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It requires at least five to six months on a strict 1,200 calorie daily diet to lose 35lbs. (16 kg) of fat for good! And this is not what those famous diet books and programs are telling US. They promise two to four weeks to lose 35 pounds! That’s it! Obviously, that’s a big fat lie!

In reality, the first two weeks of weight loss represent primarily the reduction of undigested foods, fluids, and stools inside your gastrointestinal tract, but little or no actual body fat.

Weight loss is a challenging journey. If your environment is not supportive, or you are not in perfect health, or you lapse every so often into overeating, or you can’t give up on sweets or your favorite fatty foods and snacks, it may even take much longer to lose weight.

It is a well-known fact that obesity and being overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain forms of cancer. The health consequences range from increased risk of serious chronic conditions, which reduce the overall quality of life, to premature death. Especially concerning, is the increasing [...]