Why it is harder to lose weight when you have less to lose.
People who have more weight to lose may also drop the pounds more quickly in the beginning of a weight-loss program. Why? Because the more you weigh, the more calories you burn during any given activity. (Walking with an extra 60pounds on your frame is harder than walking with 20 extra pounds of weight.)
Someone who weighs more can also cut more calories from his or her diet without jeopardizing the body’s ability to function efficiently. If you weigh 250 pounds, you may need 3,000 calories per day or more to maintain that weight; cutting 1,000 calories from your diet (down to 2,000/day) will let you safely lose 2 pounds per week. But if you weigh 150 pounds, you may only need 1,800 calories to maintain your weight, and if you try to cut the 1,000 calories from your diet (down to 800/day), your body won’t have enough fuel and then your metabolism will slow down drastically, making fat loss harder, not easier. Therefore a person with less weight to lose needs to aim for a smaller calorie deficit, which will translate to a slower rate of weight loss. Someone with less weight to lose may also have to ramp up their cardio to aid in weight loss.
Do not get frustrated. Research is now really starting to show that there is no one weight loss program that works across the board. We each have individual bodies and what works for one person may not work for you. It may just take some time to find out what works best for your particular body type. BUT don’t give up. It took time for you to put on weight, so be patient with your weight loss. Remember a change in your diet is a lifestyle change not something that has a beginning and an end date.Bounce House Party