There are two answers to this question. The first answer, unfortunately, there is a misconception that pounds lost on the scale equate to being healthier or looking great. Unfortunately, many people buy into this thought process and try to cut weight through starvation methods of all types. In reality, what they’re doing is decomposing lean muscle mass. In turn, the lack of lean muscle will eventually increase fat. Hence, the yo-yo effect; people gaining weight back after weight loss. Consequently, when Trainers help a client replace undesirable fat with lean muscle, their weight might not change as much as the drastic transformation of their body shape. The second answer is the one everyone hates to hear, time. Depending on the goal, your fitness/health level at baseline and the discipline you implement to follow the guidance provided, these factors all contribute to the length of time it will take to achieve your goal.