because the rate of weight loss tends to be relative to your total starting body weight.
If you want your weight loss to be PERMANENT, you have to take off the pounds slowly.
This is one of the toughest lessons that overweight men and women have to learn - and they can be very hard learners.