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Elevating or rebalancing hormonal levels through the application of healthy nutrition and physical activity, while a sound approach, does depend a lot on the history of the individual and their current level of health. Always seek medical advice first before attempting to correct a known hormonal disorder.
Shedding fat through the application of healthy eating principles and building muscle through a program of strength training is not deemed to be particularly difficult, but some people will achieve results more easily than others. The processes of shedding fat from one’s body and adding muscle to it are also dependent on the individual and how closely they stick to the suggested principles contained in the system.
Typical weight loss for individuals who stick to a healthy eating meal plan designed to reduce body fat levels is 1 to 2 pounds per week, but weight gain is also possible if the individual is using strength training to add lean muscle mass to their frame at a rate faster than the initial weight loss due to displaced fat. In overweight or obese individuals, weight losses of 1 percent of total bodyweight per week are more common.
Faster weight loss in the first 1-2 weeks of an eating plan designed to reduce body fat usually represents water weight loss, not body fat. Faster fat loss is possible, but not likely. Rates of muscle gain and fat loss are difficult to predict and can vary based on a person’s diet, level of physical activity, gender, and genetic predispositions.