Losing Weight Faster Than I Thought Possible

Old 02-04-2010, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mariush View Post
I started at 251 pounds on 1/7, and as of last friday was down to 232. (1/29)
The first ~6-8 pounds or so are probably water, but it still counts.
This is basically on a low-carb diet with cardio and weight training 5 days a week.
(Goal weight is 220 pounds by 3/28, which seems very doable at this rate.)
Good Stuff! As of today I am going to restrict my carbs and eat much more lean protein and vegatable. Maybe it will get me off of this plateu I am on.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:34 PM
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Yeah, I've cut all bread/potatoes/rice out of my diet and mostly eat tonnes of vegetables and meat. (~50-60 grams of carbs a day)
Haven't noticed any decrease in strength either, which I was pretty worried about.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mariush View Post
Yeah, I've cut all bread/potatoes/rice out of my diet and mostly eat tonnes of vegetables and meat. (~50-60 grams of carbs a day)
Haven't noticed any decrease in strength either, which I was pretty worried about.
Hey Mariush,

I took your advice and combined it with a piece of advice from the owner of a local Max Muscle store. He told me that I should be ingesting 1 gram of protein for each pound I weigh. I cut way back on the carbs and upped my lean protein to about 200 grams per day. Blew right through my plateu and am losing weight again at a good clip.

Thanks for tip!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:53 AM
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Fantastic! Happy to help
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:06 AM
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Remember, 3500 calories = one pound. If you are a large person, your basal metabolic rate probably dictates that you need 3000-4000 calories a day just to sit on the couch. If you severely limit your calories, even to 1200 calories per day, that still leaves a calorie deficit of around 2500 calories per day. That equates to 5 pounds per week. If you add physical exercise, the amount goes up. This rapid weight loss has its risks, so do some research and make sure you're taking supplemental vitamins, etc.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:53 PM
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Question Suggested Calorie Intake Seems High

After filling out my profile information, the suggested calorie intake seems alot higher then other websites. Even after I lowered my daily activities to the absolute lowest, it still seems to be about 250 calories more than several other websites.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:28 PM
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Great job!! It is perfectly normal to take a huge drop initially. Your body is scrambling to adjust to your new diet and exercise program, so it is burning calories like crazy and dumping excess water. Now... After a few weeks the losses will slow, almost to a stop. The key here is to keep up the exercise and adjust your calories accordingly. Believe it or not you make have to increase them slightly and for a short time to "restart" your calorie furnace. Make small changes of around 250 calories and maintain that for a couple weeks. If a reduction reveals no changes in losses the increase your caloric intake. This increase should be done periodically regardless simply to keep the furnace hot AND MAKE SURE that these increases come from protein. Be careful with low carb ratios. These will lend themselves to greater losses but can be damaging and are hard to maintain. I recommend a 1-2-3 ratio, 1 part fat, 2-protein, 3-carbohydrates. Good luck!!

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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It's been almost two months now (started 1/3). I have gone from 415.8 down to 363.8. So I have lost 52 pounds and am still working hard.

At the beginning I was losing more than 8-10 pounds a week now I am down to about 4-5 pounds a week. So I have slowed down but am still losing a good amount of weight each week.

My next goal is 340 on 4/28, so 23.8 pounds in 2 months.

Hope everyone is doing well and keeps up the good work.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by farr1022 View Post
I started Fitday and my diet/excercise routine on 1/6 and weighed in at 261. This morning I weighed 248.4. I am not complaining but it seems too fast and I really hope I can sustain it.

Anyone else take off a big chunk of weight when they first started?
Yes. I think losing weight fast at the beginning of any diet is normal. You will 'plateau' , but hang in there. If after a while you get 'tired' of dieting, consider a lap banding procedure. Thus far it's the only thing that has worked for me. Best of luck & be well.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by miceli250 View Post
It's been almost two months now (started 1/3). I have gone from 415.8 down to 363.8. So I have lost 52 pounds and am still working hard.

At the beginning I was losing more than 8-10 pounds a week now I am down to about 4-5 pounds a week. So I have slowed down but am still losing a good amount of weight each week.

My next goal is 340 on 4/28, so 23.8 pounds in 2 months.

Hope everyone is doing well and keeps up the good work.
My bariatric surgeon wants an average of losing 2# per week. I easily maintain a 1k cals/day and averaging 1.75#/week. I've lost 49# since my lap band surgery on 10/21/09.
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