Why is losing 0.5 a week better?

So I've read in a quite a lot of threads that if you only have say 14lbs to lose it's best to lose 0.5lb a week. Why is that? Why not aim for 2lbs?


  • sunfastrose
    sunfastrose Posts: 543 Member
    It's not so much better as literally unable to be done in a healthy way. The larger you are the more calories you burn; as you lose weight, you burn less. When you have that little to lose the amount of calories you can cut and still eat enough to maintain activity is not enough to add up to losing that much weight.