What Weight Loss Really Looks Like
Losing body fat and losing it the correct way is simple at first. You eat in a calorie deficit, you workout for the first time, and then all of a sudden you've dropped 5lbs.
But most of that 5lbs is water and suddenly next week you haven't lost a single pound. Most people see the number stay stagnant and FREAK OUT! "I can't lose weight! I'll never lose weight!!! I'm gonna be unhealthy and overweight forever!"
WRONG! Your body is in a constant state of both gaining and losing weight (fat, water, muscle) in the end it's the overall energy balance that dictates your body composition. If you're doing it correctly and using methods that protect your vital lean muscle, your progress looks much more like the second picture than the first. Keep trucking along and stay consistent! The results will come!