Lots of women are searching every day, for tips on how to build certain muscle groups, burn fat, get a great bikini physique, etc. One aspect of any of these questions, which can get lost in the shuffle, is how long any of them will take? How much time is needed to burn fat on the belly, butt, or body overall? What can one expect, in time frame, to go from having extra flab to a lean and tight figure? Let’s break that down and see if we can get a solid estimate.
How Long will it Take for a Lady to Burn Fat?
This is very vague and generic question. As, our bodies are always burning calories, some of which is going to be stored fat.
So, in a very real sense, you already are.
However, let’s take this question and turn it into terms, of accumulated fat loss. On average, most cutting programs will focus on losing, 1-3 lbs per week. This will be some mix of fat, water weight, and even some muscle mass.
(As an aside, if a person is seriously overweight or even obese, the weight loss can generally be faster, at least initially. So, there may be 5-6 lb weeks, for those folks. But, it’ll decline back into a more normal pace, as their body mass declines).
Ultimately, how long it will take to lose ‘x’ amount of pounds, will depend on what pace of loss is being set. 2 lbs per week is a really good target, as it is doable for folks, healthy, and the cravings aren’t as bad.
Don’t try to rush things and lose a bunch of fat, all at once. Have patience and don’t make your health suffer by trying to go to some extreme.
When planning out a fat loss plan, just divide the number of pounds you think you have to lose in total, by 2. That is how many weeks, you should plan on taking to accomplish this.
It might be a little more or a little bit less. Keep in mind, 2-4 months isn’t a long time period. Plus, you see plenty of results along the way. So, even if you need to set aside 16 weeks, just imagine what your physique will look like at week 11 or 12. Pretty great.
Setting the Pace
Now, another thing to consider, is the possibility of easing into the fat burning process.
Too many people try to immediately cut calories and start working out 4-5 times per week, with no real plan.
What happens? They usually burn out, both physically and mentally. Folks really underestimate the psychological part of fat loss.
Being in a caloric deficit, doesn’t always make your body happy, and you can get cravings and feel sluggish. Throw in workouts on top of that, that you aren’t used to doing? It can cause people to quit.
If this is a potential pitfall for you, consider easing into it. Slow the pace down to 1 lb per week for instance (at least for the first few weeks to a month). Introduce a greater work load of exercise, gradually. Let yourself get used to things.
Just a suggestion, it can make things way easier to stick to, for many who want to get into shape.