When we start exercising, normally, we want to see results immediately. However, this is not how the body's metabolism works. This brings us to the next question: How long do I need to exercise to see changes in my body?
The answer to this question will depend on two factors: the rate at which you lose body fat and the rate at which you can gain muscle mass. All of this changes depending on the intensity of the training you do and how your body reacts to physical activity.
Regarding the loss of body fat, it is important to understand that the progress will not be linear, that is, you will not lose the same weight every week. Body fat is only removed from the body if we burn more calories than we consume.
Experts recommend having a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day, which, in theory, allows you to lose one pound per week. However, this measurement is not exact, since everything will depend on your metabolism and the percentage of body fat you have.
On the other hand, gaining muscle mass is a process that takes more time. A person who begins to exercise will be able to see results in a short time and its muscle mass will increase relatively quickly. But, the more you exercise, the more difficult it will be to build muscle mass.
Having a fully defined body can take a few years depending on the intensity of your training. With a lot of effort, you can lower your body fat percentage and tone your muscles, but remember that you must have patience.