When losing weight, it's better to lose it at a healthy and safe rate. According to experts, it is healthy to lose 1-2 pounds of weight weekly, that is less than a kilogram converted. It's best to keep it at a slow, steady pace. This is because 90% of people trying to lose weight regain the weight they've lost in a matter of time. Some regain half of what they lost in under a year while nearly everyone regained all of the lost weight in just 3-5 years.
Studies show that those who lose weight with a slower, steady pace are more likely to maintain the weight loss longer than those who tried to shed the same weight at a quicker pace.
Aside from the benefits of long term weight maintenance, slow and steady weight loss also influences healthier eating habits such as unconsciously eating or picking fruits and vegetables as well as drinking less sweetened beverages.