Kia Ākina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

How Quickly Should I Lose Weight?

It is hard to say how people should go about losing weight permanently.  For some it will be about losing small amounts of weight over an extended period of time, for others it will be about losing larger amounts of weight more quickly to start with and then smaller amounts of weight over a longer period.  Whatever way you choose, we recommend that you choose what feels manageable to you. Undoubtedly, whatever method you use it will mean you making significant changes to your habits and lifestyle.  Working out what these changes are and how to embed them into your life can take time.  

It is important to remember that at the end of the day, it is weight in 5-10 years’ time that is the crucial issue, not how much weight can be quickly lost in the short-term. In Kia Ākina we emphasise the need to Take Control, which means losing weight in a controlled way. 

We focus on doing things in a controlled way because you need time to consolidate lifestyle changes, which means practice and practice until they become second nature. Kia Ākina is focussed on supporting and encouraging permanent lifestyle changes. We believe that weight loss is the inevitable outcome of a more healthy lifestyle. 

Remember, there are going to be a number of ups and downs during this journey of recovery, which is where the various components of Kia Ākina can be helpful.